FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Dear Students, Families, & Friends,

On Wednesday, October 3, the faculty and staff of Father John V. Doyle School participated in a live safety skills training. This blended learning training began back in August with an online e-Learning course. The next step was our live simulation with ALICE Certified Instructors from the Coventry Police Department. Faculty and staff were able to enter the classroom Wednesday afternoon already prepared with foundational knowledge from the online portion of the training.

The safety training, ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), provided preparation and a plan for faculty and staff on how to more proactively handle a threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Faculty and staff who may find themselves in a violent, life threatening situation learned mental and physical strategies that could play a vital role in surviving a violent encounter under pressure. Options-based drills provided us with a range of alternative strategies to save lives, and the permission to use them, depending on the situation.

Father John V. Doyle School is entrusted each day to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Families expect schools to keep their children safe from all threats and emergencies. We are thankful to the team from the Coventry Police Department who worked with us to take steps to plan and prepare for such emergencies. No single response fits all situations; however making sure each of us is aware of options for response, and can react decisively, will save valuable time.

One of the highlights of our afternoon training was when Father Woolley successfully took down the intruder in one of the simulations! Way to go, Father Woolley!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Please come cheer on our students and help us line the course during our Fun Run on October 12th. We will be starting with a pep rally in the gym at 10:00am to build the excitement!

Everyone is invited to join us in the gym at 10:00am for the pep rally and then the Fun Run starting at 10:30am.

Let us know your coming! Please sign up below if you are able to help out - stay for all or just an hour, either way your help is greatly appreciated!!/showSignUp/70a0e4ea5a829a6fa7-funrun

ALSO... students should wear their gym uniforms for the Fun Run on October 12th!

Warm weather uniforms...

Typically, we switch to regular uniforms (pants, jumper, skirt) after Columbus Day. This year, with warm weather forecasted into next week, students may continue to wear shorts if the temperature is predicted to be above 70 degrees.
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Circle of Grace

Please read the parent letter below regarding the Circle of Grace program. Circle of Grace will be presented over the next few months to grades preK-5 by Mrs. Smith, and to grades 6-8 by the Religion teachers. The Circle of Grace program is endorsed by the Diocese of Providence. Also, please be assured that Mrs. Smith and our teachers are fully aware that the program contains some sensitive topics, and that these topics will be presented appropriately per grade level. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office.

​Thank you.

Don't forget to join the PTO Facebook group!

The PTO would like to invite parents, teachers, and families at Father John V. Doyle School to join the PTO Facebook group! Our PTO team will maintain the group to provide an online community where families can get information about events, share volunteer opportunities, be able to ask questions, and have a chance to give your opinion through surveys and open discussions.

If you are on Facebook, please join the group at:

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Reminder... Keep bringing in those Box Tops!

Start bringing in your Box Tops! Every 50 Box Tops will get you one Angel Award (grades K-5) or one Doyle Dollar (middle school)! AND you'll help boost your homeroom total... the homeroom with the highest overall total by Thursday October 18 will win a No-Uniform Day!

Keep collecting those Box Tops & Good Luck!

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STORM the STATE HOUSE Phone Campaign

The Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office has asked all school parents and teachers to call the Office of Governor Raimondo to ask her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program.

Please call 401-222-2080 to say:

"I am calling to inform Governor Raimondo that I want her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program."

Then give your name, address, and phone number!

That's all there is to it! Thank you for calling!

RI Catholic School Parent Federation

Father John V. Doyle School needs two parent liaisons to join the Parents Federation. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you can fill this role!

The Rhode Island Catholic School Parents Federation organizes parents to assure equal opportunities for quality education to all who desire it. It is committed to educating, advocating and mobilizing Catholic school parents, public policy-makers and the public at large to ensure that Catholic school students and parents receive all the rights and privileges to which they are entitled. Its primary purpose is to maintain state and federally mandated services which include student transportation, health and special education services, textbook loans and federal entitlement grants and services. A secondary purpose is to provide parents with access to public tax funds which may include tax credits, tax deductions and educational opportunity scholarships.

For more information, call the Catholic School Office at (401) 278-4550.

Catholic High School Open Houses...

Bishop Hendricken High School

  • October 14 - Noon to 3pm
  • November 18 - Noon to 3pm

La Salle Academy

  • October 28 - Noon to 3pm

Mount Saint Charles Academy

  • October 14 - 10am to Noon

St. Mary Academy - Bay View

  • October 14 - 1pm to 3pm

St. Raphael Academy

  • September 30 - Noon to 3pm

The Prout School

  • October 14 - 1pm to 4pm

Please refer to high school websites for more information!

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.