FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

If there's anything that makes my day as an educator, it is hearing that someone's child loves to come to school. Over the past week, it has been wonderful to see students at drop off with smiles on their faces, eager to say hello to their friends, engage in exciting activities in the classroom, and grow academically, spiritually, and in so many other ways. What is even more rewarding is seeing those same smiles at the end of the day, though they are perhaps tinged with a bit of exhaustion it's a tiredness that says we worked hard today, and it's been a good day.

Thank you for sharing the gift of your children with us! There have been so many wonderful things to celebrate in these first few weeks of school, and I am excited to see what new adventures and achievements await us in the weeks and months ahead.

A few notes and reminders:

  • Now that we are a few weeks into the school year, please be sure you are familiar with and abiding by our dress code policies.
  • Please note the chain of communication noted in our Parent Student Handbook (see page 3), namely that classroom concerns should be discussed first with the student and classroom teacher whom the matter involves. If you need contact information for any teacher, please note that email addresses are listed on the website.
  • A reminder that Conduct Notices will begin being sent home starting this Monday, September 18th for students in grades 4-8. More details will be emailed to families separately.

Please keep reading for more announcements below:

FJVD Walk-a-thon September 28, 2023

We're excited to announce that the 2023 Father John V. Doyle School Walk-a-thon will be held Thursday, September 28th. Each class will have a chance to complete their walk/run during the school day along with other fun activities to celebrate the event. To view our special, annual Walk-a-thon kick-off video, click here.

Proceeds from last year's Walk-A-Thon went to support student needs, including but not limited to upgrades to our outdoor recess spaces. This year we will continue to enhance the student experience with an emphasis on addressing specific classroom needs across the grade levels. With your help, we can once again help transform our school for the better!

Sign up here if you are available to help on the day of the event! Thank you!

Calling All 5-8 Grade Students! FJVD Concert Band

We are thrilled to offer a new program here at Father Doyle School - FJVD Concert Band! For more information, see the attached packet for details including the where and when of rehearsals, steps for procuring an instrument, and much more.

In addition, if your child is interested in participating in the FJVD Band, please complete the Band Interest Form here. The deadline to complete the form is TODAY, Friday, September 15th.

Next week, Ms. Saleem will contact all families who have completed the interest form with additional details and information.

Join us for Dance Club! Grades 2-4

Dance Club will run weekly from October 2 - November 30 on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30. However, we will not meet on October 16th. This is open to all students in grades 2 -4 and the registration fee is $25. Please sign up here by September 22nd.

Please email Mrs. Marra with any questions. Thank you!

Lastly, please be sure to read on for more information regarding the SSJP Choir, basketball interest surveys, and more!

As always, be assured of my prayers for you and your families.

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.

Photos from the Week

Saints John and Paul Children's Choir - Calling All 2-8 Graders!

The SSJP Children's Choir welcomes children grades 2-8 to join us as we begin another season! Weekly Wednesday rehearsals in the Church will begin September 20th from 5-5:40pm. Choir members coming from an FJVD after school program (e.g. Drama, Extended Day as permitted) as well as SSJP Religious Ed will be walked from class to rehearsal by SSJP Children’s Choir Assistant Mrs. Lee Bourque. The SSJP Children's Choir will sing once monthly at the 11:30am mass beginning October 15th. They will also sing for the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 5pm and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Please contact Kirsten Mitak at to register or find out more information.

2023 FJVD Basketball - Interest Survey

It's already time to start thinking about the winter basketball season!

The Catholic Athletic League offers boys and girls teams at the junior (grade s 4-6) and grammar (grades 7&8) levels. All FJVD teams are dependent on the number of interested players and coach availability.

With this in mind, if your 4th-8th grader is interested in playing FJVD Basketball this winter, please complete the survey here. Additional information will be sent out in the coming weeks - stay tuned!

Extended Day Information

We're excited for another great year of Extended Day Care! Please find the welcome letter below from our coordinator, Ms. Ciera. There are lots of fun activities and themes prepared for the upcoming months!

As a reminder, the Extended Day Policies and Procedures can be found here. When picking up for extended day, please call the extended day line at 401-262-0271. An extended day staff person will direct you to the appropriate pick-up location either the west wing/middle school entrance (to the left of the main entrance) or an outdoor play space.

If you are planning to utilize Extended Day regularly during the course of the 23-24 school year, please complete the survey here.

Lastly, please be sure to notify your child's classroom/homeroom teacher if their dismissal plans change from their regular routine. Thank you!

The Virtue Corner

Virtue of the Month: Hope - trusting in God's loving plan

Saint(s) of the Month:

  • PK-2: St. Joseph
  • 3-5: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 6-8: Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin

Home Projects for the Month of September:

Home projects are broken down by grade level groupings. These are not required and rarely involve a material project, but rather include an opportunity to discuss and practice the virtues as a family. You can find the home projects for the Month of September here.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

The Nurse's Corner

A reminder that Father John V. Doyle School is a peanut and tree-nut free school. For the safety of all students, we ask that children not bring snacks and other food items to school that contain peanuts and/or tree nuts. This includes peanut butter, nutella, and granola bars containing peanuts or tree nuts.

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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.