FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, November 9, 2018

We recognize and appreciate the financial commitment our families make to send their children to Father John V. Doyle School. In an effort to keep tuition affordable for all, families are encouraged to consider the different options available for tuition assistance. Prospective families are also strongly encouraged to complete the tuition assistance process! You may be surprised at how affordable a quality Catholic education can be!

The Diocese of Providence has a Tuition Assistance Program for families of modest means. To apply for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year, please complete the application found on the FACTS Management website, The application process opened on November 1 and the deadline for applications is February 15. Requests for assistance without first completing the application cannot be considered for awards.

If you are a Saints John & Paul parishioner in good standing, you are eligible for the parish tuition rate which is a discount of $600 per K-8 student. In addition, parishioners in good standing are also eligible for tuition assistance in addition to the parish rate. To receive an award through SSJP, the FACTS Management application must first be completed.

Parishes without schools offer financial assistance to their parishioners. If you know a member of a Catholic church in Rhode Island which does not have its own school, please suggest that they make an appointment to speak with the Pastor of their home parish for more details.

SSJP Snowflake Bazaar this weekend!

The Snowflake Bazaar will be held in the Parish Center this weekend, November 10-11, 2018. FJVD student-created ornaments will be on sale at the Class Act booth! Ornaments will be reserved for family only on Saturday and available for purchase to the public on Sunday. Don't take a chance - come to the Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday 11/1/18 to pick up your child's ornament before the public sale! Ornaments are $5 each or $8 for a family of 2 or more students.

Congratulations to our Top Raffle Ticket Sellers! The winners of a free ornament and $20 gift card to Meritage are:

  • 1st place - Fiona N (preK)
  • 2nd place - Alexis Di (gr.6)
  • tied for 3rd place - Connor B (preK) & Matthew B (gr.4)

Sign up for the REMIND text alert service!

The FJVD PTO Team is providing 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

Rachel's Challenge Event on November 14, 2018

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.

Father John V. Doyle School will be hosting two student presentations during the school day on Wednesday, November 14th, with one geared more to the elementary students, and the other to the middle school students. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Smith if you have any questions or concerns regarding the program.

There will also be a special Community Event/Presentation for adults on November 14 in the school gym from 6:30-7:30pm. We invite all of our FJVD parents, families, and friends to join us.

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FJVD is forming a Robotics Club!

Do you have a tablet stashed away that you have replaced with a newer one? If so,we are looking to acquire tablets (new or used!) to use with our robots. The tablet must have Bluetooth and Wifi capability. Compatible tablets include iPad (3rd gen+), iPad air and iPad mini (all iOS 10+), Kindle Fire HDX, or tablets using Android platforms with 4.4.2+ software. We would love to get the club up and running as soon as possible so please consider donating if you have tablets taking up space in your home! If you would like to help with club meetings or have robotics knowledge and would like to discuss ideas, please email Mrs. Smith! Thank you!
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School Board extends thanks...

Thank you to parents who attended our first Open Session of the School Board on Tuesday October 30. We appreciate your time and candid thoughts! We felt it was a productive meeting and value all of your comments and suggestions!

The next meeting will be held on Monday December 10, 2018. Space in the conference room is limited. For seating purposes, please let Mrs. Smith know if you plan on attending. Thank you!

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Picture Retakes!

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day will be on Friday, December 14 in the morning. Please refer to your picture packet from Lifetouch for information on Retake Day. Thank you!

Yearbook Sales are Ready To Go!

Order your 2019 yearbook using the order form below

OR Online:


Code: 1866619

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:

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.

RI Catholic School Parent Federation invites you to a presentation on Cyber Security at St. Rocco School (see document attached for more information)

Pediped children's shoes is now a supporter of FJVD! Thank you, Pediped!

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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.