FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

We want to wish our girls and boys basketball teams the best of luck this Saturday as they begin their playoff runs in the Catholic Athletic League. The girls team plays Mercymount at Prout at 1:45pm. A win would propel the girls' to the Championship game on March 14th. The boys team plays St. Pius V School at Lasalle Academy at 1:15pm. Good luck, and go Saints!

Believe it or not, the 2nd trimester concludes this Tuesday, March 10th. I am so impressed by the hard work and academic achievements of our students over the course of the trimester! There is so much for them to be proud of! Report cards for grades K-8 will be sent home on Friday, March 20th.

Students and staff are invited to Go Green as we dress down for charity on Friday, March 13th. See the flyer here for more information & details.

We're excited to see everyone at our FJVD Arts Night coming up on Wednesday, March 18th. Check out the flyer here for more information!

Also, don't forget to RSVP for our Gentlemen's Choice events! This year we're happy to offer two great options - choose one or both!

Friday March 20th - Drive-in Movie Night in the Gym

We will be showing Toy Story 4. For more information, see the flyer here. Hard copies of RSVP Tickets are being sent home today!

Sunday March 22nd - Providence Bruins Game

The puck drops at 3:05pm. Click here to buy tickets

Finally, as many of you know we utilize STAR Testing for students in Grade K-8. Some of you have reached out with questions regarding how STAR testing works, why we complete these tests, and how teachers effectively utilize the data provided. In order to help answer some of these questions, I've created a brief tutorial video for you. You can find the video HERE. If you have questions or concerns about STAR testing, I would encourage you to view the video and the additional resources mentioned within it. I am also happy to further discuss these tests with you should you have additional questions.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend! God Bless and 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.

Sail Away Raffle!

The Sail Away Raffle has returned for this year's auction! You could win the trip of a lifetime! Tickets on sale at the rectory during normal business hours, as well as after weekend Masses here at Ss. John & Paul.

You can also purchase your tickets online by using the following link:

See the flyer below for more details!

FJVD in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 10th, 6;30pm

Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific discussion topics. If you would like to attend the Open Session, please RSVP here.

Last Day of Trimester 2

Tuesday, March 10th

Grades close for the 2nd Trimester

Go Green! Dress Down for Charity

Friday, March 13th

Dress down in your green attire for a great cause! More information here.

Report Cards Sent Home

Friday, March 20th

Report cards for 2nd trimester (Grades K-8) sent home.

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 and RSVP via the link on the flyer here.

Gentlemen's Choice Events

Friday, March 20th & Sunday, March 22nd

3/20/20 - Drive-in Movie Night in the Gym

We will be showing Toy Story 4. For more information, see the flyer here. Hard copies of RSVP Tickets are being sent home today!

3/22/20- Providence Bruins Game

The puck drops at 3:05pm. Click here to buy tickets

Early Enrollment Discount - $50.00 Deadline

Monday, March 30th

Enrollment Contract Final Deadline

Wednesday, April 15th

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

Forms and Important Documents

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!

Father John V. Doyle School Electronics Policies

Parents, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the electronics policies that are listed in our Parent-Student Handbook. These policies are included in the handbook for the 2019-2020 school year and were reviewed with students on Friday, February 14th.

Presentation from CCAP and Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force

Attached below is the Powerpoint presentation given on Wednesday evening regarding Teens & Technology.

The Nurse's Corner

Nurse Cioe and Mr. Peloquin continue to monitor the situation regarding coronavirus carefully. We are grateful for continued guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health. A reminder that RIDOH encourages the following to help step the spread of coronavirus and other flu-like illnesses:

  1. Frequently wash hands with soap and water. It is also acceptable to utilize an alcohol-based hand gel. In order to help facilitate this, the school has ordered additional supplies of hand gel which will be made accessible around the school.
  2. Stay home if you are feeling sick. If a student is displaying symptoms of illness, it is important that he or she stay home from school and see their primary care physician as needed.
  3. Cough and sneeze into a tissue, dispose of the tissue, and wash hands or use hand-gel afterwards. RIDOH refers to this as "appropriate cough etiquette." In order to help facilitate this, the school will be posting signs reminding students of the appropriate methods.

In addition, we have taken the following precautionary steps:

  • Custodial staff will wash all door handles, desks, faucets, railings, and other high contact areas regularly with alcohol wipes or another appropriate cleaner.

  • Custodial staff will clean water fountains frequently throughout the day. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a water bottle into school to fill at the water fountain, rather than drinking directly from the fountain.

  • Additional disinfecting wipes have been ordered for teachers and staff in order to regularly wipe down desks and other classroom surfaces.

For the most up to date information regarding coronavirus in Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Health Website:

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.

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, 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

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.