FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields

and keeping the night watch over their flock.
The angel of the Lord appeared to them
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were struck with great fear.
The angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid;
for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
For today in the city of David
a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
And this will be a sign for you:
you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes
and lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel,
praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

-Luke 2:8-14

I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every Doyle family a very blessed and restful Christmas recess. May the Lord grant you abundant peace and joy this Christmas season, and may you receive many blessings in the new year!

A few announcements for the Christmas recess:

  • If you have not already done so, I invite you to take a few minutes over the break to provide us with some feedback on how the year is going so far by responding to our parent survey. You can find the survey here: All survey responses are anonymous, and your feedback will help guide the continued enhancement of our school. Thank you for your participation and candid responses!
  • Our Auction Committee is hard at work preparing for this year's Annual Auction on March 28th at Harbor Lights in Warwick. See the PTO News section for more information!
  • A reminder that we return to school on Thursday, January 2nd. We will also celebrate First Friday Mass on Friday, January 3rd. Parents, grandparents, and guests are invited to attend.
  • Breakfast with the Principal returns on Thursday, January 9th from 7:20am-7:55am. Join me and fellow Fr. Doyle parents for coffee, refreshments, and conversation. Please RSVP here.

Once again, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Know of my continued prayers for each of you. God bless!


Mr. Peloquin

The Mission of Father John V. Doyle School is to provide students with a solid, well-rounded education based on Roman Catholic Tradition.

We live the Word of God in a caring, safe, and nurturing environment.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Christmas Recess

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1st

Please note that there is no school on Monday, December 23rd, and we return from the Christmas recess on Thursday, January 2nd.

School Board Open Session

Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30pm

Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific discussion topics. If you would like to attend the Open Session, please RSVP here.

Breakfast with the Principal

Thursday, January 9th, 7:20-7:55am

Breakfast with the principal will return on Thursday, January 9th. Stop by the school lunchroom for coffee & refreshments and enjoy conversation and the sharing of ideas with the principal and other Fr. Doyle parents. Please RSVP here.

Fr. John V. Doyle Performs America the Beautiful at the Providence Bruins!

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information
  • Flyer includes ticketing information!

Please see the full 2019-2020 school year calendar attached below for more important dates!

Forms and Important Documents

Represent Your Business in the 2019-2020 FJVD Yearbook!

Interested in additional advertising your business in our annual yearbook? Click the form below for more information regarding advertisement sizing, pricing, and other details.

Thank you for your support!

FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

Instructions for purchasing tickets included in the flyer below!

Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

P.T.O. News

Silent/Live Auction - Calypso Night!

This year’s Silent/Live Auction, Calypso Night, will be held at Harbor Lights on March 28, 2020. More information about the event will be shared after the new year. We are still accepting donations for the class baskets to be auctioned off at the event. Thank you for your support!

The Nurse's Corner

Important Reminders for the Winter Season:

  • Please call the school when your child is absent and let us know the reason. Please call rather than emailing the classroom teacher, as this allows us to keep up to date attendance. This let's us know your child is safe at home with you. In addition, if your child has an illness that is contagious, such as strep throat, it is important that we are able to notify other parents that their child may have been exposed to an illness and to watch for signs & symptoms.

  • Now that the COLD weather has arrived, please ensure your child has appropriate cold weather attire (i.e. hats, mittens). So long as the temperature is considered safe, students will go outside for recess to get fresh air and play. The RI Department of Education states that outdoor recess should be 15-20 minutes (1-2 times a day) outside as long as the temperature is 32 degrees or above with the wind chill factored in.

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in assisting with our Yearbook efforts. This would include taking and collecting photographs, designing pages, and working together with our Lifetouch representatives to construct the yearbook itself. Good news! Lifetouch has moved to a more user-friendly design program. Little to no technical experience is required!

If you or someone you know may be interested in assisting with our Yearbook, please contact the school!

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

See the newsletter attached below for information on how to upload your box tops using the new Box Top App!

Participate in the FJVD Certificate Program!

This program is a great way to reduce the cost of your tuition while supporting FJVDl!

The Process:

  • The school purchases shopping cards from all of your favorite stores
  • You purchase the cards from the school, paying face value and spending the same dollars you would have paid to the stores directly
  • The school earns a percentage discount offered by participating stores.

For each $50.00 you spend, you get a stamp on your Tuition Discount Card. Fill the entire card and redeem it for a $75.00 check!

Cards currently available include:

Stop & Shop, Applebee's, Barnes & Noble, Dave's, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Wal-Mart and more!

Stop by the school Monday-Friday 7:45am-8:15am, the Rectory Monday-Friday 1:45-2:15pm, or in the Parish Center after the 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am Sunday Masses to purchase your gift cards!

Shop with Amazon Smile!

If you shop on, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to and utilize your normal Amazon login information, select Fr. John V. Doyle from the list of organizations, and shop away!

For more information, see the PDF attached below. Happy shopping!

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of RI

Green Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the green bins on the side of the Church! Father John V. Doyle School will benefit for every donation - even old sports and/or personalized items! Thank you!

Aluminum Can Tab Collection

What: Aluminum can tabs are being collected

Why: To support the Ronald McDonald House in Providence

How can you help? Save can tabs and send them in to Mr. Godin’s room.

Bottle Cap Drive

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up

Father John V. Doyle School to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply send in bottle caps or product codes from boxes of beverages and our school receives a donation.

All caps and codes should be sent to Mr. Godin. Codes will be entered on one account to gain larger and quicker donations.

Thank you!

About Us

The Mission of Father John V. Doyle School is to provide students with a solid, well-rounded education based on Roman Catholic Tradition.

We live the Word of God in a caring, safe, and nurturing environment.