FJVD Weekly Info

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful February break! In his letters, Saint Bernard of Clairvox writes, "we find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us." May your break be spent resting with those you love!

While families enjoy the upcoming break, there are lots of events and activities coming up upon the return from break! Please take a few moments to read the announcements and information below:

Final Reminder: Guarantee Your Spot for 23-24! Re-Enrollment Deadline TODAY!

In order to provide our current families with priority for enrollment, we strongly encourage all current families to re-enroll within the re-enrollment window continuing through today, February 17th. All current families who re-enroll by today are guaranteed a spot for the 2023-2024 school year.

Please note, with some classes at or approaching capacity, we are not able to guarantee a spot for current families who attempt to re-enroll after February 17th. Thank you for choosing Father Doyle School!

Enrollment is completed via the FACTS Family Portal, and instructions were sent to all current families via email.

Introducing More NEW Extracurricular Activities!

Mastery Martial Arts will be offering an after school program open to all students in grades PK through 3. The cost of the program is $25 total for three weeks, and the program will meet twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, March 6th. Interested students can sign up for the martial arts program here.

Mrs. Bloom will also be offering a second Instructional Soccer Program running on Thursday afternoons beginning March 9th. This additional program will be open to students in grades two and three. The cost of the program is $25 total for all five weeks. Interested students can sign up for this new soccer program here.

Annual FJVD Auction - March 25th, Quonset O Club!

Come join us at the “Sand Sational Soirée!” Tickets are now on sale! This past week, we announced the theme of this year’s FJVD 2023 Silent Live Auction. The “Sand Sational Soirée,a Caribbean Themed Auction Dinner, will take place Saturday Evening March 25 at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.

The evening will feature Live Music by the “Saints John and Paul Beach Band,” starring the "Calypso Cleric" Fr. Woolley, Mrs. Burns, OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias and SSJP Organist/FJVD Parent Dr. Kirsten Mitak!

Lastly, thank you to the many parents and parishioners who have donated items and gift cards to the Auction so far! If you can donate an item, large or small, please visit our on line wish board. All auction proceeds go towards the purchase of desks and chairs for Mrs. O’Keefe’s 5th Grade and Mrs. Sosa’s Middle School Classrooms!

Catholic Athletic League (CAL) Volleyball and Soccer Interest Surveys

If your child is interested in playing soccer for Father Doyle School this year (grades 4-8), please complete the survey here:

If your middle school student is interested in playing volleyball for Father Doyle School this year (grades 6-8), please complete the survey here:

Survey responses for both sports are due back no later than Monday, February 27th. Please note, the school is only able to register if enough players express interest to field a full team and the necessary coaches have been secured.

Middle School Lenten Mass Schedule

We're pleased to share that, in observance of the Lenten season, middle school students will be attending Mass as a class once per week. Students will attend Mass during their Religion class, and all other classes will continue to meet for their regularly allotted times.

Thank you to Fr. Woolley for inviting our students for this opportunity to continue to grow in faith and holiness during the Lenten season.

Gentleman's Choice Event - March 4th, 12pm-2pm @ Bowlero, Cranston

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Gentlemen's Choice event, being held March 4th at Bowlero in Cranston. Tickets include pizza, unlimited soft drinks, shoe rental, and a $5.00 arcade credit. You can purchase tickets at the link here.

Lenten Food Drive

We're starting our Annual Lenten Food Drive on Monday, March 6th! More details will be available when we return to school. See the attached flyer for a list of weekly items!

As always, please be assured of my prayers for you and your families, particularly as we enter the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday next week.

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.

Snapshots from the Week

Upcoming Events & Information

Saturday, February 18 - Boys Basketball - Home Game

10:00am, FJVD Gym, vs. St. Mary School

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 - No School - February Break

No School - Winter Recess

Saturday, March 4 - Gentleman's Choice Event - Bowlero

12pm-2pm, Bowlero in Cranston

Wednesday, March 8 - Early Dismissal Day

1:30pm, Early Dismissal for Professional Development, aftercare closes at 4:30pm

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Virtue Corner

Information & Materials for the Virtues in Practice Program in February

Virtue of the Month: Honesty - being trustworthy and true.

Saint(s) of the Month:

  • PK-2: Saints Jacinta & Francesco Marto
  • 3-5: St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • 6-8: St. Athanasius

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 February here.

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

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.