FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Once again, I want to take a moment to recognize the AMAZING parishioners of Saints John and Paul Church!

A few weeks ago, I asked for a donation of a freezer to help us build upon our service work. Our prayer blankets have been well received and we are now in need of more material. In order to continue to fund this project, we decided to sell ice cream at lunch. Teachers and students will work together to make enough money each week to purchase the fleece for the blankets. That's where the plea for a freezer came in!

Not only was a freezer dropped off at our door, but we also received a generous donation for start-up money to purchase our first shipment of ice cream! We are so very grateful to these two anonymous parishioners for coming forward to join us in our efforts to comfort those in need through our prayer blankets! They have helped us to "wrap others in God's love!"

As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School!

Mrs. Jae T. Smith

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FJVD Basketball...

Games on January 12, 2019:

  • 10am Girls Grammar vs. Msgr. Clarke @ FJVD
  • 11am Boys Junior vs. Immaculate Conception @ FJVD

See listing of events below for future games!

Lunch Order for February due January 23 @ 9am

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Catholic Schools Week Mass on January 27, 2019

We have been busy planning for Catholic Schools Week which will be held at the end of January!

The week will begin with Mass on Sunday January 27, 2019 at 11:30am. We hope all of our school families will be able to attend and celebrate together!

We are currently seeking student volunteers to be ushers for this Mass. Ushers are needed at the doors of the Church to greet people and hand out programs. If you would like your son/daughter to participate, please send an email to Mrs. Smith. We are all set with enough students to read and to bring up the gifts at offertory.

ALL STUDENTS who attend this Mass dressed in full school uniform will receive a no-uniform day in February.

Thank you!

Do you live on a main road? or other high traffic area?

Please consider putting one of our Open House lawn signs in front of your yard! You can pick up a lawn sign at any time in the school office during regular school hours! Thank you for promoting our Open House on Sunday, January 27!

Trip of a Lifetime - Raffle!

The winner of this raffle will choose one of the following great experiences: Napa Valley Wine Tour, Viva Las Vegas, or The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Your three night/four-day trip includes roundtrip main cabin airfare for two and deluxe hotel accommodations. Each trip is valued at $5,000.00. Tickets are $100 each and a limited number of tickets not to exceed 100 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased in the school lobby on Friday mornings from 7:45 – 8:15, or after Sunday morning masses in the lobby at the Parish Center entrance. More detailed information about each trip can be found in the lobby.

Soccer & Volleyball Signups!

Registration forms for students interested in Soccer and Volleyball are available! Please contact the office if your son/daughter did not bring home a form!

Both Soccer and Volleyball are Co-Ed.


  • Junior Soccer - grades 4-5 - Coach & Assistant Coach Needed!
  • Grammar Soccer - grades 6-8
  • Grammar Volleyball - grades 6-8

Registration fee to be determined depending on number of players involved.

Music & Sports Update as a result of our recent Alumni Appeal!

Many thanks to all of our alumni who responded to the recent Alumni Appeal!

This appeal has been very successful and we are happy to announce that we can now move forward with plans to restore a music program for grades K-8 for 2019-2020! Music has been known to not only increase student creativity, but also improve math skills, language skills, self-esteem, as well as offering many other benefits!

This past week, we have installed cameras in the gym which can record our basketball practices and games. This will help the coaches and players to improve on their skills and strategies! Volleyball will also be able to take advantage of this technology!

Save the Date...

...for the annual PASTA DINNER to benefit grades 7 & 8 class trip to Washington, DC!

February 9 @ 6pm in the Parish Center!

More info to come over the next few weeks!

Wine donations needed!

The Auction committee is in need of bottles of WINE for our Mystery Bags! Please send your donations of any type/size WINE to the attention of Mrs. Moone! THANK YOU!

School Choice and Legislative Reception

Rhode Island Families for School Choice will hold two events in January. An Open Parent Meeting will being held on January 23 from 6:00-8:00PM at the Providence Hebrew Day School, 450 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI. Keynote Speaker is Zeus Rodriguez, Community Activist and Policy Advisor for parents. The Annual Legislative Reception will be held on January 24 from 2:30-5:00PM at the RI State House.

School Board invites you to the next Open Session...

Thank you to all who attended our Open Session of the School Board meeting on Monday, December 10!

