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 make this call even if you have been in touch with your child's teacher.
Opening of School Mass
We hope to see you there!
Installation Mass for Father Woolley!
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!
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!
Box Tops for Education - 1st contest of the year!
Keep collecting those Box Tops & Good Luck!
CAR SHOW - BOOK SALE & LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT - TOUCH-A-TRUCK... and more!!!
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!!!
Singing Saints at the Providence Bruins!
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 www.pemusic.com/join
Dress Code Reminder...
Letter from Major Kevin M. O'Brien
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
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.
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.