FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Dear Student, Families, & Friends,

Once again, I am pleased to have the opportunity to say "Thank You!" to members of our school and parish families! Our focus on school safety this year has been given a boost thanks to their generosity!

As you know, our entire faculty and staff, including Father Woolley, has been trained in "Stop the Bleed!" and ALICE under the guidance of the Coventry Police Department. These nationally recognized programs are designed to provide a safe and healthy learning environment in our school. Middle school students were also included in the ALICE training. In addition, students in grades K-8 have participated in Rachel's Challenge to foster a permanent culture of kindness and compassion at Father John V. Doyle School.

While we continue to plan for emergencies by performing emergency drills, we also need to make sure we have proper emergency preparedness supplies. I am happy to say that this next step is being addressed!

We are grateful to one of our grandfathers for securing funds from Navigant Credit Union to purchase "Stop the Bleed!" emergency tourniquet kits for each classroom. Nurse Patti has been working hard to put these kits together and she was able to purchase everything she needed for every room in the building!

Emergency tool kits have also been put together thanks to the efforts of the Saints John & Paul Parish Lunch Bunch! These wonderful ladies set up a memorial fund in loving memory of Carol Dragon, a friend and parishioner. The kits will supply each wing of FJVD with tourniquets, blood clotting material, First Aid packages, and chest seals.

It is comforting to know that while we pray we never have to use any of these skills, techniques, or materials, we are trained and equipped to do so. A member of the Coventry Police Department has commented that FJVD may be the most prepared and equipped school in Coventry, and possibly the state! We truly appreciate their guidance and support in our efforts to protect our students.

As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School! Mrs. Smith

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.

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Enrollment Contracts Due!

Enrollment Contracts to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year are now due. All current students must return their enrollment contract which was sent home in January.

Thank you for your cooperation as this will help us to prepare for the next school year!

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May Lunch Menu

Lunch order form and payment are due by Tuesday April 23 @ 9am.

Thank you!

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You are invited to the next Open Session of the School Board!

The next School Board meeting will be held on Monday, April 22, 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!

Dear Families,

As you are aware, the Catholic Parent Federation of RI has been working diligently to ensure that Catholic education is available to all those who desire it for their children. Last year, we were fortunate to have a bill introduced in both the House and Senate to increase the Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

This year, we are happy to tell you that another version of the bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives. If it passes, H 5273 will raise the cap of the tax credit from 1.5 to 5 million dollars. This could dramatically increase the funding we have in Catholic schools to offer financial assistance to needy families.

The president of our Federation, Matt Fitzgerald, has penned a letter (below) for constituents to send to their legislators in support of the bill. Please send it to your representatives!

The only way a measure like this will pass is if we all work together to be sure our voices are heard. We appreciate any assistance you can offer in this matter.

Thank you,

Erin Clark,

Principal St. Joseph School

Catholic School Parent Federation of RI

Come out to cheer on our teams!

Please open the documents below for a complete schedule of our Junior Soccer, Grammar Soccer, and Volleyball games!
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Aluminum Can Tab Collection

What: Aluminum can tabs are being collected

Why: To support the Ronald McDonald House in Providence

How can I help? Send in as little or as many can tabs as you have to Mr. Godin’s Room

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Bottle Cap Drive

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up Father John V. Doyle School to 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. We have already received one check for almost $50 with low key promotion. Now it’s time to “kick it up a notch.”

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!

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Don't forget to order a YEARBOOK!

Order your 2019 yearbook Online:


Code: 1866619

Dates to Remember...


15 Enrollment Contracts DUE

24 Administrative Professionals' Day

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

26 Progress Reports


1 PD dismissal at 11:35am

3 Middle School Learning Fair

4 First Communion, Saturday, 11:00am

x STAR Summative Assessment (May 6-24)

7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

10 Faculty/Staff PD - No School for Students

13 May Crowning 1:30pm

18 Drama Production of Peter Pan

24 Dress For Charity

24 Gentlemen's Choice Event

30 Ascension Thursday Mass 10am


4 Awards Night Grades 3-8

6 Eighth Grade Dinner

7 Field Day

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.