FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Wow! These are busy & exciting times at Fr. Doyle! This week's newsletter features lots of important information about many of our upcoming events. Please be sure to read carefully to find out more about the great things happening in the weeks ahead!

Calypso Night Silent & Live Auction

Tickets are now available for this year’s “Calypso Night” Silent/Live Auction to benefit FJVD School, which will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6:30pm—10:30pm at Harbor Lights in Warwick. Auction items keep pouring in: we now have over $14,000 in items, including Disney World Tickets, one week at a beachfront condo in Florida, and a NE Patriots helmet autographed by Tom Brady! As last year's auction sold out, we are holding off until next weekend to sell tickets to parishioners after the Masses to give FJVD parents and their guests first dibs so purchase your tickets soon!

If you are a business owner or individual and would like support the Auction with a donation or ad, please email Linda DiChristofaro at or contact the School. Ads are as follows: Full Page - $100; ½ Page - $50; ¼ Page - $25; Business Card - $20. We also have Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsorships at $250, $500 and $1000; these Sponsors will be given special mention at the auction and in some of our publicity before and after, and will also be given complimentary tickets (Silver 2 tickets, Gold 4 tickets, Platinum 10 tickets/one table).

Catholic Schools Week 2020!

Preparations are well underway for Catholic Schools Week 2020 (January 26th-31st)! A detailed schedule including themes and events will be available next week; however, here's a sneak peak at a few of the activities:

Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off Mass

Join us at 11:30am Mass on Sunday, January 26th to kick-off Catholic Schools Week! Our Singing Saints Choir will be providing the music, and all students are encouraged to attend in their uniforms. Mass will be followed by our Open House from 12:30pm-2:30pm!

"Soup"-er Bowl Monday

Does your family have a long-standing soup or chili recipe? Are you prepared for an epic culinary clash? Join us for the 1st Annual "Soup"-er Bowl Chili & Soup Cook-Off on Monday, January 27th, 6-8pm! There will be chili and soup tasting, awards for top dishes, and football activities for the kids. All families are invited to attend. If you're interested in bringing a chili or soup, you can fill out the competitor registration form here.

Career Day (PK-4)

As part of Catholic Schools Week, the FJVD community celebrates vocations. This year, our PK through 4th grade students are inviting parents to join them on Thursday morning, January 30th for brief presentations on parent's professions. You can sign up to speak to our students by completing the form here. Thank you for volunteering your time!

Please be sure to read the rest of our Newsletter for updates on:

  • Philadelphia Trip Pasta Dinner (Saturday, February 8th)
  • Presentation for Middle School Parents on Technology, Cell Phones, and Internet Safety - Presented by the Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) (Wednesday, February 12th)
  • Volunteer and Donation Opportunities (under PTO News & Volunteer Opportunities)

And much, much more!

Finally, a reminder to return Enrollment Contracts for the 2020-2021 School Year:

  • Contracts & deposits returned by February 17th will be credited $100 off tuition
  • Contracts & deposits returned by March 30th will be credited $50 off tuition
  • All enrollment contracts & deposits are due no later than April 15, 2020

As always, thank you for your continued support of Fr. Doyle!

Wishing you a restful and enjoyable weekend!

God Bless & 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.

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

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.

February Lunch Menus Due!

Thursday, January 23rd

Please turn in your completed February Lunch Menus by Thursday morning, January 23rd. You can find the menu here.

Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our kick-off Mass. All students are encouraged to attend in uniform. We look forward to seeing you there!

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!

Philadelphia Trip Pasta Dinner

Saturday, February 8th, 6pm

Join us for an evening of food & fun! Please RSVP by completing the form attached here.

CCAP Presentation on Phone & Internet Safety

Wednesday, February 12th, 6pm

All middle school parents are invited to join us at the school for a presentation and discussion regarding phone & internet safety for teens. The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will provide an engaging and relevant presentation to help parents be better equipped to keep their children safe in our digital age.

Fr. Doyle Evening for the Arts

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30pm

Performances by our Singing Saints Choir and Paul Effman Music students, as well as art displays and more! Mark your calendars now - more information to come!

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have extra plastic ware or napkins from the Holiday Season?

Mrs. Jarvis is accepting donations of plastic ware and napkins that may be left over from the Thanksgiving or Christmas season. These will be utilized by students in the school lunchroom. Donations can be given directly to Mrs. Jarvis in the front office.

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

Class Basket Donations Needed!

Class Baskets have always been one of our most popular auction items. Please bring in donations for your child's class basket as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!

The Nurse's Corner

The flu is now considered widespread in RI. Even in the event that it does not entirely prevent infection, the vaccine does help lessen the symptoms and may prevent worsening symptoms. The RI Department of Health wants everyone to know that it's not too late to vaccinate!

At school, the best solution to preventing the flu spreading is GOOD HAND WASHING! There are germs everywhere and many are spread through the air and land on our desks. Keeping hands washed and AWAY from the face will help prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses. We are also taking extra precautions including cleaning desks and disinfecting toys regularly.

Please encourage your children to always wash their hands or use sanitizer before eating and especially after using the bathroom.

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!

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!

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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.