FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

As Thanksgiving Break begins on Thursday, November 28th, this will be the last FJVD Weekly Info before the holiday. With this in mind, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon a few of the many things I am thankful for here at FJVD:

Our Vibrant Community

Rarely does a week pass when there are not multiple events, athletic activities, and field trips scheduled. I am so grateful for the countless hours that volunteers, faculty, and staff pour into these events. We are blessed to have so many opportunities to come together as a community and celebrate what makes FJVD great!

Our Faculty & Staff

While I don't always quite make it, I try to visit each of our classrooms at least once per day. Almost without fail, this is the highlight of my day. Not only do I get to see our students working hard and having fun, I also get to witness the incredible creativity, passion, and expertise of our teachers. When I am asked what sets FJVD apart, our teaching staff is always at the top of the list!

Our Catholic Identity

This past Thursday, we held our annual Corpus Christi Procession (see photos below). It was a beautiful reminder that - as our verse for the year states - all that we do is truly rooted in Christ. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in our classrooms, and the model for our faculty, staff, and students.

Lastly, I am grateful for each of you and your continued support of and dedication to this school community. I pray that you and your families will enjoy a blessed and restful Thanksgiving break.

A few reminders for the week(s) ahead:

Trimester 1 Concludes - Wednesday, November 27th

The 1st Trimester comes to an end next Wednesday. Can you believe we are almost 1/3 of the way through the academic year! Please note that Report Cards will be mailed home in hard copy on Friday, December 6th.

Annual Jingle Mingle - Wednesday, December 4th at 6pm

Join us for our tree lighting, hot cocoa, and a performance by the Singing Saints Choir! We'll also have our annual Cookie Swap! See the flyer under Forms and Important Documents for more information. Don't forget to RSVP!

As always, please be sure to read the remainder of the Newsletter for important updates and information. This week, don't forget out our new section - The Nurse's Corner - which contains important information for the upcoming winter season!

Have a wonderful 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.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Middle School Gradelink Training Session

Monday, November 25th, 2:45pm

Middle school parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Gradelink Online Portal. A reminder that the portal will go live on December 9th!

Half-Day Professional Day

Wednesday, December 4, 11:30am

Students dismissed at 11:30am, buses run starting at 11:30am

Jingle Mingle

Wednesday, December 4, 6pm

Join us for our tree-lighting, carols, and hot cocoa! See the flyer below and RSVP at the link here. See you then!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

Picture Re-Take Day

Monday, December 9th

If you would like to retake your school picture or your child was absent on picture day (November 5th), Lifetouch will be back at FJVD on December 9th for picture retakes.

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

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information
  • Flyer includes ticketing information!

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

Forms and Important Documents

Jingle Mingle is Wednesday, December 4th at 6pm

Check out the form below for RSVP information and details on the annual Cookie Swap!

FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

Instructions for purchasing tickets included in the flyer below!

Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

The Nurse's Corner

Important Reminders for the Winter Season:

  • Please call the school when your child is absent and let us know the reason. This let's us know your child is safe at home with you. In addition, if your child has an illness that is contagious, such as strep throat, it is important that we are able to notify other parents that their child may have been exposed to an illness and to watch for signs & symptoms.

  • Now that the COLD weather has arrived, please ensure your child has appropriate cold weather attire. So long as the temperature is considered safe, students will go outside for recess to get fresh air and play. The RI Department of Education states that outdoor recess should be 15-20 minutes (1-2 times a day) outside as long as the temperature is 32 degrees or above with the wind chill factored in.

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!

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 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 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

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.