FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Our Cross Country Team is off to a great start!

The first Cross Country meet of the year was held on September 19. Our girls all had amazing finishes, including running down runners to improve their placement at the end! With only 4 girls on the team, all of their places count for our team total. We finished in 4th place for the first meet of the year. The boys also did well, finishing in 3rd place overall in a tough division - with one of our eighth grade students coming in at an impressive 3rd place!

FJVD runners also had a successful second meet this past Wednesday! Our boys placed 3rd again, with our top runners coming in 3rd, 12th, 19th, 20th! Our girls once again placed 4th, in 15th, 21st, 29th, and 45th places. Special recognition goes out to those who improved their times or places from last week despite the heat: Brian, Nathan, Aidan, & Gavin for the boys. Our newest runner had the biggest improvement - Angie moved up 7 places and shaved 82 seconds off her time for the girls! Way to go, Saints!

Father John V. Doyle School is proud of all of our new runners and we know they will continue to improve! Returning runners track their progress versus previous seasons. Two of our eighth grade boys have already set new personal bests! Coach Blissmer expects this kind of effort to continue and he is looking forward to much improvement throughout the season! He is discussing goals for the season with each runner.

As always, Thank You for your support of Father John V. Doyle School!

Mrs. Jae T. Smith

Installation Mass for Father Woolley!

Please join our school and parish community to celebrate the Installation of our new pastor, Father Woolley, on Sunday, September 30 @ 11:30am.

There will be a reserved section for students who attend this Mass in their regular school uniform (pants/skirt/jumper - no shorts). PreK students may sit in the body of the church with their families.

All students who attend this special Mass in full school uniform will receive a no-uniform day!

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FJVD FUN RUN to be held on Friday October 12, 2018!

Please open and print out the documents below!

The Fun Run Lunch Order is due no later than Tuesday, October 9.

The Fun Run Pledge Sheets can be brought in on the day of the Run, Friday, October 12.

Thank you!

Basketball Registration Open!

We are now accepting registrations for CAL Basketball for Girls Grammar, Boys Grammar, and Boys Junior teams. If your child is interested, please complete the registration form below and return to the office by October 1. Registration fees will be announced after that date.

We currently do not have a coach for a Girls Junior team which would consist mainly of 4th grade students but could include 3rd grade. If you would like to coach this team, please contact Mrs. Smith! Thank you!

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Circle of Grace

Please read the parent letter below regarding the Circle of Grace program. Circle of Grace will be presented over the next few months to grades preK-5 by Mrs. Smith, and to grades 6-8 by the Religion teachers. The Circle of Grace program is endorsed by the Diocese of Providence. Also, please be assured that Mrs. Smith and our teachers are fully aware that the program contains some sensitive topics, and that these topics will be presented appropriately per grade level. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office.

​Thank you.

NEW! PTO Facebook group!

The PTO would like to invite parents, teachers, and families at Father John V. Doyle School to join the PTO Facebook group! Our PTO team will maintain the group to provide an online community where families can get information about events, share volunteer opportunities, be able to ask questions, and have a chance to give your opinion through surveys and open discussions.

If you are on Facebook, please join the group at:

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Reminder... Keep bringing in those Box Tops!

Start bringing in your Box Tops! Every 50 Box Tops will get you one Angel Award (grades K-5) or one Doyle Dollar (middle school)! AND you'll help boost your homeroom total... the homeroom with the highest overall total by Thursday October 18 will win a No-Uniform Day!

Keep collecting those Box Tops & Good Luck!

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STORM the STATE HOUSE Phone Campaign

The Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office has asked all school parents and teachers to call the Office of Governor Raimondo to ask her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program.

Please call 401-222-2080 to say:

"I am calling to inform Governor Raimondo that I want her to raise the cap on the Education Corporate Tax Credit Program."

Then give your name, address, and phone number!

That's all there is to it! Thank you for calling!

RI Catholic School Parent Federation

Father John V. Doyle School needs two parent liaisons to join the Parents Federation. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you can fill this role!

The Rhode Island Catholic School Parents Federation organizes parents to assure equal opportunities for quality education to all who desire it. It is committed to educating, advocating and mobilizing Catholic school parents, public policy-makers and the public at large to ensure that Catholic school students and parents receive all the rights and privileges to which they are entitled. Its primary purpose is to maintain state and federally mandated services which include student transportation, health and special education services, textbook loans and federal entitlement grants and services. A secondary purpose is to provide parents with access to public tax funds which may include tax credits, tax deductions and educational opportunity scholarships.

For more information, call the Catholic School Office at (401) 278-4550.

Catholic High School Open Houses...

Bishop Hendricken High School

  • October 14 - Noon to 3pm
  • November 18 - Noon to 3pm

La Salle Academy

  • October 28 - Noon to 3pm

Mount Saint Charles Academy

  • October 14 - 10am to Noon

St. Mary Academy - Bay View

  • October 14 - 1pm to 3pm

St. Raphael Academy

  • September 30 - Noon to 3pm

The Prout School

  • October 14 - 1pm to 4pm

Please refer to high school websites for more information!

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.