FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

It's a great (and busy!) weekend to be an FJVD Saint! This Saturday we have our Barrington Book Fair starting at 9am at Barrington Books in Cranston. Stop by to hear a performance from our Singing Saints Choir and meet Frozen II Little Book author Nancy Cote!

In addition, it's time for our 62nd Annual Snowflake Bazaar! Join us at the Parish Center from 8am-5pm on Saturday or 8:30am-1:30pm on Sunday. Be sure to stop by the ornament booth to see the great work of our students, and don't forget to visit me at the Raffle Table for your chance to win big!

Believe it or not, preparations are also well underway for our Annual Auction to be held March 28th at Harbor Lights in Warwick. Part of these preparations include the creation of Class Baskets. Please click here for more information regarding these wonderful auction items!

Lastly, the lunch calendar for the month of December is due Thursday, November 21st. You can find the lunch calendar under Forms and Important Documents below.

As always, please be sure to continue to read through the remainder of the Newsletter to learn more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, etc. Thank you!

Have a wonderful 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.

Fr. Doyle School in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

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!

FJVD Instructional Basketball League Begins!

Monday, November 18th

  • Open to students in grades 2-4, the league will focus on teaching fundamentals in a fun, energetic environment
  • Sign up forms are included below under Forms and Important Documents!

School Board Meeting & Open Session

Monday, November 18th 6:30pm-7:00pm

The school board holds an open session for all interested stakeholders for the first 30 minutes of each meeting. The next open session will be held from 6:30-7:00pm this Monday, November 18th. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP here.

  • Please note that open sessions are designed for parents and community members to share specific thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns with the school board. With this in mind, please come prepared with specific topics.

Middle School Gradelink Training Session

Monday, November 25th, 2:45pm

Middle school parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Gradelink Online Portal. A reminder that the portal will go live on December 9th!

Little Mermaid Auditions

Friday, December 6th or Tuesday, December 10th

Little Mermaid Auditions for Students in Grades 4-8

Picture Re-Take Day

Monday, December 9th

If you would like to retake your school picture or your child was absent on picture day (November 5th), Lifetouch will be back at FJVD on December 9th for picture retakes.

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
  • Flyer includes ticketing information!

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

Forms and Important Documents

FJVD Barrington Book Fair!
December Lunch Menus are Due Thursday, November 21st!
FJVD Students will be singing at the Providence Bruins game!

Instructions for purchasing tickets included in the flyer below!

Girls & Boys in Grades 2-4, Join the Instructional Basketball League Today!
Information for our Auction Class Baskets is Included Below!

P.T.O. News

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 Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for parent volunteers interested in assisting with 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!

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 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.