FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Another great week at Father Doyle School! It was wonderful to see so many families at our annual Spooktacular on Saturday evening (maybe I took the trunk or treat part too literally?). Congratulations, also, to the winners of the 15th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I was in awe of our students' creativity and ingenuity.

This morning we came together for Mass in celebration of All Saints Day. As part of this celebration, our 4th and 6th grade students dressed as their favorite saints and shared their saint stories with the congregation. The students have been working very hard on these projects over the last few weeks, and their diligence was certainly evident - bravo!

Lastly, a few important announcements and reminders relating to our school community:

The Return of Angel Awards!

We are pleased to announce the return of Angel Awards starting Monday, November 4th! Students in grades PK-8 are eligible to receive Angel Awards from teachers and staff for extraordinary acts of Christian service.

This year, students who earn Angel Awards will be entered into a monthly raffle with other awardees from the month for a chance to win unique prizes! The more Angel Awards a student wins, the better chance they have in the drawing! Raffle winners will be recognized at Morning Prayer Service at the end of each month. I look forward to catching our students in the act of serving one another!

Updated Nursing Protocols

In her efforts to continually enhance the safety protocols at Father Doyle, Nurse Cioe has been working on updating our nurse procedures. The new Nurse Policies and Procedures can be found here, as well as under Forms & Important Documents, and on our school website. This document - which has been peer reviewed by our Diocesan nurse - includes updated information and procedures for head injuries and parent contact.

Student Absences

In the event that your child is absent from school, please make every effort to contact the school to inform staff of the absence. This allows us to ensure that your child is safely accounted for, and assists with daily attendance and record keeping. In addition, please ensure that your emergency contact information is up to date. Thank you!

As always, please be sure to review the Upcoming Dates and Reminders below!

Wishing you all a blessed and restful weekend.

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.

This Week at Fr. Doyle School

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

FJVD Open House

Sunday, November 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm

Our first Open House of the year is Sunday, November 3rd!

  • Please help us spread the word!

Fall Picture Day

Tuesday, November 5th

  • Packages were sent home via email and in hard copy
  • Students may wear appropriate non-uniform clothing for picture day

Half Day Professional Day

Wednesday, November 6th

  • Students dismissed at 11:30am
  • No after school care
  • Buses still run, starting at 11:30am

Middle School Diocesan Youth Day

Friday, November 8th

Students in grades 6-8, be sure to turn in your permission slips to Mr. Godin as soon as possible!

Charity Dress Down Day!

Friday, November 15th

Our first Charity Dress Down Day will be Friday, November 15th. All proceeds will benefit Project Hand Up, a local organization to whom we donated our recent harvest from our school gardens. Learn more by checking out the flyer here.

FJVD Annual Book Fair Fundraiser!

Saturday, November 16th, 9am-9pm

  • Join us at Barrington Books (176 Hillside Road, Cranston)!
  • 10% of all sales will go towards Fr. Doyle School!
  • See the flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information!

FJVD Instructional Basketball League Begins!

Monday, November 18th

  • Open to students in grades 2-4, the league will focus on teaching fundamentals in a fun, energetic environment
  • Sign up forms are included below under Forms and Important Documents!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

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

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • More details regarding participation and ticketing will be available soon!
  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information

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

Forms and Important Documents

Girls & Boys in Grades 2-4, Join the Instructional Basketball League Today!
Fall Picture Day is Tuesday, November 5th!
Revised Nurse Policies and Procedures
FJVD Barrington Book Fair!
FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

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!

The October Box Top Contest is in full swing!

Don't forget to drop off your Box Tops in the next few weeks, as the class that brings in the most box tops by October 25th will earn a free pizza party!

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 vestibule 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

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.