FJVD Weekly Info...

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

I am thrilled to officially begin my time at Fr. John V. Doyle School! Your kind words of welcome and continued prayers are greatly appreciated.

When I arrived at school for my first official day this past Monday, I spent the morning going through a few miscellaneous items in the office. In the process, I uncovered a battered wooden ruler with a slogan boldly emblazoned across the top: "Father John V. Doyle - A School You Can Believe In!"

I had to smile at this little bit of providence. No slogan could better capture what inspires me most about Fr. John V. Doyle School. From the tireless support of our Pastor, to our incredible staff - many of whom have served the school for ten, fifteen, or twenty years - to our dedicated and selfless parents, this community is marked by a profound and beautiful belief in the mission and goodness of the school.

As my time here continues, I look forward to working together with each of you to deepen and enrich this belief. What we do here as a school community - providing young people with a solid, well-rounded education rooted in the Faith - is an incredibly important task. Thankfully, it is not a task that any one of us takes on alone, as we are always walking together in this pursuit of truth and transformation.

May these summer months present an opportunity to spend time together and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your families.

Go Saints!


Mr. Peloquin

P.S. The ruler is now appropriately and proudly displayed on my desk.

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.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, July 15th

Bus Registration Forms Due to Bus Company

  • Please see further information below

Monday, August 26th

Back to School Night

  • All families are encouraged to attend!
  • More details to come in the weeks ahead

Wednesday, August 28th

Pre-K, K, and Middle School Orientation

  • More details to come in the weeks ahead

Thursday, August 29th

First day of School (K-8)

Tuesday, September 3rd

Friday Day of School - Pre-K

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

Bus Registration Forms Due July 15th

If you live in Coventry and your child will be taking the bus to school for the 2019-2020 school year, bus registration forms are due to the bus company by Monday, July 15th. Please do not send your registration to the school.

Please note that the town of Coventry now utilizes Ocean State Transit as their bus provider. This is a change from First Student. We have been informed that routes, services, etc. will not be effected by the change in provider. In addition, if you have already submitted your bus registration form for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to re-submit the form due to the change.

The bus registration form is attached below. Please contact Ocean State Transit at 401-214-5158 if you have any questions or concerns.

Cross Country Coach Opening

FJVD is currently looking for a cross country coach. If you are interested in the position, know someone who may be interested, or would like more information, please contact me. Go Saints!

Welcome to Fr. Brendan Rowley!

We welcome our new Associate Pastor Rev. Brendan Rowley! Like me, Fr. Rowley officially began his time here on July 1st.

Fr. Rowley is a Bishop Hendricken graduate, who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Rhode Island College. He entered St. John Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts in 2013 for his formation for the priesthood. His summer assignments as a seminarian included St. Joseph, Woonsocket, where he served under our pastor, Fr. Woolley. He was ordained a transitional deacon on May 26, 2018, and a priest on June 8, 2019.

Please join me in welcoming Fr. Rowley to our parish and school community!

Gordon Orthodontics and R.I. Dentistry Reading Contest

Starting June 24th - Read, read, read!

Using the reading log attached below, keep track of how many books/pages you read over the summer. Then, turn in your reading logs at school (no later than September 5th). Your log must be signed by a parent.

You could help our school win $1,000!

Thank you for your support!

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!

Keep saving those Box Tops!

Don't forget to save your Box Tops over the summer for next year!

See the letter below for information on uploading Box Tops to the new Box Top App!

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!

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 over the summer and send them in to Mr. Godin’s room when you return in August!

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.