FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Another week has flown by here at Fr. Doyle! Believe it or not, next week marks the beginning of October. The incredible number and variety of events taking place in October speaks to the beautiful vibrancy of our school community, as well as the dedication of our faculty, staff, and volunteers. Please be sure to read the detailed descriptions of upcoming events under Upcoming Dates and Reminders to make sure you don't miss any details!

Speaking of the dedication of our faculty and staff, I wanted to share a few things that caught my eye in classrooms this week:

  • Students working collaboratively in groups to develop and improve mathematics skills
  • Technology consistently being utilized to enhance learning including the use of Smartboards, Chromebooks, and tablets in all different settings and formats
  • Active, hands-on learning including experimentation, inquiry-based learning, and even some gardening!
  • Joy! In both students and teachers, each and every day!

How blessed we are to have such a wonderful learning community!

A few notes for the upcoming weeks...

Preparing for Basketball Season

While the basketball season starts in November, rosters and other important forms are due in October. We are currently working to determine how many boys are interested in playing and thus the number and level of teams we are able to field. With this in mind, if your son is in grades 4-8 and is interested in playing basketball this year, please email Mr. Peloquin (

Similarly, if your daughter is in grades 6-8 and is interested in playing basketball this year, join the team for an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00pm in the lunchroom. Contact Coach Doyle at for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our Annual Auction! There are many different ways to get involved including at school, at home, and both large and small time commitments. See the PTO News section below for more information!

We are also in need of a Yearbook Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to utilize new, user-friendly software from Lifetouch to design our Yearbook this year. If you're interested, please contact the school!

Thank you for your continued support of our school community! Wishing you and your families a restful weekend ahead.

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

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, October 2nd

Professional Development Day

  • Students dismissed at 11:30am
  • Buses will run departing at 11:30am

Grandparents' Day

Monday, October 7th 8:15am-11:00am

The RSVP forms for Grandparents' Day went home in backpacks on Tuesday afternoon. The form is also attached below under Important Forms and Documents. I look forward to seeing many of our grandparents and grandfriends on the 7th!

School Board Meeting, Open Session

Tuesday, October 8th 6:30-7:00pm

The school board will be holding open sessions again this year. The first open session will be held on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:30-7:00pm. All parents are welcome to attend.

  • Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific discussion topics.

FJVD Flu Clinic

Thursday, October 10th, 2:45-5:30pm

  • See details below under Forms and Important Documents

Celebrate Life! Baby Shower

Friday, October 11th, 2:30-4:00

  • Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend
  • More information to come (invitations will be e-mailed to parents)
  • Enjoy an afternoon of snacks, drinks, and games with friends!

Annual Walk-a-thon & Fun Run

Thursday, October 17th

We are so excited for our annual Walk-a-thon & Fun Run! Teachers and volunteers are hard at work planning lots of fun activities for the day. I'm sure it is going to be a blast!

  • Remember, you can now collect donations online through! More information is included below. If you have any questions about donations, please contact the school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 17th & 18th

More information will be sent home regarding scheduling for parent teacher conferences in the coming week. Stay tuned!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

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

Forms and Important Documents

Grandparents' Day 2019 RSVP

See you on October 7th!

Our Annual Flu Clinic is October 10th! See below for more information.
Walkathon & Fun Run is October 17th!

Don't forget to set up your account and submit your food orders!

P.T.O. News

Auction Volunteers Needed!

The Auction Committee is very excited about this year’s Silent/Live Auction to be held on March 28, 2020. They would like to invite parents and teachers to join us in making this year’s fundraiser a great success.

Only have a little time to donate? That’s ok! We have a job for you! Have a lot of time to donate, that is ok, too. We have something for you! Have great handwriting, we have a job for you! Are you a take charge kind of person? We have subcommittees that need chairpersons. We are looking for help with small tasks, as well as, large tasks. If you're interested in getting involved, contact Mrs. DiChristofaro.

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

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!

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

Don't forget to save your Box Tops!

See the letter below for information on uploading Box Tops to the new Box Top App!

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.