FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

It's been a busy and exciting week as we returned from break! We're looking forward to our Family Fun Night on May 6th, the dedication of the new Learning Center, and the start of some exceptional summer camp opportunities.

You can find the complete details for Summer Camps, including links to the registration form by clicking here. We're thrilled to be able to offer eight weeks of camps for all ages and interests! Please note, the deadline for registering for summer camps is Friday, May 13th.

We're also pleased to launch our new Uniform Purchasing Program for the 2022-2023 school year, which can be found at the link here: In order to address challenges with ordering this past year, we are moving to a bulk ordering system with Donnelly’s for the 2022-2023 school year. Utilizing the link above, families can place orders for Donnelly's uniforms which will then be shipped directly to the school for pick-up. Please note, in order to maintain bulk ordering, orders will be placed with Donnelly's on the 4th of every month. Orders placed after the 4th will be placed in the following month's order.

In addition, I'm thrilled to share that our annual Read-a-Thon was once again a tremendous success! Thanks to the support of our families - and the hard work of our readers! - we surpassed our goal and raised a total of $6,195.00! In recognition of this success, we will be holding a "Thankful Thursday" celebration at the end of May. Stay tuned for more details! Read-a-thon proceeds go directly to support the enhancement of our reading programs across the grade levels.

And a final reminder that our last Open House of the 2021-2022 academic year is Monday, May 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. If your middle school student would be interested in serving as a student ambassador at the Open House, they should see Mrs. Marra as soon as possible. Know of a family who may be interested in learning more about Father Doyle? Prospective families can register at the following link: Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Staffing Notices

Lastly, please join me in thanking the following staff members who recently announced their plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year. We are blessed to have so many long-serving, dedicated staff members at Father Doyle, and the following staff will certainly be missed next year!

Mrs. Cheryl Coderre

Mrs. Coderre began her time at Father Doyle in 1993. Since then, her kindergarten classroom has been a place not only of great academic growth, but also one of social, emotional, and spiritual growth. Her naturally calm and nurturing presence and passion for introducing students to the joys of formal schooling will certainly be missed. We wish her the best in her retirement!

Mrs. Alexis Heller

Mrs. Heller began her time at Father Doyle School in 2004 and, for the past eighteen years, has engaged students with her Spanish instruction, led students to great insights in her literature classes, and shaped the hearts and minds of students in religion class. We will certainly miss her dedication to her students and her passion for the faith. We wish her the best in her retirement!

Mrs. Kate Jussila

Mrs. Jussila has served pre-kindergarten students at Father Doyle School for the past nineteen years, beginning her time here in 2003. Over those nineteen years, many students and families have been touched by the joy, love, and humor she brings to the classroom each day. She will be greatly missed in the halls of FJVD, and we wish her the best in her retirement!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! God bless, and 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.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

COVID-19 Travel Policies

Current RIDOH guidance states “if you’re traveling to Rhode Island from a location within the United States... you’re not currently required to quarantine or get tested after arrival whether or not you’re vaccinated.” However, to lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 and help mitigate risk within the school community, Father Doyle is requiring students who are not vaccinated who have traveled from a location for vacation or similar extended stay within the United States to submit a negative PCR test taken upon their arrival back in Rhode Island prior to returning to school.

Unvaccinated students choosing not to get tested will be required to quarantine for seven days while monitoring for symptoms before returning to school. Vaccinated individuals do not need to test or quarantine prior to returning to school.

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:

17 Tests Conducted at 4/23 Testing Event

  • 2 Positive Tests

This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 4/24-4/30: 9

Student Positive Cases - Week of 4/24-4/30: 1**

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 4/24-4/30: 0

*Tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members of the school population, as some testing, including identification of some positive cases, is conducted at state sites.

**The positive case was not in school during the infectious period. As a result, no students or staff were impacted and/or considered close contacts.

In addition, rapid tests used to end isolation early are not included in the testing numbers, as these individuals had previously tested positive.

Scheduling a Test for Your Symptomatic Student

If your child develops symptoms and is need of a PCR test to return to school, we recommend scheduling a drive-up test at the school. We usually receive results within 24-48 hours, which is must faster than the current turnaround time at state sites.

You can schedule that test here:

Please note, the link will be updated each week with the days that PCR testing is available. You do not need a new link each week.

We are only able to offer drive-up PCR testing on certain days based on the availability of our nurses. Thank you for your understanding!

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Got Ink?

Reduce Waste and Help our School!

Do you have used ink cartridges at home? Father Doyle School is partnering with Planet Green Recycling to recycle use ink cartridges. The best part? It's entirely hassle free - all you have to do is drop your ink used ink cartridges off in the main office. We'll package and ship them to Planet Green, who ensures cartridges are properly recycled. Ultimately, the program helps save the environment and supports the school! Find out more here.

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 $50.00 check or $75.00 tuition reduction.

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!

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 provides 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.