FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, April 26, 2019

A message from Father Woolley...

Dear FJVD Community:

This Easter Season, Jesus is Risen, and Father John V. Doyle School is RISE-en!

Over Holy Week and Easter Week, RISE Engineering came to our parish, and changed all the lights everywhere in the school, as well as all the lights in the parking lots, parish hall, and church foyers, replacing them with more energy efficient ones. Two of the photos above show all the boxes of lights that were installed. The parish and school combined are expected to save a total of 90,000 kilowatts a year in energy, which will save us an average of $1,000 a month ($12,900 yearly) on our electrical bills, and the school will reap 60% of that savings – about $8000 a year! While the parking lot lights don’t seem to look much different (which is fine with me, as they looked good before, and now they are less expensive to run), and I have yet to see the ones in the Church, the lights in the gym and other parts of the school give off much more light, which certainly brightens up the place!

God bless, Fr. Woolley

Dear Student, Families, & Friends,

Father John V. Doyle School enrollment is going well and our Kindergarten has already doubled in size! With this wonderful increase of students, Mrs. Coderre will be happy to welcome Mrs. Emily DeCubellis as the Teacher Assistant for Kindergarten! Congratulations to Mrs. DeCubellis on her new position!

We are very excited to announce that we will be contracting with the Highlander Institute for next year's Professional Development opportunity! Highlander Institute focuses on creating student-centered, personalized learning environments. They will provide supports within the classroom, tailored to FJVD's specific needs. Four of our teachers have already attended Highlander's bootcamp, giving them the knowledge and expertise to implement strategies of blended models of instruction this past school year.

As you have already heard, FJVD will welcome Mrs. Heather Skidds to the Father John V. Doyle School community as our new music teacher! She will teach weekly general music classes for all students in grades Pre-K through 8. In music classes, students will sing and play many instruments like drums, rhythm sticks, recorder, tone chimes, xylophone, glockenspiel and more. With an age-appropriate curriculum, students will also learn the basics of music notation, study music history and composers, and experience music of different styles and cultures. Of course, throughout the year, classes will explore the musical prayer of the Catholic Church as we prepare for liturgies and special services. Mrs. Skidds is looking forward to sharing her faith and love of music with all the students at Father John V. Doyle School!

As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School!

Mrs. Jae T. Smith

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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Teacher Appreciation Day is May 7, 2019!

We will be celebrating our Teachers and providing lunch for them on Tuesday May 7th. We are looking for volunteers to help cover Lunch/Recess and maybe some time in the gym with the students. If you are available, we would love to have you!

And Thank You to those who have already agreed to help out!!!!/showSignUp/70a0e4ea5a829a6fa7-teacher

Thank you!!

Discounted Gym T-Shirts & Gym Sweatshirts Now Available!

We are happy to announce a new way to save some money on school gym shirts!

The PTO has been working with a new company to provide

T-shirts for $8 and Sweatshirts for $13.

Because this will be a bulk order, all student order forms must be in

BY May 17th. No Exceptions!

Please note that gym shirts can still be ordered from Donnelly’s at any time.

If you would like to take advantage of these discounted gym t-shirts and sweatshirts, please fill out the order form below. The order form includes sizing charts for both youth and adult sizes.

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Uniform Fitting with Donnelly's!

Staff members from Donnelly's will be in the school on Wednesday May 8 from 1-3pm to help measure all current and new students!
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All are welcome to attend the PTO Meeting on May 2nd at 6:30pm!

Every parent who attends will receive a no uniform day for their children! We will be discussing the rest of the events for this year, as well as going over our event calendar for next year. We would love to have you and your input! Join us and see what’s in store for next year!
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Come out to cheer on our teams!

Please open the documents below for a complete schedule of our Junior Soccer, Grammar Soccer, and Volleyball games!
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Aluminum Can Tab Collection

What: Aluminum can tabs are being collected

Why: To support the Ronald McDonald House in Providence

How can I help? Send in as little or as many can tabs as you have to Mr. Godin’s Room

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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. We have already received one check for almost $50 with low key promotion. Now it’s time to “kick it up a notch.”

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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Don't forget to order a YEARBOOK!

Order your 2019 yearbook Online:


Code: 1866619

Dates to Remember...


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

26 Progress Reports


1 PD dismissal at 11:35am

3 Middle School Learning Fair

4 First Communion, Saturday, 11:00am

x STAR Summative Assessment (May 6-24)

7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

10 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

13 May Crowning 1:30pm

18 Drama Production of Peter Pan

24 Dress For Charity

24 Gentlemen's Choice Event

30 Ascension Thursday Mass 10am


4 Awards Night Grades 3-8

6 Eighth Grade Dinner

7 Field Day

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.