LaPerche Ledger

News and Info about LaPerche Elementary-January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! LaPerche educators are ready to jump into 2019 with new focus and drive as we work to ensure every student is achieving socially and academically! Thank you for always partnering with us!

We have many events coming up at LaPerche! Please take some time to read all about them and join us along the way!

For all events, visit the new LaPerche website at

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PTA Meeting Followed by 5th Grade Committee Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

General PTA Meeting at 6:30


Fifth Grade Committee Meeting at 7:30

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Smithfield Special Education Local Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 10th, 6-8pm

100 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI

Smithfield Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SSELAC) provides advocacy, information and community connection for Smithfield families whose children receive special education services. This is a volunteer group who welcomes parents, educators. providers and interested community members.

For more information reach out to Kristen Ricciardelli at kricca88@yahoo.com or visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/221086078332316/
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Local Food Ambassadors Program--Are you interested in getting more RI grown food into our school meals? Come and join us and learn how!

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 11am-1pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

The goal of the Local Food Ambassador program is to raise awareness for Farm‐to‐School activities and encourage students to eat a greater variety of vegetables and fruits.


RI Healthy Schools Coalition and Farm Fresh RI work with school food service to train volunteers (parents & community members) on how to host cafeteria taste-tests featuring locally grown produce. Kids love it!


Since the cafeteria staff is so busy serving lunch, we launched this program for volunteers to conduct these tastings, which will help make tastings a more regular and fun practice at the schools.


Can you make a modest time commitment to be trained as a volunteer Local Food Ambassador in your district? Join us for a training session to learn how to organize a cafeteria taste-testing event by working alongside Farm Fresh RI & RIHSC staff during the lunch periods at the host school (see below). After the training session, you’ll be equipped to work with school food service to organize and lead future cafeteria taste‐testing events at any of your district elementary schools!


Become a Local Food Ambassador for SMITHFIELD! Are you interested in getting more RI‐grown food into your children’s school meals? RSVP to Karin Wetherill at RIHSC or email for more information: karin.wetherill@rihsc.org


Training for all SMITHFIELD volunteers will be hosted at: LAPERCHE ELEMENTARY 11 Limerock Road Tuesday, January 22, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm

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Screenagers--Do you find your kids glued to one screen or another? Join us at Smithfield High School to understand the impact screen time is having on our kids.

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

90 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI

Do you find your kids glued to one screen or another? Join us to understand the impact screen time is having on our kids. This event is appropriate for upper elementary to adult age and will consist of a documentary followed by a Question and Answer session.


SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance!


Register for the event here.

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LaPerche Pasta Dinner

Friday, Jan. 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

90 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI

Instead of cooking dinner tonight, have the LaPerche fifth grade students serve you and your family!


Please come and join us at Smithfield High School for our annual Pasta Dinner! Families will enjoy a delicious meal of salad, pasta, meatballs, bread and dessert served by the fifth graders. A form to sign up for the dinner will be shared with all soon.


Tickets-$7 adults, $4 children, max $20/family


Thank you in advance for your support!

Save the Date--Girls Choice Snowflake Dance

Friday, Feb. 1st, 6-9pm

100 Broncos Highway

Burrillville, RI

Snowflake Dance


Female Student/Adult Chaperone of her choice


Friday, February 1, 2019

6PM TO 9PM


Crystal Lake Golf Club

100 Broncos Highway

Burrillville, RI


LaPerche PTA

Save the Date--Boy's Choice Dance

Friday, March 8th, 6-8pm

100 Broncos Highway

Burrillville, RI

Male Student/Adult Chaperone of his choice


Friday, March 8, 2019

6PM TO 9PM


Crystal Lake Golf Club

100 Broncos Highway

Burrillville, RI


LaPerche PTA

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Fourth Grade Performance at the State House

The state house trip was a lot of fun! We were excited to learn that they decided to video tape our school's performance. The link below is from the RISCA capitol TV website. Thank you to Mrs. Barrette for all of her hard work preparing the LaPerche and McCabe students!


http://ritv.devosvideo.com/show?video=ee3b40b21991&apg=dd766550