FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,


Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday! All families are encouraged to attend our kick-off Mass Sunday at 11:30am. We are so excited for the wonderful week ahead! You can view the schedule for the week here and under Forms and Important Documents below.


Preparations for our annual Auction are well underway, and the list of items for the silent & live auctions continue to grow: We now have 111 auction items, large and small, with a total value over $17,000! Great deals abound, with starting bids for most of the silent auction items at 50% or less of their value, and many of the live items starting at even less than this.


In addition to the auctions, the evening will include a Caribbean themed dinner, full cash bar, dance floor, fire pit, catered dessert bar, raffles, penny social, and more! Plus live Calypso music by Fr. Woolley and Company - all overlooking beautiful Narragansett Bay in the early Spring. And as announced earlier this week, proceeds from the auction go towards the outdoor multi sport court project! Tickets are selling fast, so purchase yours soon!


We are also preparing for our 7th & 8th grade trip to Philadelphia. Join us for a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, February 8th beginning at 6:00pm. All proceeds will help defray the costs of the trip. You can find more information, including ticketing info for the event, in the flyer here.


Progress reports will be going home today (1/24) for students in grades 1-5. Please check your child's home folder for an update on their academic progress so far this trimester! Please note that middle school student grades are available via the Gradelink portal; therefore, hard copies of progress reports will not be provided for middle school students.


Finally, in mid-December we sent out a Parent Survey to gather thoughts on the progress we have made this school year. Your responses have been very helpful as we continue to work to grow and enhance our offerings. If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the survey, I would encourage you to do so in the next few days. The Survey will close on Tuesday, January 28th. Thank you so much for your feedback!


God Bless & Go Saints!


Sincerely,

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.

FJVD in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our kick-off Mass. All students are encouraged to attend in uniform. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fr. Doyle Winter Open House!

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join us for the Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:30am! The Open House then begins at 12:30pm. Please help us spread the word!


Chili & Soup Cook-Off

Monday, January 27th, 2020 6pm

Join us for an epic culinary battle to see whose soup reigns supreme! Interested in competing? It's not too late to sign up - complete the survey here! All families are welcome to attend and enjoy the offerings!


Philadelphia Trip Pasta Dinner

Saturday, February 8th, 6pm

Join us for an evening of food & fun! Please RSVP by completing the form attached here.


CCAP Presentation on Phone & Internet Safety

Wednesday, February 12th, 6pm

All middle school parents are invited to join us at the school for a presentation and discussion regarding phone & internet safety for teens. The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will provide an engaging and relevant presentation to help parents be better equipped to keep their children safe in our digital age.


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 to come!


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

Forms and Important Documents

Detailed Schedule for Catholic Schools Week 2020!
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!

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.

Fr. Doyle School is looking to participate in the First Lego League Junior Expo in March...


...but we can't do it without your help! In order to participate, we are currently asking for volunteers to coach Lego League Jr. team(s). A First Lego League (FLL) Junior team is made up of 4-6 students ages 6-10. Teams meet once per week for 1-2 hours to prepare their projects for the FLL Junior Expo. This year, teams will be using pre-ordered Lego robotics kits to build safe, happy, and healthy communities. Entries are then judged at the expo. Coaches do not need any robotics, computer, or engineering experience, and scheduling can be flexible. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact the school! You can find more information about FLL Junior here.

The Nurse's Corner

The flu is now considered widespread in RI. Even in the event that it does not entirely prevent infection, the vaccine does help lessen the symptoms and may prevent worsening symptoms. The RI Department of Health wants everyone to know that it's not too late to vaccinate!


At school, the best solution to preventing the flu spreading is GOOD HAND WASHING! There are germs everywhere and many are spread through the air and land on our desks. Keeping hands washed and AWAY from the face will help prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses. We are also taking extra precautions including cleaning desks and disinfecting toys regularly.


Please encourage your children to always wash their hands or use sanitizer before eating and especially after using the bathroom.

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 Amazon.com, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to smile.amazon.com 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.