FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

What a blessed Catholic Schools Week it has been!

I want to thank all of our teachers, staff, and volunteers who worked to make this week possible. It featured our 1st Annual Soup & Chili Cook Off (Congrats Mrs. Sheldon!), Student Appreciation Day (including extra recess!), School-wide Bingo, Career & Vocations Panels, lots of spirited Dress Down Days, and culminates with our Faculty vs. Students Human Foosball Game. Not only that - but our Annual Auction is officially SOLD OUT! Phew! What a week!

We're keeping the fun and excitement going with the announcement of two new programs that will be starting at Fr. Doyle in the coming months:

STEM Club: Grades 1-4

Students in Grades 1-4 are invited to join our 6-week STEM Club program, coordinated by Mobile Quest STEM Center! The program will meet once per-week here at the school for a total of six weeks, beginning in early March. Students will set out to solve a different STEM problem each week, and in the process will engage in a wide-range of activities including coding, green-screen movie-making, and more! And best of all? The program is completely FREE for families!

More information, including sign-ups and a detailed schedule, will be provided next week. Stay tuned, as space in the program is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Debate Club: Grades 5-8

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the Father John V. Doyle Debate Club, which will meet once per week after school 2:30-3:45, beginning Monday, February 10th. Students in the club will learn the basics of competitive debate, participate in intramural debates, and (hopefully!) have an opportunity to compete against other Catholic middle schools in a Spring debate tournament.

Is your child interested in participating? You can sign up to join the club by completing the survey here.

Also, a special thank you to Navigant Credit Union, who has made a generous donation to the school in support of our work to continually enhance our reading and language arts programs. The donation will be utilized to assist in purchasing new reading and language arts materials for our K-2 students, with the goal of continuing these enhancements through the grade levels in the years to come.

Finally, please keep our Early Enrollment Discount in mind. Enrollment Contracts & Deposits received by February 17th will receive $100.00 off tuition, and Contracts & Deposits received by March 30th will received $50.00 off tuition! A reminder that all Enrollment Contracts & Deposits for the 2020-2021 school year are due no later than April 15, 2020! Thank you for turning in your contracts early!

Be sure to check out our Upcoming Dates and Reminders for information regarding a range of upcoming events such as:

  • Pasta Dinner for the Philadelphia Trip
  • Technology Presentation for Middle School Parents
  • Half-Day Professional Day (2/5/20)

Thank you for your continued support! Have a blessed 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.

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Upcoming Dates and Reminders

School Mass & Blessing of the Throats

Monday, February 3, 2020, 1pm

All families are invited to join us for the School Mass & blessing of the throats on Monday afternoon!

Half-Day Professional Day

Wednesday, February 5

Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. Buses will still run beginning at 11:30am.

Philadelphia Trip Pasta Dinner

Saturday, February 8th, 6pm

Join us for an evening of food & fun! Please RSVP by completing the form attached here.

CCAP Presentation on Phone & Internet Safety

Wednesday, February 12th, 6pm

All middle school parents are invited to join us at the school for a presentation and discussion regarding phone & internet safety for teens. The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will provide an engaging and relevant presentation to help parents be better equipped to keep their children safe in our digital age.

Early Enrollment Discount - $100.00 Deadline

Monday, February 17th

Fr. Doyle Evening for the Arts

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30pm

Performances by our Singing Saints Choir and Paul Effman Music students, as well as art displays and more! Mark your calendars now - more information to come!

Early Enrollment Discount - $50.00 Deadline

Monday, March 30th

Enrollment Contract Final Deadline

Wednesday, April 15th

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!

P.T.O. News

Class Basket Donations Needed!

Class Baskets have always been one of our most popular auction items! Some class baskets are nearly complete, while other classes still have plenty of opportunities to donate! Donations are due March 6th, but please make an effort to bring donations in as soon as possible we can begin preparing the baskets for what promises to be a spectacular evening at Harbor Lights!

See the attachment below for more information regarding basket donations.

Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have extra plastic ware or napkins from the Holiday Season?

Mrs. Jarvis is accepting donations of plastic ware and napkins that may be left over from the Thanksgiving or Christmas season. These will be utilized by students in the school lunchroom. Donations can be given directly to Mrs. Jarvis in the front office.

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.

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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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.