FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

This Sunday, which marks the third week of Advent, is also known in the Church as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for "rejoice," and this theme is reflected in the entrance antiphon for Sunday's Mass which encourages us to "rejoice in the Lord, always!" Over the next week, our school community will have several opportunities to rejoice together, please see below for additional information about these upcoming events:

Friars vs. FJVD Basketball Game - Sunday, December 12th

The Franciscan Friars will be serving a Parish Mission in the week ahead. Traditionally, when the Friars visit the parish, they compete in a basketball game against our school team or teams. This year, the game will feature the Friars, Mr. Peloquin, and Fr. Woolley vs. both our Boys' Junior Instructional Team and our Boys' Grammar Parish Team. Tip-off for Junior Instructional will be 4:00pm, and tip-off for the Grammar team will be 4:30pm.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions. no in-person attendance is permitted. However, both games will be livestreamed via the school's Youtube channel.

Jingle Mingle - Tuesday, December 14th

The Jingle Mingle, a long-standing Advent tradition here at Father Doyle School, is back! The evening will feature:

  • Our 1st Annual Snowman Decorating Contest (supplies sent home today, 12/10)
  • My 1st Hot Cocoa Stand Hot Chocolate Sale (please note, sales are cash only)
  • Christmas Caroling, including a special performance by the Sign Language Club!
  • Christmas Tree Lighting

And more! Festivities will kick-off at 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing you then!

Father Doyle Christmas Concert - Thursday, December 16th

We're thrilled for our students to perform during the school day on December 16th. A reminder that these performances will be livestreamed via the school's Youtube channel using the following schedule:

  • Grades PK-2 9:45am
  • Grades 3-5 & Choir 11:00am
  • Grades 6-8 1:00pm

You do not need a Youtube login/subscription to view the livestream, and videos will be available on Youtube after the performance for viewing at your convenience.

There will also be an evening performance for select grade levels (PK-4 & Choir). An email was sent to families this week with additional information and details regarding these performances. If you did not receive the email, you can find a copy here.

Ice Cream Ordering for December

Interested in Friday Ice Cream for your student? You can order using the form here. It can also be found on FACTS under "Resource Documents." Please note, orders must be placed by Thursday morning the day prior. You can order by week or by month and all billing is completed on the 1st Monday of the following month. For example, your December Ice Cream order will be billed on Monday, January 3rd.

Spare Masks for the Day

A reminder to please pack a few spare masks for your child at school. During the day, masks often become dirty, saturated, or broken. We do have disposable children's masks available when necessary; however, we have gone through a high volume particularly over the past three weeks. Thank you for your help!

Early Dismissal Monday 12/13

Lastly, A reminder that this Monday, December 13th is an early dismissal day, with students being dismissed at 1:30pm for faculty & staff professional development. Busses will run at 1:30pm. There is no aftercare on early dismissal days.

God bless you, 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.

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Got Ink?

Reduce Waste and Help our School!

Do you have used ink cartridges at home? Father Doyle School is partnering with Planet Green Recycling to recycle use ink cartridges. The best part? It's entirely hassle free - all you have to do is drop your ink used ink cartridges off in the main office. We'll package and ship them to Planet Green, who ensures cartridges are properly recycled. Ultimately, the program helps save the environment and supports the school! Find out more here.

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 $50.00 check or $75.00 tuition reduction.

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!

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 provides 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.