LaPerche Ledger

News and Info about LaPerche Elementary--October 10, 2016

Playground Picnic--Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30

Do you want to meet some new families and spend some time playing together? Come and join us at LaPerche this Wednesday, October 12 from 5:30-6:30 for a playground picnic. Please bring a blanket and chairs and YOUR OWN DINNER!

September Spirit Day--Dress as Your Dream Profession

We have students who are destined for a variety of outstanding occupations! Take a look below for a quick peek into some of our future....soccer stars, veterinarians, game show hosts, police officers, theater directors, rock stars, scientists, karate experts, astronauts, teachers, artists, waitresses, and baseball players. The future is certainly bright at LaPerche!
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Hayride--Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 at Confreda Farms!!

Do you plan to join us for the hayride at Confreda Farms? We certainly hope to see you there. The form and payment was due on Thursday, October 6 but has been extended to Tuesday, October 11. The cost is $8 per person and anyone 2 and under is free. Forms were sent home in family folders. If you misplaced your form, please feel free to send in a paper listing your child's name, teacher's name and the amount of tickets you need. Cash or check are welcome. Checks can be made to R. C. LaPerche PTA. For hardship assistance, please contact Mrs. Dorsey at jdorsey@smithfield-ps.org.


Contact Karina Kopija @ karinar82@yahoo.com or 401-865-9434 with any questions about the event!

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Pink Out Day--Wear your pink and show support for all those who are battling breast cancer!

Wednesday, Oct. 12th 2016 at 9am-3:30pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

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Picture Day for all LaPerche Students--Bring your BEST Smile!!

Thursday, Oct. 13th 2016 at 9am-12pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

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Feinstein Keepsake Journal and Book Drive Update!

Last week, your child went home with a Feinstein keepsake journal. Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein provided LaPerche students with the journals and encouraged all LaPerche students to conduct good deeds and record them there. Included on the back of the journal is a Feinstein Junior Scholar Card. Be sure to cut out the card as you can use it for entrance into many different places!


Our first school wide good deed was a book drive! You may recall reading in a September LaPerche Ledger about a young girl named Julia who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a bone disease. She had been spending time at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and she found a problem. She loves to read, but at the hospital they don’t have many books. The September student council challenged all LaPerche students to donate books to help not only this little girl, but every child in the hospital! They set a goal of 1000 books and are happy to report that the goal was met and exceeded! Mr. Austin has taken all of the books and dropped them to Julia! The total books collected will be announced at tomorrow's Morning Meeting!


Thank you for the donations,

Nathan Cogswell, Alex Henson, Giada Cambio, Patience Laboissonniere.

(September Student Council)

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October Spirit Day--Dress to represent your favorite state or country!

Thursday, Oct. 20th 2016 at 9am-3pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Choose your favorite state or county and dress to represent that state of country!
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NED was at LaPerche! Do you know who NED is and what he represents? Ask your child and see if he or she knows and then check out below for the answer!

On Friday, September 30 the NED Show stopped by LaPerche with their PAY IT FORWARD program and taught us some great rules to live by! The NED presenter, Megan, demonstrated some AMAZING Yo Yo tricks during her presentation that blew us all away and inspired up to follow the NED Rules!


During the presentation, she encouraged us to follow NED's Rules which are listed below!

N stands for NEVER GIVE UP! E stands for ENCOURAGE OTHERS! D stands for DO YOUR BEST!!

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Megan looks for a student to tell the crowd what it takes to be a champion in life and at school!

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Preston and Audrey tell the crowd how to be a champion at school including working hard and practicing so you can get better!

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Mason goes deeper and tells the crowd to research what you want to learn about and then spend the time that is needed to get better at something. It may take a long time to get good at something!

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Megan encouraged everyone to look their teacher in the eye and tell him or her to "Never Give Up on ME!"

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Megan asked the teachers to look at each other and encourage each other--Mrs. Beckel tells Mr. Davenport "You ROCK"!!

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Megan explains that sometimes we all make mistakes but you can take those mistakes, turn them around and turn them into something new!

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Check out below for a glimpse into life at LaPerche during the last two weeks!

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Fifth graders working on vocabulary!

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Third graders work with partners or in small groups to sequence the events from the Paperbag Princess.

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Throughout all classrooms, LaPerche teachers provide opportunites for students to collaborate on school work. Students work together to problem solve and share knowledge which helps deepen understanding and build relationships.

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Ms. Paolino introduces a new reading strategy called "cross checking". When you cross check you check if the word looks right, sounds right and makes sense.

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The class uses the strategy to read a new book together. When they come to an unfamiliar word they cross check!

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Every day students have opportunites to work with teachers one on one and in small groups.

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Mrs. Martel's first graders conduct a science experiment to determine if an object will sink or float.

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Students in Grade 2 are getting hands-on experience as they observe the physical attributes and habits of mealworms in our study of insects. Second Graders will see the complete metamorphosis of several insects as we continue with the Unit.

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Fundraiser Coupon Book Update

Thank you to all families who have purchased a coupon book! We have sold 195 books as for today for a total of $4875.00. We will receive $2437.50 as our portion! We still have 60 books that have not been returned. If you still have your coupon book, please return the $25.00 payment or the coupon book it to us at school. Thank you for your support!

Contacting Mrs. Dorsey

As always, please feel free to email (jdorsey@smithfield-ps.org) or call (231-6652) me with any questions, suggestions, comments or words of encouragement!


Hope to see you soon!


Julie Dorsey

Principal


For all of our upcoming events, please visit the school website at http://rles.smithfield-ps.org/