FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

I hope you and your family have found time for rest and relaxation over the February Break! We're looking forward to welcoming students and families back to school on Monday.

This upcoming Wednesday, March 2nd is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of Lent and our preparation for the coming of Easter. With this in mind, there will be numerous opportunities for students and staff to come together in prayer in the weeks ahead. Please see a tentative schedule below:

Burning of the Palms/Mardi Gras Music - Tuesday, March 1st

Fr. Woolley will be conducting his annual burning of the palms and playing Mardi Gras music on Tuesday afternoon. Some grades will attend in person and others will be able to view a livestream of the festivities.

Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday, March 2nd

We will hold our Ash Wednesday service, including the distribution of ashes, on March 2nd at the Church. Due to COVID-19 protocols, this service is not open to the public.

Stations of the Cross - Mondays During the Lent

Stations of the Cross will be held every Monday afternoon this Lent for students and staff. Fr. Woolley will lead the service in the Church.

Lenten Confessions - Tuesday March 29th & Wednesday, March 30th

In preparation for the coming of Easter, students in grades 3-5 will have an opportunity for confession on March 29th and students in grades 6-8 will have an opportunity for confession on March 30th.

Please be sure to review the additional details, information, and reminders below:

Reminder: Travel Policy

A reminder of our current COVID-19 travel policy, as outlined in our Back to School Guide:

"To lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 and help mitigate risk within the

school community, Father Doyle is requiring students who are not vaccinated who

have traveled from a location for vacation or similar extended stay within the United

States to submit a negative PCR test taken upon their arrival back in Rhode Island

prior to returning to school. Unvaccinated students choosing not to get tested will be

required to quarantine for seven days while monitoring for symptoms before returning to


Vaccinated individuals do not need to test or quarantine prior to returning to school; however, RIDOH recommends testing 3-5 days after you return from travel."

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

The Annual Father John V. Doyle School Auction

Come join us at the “Boot Scootin’ Ball!” Tickets are now on sale! 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 $40 a person, $375 for a table of 10; tickets can be purchased HERE.

For a lot more information on our Silent and Live Auction, please visit the 2022 Auction Website.

Thank you to the many parents and parishioners who have donated items to the Auction so far. If you can donate an item, large or small, please visit our on line wish board here: All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for the 2nd grade and one of the middle school classrooms.

Order Your Catholic Schools Week T-Shirts Today!

You can order your own CSW 2022 t-shirts (which can also be used as a gym shirt, both this year and next year) by completing the order form sent home today, which can also be found here. Because this is a bulk order all student order forms must be in by March 2nd. (No Exceptions).

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the weekend. God bless, and Go Saints!


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.

Resource Room Sneak Peek!

Without giving too much away before it is finished, check out the renovations taking place in our resource room. A reminder that all of this is possible due to your support of this year's Walk-a-thon! Thank you so much for your generosity!

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/13-2/19: 13

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/13-2/19: 1

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/13-2/19: 0

This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 2/20-2/26: 0

Student Positive Cases - Week of 2/20-2/26: 1

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 2/20-2/26: 2

Please note, only one of the above cases resulted in close contacts within the school.

Tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members 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.

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:

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!

Ordering Lunch through the FACTS Family Portal

We have heard feedback from families that it is difficult to know when the lunch menu for each month has been posted and will be closed for ordering.

With this in mind, we have contacted the provider and developed the following schedule:

  • The lunch menu will open for ordering on the 7th of the month prior (i.e. the March lunch menu will be available February 7th)
  • Ordering will close on the 14th of each month (i.e. the March lunch menu will close on February 14th)

We hope this new schedule will assist families is submitting their lunch orders. If you have difficulty ordering lunch through the FACTS Family Portal, please contact Mrs. Boiardi at

Thank you!

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