FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,


We began our Lenten journey together as a school community this past Wednesday with our Ash Wednesday service. We're looking forward to continued opportunities to gather in prayer including weekly Stations of the Cross and the opportunity for confessions for students in grades 3-8.


In his homily on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis remarked that, during Lent, "we are invited to embark upon a journey on which, by defying routine, we strive to open our eyes and ears, but especially to open our heartsl" I pray that this Lent is a time of prayerful reflection and spiritual growth for you and your families.


We will also be kicking off our Lenten Food Drive next week. During the next five weeks, students may bring in suggested items to support the local food pantry. Next week (March 7th-11th) the suggested items are peanut butter and jelly. Thank you for your generosity!


Lastly, parents and families have recently been emailed additional guidance updates regarding masking, quarantine, and contact tracing efforts based recent communications with RIDOH. Please take time to review both Additional Guidance Regarding Masking, Close Contacts, and Quarantine as well as the Summary of Complete Updated COVID-19 Guidance. A reminder that, beginning Monday, March 7th masks are optional for students and staff.


Please stay up to date with the latest news and information by carefully reviewing the updates below:


The Annual Father John V. Doyle School Auction

The “Boot Scootin’ Ball!” Silent/Live Auction is just three weeks away! We now have over $14,000 in Auction Items, including two condo rentals in Florida and New Hampshire, a Paul Reed Smith 2004 McCarty Electric Guitar valued at over $1500, an Electric Lawn Mower, a 55” Flat Screen TV, and many other items, large, medium, and small!


Live Streamed Kick Off Event 7pm Friday March 18: The Silent Auction website goes live on our Auction website for bidding Friday March 18. Join us for our Virtual Silent Auction Kick Off Event at 7pm Friday March 18 on our School and Parish Facebook Pages, as Fr. Woolley and I view the Auction Items and show you how to bid on them. The Kick Off Event will also have a little live country music, trivia, and very special guest, Mr. Perretta!


Have you bought your tickets to the “Ball" yet? The “Boot Scootin’ Ball” Auction Dinner will take place Saturday Evening March 26 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown. It will be our first in person Auction Dinner since the pandemic! The evening will feature Live Country and Western Music by the “Saints John and Paul Barn Band,” starring Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, and OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias on keyboards and pedal steel guitar! Tickets to the Auction Dinner are only $40 a person, $375 for a table of 10; tickets can be purchased HERE. Deadline for purchasing tickets is 1pm Sunday, March 20 (if it’s not sold out by then). For a lot more information on our Silent and Live Auction, please visit the 2022 Auction Website.


All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for the 2nd grade and one of the middle school classrooms. Thank you again for all your support, and helping to make each year's auction a huge success!


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Ss. John and Paul!

Erin go Bragh! St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Ss. John and Paul Parish, Monday March 14! All are invited to an evening of toe tapping Irish music, by our very own Ss. John and Paul Irish Band, starring Fr. O’Woolley and Mr. Peloquin’s Irish born father in law, Kieran Keating from County Tipperary! The concert is Monday March 14 at 7pm in the Parish Hall; it will also be live streamed on the Parish's Facebook page. Tickets are $5 each, children 12 and under free, and can be purchased at the door the night of the concert


COMING SOON: FJVD Read-a-thon!

The Annual Read-a-thon is returning to Father Doyle School!


Read-a-thons get your reader excited about reading and give friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more!


Our Read-a-thon will start Monday, March 28, 2022. About one week before our Read-a-thon starts we will send home instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account at that time by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/IQUXHb/1 and following the simple instructions.


We've chosen a Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, it gives your child a reason to read, and promoting regular reading helps in the development of stronger reading skills. We hope everyone can participate!


Father Doyle Evening Story Time is BACK!

March is National Reading Month, and Father Doyle School will be celebrating all month long!


Weekly Evening Story Time via Zoom

Get cozy and relax, then join us for Story Time on Zoom every Tuesday in March beginning at 7pm. Each week we will have a special guest from the FJVD family reading a story live for our PK-2nd grade students. Older students are welcome to join as well!


Sign up for any (or all!) Tuesday's you would like to attend, and a separate Zoom invite will be sent out for each night. Please sign up for the first night by February 28th by visiting bit.ly/FJVDStoryTime.


Thank you for reading! Enjoy the weekend. God bless, and Go Saints!


Sincerely,

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.

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Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/20-2/26: 0

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/20-2/26: 1

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/20-2/26: 2


This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/27-3/5: 21

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/27-3/5: 1**

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/27-3/5: 0


**This case did not result in any close contacts in the school setting.


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

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: https://bit.ly/FJVDSymptomaticPCR


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!

Ordering Lunch through the FACTS Family Portal

We have heard feedback from families that it is difficult to know when the lunch menu for each month has been posted and will be closed for ordering.


With this in mind, we have contacted the provider and developed the following schedule:

  • The lunch menu will open for ordering on the 7th of the month prior (i.e. the March lunch menu will be available February 7th)
  • Ordering will close on the 14th of each month (i.e. the March lunch menu will close on February 14th)


We hope this new schedule will assist families is submitting their lunch orders. If you have difficulty ordering lunch through the FACTS Family Portal, please contact Mrs. Boiardi at kathyboiardi@fjvd.org.


Thank you!

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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 Amazon.com, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to smile.amazon.com 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.