FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Cold and dreary Fall days are upon us, but our spirits certainly have not been dampened! There are so many great things happening here at Fr. Doyle throughout the month of October thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of so many teachers, staff and volunteers. Be sure to check the Upcoming Dates & Reminders section for more information!

Thank you to all of our grandparents and grandfriends who were able to join us for Grandparents' Day this past Monday! We had a wonderful morning spending time together, visiting classrooms, and praying the Living Rosary. It was a beautiful reminder of the vibrancy of our school community!

In addition, I am excited to announce the formation of the Father John V. Doyle Instructional Basketball League - available to students (both boys and girls) in grades 2, 3, and 4. Coached by our own Mr. Breault, the league will meet Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:00pm in the gym. This fun, skills-based, intramural league will focus on building foundational skills and teaching students the fundamentals of the game. The league will begin on Monday, November 18th. To sign up, submit the registration form (attached under Important Forms and Documents) to the main office. No previous basketball experience required!

Also, a reminder that progress reports will be sent home today (10/11) and parent teacher conferences will be held next Thursday (10/17) and Friday (10/18). I've attached a few suggestions for a successful parent teacher conference under Important Forms and Documents below. I invite you to review these suggestions in the week ahead. We look forward to meeting with you!

Finally, please review these important reminders regarding Morning Care and After School Care:

  • Morning Care begins each morning at 7:00am and runs until 7:40am.
  • Students dropped off at school prior to 7:40am must report to Ms. Cunningham's room for morning care.
  • Students not picked up within ten minutes of dismissal will be checked into the After School Care program, as stated in our handbook. Students are not permitted to wait for a ride outside or in the main office.

Please know that these protocols are in place to ensure the safety and appropriate supervision of our students. Thank you for your cooperation.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support of our school and this great community! Have a wonderful and restful long weekend!

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.

This Week at Fr. Doyle School

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Annual Walk-a-thon & Fun Run

Thursday, October 17th

We are so excited for our annual Walk-a-thon & Fun Run! Teachers and volunteers are hard at work planning lots of fun activities for the day. I'm sure it is going to be a blast!

  • Remember, you can now collect donations online through! More information is included below. If you have any questions about donations, please contact the school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 17th & 18th

  • Conference scheduling sheets were sent home in backpacks on Thursday, October 3rd
  • Please see suggestions for a successful conference below!

Annual Spooktacular!

October 26th

  • Join us for trunk-or-treat and other Halloween activities!
  • A flyer with more details is attached below under Forms and Important Documents!

FJVD Annual Book Fair Fundraiser!

Saturday, November 16th, 9am-9pm

  • Join us at Barrington Books (176 Hillside Road, Cranston)!
  • 10% of all sales will go towards Fr. Doyle School!
  • See the flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

Fr. John V. Doyle Performs America the Beautiful at the Providence Bruins!

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • More details regarding participation and ticketing will be available soon!
  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information

Please see the full 2019-2020 school year calendar attached below for more important dates!

Forms and Important Documents

Girls & Boys in Grades 2-4, Join the Instructional Basketball League Today!
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 17th & 18th
Walkathon & Fun Run is October 17th!

Don't forget to set up your account and submit your food orders!

Join us for the Annual Spooktacular on October 26th!
FJVD Barrington Book Fair!
FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

P.T.O. News

Walk-a-thon & Fun Run Volunteers Needd!

The Walk-a-thon/Fun Run is almost here! We would love to have you join us!

We are looking for volunteers to count laps, help serve lunch or just cheer on the students.
PTO Remind Message Alerts

Interested in receiving information from the PTO about upcoming events? You can register for the PTO Remind Account and receive text messages to your mobile device.

Simply text the message: @fjvd to the number: 81010 to subscribe. No need to download an app!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Coordinators Needed

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in organizing our Yearbook efforts. This would include taking and collecting photographs, designing pages, and working together with our Lifetouch representatives to construct the yearbook itself. Good news! Lifetouch has moved to a more user-friendly design program. Little to no technical experience is required!

If you or someone you know may be interested in assisting with our Yearbook, please contact the school!

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

The October Box Top Contest is in full swing!

Don't forget to drop off your Box Tops in the next few weeks, as the class that brings in the most box tops by October 25th will earn a free pizza party!

This is Your Chance to Name the Mars Rover!

K-12 students have the opportunity to name NASA’s next Mars rover. According to the Department of Education, “Entries must include a proposed name for the rover and a short essay of 150 words or less explaining the reasons for the name. NASA will select 156 state winners (one from each state and age group), before narrowing down to the top 9 entries that will be part of a public poll. The grand prize winner who will name the rover will be selected and announced in spring of 2020.”

The deadline is November 1. Students can sign up and submit their entries for the competition at When registering please use the school technology class code so we can keep track of all students from FJVD who have entered.

  • FJVD Technology Class Code = FUC6QY

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 tuition credit!

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 vestibule 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!

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of RI

Purple Bins help our school!

Please donate your clothing into the purple bins on the side of the Church! Father John V. Doyle School will benefit for every donation - even old sports and/or personalized items! Thank you!

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 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.

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.