FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

The new school year is officially underway!

I have enjoyed reviewing your thoughts from our Back to School Night survey asking what a successful school year will look like for you and your family. By far the most common response is that students are safe, happy, and look forward to coming to school each day.

It is a beautiful reminder that, while academic rigor is an important part of our mission here, another essential part of our mission is teaching our students what it means to be part of a Catholic community and - as our scripture verse for the year suggests - what it means to be rooted in Christ. Stated another way, our school should absolutely be a center of extraordinary academic excellence, but for the right reasons. We should do this because we love young people, and we know that nurturing their academic, artistic, and spiritual growth ultimately gives glory to God.

I appreciate your feedback, and I look forward to working with you in the months ahead to make this a joy-filled year of growth for your children.

Weekly Newsletter Revisions

As mentioned at Back to School Night, the Weekly Info newsletter has been reorganized in an effort to make it easier to locate the information you need. The following headings will appear in the same order each week to help provide consistency and make information easier to find:

  • This Week at Fr. Doyle School: Pictures and information about the week's activities.
  • Upcoming Dates and Reminders: Includes events, due dates for paperwork, etc. A complete academic year calendar is also attached here.
  • Forms and Important Documents: Includes lunch menus, sign offs, and other documents you may need throughout the year.
  • PTO News: All relevant information regarding the great work of our PTO!
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Looking to get involved in a new way at Fr. Doyle? Be sure to take a look at the wide range of volunteer opportunities. We appreciate your willingness to give!
  • Fundraising and Contests: Information on both year-long fundraisers (i.e. Certificate Program, Box Tops for Education) as well as current contests (check out the Hulafrog contest taking place right now!)

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. May God bless you and your family in the week ahead!

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.

This Week at Fr. Doyle School

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Tuesday, September 3rd

  • First Day of School - Pre-K
  • After School Care begins, please see the Forms and Important Documents section for more information regarding After School Care!

Wednesday, September 4th

Lunch orders are due by 9:00am! See menu attached below.

Monday, September 9th

Opening School Mass 1:00pm

  • All families are invited to attend!

Thursday, September 5th

  • First rehearsal for our Singing Saints Church Choir! Find the permission form and other information in the Important Documents section below.

Friday, September 6th

  • Handbook and Technology Acceptable Use Sign Offs Due! See forms below.
  • First lunch time Ice Cream sale!

Saturday, September 14th

Annual Car Show!

  • Could you assist by providing baked goods? See the Volunteer Opportunities section for more information.

Please see the full 2019-2020 school year calendar attached below for more important dates!

Forms and Important Documents

Lunch Orders for the Month of September Due September 4th by 9am

If you have questions regarding the lunch program, please reach out to Mrs. Jarvis by calling the school at 401-821-3756. Thank you!

After Care begins Tuesday, September 3rd!

All families who plan to use After Care must fill out an Emergency Form (attached below), regardless of whether your child(ren) has/have attended After Care in previous years. Thank you!

The Singing Saints Church Choir is back again!

Open to all students in grades 4-8, the Singing Saints Church Choir is set to begin rehearsals this upcoming week. See the attached permission form below for more information!

Handbook and Acceptable Use Sign Off Forms Due September 6th!

The handbook can be found on the webpage under the Student Life page.

View the Full Back to School Night Presentation!

Weren't able to attend Back to School Night on Monday? You can review the presentation below to make sure you don't miss out on any details!

P.T.O. News

PTO Remind Message Alerts

Interested in receiving information from the PTO about upcoming events? You can register for the PTO Remind Account and receive text messages to your mobile device.

Simply text the message: @fjvd to the number: 81010 to subscribe. No need to download an app!

Welcome Back from the PTO!

At our Back to School Night on Monday evening, the PTO provided interested families with the following Welcome Back Newsletter. Please reach out to the PTO if you are interested in helping out in any way!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Coordinators Needed

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in organizing our Yearbook efforts. This would include taking and collecting photographs, designing pages, and working together with our Lifetouch representatives to construct the yearbook itself. Good news! Lifetouch has moved to a more user-friendly design program. Little to no technical experience is required!

If you or someone you know may be interested in assisting with our Yearbook, please contact the school!

Calling all Bakers! The Annual Car Show is September 14th!

The Car Show will feature a baked goods sale this year, with all proceeds benefiting the school. The planning committee is in need of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, squares, breads, etc. Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes should be baked in sets of one dozen.

If you are able to provide baked goods for the Car Show this year, please email Mrs. Deb Moone at your earliest convenience at Include a description of your baked good and the amount you will be making.

Thank you!

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Hulafrog Contest!

Help FVJD Win $1,000 in School Supplies

Check out the attached flyer to learn more about the contest. All it takes is a few clicks to vote for Fr. Doyle and put us in the running to win big!

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 tuition credit!

Cards currently available include:

Stop & Shop, Applebee's, Barnes & Noble, Dave's, Dunkin Donuts Panera, Wal-Mart and more!

Stop by the school Wednesdays from 10am-12pm or in the vestibule 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

Purple Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the purple 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!

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

Don't forget to save your Box Tops over the summer for next year!

See the letter below for information on uploading Box Tops to the new Box Top App!

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 over the summer and send them in to Mr. Godin’s room when you return in August!

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!

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.