FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

I pray you've had a restful and enjoyable break! We look forward to welcoming students back to school this Monday.

While we were not in school this past Wednesday, it was wonderful to see many families at the Ash Wednesday services at Saints John and Paul, marking the start of Lent. In the weeks ahead, students will have numerous opportunities to participate in Lenten activities including weekly Stations of the Cross (Mondays, 1:45pm), weekly Mass for middle school students, confessions for students in grades two through eight, and our annual Living Stations of the Cross. We look forward to these various events and activities which are central to our mission as a Catholic school!

Lastly, I would encourage you to continue reading through the announcements and information below as we prepare to return to school on Monday.

School Board - Open Session, Wednesday, March 1st 6:30-7:00pm

Father Doyle School maintains an advisory school board that meets throughout the academic year. As part of this advisory process, the board invites parents to attend open sessions with the board to share thoughts, ideas, or concerns about the school. The next open session will be this upcoming Wednesday, March 1st beginning at 6:30pm in the Rectory Conference Room. For planning purposes, any parents interested in attending are asked to complete this brief RSVP no later than Tuesday, February 28th at 3:00pm.

Mr. Mancini Pursuing New Opportunities

Our physical education teacher, Mr. Mancini, has decided to pursue a new opportunity and will be resigning his position effective Friday, March 3rd. A new physical education teacher will be shadowing with Mr. Mancini next week, and more information will be available soon. We wish Mr. Mancini all the best in his future pursuits!

Morning Prayer Service

We are so grateful to have parents join us for prayer service in the gym each morning. It is a wonderful opportunity to come together in prayer as a community, which is an essential part of our mission and identity as a Catholic school.

We encourage any families who wish to join us for prayer service to do so; however, we kindly ask that parents staying for prayer remain in the rear of the gym rather than standing with their students in line during prayer service. Doing so assists teachers with taking appropriate attendance and helps students transition effectively into the school day. Thank you!

Annual FJVD Auction - March 25th, Quonset O Club!

Come join us at the “Sand Sational Soirée!” Tickets are now on sale! This past week, we announced the theme of this year’s FJVD 2023 Silent Live Auction. The “Sand Sational Soirée,a Caribbean Themed Auction Dinner, will take place Saturday Evening March 25 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.

The evening will feature Live Music by the “Saints John and Paul Beach Band,” starring the "Calypso Cleric" Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias and SSJP Organist/FJVD Parent Dr. Kirsten Mitak!

Lastly, thank you to the many parents and parishioners who have donated items and gift cards to the Auction so far! If you can donate an item, large or small, please visit our on line wish board. All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for Mrs. O’Keefe’s 5th Grade and Mrs. Sosa’s Middle School Classrooms!

Introducing More NEW Extracurricular Activities!

Mastery Martial Arts will be offering an after school program open to all students in grades PK through 3. The cost of the program is $25 total for three weeks, and the program will meet twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, March 6th. Interested students can sign up for the martial arts program here.

Mrs. Bloom will also be offering a second Instructional Soccer Program running on Thursday afternoons beginning March 9th. This additional program will be open to students in grades two and three. The cost of the program is $25 total for all five weeks. Interested students can sign up for this new soccer program here.

Catholic Athletic League (CAL) Volleyball and Soccer Interest Surveys

If your child is interested in playing soccer for Father Doyle School this year (grades 4-8), please complete the survey here:

If your middle school student is interested in playing volleyball for Father Doyle School this year (grades 6-8), please complete the survey here:

Survey responses for both sports are due back no later than Monday, February 27th. Please note, the school is only able to register if enough players express interest to field a full team and the necessary coaches have been secured.

Middle School Lenten Mass Schedule

We're pleased to share that, in observance of the Lenten season, middle school students will be attending Mass as a class once per week. Students will attend Mass during their Religion class, and all other classes will continue to meet for their regularly allotted times.

Thank you to Fr. Woolley for inviting our students for this opportunity to continue to grow in faith and holiness during the Lenten season.

LAST CALL: Gentleman's Choice Event - March 4th, 12pm-2pm @ Bowlero, Cranston

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Gentlemen's Choice event, being held March 4th at Bowlero in Cranston. Tickets include pizza, unlimited soft drinks, shoe rental, and a $5.00 arcade credit. You can purchase tickets at the link here.

Lenten Food Drive

We're starting our Annual Lenten Food Drive on Monday, March 6th! More details will be available when we return to school. See the attached flyer for a list of weekly items!

As always, please be assured of my prayers for you and your families, particularly as we enter the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday next week.

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.

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Thanks to the support and assistance of the Greenlove Foundation and Gem Plumbing and Heating LLC, the school installed a new fill station over the February break!

We will have a formal dedication in early March; however, the station is now ready for use and will help the school reduce its plastics usage.

Upcoming Events & Information

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 - No School - February Break

No School - Winter Recess

Saturday, March 4 - Gentleman's Choice Event - Bowlero

12pm-2pm, Bowlero in Cranston

Wednesday, March 8 - Early Dismissal Day

1:30pm, Early Dismissal for Professional Development, aftercare closes at 4:30pm

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Virtue Corner

Information & Materials for the Virtues in Practice Program in February

Virtue of the Month: Honesty - being trustworthy and true.

Saint(s) of the Month:

  • PK-2: Saints Jacinta & Francesco Marto
  • 3-5: St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • 6-8: St. Athanasius

Home Projects for the Month of February:

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 February here.

Congratulations to our Virtues in Practice (VIP) award winners for the month of January!

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.

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.