FJVD Weekly Info

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

There's quite a bit of information included in our Newsletter this week, including but not limited to:

  • Information on our upcoming Auction Kick-Off and Event
  • Additional extracurriculars including SPARK Business Academy and FJVD Dance Club
  • Details on the upcoming Ss. John and Paul Irish Night in celebration of St. Patrick's Day
  • Initial information on the FJVD Read-a-thon starting March 26th

And much, much more!

To that end, I will keep the reflection this week relatively short, and invite all of us to simply reflect on a passage from this Sunday's 2nd Reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans. St. Paul writes:

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ... and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts..."

I pray that this Lenten season is an opportunity for each of us not only to grow in peace, as St. Paul mentions, but also in hope, for it does not disappoint!

Please be sure to continue reading below for important updates and information!

Annual FJVD Auction - March 25th - LIVE Kick-Off Event Thursday, March 16th!

Live Stream Auction Kick Off 7pm This Thursday March 16 on Facebook! Over $13,000 in Auction Items!

Tune in this Thursday evening, March 16 to our Parish or School’s Facebook Page and join Fr. Woolley, Mr. Peloquin, and Special Guest FJVD Teacher and School Aide Mr. Brian Geoffrey as they view the over $13,000 worth of auction items, and show you how to bid online for them! There’ll also be a little live Caribbean music and trivia as well! You do not need a Facebook account to tune in.

Thanks for All of Your Donations! Wine still needed!

Thank you to all who have donated gift cards and other items for our school auction, including two condo rentals in Florida and New Hampshire, a 75” Smart TV, Red Sox Box Seat Tickets, an Apple Series 8 Watch, park passes and more! We really appreciate your generosity!

We are still in need of bottles of red and white wine, as well as lottery tickets for our wine grab the night of the auction. If you can donate a bottle or some tickets, please bring them to the church, school or rectory, thanks!

Soirée Tickets Going Fast! We’re getting close to selling out!

You don’t want to miss this great evening out! The “Sand Sational Soirée,” Fr John V. Doyle School’s Caribbean Themed Auction Dinner, Saturday March 25 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown, featuring Live Music by the “Saints John and Paul Beach Band,” starring the "Calypso Cleric" Fr. Woolley, Judy Burns, Kirsten Mitak, Brian Mattias, as well as two trumpet players and a drummer!

Tickets to the Auction Dinner are $45 a person, $400 for a table of 10, and can be purchased on the School’s Website FJVD.ORG. All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for two classrooms; a sample desk and chair is now on display near our auction wishboards.

Introducing SPARK My First Lemonade Stand (PK-2) - *DATE CHANGE*

With the conclusion of the Little Foodies program prior to break, we're excited to offer another SPARK Business Academy program this Spring for students in grades Pre-K through 2. Running for ten sessions from April 4th through June 13th, in My First Lemonade Stand students will become "lemonade entrepreneurs," designing marketing flyers, estimating profits, and developing their business savvy. The cost of the program is $180.00 per student, and you can register here.

Aftercare Schedule - Week of March 13th

Joining us for after care programming next week? You can find a detailed schedule of the activities (and pick up times) for the week here.

Introducing the 2023 FJVD Read-a-thon!

Father John V. Doyle School will be holding its annual Read-a-thon this year! Read-a-thons are an opportunity to build excitement about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more! Our Read-a-thon starts Sunday, March 26, 2023.

In order to participate in our read-a-thon, you'll need activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on and following the simple instructions

We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child another reason to read, and helps to develop of stronger reading skills. With this in mind, we hope everyone participates!

Introducing More NEW Extracurricular Activities! FJVD Dance Club

Ms. Hannah (current FJVD 6th grader) will be offering a dance club for students in grades 2-4. The program will run for five weeks beginning Monday, March 27th. Class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays until 3:15, and the total cost of the program is $25.00 total.

Please note, there will be adult supervision in addition to Ms. Hannah for the duration of the program.

To register for FJVD Dance Club, please complete the registration form here. Additional details & information will be sent to registrants.

Join us for a Ss. John and Paul St. Patricks Day Celebration!

Fr. Woolley invites everyone to the Parish's annual St. Patricks Day celebration, Monday, March 13 at 7pm in the Parish Hall, with Refreshments, Irish Step Dancers, and Live Music by the Ss. John and Paul Irish Band, starring Fr. O’Woolley, Mr. Peloquin’s Irish Born Father in Law, Kieran Keating, FJVD Grandparent Bob Leonard on the accordion. Tickets are $5 each, children under 12 free, and will be sold at the door only.

Lenten Food Drive

The Lenten Food drive continues next week with the items of tuna and canned meat. See the attached flyer for a list of weekly items!

Morning Prayer Service

We are so grateful to have parents join us for prayer service in the gym each morning. It is a wonderful opportunity to come together in prayer as a community, which is an essential part of our mission and identity as a Catholic school.

We encourage any families who wish to join us for prayer service to do so; however, we kindly ask that parents staying for prayer remain in the rear of the gym rather than standing with their students in line during prayer service. Doing so assists teachers with taking appropriate attendance and helps students transition effectively into the school day.

In addition, we encourage students not to bring toys or other items into prayer service, as they may be lost/broken or become a distraction.

As always, please 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.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Virtue Corner

Information & Materials for the Virtues in Practice Program in March

Virtue of the Month: Mercy - caring for those who are suffering.

Saint(s) of the Month:

  • PK-2: St. John Vianney
  • 3-5: St. Faustina
  • 6-8: St. Teresa of Calcutta

Home Projects for the Month of February:

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 March here.

Congratulations to our Virtues in Practice (VIP) award winners for the month of February!

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.

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.