FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Middle School Honor Roll for Trimester 1

High Honors with Distinction

Grade 8

Laboissonniere, Adam

Laboissonniere, Brian

Thacker, Julia

Grade 7

Hajjar, Madeleine

Melton, Leah

Grade 6

Blissmer, Nathan

Carroll, Vaughn

Osenkowski, Kaden

High Honors

Grade 8

Blissmer, Evan

Kohlman, Aidan

Mattias, Janey

Ruzzo, John

Grade 7

Connetta, Cassidy

Green, Molly

Harrigan, Caroline

Rothemich, Sebastian

Towey, Addison

Grade 6

Black, Grace

Brown, Ethan

DeCarvalho, Alexis

DiChristofaro, Alexis

Le, Kim

McCoy, Gavin


Grade 8

Amalfetano, Matthew

DeCarvalho, Sydney

DiCarlo, Andrew

Edwards, Kerra

Kelly, Claire

Rice, Emily

Grade 7

Bui, Thien

Charette, Morgan

Grade 6

Driscoll, Maeve

Fairbanks, Conor

Givan, Emma

LeClair, Adam

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FJVD Basketball...

Tomorrow's games:

  • 9am Girls Grammar vs. St. Philomena @ Portsmouth Abbey
  • 1pm Boys Junior vs. Sacred Heart @ FJVD

Our next games will be on January 12, 2019:

  • 10amGirls Grammar vs. Msgr. Clarke @ FJVD
  • 11am Boys Junior vs. Immaculate Conception @ FJVD

See listing of events below for more games!

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Student Lectors, Offertory, and Ushers needed for Catholic Schools Week Mass on January 27, 2019

We are already busy planning for Catholic Schools Week which will be held at the end of January!

The week will begin with Mass on Sunday January 27, 2019 at 11:30am. We hope all of our school families will be able to attend and celebrate together!

We are currently seeking student volunteers to be ushers or lectors for this Mass. If you would like your son/daughter to participate, please send an email to Mrs. Smith. In your email, please indicate whether they would like to greet people at the door (usher) or read during the Mass (lector). We are all set with enough students to bring up the gifts at offertory.

Thank you!

Wanted: Newpapers and paper goods!

Mrs. O is collecting newspaper for a future art project. Please put your old newspapers into the bin in the lobby! Thank you!

Also - if you have holiday-themed plates, napkins, and/or utensils that you don't want to have to pack away, please send them in for lunchroom use! Thanks!

Testimonials wanted...

We would like to post your testimonials on our Open House flyer! Please submit your thoughts to Mrs. Smith and let us know if we can include your name or if you prefer to remain anonymous. Thank you!

Trip of a Lifetime - Raffle!

The winner of this raffle will choose one of the following great experiences: Napa Valley Wine Tour, Viva Las Vegas, or The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Your three night/four-day trip includes roundtrip main cabin airfare for two and deluxe hotel accommodations. Each trip is valued at $5,000.00. Tickets are $100 each and a limited number of tickets not to exceed 100 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased in the school lobby on Friday mornings from 7:45 – 8:15, or after Sunday morning masses in the lobby at the Parish Center entrance. More detailed information about each trip can be found in the lobby.

Soccer & Volleyball Signups!

Registration forms for students interested in Soccer and Volleyball are available! Please contact the office if your son/daughter did not bring home a form!

Both Soccer and Volleyball are Co-Ed.


  • Junior Soccer - grades 4-5 - Coach & Assistant Coach Needed!
  • Grammar Soccer - grades 6-8
  • Grammar Volleyball - grades 6-8

Registration fee to be determined depending on number of players involved.

Thank You from the PTO Board!

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to complete the PTO Survey that was sent last month. Based on your feedback, the PTO Board has decided to put the attached (below) Newsletter together which includes information about the PTO along with highlighting some fun and exciting events that FJVD has planned for the remainder of the school year! As always, please feel free to contact the PTO Board with any questions you may have or if you are interested in getting involved with any of our events. Our email is

School Choice and Legislative Reception

Rhode Island Families for School Choice will hold two events in January. An Open Parent Meeting will being held on January 23 from 6:00-8:00PM at the Providence Hebrew Day School, 450 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI. Keynote Speaker is Zeus Rodriguez, Community Activist and Policy Advisor for parents. The Annual Legislative Reception will be held on January 24 from 2:30-5:00PM at the RI State House.

School Board invites you to the next Open Session...

Thank you to all who attended our Open Session of the School Board meeting on Monday, December 10!

The next School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 in the rectory conference room and the Open Session will begin at 6:30pm. Space in the conference room is limited. For seating purposes, please let Mrs. Smith know if you plan on attending. Thank you!

Be prepared for Snow Days & Delays by signing up for alerts from RIBA!

