FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas from all of us at Father John V. Doyle School!

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Teachers' Christmas Contest Results!

Thanks to all who voted!

Teachers selected their Virtue and Team Color according to their place in the contests!

  • Mrs. Sheldon & Mrs. Adamo - Virtue: Faith and Team Color: Black
  • Mr. Perretta & Mrs. Elliott - Virtue: Fortitude and Team Color: White
  • Mr. Godin & Mrs. Marcantonio - Virtue: Charity and Team Color: Blue
  • Mrs. Burns & Mrs. Moone - Virtue: Hope and Team Color: Purple
  • Ms. Cunningham & Miss Tripp - Virtue: Temperance and Team Color: Red
  • Mrs. Coderre & Mrs. O'Keefe - Virtue: Justice and Team Color: Gray
  • Mrs. Heller & Mrs. Olszewski/Mrs. Wheeler - Virtue: Prudence and Team Color: Green

Resource Update

We are happy to announce that Mrs. Elliott and Miss Tripp will take on the responsibilities of the position of Resource teacher from Mr. Emmott for the remainder of this school year.

Mrs. Nicole Elliott came to us with an extensive STEM background, familiarity with ESL, and experience with behavior management. She had worked in a collaborative classroom with extremely diverse needs and has experience with RTI. Mrs. Elliott plans to use data driven instruction, informed by our STAR testing results, to promote academic excellence for all of our students. She is an active learner who seeks out professional development opportunities to assist her here at FJVD. Most recently, she attended a 2-day intensive certificate training on Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD, & Sensory Disorders.

Miss Samantha Tripp holds degrees in Education and in English. She has experience as a 1:1 and small group teacher in ELA, as an English tutor, and in an ESL classroom. Miss Tripp is familiar with analysis of STAR testing results and plans to collaborate with classroom teachers to monitor student progress.

Our two newest teachers, have already proven themselves to be valuable members of the Father John V. Doyle School faculty. Since accepting this position, Mrs. Elliott and Miss Tripp have already started meeting as a team, with input from Mr. Emmott, to provide continuity as well as enhancement of academic support for our students. Please join us in congratulating them!

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FJVD Basketball will resume after Christmas break

Hooray! The schedule for the rest of the season was released today!

Our next games will be on January 5, 2019:

  • 9am Girls Grammar vs. St. Philomena @ Portsmouth Abbey
  • 1pm Boys Junior vs. Sacred Heart @ FJVD
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Student Lectors, Offertory, and Ushers needed for Catholic Schools Week Mass on January 27, 2019

We are already busy planning for Catholic Schools Week which will be held at the end of January!

The week will begin with Mass on Sunday January 27, 2019 at 11:30am. We hope all of our school families will be able to attend and celebrate together!

We are currently seeking student volunteers for various roles in this Mass. If you would like your son/daughter to participate, please send an email to Mrs. Smith. In your email, please indicate whether they would like to greet people at the door, read during the Mass, or bring up the gifts at offertory.

Thank you!

Testimonials wanted...

We would like to post your testimonials on our Open House flyer! Please submit your thoughts to Mrs. Smith and let us know if we can include your name or if you prefer to remain anonymous. Thank you!

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

Thank you to all who attended our Open Session of the School Board meeting on Monday, December 10!

The next School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 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!

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.

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Don't forget to order a YEARBOOK!

Order your 2019 yearbook using the order form below

OR Online:


Code: 1866619

Silent/Live Auction Basket Donations still needed!

Many thanks to all who have already sent in donations for our classroom baskets! If you haven't sent something in yet, please check out the document below! THANK YOU!

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 provides 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.

Dates to Remember...


2 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

3 Classes resume

4 First Friday Mass 10am

5 Girls Grammar Basketball 9am vs. St. Philomena @ Portsmouth Abbey

5 First Penance, Saturday, 11am

5 Boys Junior Basketball 1pm vs. Sacred Heart @ FJVD

x STAR Mid Year Assessment (1/7/19 -01/25/19)

15 Our Lady of Guadalupe 1:30-2:15pm

25 Progress Reports

27 Catholic Schools Week Mass 11:30am & Open House

x Catholic Schools Week (1/27/19 - 2/2/19)


6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Middle School Dance

13 Mass 1pm

x ACRE Testing, Grades 5 & 8

TBD Pasta Dinner to benefit DC trip


1 First Friday Mass 10am - grade 5

2 Silent/Live Auction - Celebrate Mardi Gras!

4 Lenten Food Drive Begins

6 Ash Wednesday prayer service 10am

6 PD dismissal at 11:35am

8 Lifetouch Spring Picture Day

9 Ladies' Choice Event

12 End of Trimester 2

15 Dress "Green" For Charity

22 Report Cards

x Parish Mission

TBD Learning Fair (judging & viewing during school day; awards 6pm)

TBD Spring Picture Day

TBD Reconciliation grades 6, 7, 8 @ 1pm

TBDReconciliation grades 3, 4, 5 @ 1pm


x Read-a-thon (4/1 - 4/15)

x Scholastic Book Fair (April 1 - 5)

2 Music Festival @ Mount

3 PD dismissal at 11:35am

5 Grandparents' Day

5 First Friday Mass 10am

7 Open House for Prospective Students

x Reading Week (April 8 - 12)

12 Living Stations 9am (gym) & noon (Church) w/ Fr. Woolley

24 Administrative Professsionals' Day

26 Progress Reports

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

Pennies For Patients


1 PD dismissal at 11:35am

4 First Communion, Saturday, 11:00am

x STAR Summative Assessment (5/6/19 - 5/24/19)

7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

10 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

13 May Crowning 1pm

17 Middle School Dance

18 Drama Production of Peter Pan

24 Dress For Charity

30 Ascension Thursday Mass 10am

TBD Gentlemen's Choice Event


4 Awards Night

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.