FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

Welcome back! It's so wonderful see our classrooms filled with students again. As I mentioned at Prayer Service this morning, the virtue for the month in our Virtues in Practice program is hope, which is defined as trusting in God's loving plan. (For more information regarding the Virtues in Practice program - see the Virtue Corner below!)

We are so glad that it is part of God's loving plan for your family to be a part of our school community this year, and, if the first few days are any indication, it's going to be a wonderful year of full of growth, joy, and community.

Speaking of community, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the three pillars of Father Doyle that I noted in our Back to School Night Presentation - Faith, Community, and Wisdom:


As a school rooted in the Roman Catholic Tradition, our Faith is at the core of who we are. More specifically, it shapes the way in which we view our students and families as being made in the image and likeness of God and therefore inherently good and called to a life of virtue.


Often mentioned by both current and alumni families as the one thing that sets our school apart, we are, in some ways, an intentionally small community. As a result, each student and family can be deeply known, valued, and treasured.


As a school, one of our essential tasks is to impart knowledge; however, it is not just the knowledge that matters, it is what students do with this knowledge. And so, we strive for our students to be wise, to use their knowledge to direct their actions in the light of the truth.

As we begin a new school year, may we keep these pillars in mind as we embark, together, on the journey of forming both saints and scholars in the halls of Father John V. Doyle School.

Lastly, please be sure to read on for more information regarding our 23-24 Dress Code and Extended Day Programming!

As always, be assured of my prayers for you and your families.

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.

Dress Code for the 2023-2024 School Year

Beginning with the start of the pandemic and continuing through last school year, the school intentionally took a more lenient approach to the dress code as families had difficulty acquiring appropriate uniform clothing due to supply chain issues and other factors.

As we continue to reform our student formation and discipline policies, and with the height of the pandemic thankfully behind us, the school community is working to adhere closely to the K-8 uniform policies as written in the year ahead. We will be using the first two weeks of school (through Friday, September 15th) to review and address uniforms concerns and ensure appropriate time to acquire necessary uniform components. With this in mind, please note the following:

Shoes & Socks

Solid black shoes must be worn with all uniforms except the gym uniform. While some small white markings (i.e. thin white sole, small white Nike logo, etc.) are permissible, in order to maintain consistency, shoes and laces should be as close to all black as possible.

In addition, girls should wear solid Red, White, Gray, or Black knee socks/tights with the jumper or skirt. Solid black or white socks, when worn, must cover the ankle.

Mass Day Attire

A particular emphasis is placed on maintaining a neat and clean uniform on days in which the school and/or specific students/classes attend Mass. With this in mind, students are not permitted to wear our hooded sweatshirt spirit wear to Mass. Essential gear and uniform tops that are quarter zip tops and/or sweaters are permitted.

Hairstyles and Other Items

Extremes of hairstyle or nail color (for example, but not limited to: bangs covering the eyes, hair past shirt collar for boys, excessive and/or unkempt facial hair, unnatural hair colors, carving of graphics, two sharply different colors at once, spikes, mohawks, etc.) are also considered not in compliance with the uniform.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Extended Day Information

We're excited for another great year of Extended Day Care! Please find the welcome letter below from our coordinator, Ms. Ciera. There are lots of fun activities and themes prepared for the upcoming months!

As a reminder, the Extended Day Policies and Procedures can be found here. When picking up for extended day, please call the extended day line at 401-262-0271. An extended day staff person will direct you to the appropriate pick-up location either the west wing/middle school entrance (to the left of the main entrance) or an outdoor play space.

If you are planning to utilize Extended Day regularly during the course of the 23-24 school year, please complete the survey here.

Lastly, please be sure to notify your child's classroom/homeroom teacher if their dismissal plans change from their regular routine. Thank you!

The Virtue Corner

Virtue of the Month: Hope - trusting in God's loving plan

Saint(s) of the Month:

  • PK-2: St. Joseph
  • 3-5: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 6-8: Sts. Lois & Zelie Martin

Home Projects for the Month of September:

Home projects are broken down by grade level groupings. These are not required and rarely involve a material project, but rather include an opportunity to discuss and practice the virtues as a family. You can find the home projects for the Month of September here.

Back to School 2023

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The Nurse's Corner

A reminder that Father John V. Doyle School is a peanut and tree-nut free school. For the safety of all students, we ask that children not bring snacks and other food items to school that contain peanuts and/or tree nuts. This includes peanut butter, nutella, and granola bars containing peanuts or tree nuts.

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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.