FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,


A Happy New Year to each of you. I pray that this year brings many blessings for you, your families, and Fr. Doyle School!


As always - it's a busy time of year at Fr. Doyle! How blessed we are to be members of such a vibrant school and parish community. Please be sure to review the following announcements and the remainder of our Newsletter below:


Fr. Doyle School is looking to participate in the First Lego League Junior Expo in March...

...but we can't do it without your help! We are currently looking for volunteers to coach Lego League Jr. team(s). A First Lego League (FLL) Junior team is made up of 4-6 students ages 6-10. Teams meet once per week for 1-2 hours to prepare their projects for the FLL Junior Expo. This year, teams will be using pre-ordered Lego robotics kits to build safe, happy, and healthy communities. Entries are then judged at the expo. Coaches do not need any robotics, computer, or engineering experience, and scheduling can be flexible. If you would be interested in coaching, please contact Mr. Peloquin! You can find more information about FLL Junior here.


Fr. Doyle School is Singing at the P-Bruins!

Our students will be singing America the Beautiful at the Providence Bruins game on Sunday, January 12th. You can purchase tickets for the game by following the link here. If your child is interested in singing with our choir, you can email Mrs. Skidds for more information. The puck drops at 3:05pm!


Fr. Doyle School is now on Instagram!

In order to continue to share the great things happening at Fr. Doyle, we have opened an Instagram account. You can now follow us at www.instagram.com/fjvdsaints! Please give us a follow to receive a first-hand account of life at FJVD!


Lastly, all parents are invited to join me for Breakfast with the Principal on Thursday morning, January 9th beginning at 7:30am. Please RSVP by responding to the survey here. I look forward to our conversation!


Wishing you all a restful and enjoyable weekend!


God Bless & Go Saints!


Sincerely,

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.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Boys and Girls Basketball Games

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

  • 10am - Girls Grammar Division vs. Blessed Sacrament
  • 11am - Boys Junior Division vs. Holy Apostles

Come cheer on our teams right here at the J. Robert McDermott Gymanisum at Fr. Doyle! Go Saints!


Grades Posted - Middle School Gradelink Portal

Monday, January 6th & Tuesday, January 7th

A reminder to middle school parents that the Gradelink portal will have student grades posted on Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th. Thank you!


School Board Open Session

Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30pm

Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific discussion topics. If you would like to attend the Open Session, please RSVP here.


Please note that Wednesday, January 8th is not an early dismissal day!


Breakfast with the Principal

Thursday, January 9th, 7:30am

Breakfast with the principal will return on Thursday, January 9th. Stop by the school lunchroom for coffee & refreshments and enjoy conversation and the sharing of ideas with the principal and other Fr. Doyle parents. Please RSVP here.


Glow Dance Party!

Friday, January 10th, 6pm-8pm

The FJVD PTO invites all students PK-5 to a Glow Light Dance Party!

Friday, January 10th 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Gym

Come join us for a fun night of music and dance! Dress as your favorite rocker or in florescent colors. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT


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

Sunday, January 12th, 3:05pm

  • See flyer below under Forms and Important Documents for more information
  • Tickets can be purchased here.


Rhode Island Families for School Choice - Miss Virginia Movie Event

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Join the Rhode Island Families for School Choice at a special movie event on January 20th, 2:00pm at the Park Cinema in Cranston. You can find more information in the flyer here.


Fr. Doyle Winter Open House!

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join us for the Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:30am! The Open House then begins at 12:30pm. Please help us spread the word!


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

Forms and Important Documents

Represent Your Business in the 2019-2020 FJVD Yearbook!


Interested in additional advertising your business in our annual yearbook? Click the form below for more information regarding advertisement sizing, pricing, and other details.


Thank you for your support!

FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

Instructions for purchasing tickets included in the flyer below!

Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

Volunteer Opportunities

Fr. Doyle School is looking to participate in the First Lego League Junior Expo in March...


...but we can't do it without your help! In order to participate, we are currently asking for volunteers to coach Lego League Jr. team(s). A First Lego League (FLL) Junior team is made up of 4-6 students ages 6-10. Teams meet once per week for 1-2 hours to prepare their projects for the FLL Junior Expo. This year, teams will be using pre-ordered Lego robotics kits to build safe, happy, and healthy communities. Entries are then judged at the expo. Coaches do not need any robotics, computer, or engineering experience, and scheduling can be flexible. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact the school! You can find more information about FLL Junior here.

P.T.O. News

Silent/Live Auction - Calypso Night!


This year’s Silent/Live Auction, Calypso Night, will be held at Harbor Lights on March 28, 2020. More information about the event will be shared after the new year. We are still accepting donations for the class baskets to be auctioned off at the event. Thank you for your support!

The Nurse's Corner

Important Reminders for the Winter Season:


  • Please call the school when your child is absent and let us know the reason. Please call rather than emailing the classroom teacher, as this allows us to keep up to date attendance. This let's us know your child is safe at home with you. In addition, if your child has an illness that is contagious, such as strep throat, it is important that we are able to notify other parents that their child may have been exposed to an illness and to watch for signs & symptoms.


  • Now that the COLD weather has arrived, please ensure your child has appropriate cold weather attire (i.e. hats, mittens). So long as the temperature is considered safe, students will go outside for recess to get fresh air and play. The RI Department of Education states that outdoor recess should be 15-20 minutes (1-2 times a day) outside as long as the temperature is 32 degrees or above with the wind chill factored in.

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

Green Bins help our school!


Please donate your clothing into the green 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.