FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,


The Newsletter is a few days early this week - more on why that is later in this message. It seems as though we were just celebrating the accomplishments of our FJVD Class of 2020, and now we find ourselves already in early July. These first few weeks of summer have flown by as teachers and staff are hard at work drafting our Reopening Plan and making preparations for the 2020-2021 school year:


Reopening Plan Progress

The Fall Preparedness Team met on Tuesday, July 7th to review the initial draft of the Reopening Plan. Based on feedback from the team, the draft is currently undergoing revisions while also being assessed by a team of regional principals and the Catholic School Office at the Diocese of Providence.


Once revisions are complete, the plan will be shared in its entirety with families, and dates for town hall meetings will be announced. Stay tuned!


Please know that, while we are working diligently to develop a reopening plan that addresses all essential elements of safely reopening, ultimately the plan must be adaptable and amendable as various reopening scenarios are possible depending on the course of the virus.


Summer Updates - New Reading Program in Grades K-2

We are pleased to announce that, through a generous donation from Navigant Credit Union, we were able purchase a new reading program for students in grades kindergarten through two.


Teachers & staff worked on revising and aligning curriculum and materials in English language arts throughout the 2019-2020 school year. During this time, the K-2 teaching team reviewed numerous reading programs and settled on the MyView Literacy program. Purchased materials include a broad variety and range of high-quality texts, as well as strong daily opportunities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are aligned to content standards. EdReports.org finds that the reading program meets its high standards in alignment and usability across all three grade levels. We're excited to introduce this new program in the coming year!


Work on English language arts curriculum and materials for all the grade levels will continue through the 2020-2021 school year.


Summer Updates - New Vocabulary Program for Middle School Students

In addition, we have updated our vocabulary program for our middle school students for 2020-2021, adopting the Rooted Mind series. This program is based around the significant role Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes play within the English language. Studies show that students who have a command of roots and their meanings have a distinct advantage in vocabulary acquisition and retention, reading comprehension, and standardized tests. Rather than focus on rote memorization, the program instead encourages students to analyze word-meanings by utilizing their knowledge of the roots that form the building blocks of words. We're excited to see this new program in action!


Busing for Coventry Residents

If you reside in Coventry and your child is planning on taking the bus to school next year, please complete the registration from attached here and submit via email as soon as possible (and no later than July 31). This form should be completed and submitted by all Coventry residents interested in taking the bus for the 2020-2021 year, regardless of whether or not you were registered to take the bus during the 2019-2020 school year.


Lastly, on a personal note, I will be out of the office starting tomorrow, Thursday, July 9th, as my wife and I welcome our first child - a baby girl (and FJVD Class of 2034). Your prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated!


Wishing you all the best in the days ahead!


God bless and Go Saints!


Sincerely,

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.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Forms and Important Documents

Uniforms by Donnelly's

Looking to purchase uniforms for next year? Donnelly's has shifted to an online ordering system during the current crisis and is currently offering 20% off and free alterations on all orders placed by June 15th. Learn more about ordering online from Donnelly's by viewing the attached flyer below.


Not sure what you need for your uniform? View our dress code details here.

Busing for Coventry Residents

If you reside in Coventry and your child is planning on taking the bus to school next year, please complete the registration from attached here and submit via email as soon as possible (and no later than July 31). This form should be completed and submitted by all Coventry residents interested in taking the bus for the 2020-2021 year, regardless of whether or not you were registered to take the bus this year.

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

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 $75.00 check!


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 Amazon.com, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to smile.amazon.com 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!

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.