FJVD Weekly Info

Thanksgiving Edition

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! In a recent Rhode Island Catholic column, Bishop Tobin writes that Thanksgiving is a time to "be aware of our blessings, take care of our gifts, [and ultimately] a time to share our gifts." I pray that this upcoming break provides you an opportunity to do just this with family, friends, and loved ones.

As we begin the break, a brief reminder regarding our current Travel Policy. Firstly, thank you for taking these policies into consideration as a part of your holiday preparations. Your attentiveness to our safety protocols has kept our students healthy and in school throughout this academic year, and we are grateful for all of your efforts in keeping our community safe. Our current travel policy remains as follows:

"To lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 and help mitigate risk within the school community, Father Doyle is requiring students who are not vaccinated who have traveled from a location for vacation or similar extended stay within the United States to submit a negative PCR test taken upon their arrival back in Rhode Island prior to returning to school. Unvaccinated students choosing not to get tested will be required to quarantine for seven days while monitoring for symptoms before returning to school."

Additional information regarding our travel policy can be found in our Return to School Plan (pg. 16-17). The plan can also be found on the homepage of our school website.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school with additional questions or concerns.

Lastly, please take a moment to review the announcements below including information regarding our new Student Safety Patrol, FJVD Christmas Concert, NEASC Community Night, and more!

May your break be filled with abundant blessings!

Ice Cream Ordering for December

Interested in Friday Ice Cream for your student? You can order using the form here. It can also be found on FACTS under "Resource Documents." Please note, orders must be placed by Thursday morning the day prior. You can order by week or by month and all billing is completed on the 1st Monday of the following month. For example, your December Ice Cream order will be billed on Monday, January 3rd.

Student Safety Patrol Begins Monday, November 30th!

In an effort to improve parking lot safety, and based on feedback from recent surveys, the school has started a Student Safety Patrol coordinated through our partners at AAA. Beginning Monday, November 30th, you will see our Safety Patrol members in the parking lot assisting with crosswalks, bus duties, and other responsibilities.

Middle School students joining Safety Patrol will need to turn in their signatures and time commitments or speak with Mrs. Marra before they can start.

Save the Date! Introducing the FJVD Christmas Concert - December 16th!

Mrs. Gagnon is pleased to announce the date for our Christmas Concert - Thursday, December 16th. Each grade level has been working hard in music class preparing a special song or songs to perform! The event will be held in the Church, and will feature the following schedule of events:

  • 5:30pm - Grades PK - 2
  • 6:15pm - Grades 2-5 and the FJVD Singing Saints Choir
  • 7:15pm - Grades 6-8

We're looking forward to seeing you to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season!

Join us for a NEASC Community Night for Strategic Planning- November 30th via Zoom

All families are invited to attend a Community Night on Tuesday, November 30th as a part of our NEASC 4-Year Strategic Planning process. During the evening, we will:

  • Review our Focus Area Committees
  • Discuss Data Collected in our 4-Year Strategic Planning Survey
  • Provide a Timeline for Upcoming Steps & Events
  • Engage in Dialogue Regarding the Future of Father Doyle!

We hope you'll consider joining us at 7:00pm on the 30th. Please register no later than Monday, November 29th. REGISTER HERE. The Zoom link will only be sent to registered families. We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Card Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Christmas Card Contest Winners - Alessandra Bento (K), Ella Hunter (5), Alexis Taylor (7) and our Overall Winner Sophia Manna (4). See the photos below!

Christmas Shop Begins December 2nd!

Our Christmas Shop is coming up! Envelopes and information went home yesterday! We want to help make the season even more special for your children by giving them the opportunity to shop (in secret!) for the perfect gift for Mom, Dad, grandparents, siblings, and other important people in their lives. No gift is more than $5. Your child will be shopping during school and will come home with their gifts on the day they shop. If you are interested in helping out on December 2nd or 3rd, Please email the PTO at

Save the Date! Annual Jingle Mingle December 14th!

Our annual Jingle Mingle is making a triumphant return on Tuesday, December 14th beginning at 6pm. The evening will feature our tree lighting, choral performances, and hot chocolate provided by our young entrepreneurs in the My 1st Hot Cocoa Stand program! More details to come!

God bless you, and 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.

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Got Ink?

Reduce Waste and Help our School!

Do you have used ink cartridges at home? Father Doyle School is partnering with Planet Green Recycling to recycle use ink cartridges. The best part? It's entirely hassle free - all you have to do is drop your ink used ink cartridges off in the main office. We'll package and ship them to Planet Green, who ensures cartridges are properly recycled. Ultimately, the program helps save the environment and supports the school! Find out more here.

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 $50.00 check or $75.00 tuition reduction.

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!

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 provides 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.