FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

Happy April! With warmer, spring-like weather approaching and Easter coming soon, there is so much to be grateful for here at Father Doyle!

Firstly, our Annual Auction was a tremendous success! We had a great evening last Saturday, with over 180 people attending the dinner event at Quonset O and many others watching the concert and live auction virtually on Facebook. Overall, the Auction raised $31,821.59 for our school! This is well over our goal of raising $24,000, and we now have the funds needed to purchase a full set of new desks and chairs for both Mrs. Sheldon's and Mr. Godin's classrooms!

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated or bid on items, sponsored or gave to the fund in need, or helped out in any way, to our wonderful auctioneer Jack Martone, and to the welcoming staff at the Quonset O Club. Very special thanks to our auction committee, and especially to our auction chair, FJVD Marketing and Development Director Jennifer Marra. And of course, thank you to Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, Mr. Mattias, and all the Ss. John and Paul Barn Band members for putting on a great performance. We hope to “see ya’ll" at next year's auction, Saturday March 25, 2023, again at Quonset O Club!

In addition, we're thrilled to be welcoming Mrs. Julie Coutu to Father Doyle School! Mrs. Coutu will be supporting the diverse academic needs of our students as a full-time resource provider for grades K-8. To learn more about Mrs. Coutu and this new position, click here. You can join Mr. Peloquin and Mrs. Coutu for a special edition of Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, April 12th. More details and sign up information can be found here:

Lastly, we're getting ready to celebrate Reading Week next week! We've got a tremendous week planned April 4th - April 8th. You can see a brief calendar below, as well as full details in the Reading Week Flyer HERE.

Reading Week 2022

Monday: Door Decorating Contest

Tuesday: Read Alouds & Comic Book Illustrations

Wednesday: Read-Aloud Activities & Poetry Slam

Thursday: Literary Bingo

Friday: Dress as Your Favorite Literary Character or Superhero!

Reading Week also represents the culmination of our Read-a-Thon, which is off to a tremendous start. If you have not already done so, you can register your reader HERE and check on our progress towards our goal here.

Finally, a reminder that our Lenten Food Drive continues next week. The suggested items for next week are beans and soup. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the 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.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 3/20-3/26: 16

Student Positive Cases - Week of 3/20-3/26: 0

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 3/20-3/26: 0

This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 3/27-4/2: 25

Student Positive Cases - Week of 3/27-4/2: 2

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 3/27-4/2: 0

*Tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members of 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.

Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at SSJP Easter Sunday Morning!

Ss. John and Paul Parish invites FJVD Families to its annual Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt for children ages toddler to 12, immediately following the 9:30am Church and Parish Hall Masses Easter Sunday Morning, on the lawns in front of the Church. Children should bring their own basket or bag to collect the candy filled plastic eggs. There will be 3 age groupings: toddler to 4 years, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years, with a special egg hidden in each age group area that wins a special big Easter prize! Parents, please note every effort has been made to exclude any nut or nut contaminated products, but please inspect all candies if you have a child with allergies.

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!

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.