FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Reflecting upon the month of October here at Fr. Doyle - which included Grandparents' Day, our annual Walk-a-thon, the Respect Life Baby Shower, Parent Teacher Conferences, and much much more - one word comes to mind: community. The word originates from the Latin communis meaning "shared by all," which got me thinking - what is it that we all share within this vibrant school community? What are the beliefs that bring us together?

Firstly, the school community recognizes each child as a unique gift from God with his or her own special gifts and also distinctive challenges. This understanding guides our teachers in their instruction and interactions with students. It also inspires each member of the community to provide the best academic, social, and spiritual setting for each and every child each and every day.

Secondly, we strive for our school to be a center of extraordinary academic excellence, but for the right reasons. We do this because we love young people and want to give glory to God, and we know that providing children with a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn and grow ultimately does just that.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we understand that all we do here is ultimately rooted in Christ Jesus. As our scripture verse for the year notes, we are "rooted in Him, and built upon Him, abounding in thanksgiving." Indeed, I am filled with thanksgiving for this wonderful school community each day, and I pray that it continues to grow and flourish.

As busy as October has been with a wide array of community activities, there's plenty coming up in November as well! This includes:

Grades 2-4 Instructional Basketball League

Students in grades 2-4 are invited to join our Instructional Basketball League! This league will provide a fun, energetic, and welcoming environment for young students to learn the fundamentals of the game. More information, including the registration form, is included under Forms and Important Documents below.

1st Open House of the Year!

We will be holding our first Open House of the year on Sunday, November 3rd from 10:30am-12:30pm. Please help us spread the word! A reminder that we have a Tuition Referral Incentive in place for all current FJVD families! You can find more information here.

Fall Picture Day

Information regarding Fall Picture Day was sent home via email. Students also received a hard copy of the order form. A reminder that Fall Picture Day is scheduled Tuesday, November 5. You can find a digital copy of the order form, as well as instructions for online ordering, under Important Forms and Documents below.

Barrington Book Fair

Join us at Barrington Books on November 16th! The day will include read alouds, a performance by our Singing Saints Choir, and - of course - lots of books! 10% of sales - both online and in store, will benefit FJVD. More information is included in the flyer under Forms and Important Documents below!

I also hope to see many of you at the Spooktacular tomorrow evening!

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

Annual Spooktacular!

October 26th

  • Join us for trunk-or-treat and other Halloween activities!
  • A flyer with more details is attached below under Forms and Important Documents!

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!
  • If you'd like a lawn sign for your house, particularly if you live on a busy stretch of road, please see Mr. Peloquin or Fr. Woolley

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!

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!
Join us for the Annual Spooktacular on October 26th!
Fall Picture Day is Tuesday, November 5th!
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 Coordinators Needed

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in organizing 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!

This is Your Chance to Name the Mars Rover!

K-12 students have the opportunity to name NASA’s next Mars rover. According to the Department of Education, “Entries must include a proposed name for the rover and a short essay of 150 words or less explaining the reasons for the name. NASA will select 156 state winners (one from each state and age group), before narrowing down to the top 9 entries that will be part of a public poll. The grand prize winner who will name the rover will be selected and announced in spring of 2020.”

The deadline is November 1. Students can sign up and submit their entries for the competition at When registering please use the school technology class code so we can keep track of all students from FJVD who have entered.

  • FJVD Technology Class Code = FUC6QY

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.