FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

We've had another stellar week at FJVD! Mrs. Burns announced the 2019-2020 Drama Production of The Little Mermaid! We can't wait to see this production take shape. See the flyer under Important Forms and Documents below for more information!

We also received our shipment of twenty five new dulcimers for our music students! These introductory string instruments are wonderful learning tools for our young musicians. You can hear a sample of the same dulcimer our students will use in class in the video here.

Looking ahead, I hope to see many of you at our 5th Annual Car Show & Vendor Fair tomorrow from 9am-2pm here at the school. Don't miss the opportunity to see some incredible cars, purchase beautiful items from our vendors, and of course dunk Fr. Woolley and myself in the dunk tank! There will also be games for kids and a tremendous book sale!

We also begin our first round of STAR testing next week. Generally, STAR testing is conducted three times over the course of the year for all students in grades K-8. These tests, administered on Chromebooks or tablets, only take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and provide teachers with immediate, detailed results that help provide a personalized learning experience for all of our students.

In addition, don't forget that this Tuesday, September 17th is our first Breakfast with the Principal from 8:10am-8:45am in the Lunchroom. If you'd like to join me for some light breakfast and conversation, you can RSVP here. These breakfasts will be held on various days and times throughout the year.

Finally, mark your calendars for Grandparents' Day on Monday, October 7th! More information, including a detailed schedule, will be available next week. Stay tuned!

As always, thank you for your continued support. Wishing you and your families a restful weekend and blessed week in the days ahead!

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.

This Week at Fr. Doyle School

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Saturday, September 14th

5th Annual Car Show & Vendor Fair!

Monday, September 16th

  • STAR Testing Begins (Grades K-8)
  • First day of lunch services for those who submitted a September lunch menu

Tuesday, September 17th

First Breakfast with the Principal

Friday, September 20th

Lunch Menu due for October!

  • You can find the menu under Forms and Important Documents
  • It is also always posted on the website under Parent's Page > Lunch Services

Wednesday, October 2nd

Early Dismissal - Professional Development Day

  • Students dismissed at 11:30am
  • Buses will run departing at 11:30am

Monday, October 7th

Grandparents' Day!

  • All grandparents and grand-friends are welcome to attend! More details will be available next week!

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

Forms and Important Documents

Lunch menu for October is due Friday, September 20th!
Flyer regarding audition and performance dates for The Little Mermaid
Paul Effman Lesson Registration Form

P.T.O. News

PTO Remind Message Alerts

Interested in receiving information from the PTO about upcoming events? You can register for the PTO Remind Account and receive text messages to your mobile device.

Simply text the message: @fjvd to the number: 81010 to subscribe. No need to download an app!

Welcome Back from the PTO!

At our Back to School Night on Monday evening, the PTO provided interested families with the following Welcome Back Newsletter. Please reach out to the PTO if you are interested in helping out in any way!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Coordinators Needed

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in organizing 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

Hulafrog Contest!

Help FVJD Win $1,000 in School Supplies

Check out the attached flyer to learn more about the contest. All it takes is a few clicks to vote for Fr. Doyle and put us in the running to win big!

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 tuition credit!

Cards currently available include:

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

Stop by the school Wednesdays from 10am-12pm or in the vestibule 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

Purple Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the purple 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!

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

Don't forget to save your Box Tops!

See the letter below for information on uploading Box Tops to the new Box Top App!

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.