FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,


With 1st Trimester coming to a close on Wednesday, November 27th, we are officially one third of the way through the academic year! This afternoon, students will receive their 1st Trimester Report Cards, providing each student with feedback regarding his or her academic performance over the first three months of the school year.


Similarly, I invite you to provide us with important feedback regarding the first three months of the school year by completing a brief survey, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/FJVDParentSurvey


All survey responses are anonymous, and your feedback will help guide the continued enhancement of our school. It is so important that we are intentional about reflecting upon our progress and direction as a school, and I greatly appreciate your assistance in this process. Thank you for your participation and candid responses!


Please be aware that Fr. Woolley and I have also created a survey for parents whose children are not currently enrolled at Fr. Doyle School to help gauge interest in the school. This survey can be found on our school website under "Important Links."


In addition, a few important reminders regarding current and upcoming events:


Test of Gradelink Alert System

Today at 11:00am we tested our Gradelink SMS Text Message Alert System. If you did not receive an alert, please contact Mrs. Laboissonniere to ensure that we have the appropriate phone number in the Gradelink system.

Thank you!


Picture Re-Take Day - Monday, December 9th

If you would like to retake your school picture or your child was absent on picture day (November 5th), Lifetouch will be back at FJVD on December 9th for picture retakes.


Middle School Gradelink Portal - Grades Uploaded for Monday December 9th

Login information for our new Gradelink portal has been emailed to parents. You can now login at any time. Grades will be available for viewing for the first time on Monday morning. If you have multiple children in the school and are using the mobile app, be sure to select the appropriate student for viewing. If you are a middle school parent and did not receive your login credentials, please contact the school.


FJVD 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!


Lastly, as we continue through this Advent season, please know of my continued prayers for you and your families. May each of you find some peace and rest during this hectic time. I look forward to our many upcoming Christmas celebrations together.


Don't forget to view the rest of our Newsletter, including our Upcoming Dates and Nurse's Corner!


God bless you all, and have a wonderful weekend!


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.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders


Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8


Picture Re-Take Day

Monday, December 9th

If you would like to retake your school picture or your child was absent on picture day (November 5th), Lifetouch will be back at FJVD on December 9th for picture retakes.


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!


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.

Technology News - Hour of Code

During Technology Class next week, students will be participating in an Hour of Code event! This global event encourages students to learn more about computer science and coding in order to help change the world.


With this in mind, consider the following:


  • We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
  • Only 45% of all high schools teach computer science.
  • More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
  • Participating in the Hour of Code is just one example that Father John V. Doyle School is working to teach our students these foundational 21st-century skills


Thank you to Mrs. Adamo for all that she does in preparing our students to be stewards of our technology resources.

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 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 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!

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!

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.