The next School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 in the rectory conference room and the Open Session will begin at 6:30pm. Space in the conference room is limited. For seating purposes, please let Mrs. Smith know if you plan on attending. Thank you!

Be prepared for Snow Days & Delays by signing up for alerts from RIBA!

Snow days and delays for Father John V. Doyle School are announced through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. FJVD follows the Coventry public school system snow days and delays. Before Care opens at 8am on a Delay Day.

If you haven't already signed up to receive text and/or email alerts, please do so through this link... RIBA

RIBA will send text and email alerts as well as post the information on local TV and radio stations.

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Don't forget to order a YEARBOOK!

Order your 2019 yearbook Online:


Code: 1866619

Dates to Remember...


5 Girls Grammar Basketball 9am vs. St. Philomena @ Portsmouth Abbey

5 First Penance, Saturday, 11am

5 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. Sacred Heart @ FJVD

x STAR Mid Year Assessment (1/7/19 -01/25/19)

11 Spelling Bee in the gym

12 Girls Grammar Basketball 10am vs. Msgr. Clarke @ FJVD

12 Boys Junior Basketball 11am vs. Immaculate Conception @ FJVD

15 Our Lady of Guadalupe 1:30-2:15pm

19 Boys Junior Basketball 11am vs. OLM @ FJVD

20 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Pius V @ RI School for the Deaf

25 Progress Reports

26 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. OLM @ FJVD

27 Catholic Schools Week Mass 11:30am & Open House 12:30-2pm

x Catholic Schools Week (1/27/19 - 2/2/19)


2 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. Bishop McVinney @ St. Joe's

3 Girls Grammar Basketball 12pm vs. OLM @ Cole M.S.

3 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. OLM @ Cole M.S.

6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Middle School Dance

9 Girls Grammar Basketball 12pm vs. St. Pius V @ FJVD

9 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. Sacred Heart @ Sacred Heart, EP

9 Pasta Dinner to benefit grades 7-8 DC trip

10 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Philomena @ FJVD

13 Mass 1pm

15 Deadline for FACTS Grant & Aid Applications

16 Girls Grammar Basketball 10am vs OLM @ FJVD

17 Boys Junior Basketball 12pm vs. St. Pius V @ RI School for the Deaf

23 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. St. Joe's @ St. Joe's

24 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Mary @ FJVD

x ACRE Testing, Grades 5 & 8

TBD Pasta Dinner to benefit DC trip


1 First Friday Mass 10am - grade 5

2 Silent/Live Auction - Celebrate Mardi Gras!

4 Lenten Food Drive Begins

6 Ash Wednesday prayer service 10am

6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Lifetouch Spring Picture Day

9 Ladies' Choice Event

12 End of Trimester 2

15 Dress "Green" For Charity

22 Report Cards

x Parish Mission

TBD Learning Fair (judging & viewing during school day; awards 6pm)

TBD Spring Picture Day

TBD Reconciliation grades 6, 7, 8 @ 1pm

TBDReconciliation grades 3, 4, 5 @ 1pm


x Read-a-thon (4/1 - 4/15)

x Scholastic Book Fair (April 1 - 5)

2 Music Festival @ Mount

3 PD dismissal at 11:35am

5 Grandparents' Day

5 First Friday Mass 10am

7 Open House for Prospective Students

x Reading Week (April 8 - 12)

12 Living Stations 9am (gym) & noon (Church) w/ Fr. Woolley

24 Administrative Professsionals' Day

26 Progress Reports

x Grades 7 & 8 Class Trip to DC (4/25-4/28)

Pennies For Patients


1 PD dismissal at 11:35am

3 Middle School Learning Fair

4 First Communion, Saturday, 11:00am

x STAR Summative Assessment (5/6/19 - 5/24/19)

7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

10 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

13 May Crowning 1:30pm

18 Drama Production of Peter Pan

24 Dress For Charity

24 Gentlemen's Choice Event

30 Ascension Thursday Mass 10am

TBD Gentlemen's Choice Event


4 Awards Night

8 Eighth Grade Graduation, Saturday, 1pm

11 PreK Graduation & Kindergarten Celebration, 9am

13 Last Day of School Mass (TENTATIVE)

Fun in the Sun Camp (snow day dependent)

Theater Camp (snow day dependent!)

Book Camp (snow day dependent!)

Art Camp (snow day dependent!)

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.