LaPerche Ledger

News and Information about LaPerche--march 2018

Upcoming Events at LaPerche--Please see below for all of the exciting events happening soon!

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LaPerche Elementary Spring Music Concerts

Tuesday, March 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

90 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI

You are cordially invited to attend...

LaPerche Elementary School
Spring Music Concerts

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Smithfield High School Auditorium
Grades K-2 at 5:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a fantastic evening of music presented by all children in grades K through 5!

*Children may wear their best spring clothes to the concert.
(Please do not feel obligated to purchase new clothes for this event.)

*Children will sit with their family members in the audience until it is time for them to come up to perform. We ask that children please be seated with their families in the auditorium at the above listed times.
Thank you so much for your cooperation!

*Admission is free, however donations for the
music program will be gladly accepted.

At the Spring Music Concerts, we will be having a Music Booster Bake Sale in the lobby during intermission and at the conclusion of the concerts. Food is not allowed in the auditorium, however families can hang out together in the lobby during intermission and at the conclusion of the concerts to enjoy the snacks and celebrate the children's musical successes! All funds raised during this bake sale will help us purchase cases for our new ukuleles, as well as additional percussion instruments and music for our music program, which will benefit all of our children at LaPerche.

Mr. and Mrs. Tomah have volunteered to lead the bake sale. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Tomah!! If you are able to donate nut-free individual baked goods, individual snack packages, pizza strips, or small water bottles, please send a quick email to Mr. Tomah at letting him know what you plan to bring. All donated items can be dropped off in the office on March 27th at LaPerche, or brought directly to SHS before the show. If you are able to help set up for the bake sale, or if you would like to help sell snacks the night of the concert, please contact Mr. or Mrs. Tomah.

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Fifth Grade Movie and Pizza Night

Thursday, March 29th, 6-8pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Thursday, March 29th will be movie and pizza night for the 5th-grade students. It will be held in the LaPerche cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 pm. Fifth-grade students should bring blankets and pillows with them and are allowed to wear their PJ’s. They will be provided with pizza, popcorn, and water.

Please email Liz Folco at to let her know YES or NO about your child attending.

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PTA Meeting and 5th Grade Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Please join us at 6:30 for our PTA meeting and 7:30 for our fifth-grade committee meeting.

The PTA needs to fill two positions, Vice President and Treasurer, for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions will be voted on May 1, 2018, at the PTA meeting beginning at 6:30. You may nominate yourself or another person by writing to the president, Jamie Dilorenzo.

Please consider serving as our PTA is stronger when we have new voices with new ideas at the table. The description of the treasurer may sound daunting but Justine Sands has agreed to assist the new treasurer to ensure a smooth transition. The executive board referred to below is 5 LaPerche parents and me, the principal. Not a group to be afraid of!

If you would like to nominate yourself or another person, please email Thank you for stepping up to serve!

Vice-President duties include:

a. Act as an aide to the President;

b. Perform the duties of the President in the President’s absence or inability to serve;

c. Obtain necessary permits for PTA activities and events; (Use of building forms, etc...)

d. Oversee PTA membership enrollment and monthly reports;

e. Maintain a membership list and ensure reporting of membership to the State PTA as designated in the RI State PTA Bylaws;

Treasurer duties include:

a. Transfer all PTA funds to the PTA bank account within seven (7) days of receipt of funds;

b. Maintain a full account of the funds;

c. Disperse funds in accordance with the budget adopted;

d. Maintain a full and accurate account of the receipts and disbursements in the books belonging to the R.C. LaPerche School PTA;

e. Provide a written financial statement to the Executive Board at each meeting;

f. Present an annual report of the financial condition of the association at the May membership meeting;

g. Submit the books annually for an audit by an auditing committee consisting of the newly elected President and Treasurer; the outgoing President and Treasurer; 2 neutral parties and the school Principal. This audit will take place at the joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing boards to be held before the close of the school year in June.

h. Report the findings of the annual audit to the Executive Board;

i. Complete all forms and fillings as required by the IRS and State PTA in accordance with their deadlines;

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Boys Choice Dance--Rescheduled due to weather!

Saturday, April 7th, 6-9pm

100 Broncos Highway

Burrillville, RI

Please join us for LaPerche’s

Boy’s Choice Dance

(Male student/ Adult chaperone Event)

Saturday, April 7, 2018


Crystal Lake Golf Club

100 Broncos highway

Mapleville, RI 02839

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RICAS Testing in ELA for Grades 3-5

Tuesday, April 10th, 9am to Wednesday, April 11th, 11am

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

As you know, Rhode Island adopted a new standardized test, RI Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which will be administered to students in third, fourth and fifth grade at LaPerche on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and 11th for ELA and on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2nd and 3rd for Math.

Our test last year, PARCC, was 7 sessions. I am happy to report that the new test is only 4 sessions, two for Math and two for ELA. Students are welcome to bring sugarless gum or small mints to school to chew or eat during testing.

Dates were originally shared last month and we asked that you avoid any vacations or appointments for 3rd-5th grade students on the dates listed above. The dates are also on the LaPerche school calendar.

This assessment will provide valuable information on our students’ progress in meeting the standards. Although RICAS is new to our state, it is the same assessment that is administered in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS).

For more information about the new test, please visit Rhode Island Department of Education's website.

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Teaching and Learning Night--The Great Outdoors!

Thursday, April 12th, 5:30-7:30pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Please join us as LaPerche School will transform into the great outdoors. Students, and adults too, are invited to come to the event in their PJ’s with a flashlight in hand, ready for an outdoor adventure!

Each classroom will host an outdoor themed event relating to reading in their classrooms for all families. Student work will be on display and showcased throughout the building! We will also have an art show and book fair in the gym.

Mark your calendars so you do not miss this annual event!

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D.A.R.E. Skate Night for 5th Grade Students

Thursday, April 26th, 6-8pm

101 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI



5th Grade Students

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2018

WHERE: Smithfield Ice Rink

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The D.A.R.E. skating party includes light refreshments. If you do not own skates you will need to rent them. Skate rental available ($5.00).

Event for Smithfield 5th Grade DARE students only.

All others are welcome to watch but only 5th Graders can skate.

Parents are strongly encouraged to stay but may leave as long as they can be reached in an emergency. Helmets are not required but are also encouraged.

Hope to see you there!

Officer Paul Gorman

Officer Jon Ricciarelli

Please check us out on facebook:

Any questions please contact the Community Police Office @ 231-2500 ext# 202.

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Family Pottery Night--All Grades are Welcome!

Friday, April 27th, 6-8pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Make memories with family and friends around pottery, paint, and some brushes - and create something with your child that you can cherish forever! No one is too young to paint. Look for a flyer with more details to be coming home soon!

This is a drop in event! Please arrive by 7:00 to allow enough time for your pottery to dry. Pea Poddery is taking everything on the road and coming to us! Don't forget to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty! You will need to RSVP by April 13th so please look for the form in your child's backpack this week.

Reminder--No School on Friday, March 30--Good Friday

Contacting LaPerche

As always, please feel free to email ( me with any questions, suggestions, comments or words of wisdom!

Julie Dorsey


To see photos of all the great things happening at LaPerche, FRIEND Raymond C. LaPerche on Facebook.

For all of our upcoming events, please visit the school website at Our school calendar can be found under the "parent info" tab. You can sync the school calendar with your calendar by clicking on the +Google Calendar in the lower right-hand corner.