FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Father John V. Doyle School teachers like to sprinkle enrichment and Christian service into the curriculum! Under the watchful care of our science teacher and her students, our tower garden is really starting to mature! The basil we harvested is as big as our science teacher's hand!!! We have harvested lettuce several times since these photos were taken! Some of the food has been donated to Our Daily Bread program and sometimes we have little snacks of lettuce in science class. Grade 6 has been busy starting seed, checking water levels, measuring pH, using measurement skills to add minerals to the water, and monitoring harvest times.

This month, we have had such an abundance of lettuce in the garden, middle school students and faculty enjoyed a salad during lunchtime! Grade 7 helped harvest, wash, and prepare the salad to be shared by all. Our science teacher, Mrs. Elliott, brought in cucumber and tomato to add to the lettuce as well as a dairy/nut/gluten-free dressing.

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Hope to see you at the Spooktacular on Saturday October 27!

Saturday's weather may be scary, but it isn't going to stop our Spooktacular from happening! All of the activities will be held in the school- even the trunk-or-treat. Well, the cars won't be in the building but the candy will be! We hope to see you there starting at 6:00.

School Board Open Session!

The next meeting of the School Board will be held on Tuesday October 30, 2018 in the parish rectory conference room. Prior to the meeting, Any FJVD parents/guardians who wish to address the School Board with suggestions, questions, or concerns are invited to attend an Open Session at 6:30 PM.

"In today's educational environment, the Catholic school principal requires the assistance of a group of people who are committed to the Catholic school and are willing to work for the good of the school and parish. Just as a parish council serves with the pastor on behalf of the overall parish community, so shall the school board serve with the principal for the good of the school community."

(Introduction: School Board By-Laws)

Space in the conference room is limited. For seating purposes, please let Mrs. Smith know if you plan on attending. Thank you!

Saints John & Paul Parish Snowflake Bazaar!

The Snowflake Bazaar will be held in the Parish Center on the weekend of November 10-11, 2018. FJVD student-created ornaments will be on sale at the Class Act booth! In addition, this year we are giving Major Raffle tickets to our students to sell. The top three sellers in the school will receive their Class Act ornaments at no cost PLUS a $20 gift certificate to Meritage Restaurant!

One book of raffle tickets has been sent home with every student today! Additional books can be picked up at the school or rectory office. Students should put their raffle stubs along with $10 per book payment into an envelope marked with the student's name and "Snowflake Bazaar Attn: Mrs. Smith." Only entries submitted to Mrs. Smith BY Thursday November 8 will count towards the top three sellers contest!

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Rachel's Challenge Community Event November 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm

Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel's Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel's Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.

Rachel's inspiring story provides a simple yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel's Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel's story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.

We hope you can join us for this special presentation on November 14 in the school gym from 6:30-7:30pm!

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Don't forget to join the PTO Facebook group!

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:

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STORM the STATE HOUSE Phone Campaign

The Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office has asked all school parents and teachers to call the Office of Governor Raimondo to ask her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program.

Please call 401-222-2080 to say:

"I am calling to inform Governor Raimondo that I want her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program."

Then give your name, address, and phone number!

That's all there is to it! Thank you for calling!

RI Catholic School Parent Federation

Father John V. Doyle School needs two parent liaisons to join the Parents Federation. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you can fill this role!

The Rhode Island Catholic School Parents Federation organizes parents to assure equal opportunities for quality education to all who desire it. It is committed to educating, advocating and mobilizing Catholic school parents, public policy-makers and the public at large to ensure that Catholic school students and parents receive all the rights and privileges to which they are entitled. Its primary purpose is to maintain state and federally mandated services which include student transportation, health and special education services, textbook loans and federal entitlement grants and services. A secondary purpose is to provide parents with access to public tax funds which may include tax credits, tax deductions and educational opportunity scholarships.

For more information, call the Catholic School Office at (401) 278-4550.

Catholic High School Open Houses...

Bishop Hendricken High School

  • October 14 - Noon to 3pm
  • November 18 - Noon to 3pm

La Salle Academy

  • October 28 - Noon to 3pm

Mount Saint Charles Academy

  • October 14 - 10am to Noon

St. Mary Academy - Bay View

  • October 14 - 1pm to 3pm

St. Raphael Academy

  • September 30 - Noon to 3pm

The Prout School

  • October 14 - 1pm to 4pm

Please refer to high school websites for more information!

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.