FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Another week of school has come and gone. It is so wonderful to once again see students in our classrooms, and to see those classrooms filled with the joy of learning! While at times it can be challenging to follow all of the necessary protocols and safety guidelines, we are grateful for the opportunity to be learning and growing together again.

I am deeply appreciative of the way each of our families has responded to our safety protocols, particularly social distancing, mask wearing, and the completion of our daily screening tool. You efforts make all the difference in keeping our community safe and certainly do not go unnoticed!

Please note that, as previously announced, this Monday, September 21st is an Early Dismissal Day, with dismissal at 1:30pm. Busses will run starting at 1:30pm from the school. Please review the Academic Calendar attached below for additional early dismissal days throughout the year. A reminder that these 1:30pm dismissal days are approximately aligned to professional days on the state-wide RIDE calendar, allowing staff professional development time and the opportunity to tap into portions of RIDE professional development resources, as needed/desired.

A few additional notes for the week ahead:

  • Additional Masks: During the course of the school day, students may need an additional mask due to the mask becoming dirty, breaking, etc. With this in mind, we ask that students keep an additional mask at school. Many teachers have created designated holders and locations for these additional masks.

  • Social Distancing at Arrival and Dismissal: Please be mindful of social distancing during arrival and dismissal. The entire school community is working diligently to maintain stable groupings within our school, including during arrival and dismissal. With this in mind, we ask that multiple families avoid congregating in groups on school grounds after dismissal.

  • Water Bottles: A reminder to bring in a water bottle to school, particularly on gym days

  • Probable Cases & Testing Procedures: The Department of Health has released additional resources for families regarding how to proceed if your child has symptoms at home or becomes ill at school. You can find these RIDOH Resources for Families here. Please note, if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call 844-857-1814 from 7:30am-9:30pm seven days a week schedule a test through the K-12 Testing Network. You should also notify the school as soon as possible.

Calendar Clarification

There was a typographical error in the October Lunch Calendar that stated there was no school on October 19th. Our apologies for any confusion. As noted in the Academic Calendar included in the Forms and Important Documents section below, October 19th is a full day of school.

First PTO Meeting of the Year!

The PTO is holding their first Virtual PTO Meeting next Thursday September 24th at 6:30pm via Zoom! A link will be sent out via email early next week. If you are not able to attend but would like more information, please email the PTO ( Thank you!

Virtual Music Lessons with Paul Effman Music

As in past year, Paul Effman Music is once again offering music lessons for our students! While current COVID guidelines prevent these lessons from being held in-person, Paul Effman has done a spectacular job taking their instruction online. You can find out more by visiting their website: See the flyer under Forms and Important Documents for more details!

Diocese of Providence Catholic Schools Office Google Classroom Training for Parents

Google Classroom for Guardians (Using Student Login)

Parents and Guardians at all Schools

September 24, 6:30-7:30 PM

This will be a virtual class that will offer an in depth look at how to use Google Classroom. We will cover topics such as:
What is Google Classroom and why are we using it?

· How does my student sign in to Google Classroom?

· How does my student enroll in a class?

· Where do I find important information inside the classrooms?

· Where can I find a list of work my child needs to complete?

· How should my child turn in their assignments?

· How can I help my child stay organized?

· ...and any other questions you may have.

Sign Up Here:

M.S. Cross Country at Father Doyle School

The Catholic Athletic League will be hosting cross country meets for students in grades 6-8. With this in mind, Fr. Doyle School is in need of a coach! If you would be interested in coaching the team this year, please contact Mr. Peloquin as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend everyone! 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.

Forms and Important Documents

Uniforms by Donnelly's

Looking to purchase uniforms for next year? Donnelly's has shifted to an online ordering system during the current crisis and is currently offering 20% off and free alterations on all orders placed by June 15th. Learn more about ordering online from Donnelly's by viewing the attached flyer below.

Not sure what you need for your uniform? View our dress code details here.

Stay Connected

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!

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.