FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,


It's been another blessed week at Father Doyle! As we continue our Lenten journey, our students participated in their first weekly Stations of the Cross this past Monday. Thank you to Fr. Woolley and our altar servers for leading us in a beautifully reverent service.


We also began a school-wide Novena to St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose feast day we celebrate on March 19th. We have prayed this Novena over the past several years, and St. Joseph has continued to bless our school community! If you'd like to participate, the Novena is attached below under the heading Academic Calendar and Other Documents.


Also, a reminder that our Lenten Food Drive continues next week. The suggested items for next week are tuna and canned meat. Thank you for your generosity!


Lastly, please note that the 2nd Trimester closed today, Friday March 11th. Report Cards for 2nd Trimester for grades K-8 will be sent home in hard copy on Friday, March 18th. In addition, middle school report cards will be available via the FACTS Family Portal.


Please stay up to date with the latest news and information by carefully reviewing the updates below:


Early Dismissal and 4-Year Strategic Plan update


Monday, March 14th is an early dismissal day with dismissal at 1:30pm. As many of you are aware, the school is in the midst of drafting a 4-year strategic plan leading up to our next 10-year NEASC accreditation visit. Faculty and staff will be completing work on the initial draft of this plan on Monday. This draft will then be shared with all interested families at our Family Review Nights coming up on Monday, March 21st and Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm. There will be in-person and Zoom attendance options. Please mark your calendars and RSVP at the link here. Thank you to all of our teachers, staff, parents, and community members who have contributed to our planning efforts! We look forward to transforming the future of Father Doyle School!


The Annual Father John V. Doyle School Auction


The “Boot Scootin’ Ball!” Silent/Live Auction is just two weeks away! We now have over $14,000 in Auction Items, including two condo rentals in Florida and New Hampshire, a KitchenAid Electric Mixer, Brewery Bus Tour with Fr. Woolley, a Paul Reed Smith 2004 McCarty Electric Guitar valued at over $1500, retired Star Wars Lego sets, 55” Flat Screen TV, plus school items such as principal for the day, front row seats at 8th grade graduation, and Escape the Room Party with the middle school teachers, plus many other items, large medium and small!

Live Streamed Kick Off Event 7pm next Friday March 18:

The Silent Auction website goes live for bidding next Friday, March 18. Join us for our Virtual Silent Auction Kick Off Event at 7pm Friday March 18 on our School and Parish Facebook Pages, as Fr. Woolley and I view the Auction Items and show you how to bid on them. The Kick Off Event will also have a little live country music, trivia, and very special guest, Mr. Perretta!

Have you bought your tickets to the “Ball" yet?

The “Boot Scootin’ Ball” Auction Dinner will take place Saturday Evening March 26 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown. It will be our first in-person Auction Dinner since the pandemic! The evening will feature Live Country and Western Music by the “Saints John and Paul Barn Band,” starring Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, and OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias on keyboards and pedal steel guitar! Tickets to the Auction Dinner are only $40 a person, $375 for a table of 10; tickets can be purchased HERE. Deadline for purchasing tickets is 1pm Sunday, March 20 (if it’s not sold out by then). For a lot more information on our Silent and Live Auction, please visit the 2022 Auction Website.

All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for the 2nd grade and one of the middle school classrooms. Thank you again for all your support, and helping to make each year's auction a huge success!


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Ss. John and Paul!


Erin go Bragh! St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Ss. John and Paul Parish, this Monday March 14! All are invited to an evening of toe tapping Irish music, by our very own Ss. John and Paul Irish Band, starring Fr. O’Woolley and Mr. Peloquin’s Irish born father in law, Kieran Keating from County Tipperary! The concert is Monday March 14 at 7pm in the Parish Hall; it will also be live streamed on the Parish's Facebook page. Tickets are $5 each, children 12 and under free, and can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.


Thank you for reading! Enjoy the weekend. 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.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/27-3/5: 21

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/27-3/5: 1

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/27-3/5: 0


This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 3/6-3/12: 14

Student Positive Cases - Week of 3/6-3/12: 0

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 3/6-3/12: 0


*Tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members of the school population, as some testing, including identification of some positive cases, is conducted at state sites.


In addition, rapid tests used to end isolation early are not included in the testing numbers, as these individuals had previously tested positive.

Father Doyle Evening Story Time is BACK!

March is National Reading Month, and Father Doyle School will be celebrating all month long!


Weekly Evening Story Time via Zoom

Get cozy and relax, then join us for Story Time on Zoom every Tuesday in March beginning at 7pm. Each week we will have a special guest from the FJVD family reading a story live for our PK-2nd grade students. Older students are welcome to join as well!


Sign up for any (or all!) Tuesday's you would like to attend, and a separate Zoom invite will be sent out for each night. Please sign up for the first night by February 28th by visiting bit.ly/FJVDStoryTime.

COMING SOON: FJVD Read-a-thon!

The Annual Read-a-thon is returning to Father Doyle School!


Read-a-thons get your reader excited about reading and give friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more!


Our Read-a-thon will start Monday, March 28, 2022. About one week before our Read-a-thon starts we will send home instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account at that time by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/IQUXHb/1 and following the simple instructions.


We've chosen a Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, it gives your child a reason to read, and promoting regular reading helps in the development of stronger reading skills. We hope everyone can participate!

Scheduling a Test for Your Symptomatic Student

If your child develops symptoms and is need of a PCR test to return to school, we recommend scheduling a drive-up test at the school. We usually receive results within 24-48 hours, which is must faster than the current turnaround time at state sites.


You can schedule that test here: https://bit.ly/FJVDSymptomaticPCR


Please note, the link will be updated each week with the days that PCR testing is available. You do not need a new link each week.


We are only able to offer drive-up PCR testing on certain days based on the availability of our nurses. Thank you for your understanding!

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

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 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.