Snow days and delays for Father John V. Doyle School are announced through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. FJVD follows the Coventry public school system snow days and delays. Before Care opens at 8am on a Delay Day.

If you haven't already signed up to receive text and/or email alerts, please do so through this link... RIBA

RIBA will send text and email alerts as well as post the information on local TV and radio stations.

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Don't forget to order a YEARBOOK!

Order your 2019 yearbook using the order form below

OR Online:


Code: 1866619

Silent/Live Auction Basket Donations still needed!

Many thanks to all who have already sent in donations for our classroom baskets! If you haven't sent something in yet, please check out the document below! THANK YOU!

Join the FJVD PTO Facebook group to keep on top of all FJVD info!

The PTO would like to invite parents, teachers, and families at Father John V. Doyle School to join the PTO Facebook group! Our PTO team will maintain the group to provide an online community where families can get information about events, share volunteer opportunities, be able to ask questions, and have a chance to give your opinion through surveys and open discussions.

If you are on Facebook, please join the group at:


The FJVD PTO Team provides a text messaging service to assist in communication of some school events and due dates. If you are interested in receiving text alerts for school events and due dates, just text the number below to get started. You do not need to download the app... just message us!

We hope to get your thoughts and feedback on this new service!

Send message to: 81010
The message is: @fjvd

Dates to Remember...


5 Girls Grammar Basketball 9am vs. St. Philomena @ Portsmouth Abbey

5 First Penance, Saturday, 11am

5 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. Sacred Heart @ FJVD

x STAR Mid Year Assessment (1/7/19 -01/25/19)

11 Spelling Bee in the gym

12 Girls Grammar Basketball 10am vs. Msgr. Clarke @ FJVD

12 Boys Junior Basketball 11am vs. Immaculate Conception @ FJVD

15 Our Lady of Guadalupe 1:30-2:15pm

19 Boys Junior Basketball 11am vs. OLM @ FJVD

20 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Pius V @ RI School for the Deaf

25 Progress Reports

26 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. OLM @ FJVD

27 Catholic Schools Week Mass 11:30am & Open House 12:30-2pm

x Catholic Schools Week (1/27/19 - 2/2/19)


2 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. Bishop McVinney @ St. Joe's

3 Girls Grammar Basketball 12pm vs. OLM @ Cole M.S.

3 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. OLM @ Cole M.S.

6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Middle School Dance

9 Girls Grammar Basketball 12pm vs. St. Pius V @ FJVD

9 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. Sacred Heart @ Sacred Heart, EP

10 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Philomena @ FJVD

13 Mass 1pm

16 Girls Grammar Basketball 10am vs OLM @ FJVD

17 Boys Junior Basketball 12pm vs. St. Pius V @ RI School for the Deaf

23 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. St. Joe's @ St. Joe's

24 Girls Grammar Basketball 1pm vs. St. Mary @ FJVD

x ACRE Testing, Grades 5 & 8

TBD Pasta Dinner to benefit DC trip


1 First Friday Mass 10am - grade 5

2 Silent/Live Auction - Celebrate Mardi Gras!

4 Lenten Food Drive Begins

6 Ash Wednesday prayer service 10am

6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Lifetouch Spring Picture Day

9 Ladies' Choice Event

12 End of Trimester 2

15 Dress "Green" For Charity

22 Report Cards

x Parish Mission

TBD Learning Fair (judging & viewing during school day; awards 6pm)

TBD Spring Picture Day

TBD Reconciliation grades 6, 7, 8 @ 1pm

TBDReconciliation grades 3, 4, 5 @ 1pm


x Read-a-thon (4/1 - 4/15)

x Scholastic Book Fair (April 1 - 5)

2 Music Festival @ Mount

3 PD dismissal at 11:35am

5 Grandparents' Day

5 First Friday Mass 10am

7 Open House for Prospective Students

x Reading Week (April 8 - 12)

12 Living Stations 9am (gym) & noon (Church) w/ Fr. Woolley

24 Administrative Professsionals' Day

26 Progress Reports

x Grades 7 & 8 Class Trip to DC (4/25-4/28)

Pennies For Patients


1 PD dismissal at 11:35am

4 First Communion, Saturday, 11:00am

x STAR Summative Assessment (5/6/19 - 5/24/19)

7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

10 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

13 May Crowning 1pm

17 Middle School Dance

18 Drama Production of Peter Pan

24 Dress For Charity

30 Ascension Thursday Mass 10am

TBD Gentlemen's Choice Event


4 Awards Night

8 Eighth Grade Graduation, Saturday, 1pm

11 PreK Graduation & Kindergarten Celebration, 9am

13 Last Day of School Mass (TENTATIVE)

Fun in the Sun Camp (snow day dependent)

Theater Camp (snow day dependent!)

Book Camp (snow day dependent!)

Art Camp (snow day dependent!)

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.