FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Earlier this week, our annual Family Survey was sent to families via email. If you did not receive this email, or you have not yet taken the survey, you can do so by following the link here:

Particularly in Catholic education, the partnership between a school and its families is essential to the continued growth and development of every child. To this end, this survey helps assess the direction of the school and gather important feedback from parents and families. Please note that, at the end of next week, a full summary report of the survey information will be provided to families, including action steps being taken to address common concerns. We look forward to working together with you to continue to enhance and grow our school!

Change in Academic Calendar - No School Wednesday, November 25th

There will be no school Wednesday, November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving. Both the public school district and many nearby Catholic schools have opted to take this day as part of Thanksgiving break.

We know that Thanksgiving is already going to be a challenge this year and will likely look different for many of our families. During these stressful and difficult times, we hope this additional day off will be a helpful and appreciated reprieve and an opportunity to spend additional time together as a family.

A reminder that if you are planning to travel during the Thanksgiving break, please be aware of the travel guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health. If you plan to travel to a high-risk state during the Thanksgiving break, please contact the school as soon as possible to discuss the appropriate safety measures. See below for more information. Thank you!

Books & Burritos! Join Us for Two Great FJVD Fundraisers!

Barrington Books - Encourage Reading while Supporting FJVD!

Father John V. Doyle will once again be partnering with Barrington Books for a fundraiser November 20-22, 2020. You can shop online, in-store, or through curbside pick-up during these days, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to FJVD!

More information is included in the flyer below!

FJVD Night at Chipotle

Order takeout with the Chipotle Restaurant at 1200 Quaker Lane in East Greenwich between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday November 21st and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to FJVD! This includes online orders!

More information is included in the flyer below!

Next PTO Meeting - Thursday November 12th

The PTO will be holding their next meeting this upcoming Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm.

A Zoom invite for the meeting will be sent out soon! Please contact Jen Marra with any questions. Thank you!

Screening, Travel & Thanksgiving Break

As communicated via email to families, travel to high-spread communities is becoming an increasing concern noted by the Governor and Department of Health. With this in mind, we have adjusted our screening tool questions and ask families to consider the impact travel over the Thanksgiving break may have on their child's ability to return to in-person learning. See below for more information:

If your child has traveled to a state with a high community spread rate according to the list maintained by RIDOH, they must follow RIDOH travel guidance found here The list of states maintained by RIDOH changes regularly, so please check frequently if you are planning to travel.

Please note that these travel procedures set forth by the Department of Health also apply to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. If your family is planning to travel during this time, please consider how this travel may impact your child's ability to return to school at the conclusion of Thanksgiving break.

If you have questions or concerns regarding RIDOH travel procedures and how they may or may not impact your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you for your continued adherence to these and all of our safety guidelines and procedures. Together, we can work to keep our community safe and healthy in the weeks ahead.

Probable Cases & Testing Procedures

The Department of Health has released additional resources for families regarding how to proceed if your child has symptoms at home or becomes ill at school. You can find the RIDOH Resources for Families here. Please note, if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that indicate a probable case, please call 844-857-1814 from 7:30am-9:30pm seven days a week schedule a test through the K-12 Testing Network. You should also notify the school as soon as possible.

If your child is experiencing symptoms and is being tested, two tests will be conducted at the K-12 testing site - a rapid test with results within 24 hours, and a PCR test with results within 48 hours. Please note, students are not permitted to return to school until both tests are negative and symptoms have resolved. In addition, families must complete the After Illness Return Attestation Form which can also be found on the homepage of our school website under "Important Links."

A reminder that our hybrid learning policies for students absent due to illness or quarantine can be found in our Hybrid Learning Guide for Students and Families as well as in a quick reference guide here.

Wishing you all a blessed and relaxing 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.

FJVD Walkathon 2020 - Week II

Forms and Important Documents

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, 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.