FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

Wishing you all a joyful and relaxing Winter Recess! I hope this upcoming week provides an opportunity for rest and family time. Students across the grade levels have been working hard as the close of 2nd trimester approaches, and the vacation is certainly well-deserved!

I want to take an opportunity to thank Mrs. Joyce Laboissonniere for her years of dedicated service to Fr. Doyle School. As many of you know, Joyce will be moving on to a new position with the city of Warwick. In my first few months here at Fr. Doyle, I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and supportive staff member to work alongside. Her love for Fr. Doyle School is always evident and has undoubtedly made a positive impact on hundreds of families who have interacted with her throughout the years. We wish Mrs. Laboissonniere all the very best in her new endeavor!

When we return from break, we will welcome Mrs. Kathy Boiardi and Mrs. Jennifer Marra to our staff. Mrs. Boiardi will be joining our staff as the new Administrative Assistant, and Mrs. Marra will serve as Coordinator of Marketing and Development. For more information, see Fr. Woolley's announcement here. How blessed we are to have such dedicated members of the school community who are willing to share their gifts in new ways in the months ahead!

Lastly, please consider participating in some of the great Spring activities we have coming up at Father Doyle School:

Spring Volleyball at Fr. Doyle

Volleyball sign ups continue for students - both boys & girls - in grades 6-8. Sign-up can be completed digitally by completing the form here.

Looking forward to an exciting Spring season! Go Saints!

Spring Soccer at Fr. Doyle

Soccer sign ups continue for students in grades 4-8 at Fr. Doyle. You can find the sign up for the 4h & 5th grade team here and the 6-8 team here. We also have hard copies of sign ups in the Main Office if students need a copy. I've heard lots of excitement about the upcoming season - looking forward to seeing the Saints back on the field!

STEM Club at Father Doyle!

Signups are officially live for our STEM Club for students in grades 1-4! If your child would like to participate, you can sign up by completing the form here.

Students will set out to solve a different STEM problem each week, and in the process will engage in a wide-range of activities including coding, green-screen movie-making, and more! And best of all? The program is completely FREE for families!

Please note that sign ups are on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a limit to the number of students who can participate in the program, so be sure to sign up soon!

Mastery Martial Arts Comes to Fr. Doyle

Students in grades Kindergarten through Four are invited to join us for a four week martial arts program right here at Fr. Doyle!

Mastery Martial Arts instructor Mr. Pezzillo will be providing martial arts instruction on Wednesdays from 2:30pm-3:00pm - April 29th, May 13th, May 20th, and May 27th. The cost is $20.00 per child.

Signing up by filling out the form here will ensure you receive the necessary waivers and information in the weeks ahead!

Finally, a reminder that the Early Enrollment Discount deadline for $100.00 off tuition is February 17th, and for $50.00 off tuition the deadline is March 30th. ALL enrollment contracts are due by April 15th. Thank you for your timely response!

Once again, wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable winter recess! We will see you on Monday, February 24th.

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.

Sail Away Raffle!

The Sail Away Raffle has returned for this year's auction! You could win the trip of a lifetime! Tickets on sale at the rectory during normal business hours, as well as after weekend Masses here at Ss. John & Paul.

You can also purchase your tickets online by using the following link:

See the flyer below for more details!

FJVD in Pictures

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Early Enrollment Discount - $100.00 Deadline

Monday, February 17th

Half Day Professional Day - Dismissal at 11:30

Wednesday, March 4th

  • Students dismissed at 11:30
  • Buses run starting at 11:30

Last Day of Trimester 2

Tuesday, March 10th

Grades close for the 2nd Trimester

Report Cards Sent Home

Friday, March 20th

Report cards for 2nd trimester (Grades K-8) sent home.

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!

Early Enrollment Discount - $50.00 Deadline

Monday, March 30th

Enrollment Contract Final Deadline

Wednesday, April 15th

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

Forms and Important Documents

Presentation from CCAP and Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force

Attached below is the Powerpoint presentation given on Wednesday evening regarding Teens & Technology.

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!

Coventry Lacrosse - Ages 4-High School

The Town of Coventry is offering lacrosse for both boys and girls this Spring.

The flyer below contains more information and registration details.

The Nurse's Corner

Recently, you have likely heard news coverage regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China. Currently, there are no reported or confirmed cases in the state of Rhode Island, and it is highly unlikely that the virus would affect our student body.

Nonetheless, the Rhode Island Department of Health seeks to keep parents updated about the response to the spread of this virus. Please take a moment to read this flyer from RIDOH regarding steps you can take to take care of your family during the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses:

P.T.O. News

Class Basket Donations Needed!

Class Baskets have always been one of our most popular auction items! Some class baskets are nearly complete, while other classes still have plenty of opportunities to donate! Donations are due March 6th, but please make an effort to bring donations in as soon as possible we can begin preparing the baskets for what promises to be a spectacular evening at Harbor Lights!

See the attachment below for more information regarding basket donations.

Thank you!

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.

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.