FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dear Students, Families, & Friends,

Technology at Father John V. Doyle School has been a high priority this summer! We have been upgrading and adding to our program over the past few months to get ready for the new school year. Students and faculty already appreciate the installation of additional Access Points which now provide WiFi to all classrooms over a secured network. Computers in our preK classrooms were upgraded to all-in-one touchscreen models, allowing our students to use their fingers and learn mouse skills at the same time. Teachers continue to incorporate Blended Learning into the curriculum to successfully balance technology with face-to-face learning.

The First Grade Technology curriculum will be enhanced this year with the introduction of Dash & Dot! Dash & Dot are responsive robots packed full of capabilities that allow them to interact with students, their environment, and each other thanks to their multiple built-in motors, sensors, LEDs and audio capabilities (Wonder Workshop). This new program encourages 21st-Century Skills to continue building on critical thinking, creativity, and communication.

As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School!

Mrs. Jae T. Smith

Reminder... If your child will be absent...

Please call the school office or the school nurse @ 401.821.3756 by 9am if your child will be absent.

Please make this call even if you have been in touch with your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Opening of School Mass

All family and friends are invited to join Father John V. Doyle School students and faculty at our Opening of School Mass on Monday September 10 at 1pm!

We hope to see you there!

Installation Mass for Father Woolley!

Please join our school and parish community to celebrate the Installation of our new pastor, Father Woolley on Sunday, September 30 @ 11:30am.

All students who attend this special Mass in full school uniform will receive a no-uniform day!

Yes! We have school on 9/12 and 11/6, 2018!

We will be in school on September 12 (State Primary Day) and November 6 (Election Day). Our school is not used for voting, therefore, we are able to keep our building open.

FJVD students will not attend school on October 19 (Parent Conference Day) and May 10 (Professional Development Day) even though Coventry Public Schools will be open on those days.

Happy to announce this year's PTO team!

Leading our PTO team this school year will be Mrs. Noranne Liwanag, Mrs. Sarah Shibley, & Mrs. Jennifer Marra! In addition, we have a few other moms who have also offered their support to the team! Please join me in thanking all of them! You can look forward to hearing from them about all of our upcoming events! If you would like to volunteer for an event or you just have a question, please contact them at
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Box Tops for Education - 1st contest of the year!

Start bringing in your Box Tops! Every 50 Box Tops will get you one Angel Award (grades K-5) or one Doyle Dollar (middle school)! AND you'll help boost your homeroom total... the homeroom with the highest overall total by Thursday October 18 will win a No-Uniform Day!

Keep collecting those Box Tops & Good Luck!


Be sure to mark this date on your calendar! Come One, Come All to the Father John V. Doyle School Car Show! Enjoy a day of fun, antique cars, Touch-A-Truck, face-painting, and so much more! We hope you can join us! Car Registration is only $15 and Admission to the event is FREE!

Still needed for the Car Show...

We are in need of small items to fill our goodie bags for car show registrants! Items such as key chains, magnets, pocket tissue packs, car air fresheners, etc would appreciated! If you own a business, it's a great way to get your name out! We need 50 of each item sent to the attention of Mrs. Moone. Thank you!!!

Attention Bakers! We also need cookies, cakes, pies, breads, brownies and more for our Bake Sale at the Car Show!!!

Please let Mrs. Moone know if you can drop off your baked good item on Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th! Please clearly indicate if a baked good contains nuts. Many Thanks!!!

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Singing Saints at the Providence Bruins!

Our school has again been invited to perform on the ice at a Providence Bruins home opener game on Saturday, October 6th! We have been asked to sing the National Anthem before the game starts. We are so excited for this opportunity! We have such a talented group and we would love for as many people as possible to hear them.

Whether your child will be singing or your family just wants to attend the event, please download the ticket order form below and send it to Mrs. Burns!

Paul Effman String & Band Programs

Students in grades K through 8 attended a demonstration of instruments that will be offered at Father John V. Doyle School through the Paul Effman Music Service in the coming year.

Violin is offered to students in grades K through 8. The Band Program is available to students in grades 3 through 8, with or without experience. Half hour small group lessons are given after school on Thursdays.

Students received printed material from the Paul Effman Music Program today. Or you can access the same information and register online at

Dress Code Reminder...

Please make sure your child's uniform is keeping to our dress code. The only jewelry allowed is small earrings for girls and/or a watch for boys & girls. Also, solid black footwear (including soles & laces) is to be worn with the regular uniform - shorts, pants, jumpers, skirts. Any color sneakers may be worn on gym day only. Thank you!

Letter from Major Kevin M. O'Brien

Please review the Child Safety letter below from Major Kevin M. O'Brien, Director, Office of Compliance, Diocese of Providence.

Cabrini Funds Available for Before/After Care!

The Cabrini Fund provides scholarships to help low income, working families with the cost of licensed child care, including Before/After Care School Programs. Scholarships pay part of the cost (up to $100/month) of licensed child care for children twelve years of age or younger. Payments are made directly to the school. If you would like to apply for a Cabrini Fund scholarship, parents should contact Catholic Charities at (401) 421-7833 x213. An application will be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Parents can also download the Cabrini Fund application on the Catholic Charities website (under documents) and submit the completed form to the Catholic Charities office.

RI Catholic School Parent Federation

Father John V. Doyle School needs two parent liaisons to join the Parents Federation. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you can fill this role!

The Rhode Island Catholic School Parents Federation organizes parents to assure equal opportunities for quality education to all who desire it. It is committed to educating, advocating and mobilizing Catholic school parents, public policy-makers and the public at large to ensure that Catholic school students and parents receive all the rights and privileges to which they are entitled. Its primary purpose is to maintain state and federally mandated services which include student transportation, health and special education services, textbook loans and federal entitlement grants and services. A secondary purpose is to provide parents with access to public tax funds which may include tax credits, tax deductions and educational opportunity scholarships.

For more information, call the Catholic School Office at (401) 278-4550.

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.