FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mr. Ted Emmott has been teaching at Father John V. Doyle School since 1979, and even taught for a time in the parish Religious Education program. He is well loved by his students, their families, and his colleagues! As a third grade teacher for many years, he influenced the lives of his students not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. He is someone who many students opened up to throughout the years. More recently, spending time with students in small groups and individually as a resource teacher allowed students to further place their trust in him.

Everyone who came through Mr. Emmott's third grade will remember practicing their multiplication tables! He also made sure students were very familiar with our Rhode Island history, and always enjoyed a trip to the State House for the end of year class trip. The entire student body - current and alum! - will remember Mr. Emmott leading us in song at our liturgies, and the Singing Saints choir will certainly miss his accompaniment on the keyboard.

Mr. Emmott will be retiring at the end of December and will be greatly missed by the entire Father John V. Doyle School community. We have been blessed to have had him here as a teacher and friend for so many years! Please keep Mr. Emmott in your prayers as he enjoys this new phase of his life!

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.

FJVD Boys Junior Saints vs. Father Woolley and the Franciscan Friars!

Sunday December 2 @ 3pm in the gym!

Come out to cheer on your favorite team! The FJVD Boys Junior Saints will take on Father Woolley and the Franciscan Friars!!!

Admission $2 at the door.

Donations of canned goods to benefit the Coventry Food Bank would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Voting is now open for our 2nd annual Christmas Card Contest!

Design entries are posted on the FJVD Facebook page within three groups - each group is a separate Facebook post - Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-8. The entry within each group with the most "Likes" by 7pm Sunday 12/2/18 will win a no-uniform day.

Thank you for voting!

A Message from Nurse Patti...

Now that the cooler weather is with us, please be sure to send your children in with appropriate outerwear. Some students just wear their sweatshirt or fleece pullover to school in the morning since they hop in and out of a warm car, but they leave it on all day. When it's time to go outside, they do not have a coat! It really is important to send them with coats, hats and mittens for the cold weather. Also boots in the snow! The children love to go outside for recess and they need the break and fresh air! Please dress them appropriately for the weather so they do not have to be kept inside while their friends are playing outside. Please know that I am aware of the battle of coats, as I have had many myself as a mom! Thank you for your attention to this matter and please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Drop off Reminder...

Drop off spaces in front of the gym are for quick morning "drop-offs" only! If you choose to walk your child into the school, please park in a parking space in the lot. Also please share this with anyone else who may be dropping off students, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors! Thank you!

PTO wants your input! Please complete the PTO survey!

The FJVD PTO team is working on ways to improve activities for our students and to continue to enhance our school community. As a parent, you play an important role in our children's school experience and we are asking for your opinions!

Please take a moment to complete the survey below about FJVD for our PTO. By submitting your survey NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, your child (children) will be able to wear the shoes or sneakers of their choice for a whole week (date is to be determined and sneakers must be worn on gym days). For PreK classes, your child will be able to pick from the Treasure Chest. If any class gets 100% participation on the survey, that class will earn an extra recess!

Be prepared for Snow Days & Delays by signing up for alerts from RIBA!

Snow days and delays for Father John V. Doyle School are announced through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. FJVD follows the Coventry public school system snow days and delays. Before Care opens at 8am on a Delay Day.

If you haven't already signed up to receive text and/or email alerts, please do so through this link... RIBA

RIBA will send text and email alerts as well as post the information on local TV and radio stations.

School Board invites you to the next Open Session...

The next School Board meeting will be held on Monday December 10, 2018 in the rectory conference room and the Open Session will begin at 6:30pm. Space in the conference room is limited. For seating purposes, please let Mrs. Smith know if you plan on attending. Thank you!

Silent/Live Auction Basket Donations Needed... click on the document below for information!

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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:


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

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.

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.