FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

We find ourselves - incredibly - just one week away from our February recess! How quickly the time goes when we are in the midst of our studies, athletic activities, family gatherings, and more. I pray that the upcoming vacation provides you and your family time together in rest & leisure.

Looking to the week ahead, a few announcements and upcoming events:

Teens & Technology Presented by CCAP

The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will be providing a presentation for all middle school parents regarding safe teen use of technology including social media, messaging, and other elements. The presentation is free and open to all. Please RSVP by responding to the form here. I would encourage all middle school parents to attend!

STEM Club at Father Doyle!

Signups are officially live for our STEM Club for students in grades 1-4! If your child would like to participate, you can sign up by completing the form here.

STEM Club will meet once per week (on Mondays) for six weeks, beginning on Monday, March 2nd. The club will meet immediately following school from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Students will set out to solve a different STEM problem each week, and in the process will engage in a wide-range of activities including coding, green-screen movie-making, and more! And best of all? The program is completely FREE for families!

Please note that sign ups are on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a limit to the number of students who can participate in the program, so be sure to sign up soon!

FJVD Debate Club

The first meeting of the FJVD Debate Club will be this upcoming Monday, February 10th from 2:30-3:45. Debate Club is open to all students in grades 5-8. Students in the club will learn the basics of competitive debate, participate in intramural debates, and (hopefully!) have an opportunity to compete against other Catholic middle schools in a Spring debate tournament. If you have not yet signed up your child for Debate Club, please do so by completing the form here.

In addition, I hope to see many of you this weekend at our girls' (11am) and boys' (1pm) basketball games as well as the 7th & 8th Grade Pasta Dinner (6pm)!

Finally, a reminder that the Early Enrollment Discount deadline for $100.00 off tuition is February 17th, and for $50.00 off tuition the deadline is March 30th. ALL enrollment contracts are due by April 15th. Thank you for your timely response!

As always, wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! God bless, 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.

Sail Away Raffle!

The Sail Away Raffle has returned for this year's auction! You could win the trip of a lifetime! Tickets on sale at the rectory during normal business hours, as well as after weekend Masses here at Ss. John & Paul.

See the flyer below for more details!

FJVD in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Philadelphia Trip Pasta Dinner

Saturday, February 8th, 6pm

Join us for an evening of food & fun!

CCAP Presentation on Phone & Internet Safety

Wednesday, February 12th, 6pm

All middle school parents are invited to join us at the school for a presentation and discussion regarding phone & internet safety for teens. The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will provide an engaging and relevant presentation to help parents be better equipped to keep their children safe in our digital age.

Early Enrollment Discount - $100.00 Deadline

Monday, February 17th

Fr. Doyle Evening for the Arts

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30pm

Performances by our Singing Saints Choir and Paul Effman Music students, as well as art displays and more! Mark your calendars now - more information to come!

Early Enrollment Discount - $50.00 Deadline

Monday, March 30th

Enrollment Contract Final Deadline

Wednesday, April 15th

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

Forms and Important Documents

Represent Your Business in the 2019-2020 FJVD Yearbook!

Interested in additional advertising your business in our annual yearbook? Click the form below for more information regarding advertisement sizing, pricing, and other details.

Thank you for your support!

Coventry Lacrosse - Ages 4-High School

The Town of Coventry is offering lacrosse for both boys and girls this Spring.

The flyer below contains more information and registration details.

The Nurse's Corner

Recently, you have likely heard news coverage regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China. Currently, there are no reported or confirmed cases in the state of Rhode Island, and it is highly unlikely that the virus would affect our student body.

Nonetheless, the Rhode Island Department of Health seeks to keep parents updated about the response to the spread of this virus. Please read the letter here from RIDOH to parents and guardians.

P.T.O. News

Class Basket Donations Needed!

Class Baskets have always been one of our most popular auction items! Some class baskets are nearly complete, while other classes still have plenty of opportunities to donate! Donations are due March 6th, but please make an effort to bring donations in as soon as possible we can begin preparing the baskets for what promises to be a spectacular evening at Harbor Lights!

See the attachment below for more information regarding basket donations.

Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have extra plastic ware or napkins from the Holiday Season?

Mrs. Jarvis is accepting donations of plastic ware and napkins that may be left over from the Thanksgiving or Christmas season. These will be utilized by students in the school lunchroom. Donations can be given directly to Mrs. Jarvis in the front office.

Fr. Doyle School is looking to participate in the First Lego League Junior Expo in March...

...but we can't do it without your help! In order to participate, we are currently asking for volunteers to coach Lego League Jr. team(s). A First Lego League (FLL) Junior team is made up of 4-6 students ages 6-10. Teams meet once per week for 1-2 hours to prepare their projects for the FLL Junior Expo. This year, teams will be using pre-ordered Lego robotics kits to build safe, happy, and healthy communities. Entries are then judged at the expo. Coaches do not need any robotics, computer, or engineering experience, and scheduling can be flexible. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact the school! You can find more information about FLL Junior here.

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 check!

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

Green Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the green 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!

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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.