FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

The school community returned from Christmas recess just over one week ago, and we have certainly jumped right back into things! With our Glow Dance and Singing Saints performance at the Providence Bruins this weekend, plus Catholic Schools Week and our Annual Auction right around the corner, there's lots to do at Fr. Doyle!

Invitations are being mailed out to all parents this week for this year’s “Calypso Night” Silent/Live Auction, which will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6:30pm—10:30pm at Harbor Lights in Warwick. This is our school’s biggest fund raiser of the year, and we hope you can join us! To date, our Auction Committee has over $10,000 in Auction Items, with more items to come. Plus, the evening will include live music by “The Calypso Clergy” featuring Fr. Woolley, Fr. Lee, Mr. Peloquin and Mrs. Skidds! Last year’s Auction sold out, so purchase your tickets soon!

Do you work for or frequent a business, such as a restaurant, dry cleaner, golf club, gym, dance studio, etc., that could donate a product or service to the auction? Perhaps you do not have a product or service to donate, but still want to support the school? You can also purchase ad space in the auction’s program. Your purchase will benefit the school, while also advertising your businesses to both our school and Church communities. It is a great opportunity to spread the word! Please call the school or contact Fr. Woolley if you’d like to learn more.

Additionally, please note that our second round of STAR Testing for students in grades K-8 will begin Monday, January 13th. These approximately 25-30 minute online tests are administered three times per year and provide teachers with a snapshot of what students know and are ready to learn. This data then helps inform instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. In order to assist parents in understanding the data collected by these tests, a brief video tutorial on how to interpret the STAR Parent Report will be included our weekly Newsletter in the coming weeks.

Lastly, Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 26th! We are really looking forward to this week that celebrates the beautiful gift of Catholic education! We will kick things off with our Opening Mass at 11:30am on Sunday - featuring the Singing Saints choir - followed by our Open House from 12:30-2:30pm. All students are encouraged attend Mass wearing their school uniforms. Also, in order to help promote our Open House we have created a brand new About Us video which can be viewed below. It highlights just a few of the great things happening at Fr. Doyle! We hope you enjoy it and share it!

Wishing you a restful and enjoyable weekend!

God Bless & 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.

Fr. Doyle School - About Us

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Glow Dance Party!

Friday, January 10th, 6pm-8pm

The FJVD PTO invites all students PK-5 to a Glow Light Dance Party!

Friday, January 10th 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Gym

Come join us for a fun night of music and dance! Dress as your favorite rocker or in florescent colors. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

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

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • Tickets can be purchased here.

Rhode Island Families for School Choice - Miss Virginia Movie Event

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Join the Rhode Island Families for School Choice at a special movie event on January 20th, 2:00pm at the Park Cinema in Cranston. You can find more information in the flyer here.

Second Round of STAR Testing

January 13th-January 24th

Students will take their STAR tests in Reading and Mathematics over this two week span. Each test takes approximately 25-30 minutes and provides teachers with important data to help inform and personalize instruction.

Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our kick-off Mass. All students are encouraged to attend in uniform. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fr. Doyle Winter Open House!

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join us for the Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:30am! The Open House then begins at 12:30pm. Please help us spread the word!

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

Forms and Important Documents

Represent Your Business in the 2019-2020 FJVD Yearbook!

Interested in additional advertising your business in our annual yearbook? Click the form below for more information regarding advertisement sizing, pricing, and other details.

Thank you for your support!

Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

Volunteer Opportunities

Fr. Doyle School is looking to participate in the First Lego League Junior Expo in March...

...but we can't do it without your help! In order to participate, we are currently asking for volunteers to coach Lego League Jr. team(s). A First Lego League (FLL) Junior team is made up of 4-6 students ages 6-10. Teams meet once per week for 1-2 hours to prepare their projects for the FLL Junior Expo. This year, teams will be using pre-ordered Lego robotics kits to build safe, happy, and healthy communities. Entries are then judged at the expo. Coaches do not need any robotics, computer, or engineering experience, and scheduling can be flexible. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact the school! You can find more information about FLL Junior here.

P.T.O. News

Glow Dance!

The FJVD PTO invites all students PK-5 to a Glow Light Dance Party tonight, Friday, January 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the gym. Cost is $10 for one student and $15 for two or more students and includes pizza, chips, bottled water, and a glow item. Hope to see you there!

The Nurse's Corner

The flu is now considered widespread in RI. Even in the event that it does not entirely prevent infection, the vaccine does help lessen the symptoms and may prevent worsening symptoms. The RI Department of Health wants everyone to know that it's not too late to vaccinate!

At school, the best solution to preventing the flu spreading is GOOD HAND WASHING! There are germs everywhere and many are spread through the air and land on our desks. Keeping hands washed and AWAY from the face will help prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses. We are also taking extra precautions including cleaning desks and disinfecting toys regularly.

Please encourage your children to always wash their hands or use sanitizer before eating and especially after using the bathroom.

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!

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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.