FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

Wishing you all a wonderful February break! I pray the week ahead provides you and your family with an opportunity to rest, recover, and spend time together.

While school will be closed next week, there's still lots happening at Father Doyle! We will be continuing our resource room renovations over the break, preparations for the 2022 FJVD Strong Auction are in full swing, and March 1st will kick-off National Reading Month, including Weekly Evening Story Times (details below), our annual Read-a-thon and Reading Week (more details to come!).

Please be sure to review the additional details, information, and reminders below:

Order Your Catholic Schools Week T-Shirts Today!

During Catholic Schools Week, each student was asked to describe what Father Doyle School meant to them in a single word. With their answers, we created a 2022 Catholic Schools Week T-shirt to celebrate our school. See the design they created here.

You can order your own CSW 2022 t-shirts (which can also be used as a gym shirt, both this year and next year) by completing the order form sent home today, which can also be found here. Because this is a bulk order all student order forms must be in by March 2nd. (No Exceptions).

Father Doyle Evening Story Time is BACK!

March is National Reading Month, and Father Doyle School will be celebrating all month long!

Weekly Evening Story Time via Zoom

Get cozy and relax, then join us for Story Time on Zoom every Tuesday in March beginning at 7pm. Each week we will have a special guest from the FJVD family reading a story live for our PK-2nd grade students. Older students are welcome to join as well!

Sign up for any (or all!) Tuesday's you would like to attend, and a separate Zoom invite will be sent out for each night. Please sign up for the first night by February 28th by visiting

The Annual Father John V. Doyle School Auction

Come join us at the “Boot Scootin’ Ball!” Tickets are now on sale! This past week, we announced the theme of this year’s FJVD 2022 Silent Live Auction. The “Boot Scootin’ Ball” Auction Dinner will take place Saturday Evening March 26 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown. It will be our first in person Auction Dinner since the pandemic! The evening will feature Live Country and Western Music by the “Saints John and Paul Barn Band,” starring Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, and OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias on keyboards and pedal steel guitar!

Tickets to the Auction Dinner are $40 a person, $375 for a table of 10; tickets can be purchased HERE.

For a lot more information on our Silent and Live Auction, please visit the 2022 Auction Website.

Also, if you haven’t checked out Fr. Woolley’s Auction Promo Video, you can view it HERE.

Thank you to the many parents and parishioners who have donated items to the Auction so far. If you can donate an item, large or small, please visit our on line wish board here: All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for the 2nd grade and one of the middle school classrooms.

Reminder: Father Doyle School is a Peanut & Tree-Nut Free School

In accordance with the school's Parent-Student Handbook, Father Doyle is a peanut and tree-nut free school. With this in mind, please do not pack food for your child that contains peanuts or tree-nuts for lunch or snack. Thank you for your cooperation!

Lastly, 2nd grader Samuel Sosa was our Principal for the Day today. Mr. Sosa did a wonderful job! You can see a few photos from the day below. The Principal for a Day package is auctioned off each year at our FJVD Strong Auction. We hope you'll consider bidding for this unique experience at this year's auction!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. God bless, and Go Saints!


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.

Principal for the Day!

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/6-2/12: 14

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/6-2/12: 0

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/6-2/12: 0

This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/13-2/19: 13

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/13-2/19: 1

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/13-2/19: 0

Please note, tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members the school population, as some testing, including identification of some positive cases, is conducted at state sites.

In addition, rapid tests used to end isolation early are not included in the testing numbers, as these individuals had previously tested positive.

Scheduling a Test for Your Symptomatic Student

If your child develops symptoms and is need of a PCR test to return to school, we recommend scheduling a drive-up test at the school. We usually receive results within 24-48 hours, which is must faster than the current turnaround time at state sites.

You can schedule that test here:

Please note, the link will be updated each week with the days that PCR testing is available. You do not need a new link each week.

We are only able to offer drive-up PCR testing on certain days based on the availability of our nurses. Thank you for your understanding!

Ordering Lunch through the FACTS Family Portal

We have heard feedback from families that it is difficult to know when the lunch menu for each month has been posted and will be closed for ordering.

With this in mind, we have contacted the provider and developed the following schedule:

  • The lunch menu will open for ordering on the 7th of the month prior (i.e. the March lunch menu will be available February 7th)
  • Ordering will close on the 14th of each month (i.e. the March lunch menu will close on February 14th)

We hope this new schedule will assist families is submitting their lunch orders. If you have difficulty ordering lunch through the FACTS Family Portal, please contact Mrs. Boiardi at

Thank you!

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Got Ink?

Reduce Waste and Help our School!

Do you have used ink cartridges at home? Father Doyle School is partnering with Planet Green Recycling to recycle use ink cartridges. The best part? It's entirely hassle free - all you have to do is drop your ink used ink cartridges off in the main office. We'll package and ship them to Planet Green, who ensures cartridges are properly recycled. Ultimately, the program helps save the environment and supports the school! Find out more here.

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 $50.00 check or $75.00 tuition reduction.

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!

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 provides 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.