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Friday, May 11
8th Grade Class Trip to Washington, DC!
I was happy to join the eighth grade students of Father John V. Doyle School on a fun-filled, as well as educational, class trip to Washington, DC at the end of April!
Our first stop was the Jefferson Memorial followed by the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Students had been prepared through their Social Studies and Literature classes for this moving experience. After dinner, a guided nighttime tour brought us to the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. Each evening, students would gather back at the hotel to discuss the day's events and write in their journals in order to gain a deeper appreciation of all we were experiencing.
Our second day started at Arlington National Cemetery where we toured the grounds and visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. From there, we were able to have lunch and explore two of the Smithsonian Museums - the American History Museum and the Air and Space Museum. We had just enough time to also visit the FDR Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. After dinner, we had fun rubbing elbows with the rich and famous at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum! A few of our students even created wax versions of their own hands!
The weekend proved just as busy as we toured the Newseum and the Capitol Building before photo stops at the Library of Congress and U.S. Supreme Court. Later, friends relaxed by sharing dinner and an evening of bowling!
Celebrating the Eucharist together at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was the perfect way to begin the last day of our trip. We were all impressed with the beauty and history of the Basilica. Our last stop was the National Zoo, where we encountered pandas, lions, reptiles, and more!
Students in grades preK through 7 prayed for our successful trip and welcomed our tired students when we returned back to school on Monday morning! Mr. Godin, Mrs. O’Keefe, and I are very thankful for all of our parent chaperons and volunteers for giving of their time to offer this wonderful experience to our students!
As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School!
Mrs. Jae T. Smith
ALL STUDENTS AND FAMLIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MASS OF THANKSGIVING IN CELEBRATION OF FATHER GRENON'S 40 ANNIVERSARY OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION!
Doyle Dinner Theater
Saturday, May 19th, 6:30pm
Saints John & Paul Parish, 341 South Main Street, Coventry, RI
Tickets are $12 per person... Please download the flyer/order form and submit with your payment Attn: Mrs. Burns.
Last Dress for Charity Day for the year... May 25!
FJVD SUMMER CAMPS!
Fun in the Sun Camp
Please refer to the attached flyers for more information on each fun-filled camp!
Great News! This year we will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program for students entering Grades 4-8.
SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level (entering grades 4-8) and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade. The kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies.
Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz!
You can place your order online at www.ShopTTKits.com by June 15.
Use account number 92272.
The Prout School is hosting “Walk-In Wednesdays!"
You are invited to stop by the school, take a tour, pick up an information package and meet with an admissions representative. No need for reservations. Available any Wednesday in May (and June 6th) between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. To arrange for a tour at another time, please call Sharon DeLuca at(401) 789-9262 x 514.
The Prout School is also still accepting applications for the Class of 2022. Limited spots are also available for sophomore, and junior classes.
Upcoming Dates to Remember!
- No School for Students/Faculty PD day May 11
- Father Grenon 40th Anniversary Mass 5pm May 12
- Doyle Dinner Theater May 19
- Dress for Charity May 25
- Gentlemen's Choice Event June 2
- Eighth Grade Awards Night June 5
- Music Program Spring Concert June 7 @ 12:45pm
- Grade 8 Graduation Mass June 9 @ 11am
- PreK Graduation & K Celebration June 15 @ 9am
- Last Day of School for students June 19
- FJVD Night PawSox vs. Syracuse Chiefs June 23... use the link above to purchase your tickets!