FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Can you believe there is only one more week until Christmas Break? We're already two weeks into the 2nd trimester!

As the year continues to fly by, I invite you to take a few minutes to provide us with some feedback on how the year is going so far by responding to our parent survey. You can find the survey here: All survey responses are anonymous, and your feedback will help guide the continued enhancement of our school. Thank you for your participation and candid responses!

As we continue to progress through the year, and particularly with inclement weather upon us, a few reminders regarding drop-off procedures to assist in maintaining safety during morning arrivals:

Drop-Off Procedures

The spaces located in front of the gym are for drop-off only. These spaces are not permitted for parking at any time. This includes during afternoon pick-up.

If you are dropping your child off in the morning and do not plan on going into the school, please utilize these spaces. Please do not drive to the front door of the school for drop off. This is a Fire Lane and Bus Lane, and therefore drop-off is not permitted here. In the case of inclement weather, our grounds crew is diligent in ensuring that the sidewalk by the drop-off spaces is safe for our students to walk to the building.

Please see the attached parking lot diagram for more information.

Tardy Policy & Procedure

Any student arriving after the 8:00am tardy bell must sign in the tardy log located in the main office. Mrs. Jarvis will be present with the log to assist with this process. In accordance with the handbook, students arriving after the 8:00am tardy bell may not proceed to the gym or their classrooms until they are signed into the log.

Thank you for taking time to understand and adhere to these policies in order to keep our drop off running smoothly each morning!

As Christmas approaches, I invite all families to join us for our annual Christmas Paraliturgy on Friday, December 20th, 1:15pm. The paraliturgy features student-lead prayers, readings, reflections, and musical performances from across grades K-8. The service will be a beautiful way to prepare for the coming of Christmas. I look forward to seeing you there!

Finally, as we continue through this Advent season, please know of my continued prayers for you and your families.

Don't forget to view the rest of our Newsletter, including our Upcoming Dates and Reminders. God bless you all, and have a wonderful weekend!


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.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

FJVD School Spelling Bee

Monday, December 16th, 1pm

Classroom spelling bees are currently being conducted in grades 4-8, and two finalists from each grade will compete in the school finals on Monday, December 16th beginning at 1pm in the gym. All are invited to cheer on our spellers!

Magdalene College Choir Christmas Concert

Monday, December 16th, 7pm

Join the Ss. John and Paul Parish community for a beautiful Christmas Concert by the Magdalene College Choir on Monday evening, December 16th in the Church. A flyer with more information is included in Forms and Important Documents.

Pancakes with Pals

Wednesday, December 18th 7-7:45am

Come to school early and have breakfast with a pal! Bring a family member or meet one of your friends. Reservations encouraged - RSVP to Mr. Godin or Mrs. Sheldon. Please note the change in date.

January 2020 Lunch Menu Due

Wednesday, December 18th 7-7:45am

Lunch menus are due for January on Wednesday 12/18. Please turn in menu w/ payment to the main office. You can find the menu here.Thank you!

Paint and Pepsi

Thursday, December 19th 2:30pm-4:00pm

Middle school students are invited to join Mrs. O., Mrs. Maynard, and Mr. Godin for an afternoon of painting and refreshments. Please RSVP to Mr. Godin no later than Wednesday, December 18th.

Christmas Paraliturgy

Friday, December 20th, 1:15pm

Join us for prayers, readings, reflections, and music in preparation for the coming of Christmas! The service will be held in the gym.

Christmas Recess

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1st

Please note that there is no school on Monday, December 23rd, and we return from the Christmas recess on Thursday, January 2nd.

Fr. John V. Doyle Performs America the Beautiful at the Providence Bruins!

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information
  • Flyer includes ticketing information!

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

Forms and Important Documents

Magadalene College Choir Christmas Concert, December 16th, 7pm

See flyer below for details!

FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

Instructions for purchasing tickets included in the flyer below!

Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

The Nurse's Corner

Important Reminders for the Winter Season:

  • Please call the school when your child is absent and let us know the reason. This let's us know your child is safe at home with you. In addition, if your child has an illness that is contagious, such as strep throat, it is important that we are able to notify other parents that their child may have been exposed to an illness and to watch for signs & symptoms.

  • Now that the COLD weather has arrived, please ensure your child has appropriate cold weather attire (i.e. hats, mittens). So long as the temperature is considered safe, students will go outside for recess to get fresh air and play. The RI Department of Education states that outdoor recess should be 15-20 minutes (1-2 times a day) outside as long as the temperature is 32 degrees or above with the wind chill factored in.

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in assisting with 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

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!

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of RI

Green Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the green 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!

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.