LaPerche Ledger

News and Information about LaPerche Elementary-Nov. 2018

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Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 9-11am

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

If your child was absent on school picture day, retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 13. A picture form is attached to this email.


Recently, you received your child's school picture. If you were unhappy with your child's school picture, please feel free to send the pictures back and have them retaken on Tuesday. If you want the same background, simply send the pictures back. If you want a new background, please fill out the form attached to this email and send that to school with your child.

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Veteran's Day Celebration

Friday, Nov. 16th, 9:45-11:15am

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Each year, LaPerche Elementary School honors our veterans during a special ceremony. Do you have a veteran in your family who would like to join us for a celebration on Friday, November 16 at 9:45? If so, please click on the link below.


All LaPerche families and family members of our veterans are invited to join us!


https://goo.gl/forms/S1pNs666SrfpOi5H2

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Electronic Recycling Event

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 9am-12pm

Smithfield DPW 3 Spragueville Road

Please see the details in the flyer above!
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Thanksgiving Feast--We have 90 responses so far and need one from each student!

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 11:45am-1:30pm

11 Limerock Road

Smithfield, RI

Students are invited to partake in a delicious Thanksgiving Feast during school lunch. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, dinner roll, cranberry sauce and apple crisp.

There will be an alternate menu choice of a chicken patty or children may bring a lunch from home.

Please complete this form to indicate your child’s preference for lunch at our feast. As a reminder, to ensure we have enough food for all, each student needs his or her own lunch form so please fill this form out for every child in your home.

The price of lunch can be applied to your child’s account or you can send in money. It will cost the same price as a daily lunch.

If you plan to attend and would like a meal as well, please fill out a form for you. The cost can be applied to your child's account or you can send in money.

Kindergarten, first and second grade students eat at 11:45.
Third, fourth and fifth grade students eat at 12:25.

This year’s event will be coordinated by Susan Grenon and Melissa Worcester. Please contact Susan at 401-349-3506 Spunky1968@yahoo.com or Melissa at 401-480-8221 orrickmmelissa@aol.com with any questions.
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So Many Activities so Little Time

Please take some time to read this report from the National Association of Elementary School Principals-


From the article: Students who are involved in extracurricular activities—from chess club to cheerleading to chorus—tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving your child—and you!—stressed. Keep these tips in mind for managing your child’s activity load.


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LaPerche Food Drive Reminder

  • Thank you to all who have donated items for our annual food drive! We are more than halfway to our end goal of 1000 pieces of food! Much of the food collected will be used to create Thanksgiving baskets for LaPerche families. The remaining food will be donated to the Smithfield food bank. Take a look below for the items for your child’s class!

  • Kindergarten - Stuffing or Rice

  • Grade 1 - Instant Potatoes/Pasta

  • Grade 2 - Peanut Butter/Boxes of Cereal

  • Grade 3 - Cranberry Sauce/Canned Vegetables

  • Grade 4 -Peanut Butter/Boxes of Cereal

  • Grade 5 - Gravy (Plastic Bottles or Cans Only Please)

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One and Done Fundraiser

Our One and Done fundraiser is off to a great start! Thank you to all who have sold tickets so far! We have collected over $3,200 and are on our way to our goal of $15,000!


Please know, families can ask for more tickets if you need them. Just write a note and send it into school marked “One and Done” and we will send you a second set of ten tickets.


If anyone would like to pay by check they should be made payable to RC LaPerche PTA. Winners for the prizes will be drawn at the November 30 Town Meeting.


If you are unable to sell the tickets that were sent home, please send them back in the envelope.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Amy Antunes at amy.antunes@gmail.com

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Smithfield Elementary Schools are in the middle of implementing Responsive Classroom (RC). One part of RC, is CARES (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Self-Control). Throughout the course of the year students will be introduced to and explicitly taught what each looks like and sounds like. LaPerche students add their thoughts about what cooperation looks like and sounds like at LaPerche. Mrs. Dorsey uses an interactive board to gather students' ideas to determine the baseline of understanding.

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Interested in becoming a Paraprofessional (Teacher's Assistant)

There’s a class starting on Nov. 26th at Northern RI Collaborative. Check out this link for all of the details for the class.
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LaPerche teachers surprised the students on Halloween by dressing as the 101 Dalmatians staring Mrs. Clapprood as Cruella Deville

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Chase and his mom, Lauren, enjoy lunch together!

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At the start of every lesson, teachers at LaPerche post and share the "I Can" statement so students understand the goal of what they are trying to learn

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Jacob announces the weekend birthdays over the intercom

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Brady explains to his classmates how his character changed over the course of his book

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Flexible seating options in Miss Zucker's first grade classroom

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Landon works with Mrs. Beckel to blend sounds into words

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Puppet Show Time in Kindergarten

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First Grade Spider Experts

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First graders use their personal word walls and interactive word wall to write their spider facts

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Miss Martino works with students in a guided reading group--guided reading groups are a time for students to read at their instructional level as they develop their skills and become skilled readers

Contacting LaPerche

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


Julie Dorsey

Principal


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 http://rles.smithfield-ps.org/ 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.