FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

With Veteran's Day coming up this Monday, I want to thank those in our community who have served or currently serve in our nation's military. Whether it be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or siblings, the Fr. Doyle family thanks you for your service. Our Veteran's Day Prayer Service and Boots on the Ground Memorial yesterday was a beautiful tribute to these dedicated men and women both within our community and across the country.

We had another great week here at Fr. Doyle! Walking through school, I am always amazed at the great things happening in our classrooms. Students are exploring topics through hands on learning, participating in riveting debates and discussions, utilizing technology to assist in the learning process, and developing important life skills from teamwork and creative problem solving to conflict resolution. It's a great time to be an FJVD Saint!

A few reminders about upcoming community events:

Saints John and Paul Parish Snowflake Bazaar - Raffle Tickets on Sale!

Come visit me at the Raffle Table next weekend (11/16-11/17) at our annual Parish Snowflake Bazaar. The good news is, you can purchase your raffle tickets ahead of time! Tickets for the Major Raffle - including a grand prize of $2,000! - will be on sale in the school lobby before school each day next week. Be sure to pick up your tickets ($2 per ticket, or six for $10)!

Please do stop by the Bazaar Saturday (11/16) or Sunday (11/17), it's going to be a spectacular event!

Giving Back and Giving Thanks Food Drive

The PTO will be hosting a food drive next week - November 12th-15th. Each family is asked to donate one healthy, non-perishable food item. These items will then be donated to local food pantries to assist those in need in our community during this Thanksgiving season. You can learn more about the food drive by clicking here, or by checking out the flyer under Forms and Important Documents. Thank you so much for your donations!

Barrington Book Fair

Stop by Barrington Books on Saturday, November 16th between 9am and 9pm! There will be read-alouds, an opportunity to meet with the author of the Frozen II Little Book, and a performance by our Singing Saint Choir! Not to mention, 10% of all sales will benefit the school. It's sure to be a great event! See the flyer under Forms and Important Documents for more information.

Lastly, as cold weather approaches, a reminder to please encourage your child to wear their jackets and cold-weather clothing to school each day. This ensures they are safe and warm for outdoor recess. Thank you!

Wishing you all a restful long weekend!

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

Middle School Gradelink Training Sessions

Thursday, November 14th, 6:30pm

Monday, November 25th, 2:45pm

Middle school parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Gradelink Online Portal. A reminder that the portal will go live on December 9th!

Charity Dress Down Day!

Friday, November 15th

Our first Charity Dress Down Day will be Friday, November 15th. All proceeds will benefit Project Hand Up, a local organization to whom we donated our recent harvest from our school gardens. Learn more by checking out the flyer here.

FJVD Annual Book Fair Fundraiser!

Saturday, November 16th, 9am-9pm

  • Join us at Barrington Books (176 Hillside Road, Cranston)!
  • 10% of all sales will go towards Fr. Doyle School!
  • See the flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information!

FJVD Instructional Basketball League Begins!

Monday, November 18th

  • Open to students in grades 2-4, the league will focus on teaching fundamentals in a fun, energetic environment
  • Sign up forms are included below under Forms and Important Documents!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

Fr. John V. Doyle Performs America the Beautiful at the Providence Bruins!

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • More details regarding participation and ticketing will be available soon!
  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information

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

Forms and Important Documents

Check out the flyer below for more information on our Giving Back and Giving Thanks Food Drive!
Girls & Boys in Grades 2-4, Join the Instructional Basketball League Today!
Revised Nurse Policies and Procedures
FJVD Barrington Book Fair!
FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in assisting with 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!

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

The October Box Top Contest is in full swing!

Don't forget to drop off your Box Tops in the next few weeks, as the class that brings in the most box tops by October 25th will earn a free pizza party!

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 Monday-Friday 7:45am-8:15am, the Rectory Monday-Friday 1:45-2:15pm, 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!

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!

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.