FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

It was wonderful to gather together as a school community on Wednesday for Mass and the distribution of ashes marking the start of the Lenten season. I pray that this Lent provides you ample time for prayer and reflection. As we fast and consider our Lenten sacrifices in the weeks ahead, may we remember that our Lenten disciplines are meant to draw us away from the things that distract us so that we might instead draw closer to Christ and grow more and more into the people God created us to be.

I am excited to provide more details regarding the upcoming Arts Night at Fr. Doyle! Join us on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30pm-8:00pm for performances by our Singing Saints Choir, Paul Effman musicians, and dulcimer ensemble, as well as art work displays from across all the grade levels. Check out the flyer HERE. It should be a wonderful evening celebrating the arts! Planning on attending? You can RSVP to the event by filling out the form here. I look forward to seeing many of you there!

In addition, preparations are well-underway for our Gentlemen's Choice events. We're excited to offer two great options this year. First, Drive-in Movie Night will be held in the gym on Friday, March 20th from 6-8:30pm. Then, on Sunday, March 22nd you're invited to the Providence Bruins game. Attend one event or both! All grades welcome! For more information, see the flyer HERE.

This is the last call for those interested in our STEM Club for students in grades 1-4, which will start this Monday, March 2nd. If you're still interested in registering, complete the Google Form by the end of the day today.

Sign-ups continue as well for our Mastery Martial Arts program, which will meet on Wednesdays starting April 29th. Students will graduate from the program with their white belt! The program is open to all students in grades K-4.

I look forward to the week ahead which will feature a half-day professional day and Spring Picture Day on Friday, March 6th! Students may wear appropriate non-uniform clothing for picture day. More information is included under Upcoming Date and Reminders below.

Have a great 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.

You can also purchase your tickets online by using the following link:

See the flyer below for more details!

FJVD in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Half Day Professional Day - Dismissal at 11:30

Wednesday, March 4th

  • Students dismissed at 11:30
  • Buses run starting at 11:30

Fall Picture Day

Friday, March 6th

You can find more information on the flyer/order form here.

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 10th, 6;30pm

Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific discussion topics. If you would like to attend the Open Session, please RSVP here.

Last Day of Trimester 2

Tuesday, March 10th

Grades close for the 2nd Trimester

Report Cards Sent Home

Friday, March 20th

Report cards for 2nd trimester (Grades K-8) sent home.

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 and RSVP via the link on the flyer here.

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!

Father John V. Doyle School Electronics Policies

Parents, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the electronics policies that are listed in our Parent-Student Handbook. These policies are included in the handbook for the 2019-2020 school year and were reviewed with students on Friday, February 14th.

Presentation from CCAP and Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force

Attached below is the Powerpoint presentation given on Wednesday evening regarding Teens & Technology.

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 take a moment to read this flyer from RIDOH regarding steps you can take to take care of your family during the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses:

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.

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.