Ss. Colman-John Neumann School Update Sheet
October 17th to October 24th 

Weekly Letter From The Principal

We are praying for the parishioners of St. Colman and St. John Neumann Parishes and world peace.
       Please remember to check Mrs. LambertoÕs ÒPrincipalÕs PageÓ on our website,

Directory Correction:  The email address for Frank and Rosa Nieves in the school directory is incorrect. 
The correct address is  We apologize for the error.       

The date for the start of the Fall After-School Enrichment Program has been changed to Monday, October 22nd from 3:00PM to 4:00PM.  Check out the fun classes and sign up now!

The October Social Justice Project
, sponsored by the sixth grade, is a dress down day on Monday, October 29th and will benefit St. Mary's Shelter in Phoenixville. Students and staff who donate $1 will be able to wear a favorite team t-shirt and gym pants. All donations should be sent in an envelope marked with the student's name by Friday, October 26.  

On Tuesday, October 30th, students may wear a Halloween shirt and/or accessories with their school uniform.

The forms for School Picture Day were sent home with your child(ren) today.  Please check their backpacks and folders.  Return the completed forms, with a check, on Thursday, October 25th. 

Please remember to send the following items into school for recycling.  Funding Factory will give us cash for items:    laser ink cartridges, inkjet cartridges, IPods and MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, laptops and GPS systems

Since the new entryway in not complete, if you cannot get into the building, please call the school office, 610.525.3266, and let us know what door you need opened.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Thursday is Pizza Day!  A slice of pizza is $3.00, juice or water is $1.00 and ice cream is $1.00.  Please put your studentÕs money in an envelope, clearly marked with his/her name and grade.  Exact change is appreciated.

On Thursday, October 18th Vicki Oman, from the Plimouth Plantation Visiting Museum of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in PA will visit grades four to eight in their classrooms.  Mrs. Rebecca OÕNeill will come to the afternoon session.  We look forward to learning about 17th century life in New England for the Wampanoag and the English.

ItÕs a busy weekend at SCJN School! Pizza Bingo is Friday, October 19th.  The fun begins promptly at 6:30PM.  If you havenÕt already done so, please preorder your pizza today!

Saturday, October 20th is the date of the first Saints Stomp 5K /1 Mile Fun Run/ Walk beginning at 9:00AM.  Registration will begin at 8:00AM.  Join us for a beautiful autumnal run/walk through the Coopertown neighborhood!

The following people are scheduled to sell supermarket certificates at the SJN masses this weekend (October 20/21): Kathleen Geibel (6PM), Kay Dugery (9AM), Nancy Franz    (10:30AM), Susan OÕConnor (Noon).

Hot dogs are the Monday lunch item on October 22nd.
The Fall After-School Enrichment Program begins on Monday, October 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00PM. Please be prompt in picking up your children.

Field Hockey
Varsity lost to St. Denis yesterday, JV tied 0-0
Wednesday, October 17th, against St. Francis, last home game of the regular season
Thursday, October 18th, at St. Norbert

Beat St. Bernadette 48-24
Beat St. John the Cross 21-6
Flag Football, undefeated, will play Sacred Heart on Friday, October 17th

Beat Sacred Heart 3-1
Friday, October 19th vs. Annunciation BVM @ Preston Field


SCRIP sales will be available at Pizza Bingo this Friday night!  Get a jump-start on your yearly requirements and remember it is never too early to start your holiday shopping!  Deanna Golden will be available for all orders or any questions you may have regarding the program.

Thank you to everyone who continues to respond to our request for help each week - it is much appreciated!  We are still in need of sellers after many masses through November and December and are still hoping that this school year, each family will further share the responsibility for this program by volunteering to sell at ONE mass - it truly takes ten minutes or less to sell - and is very easy!

We are still taking requests for masses at this time, and could especially use sellers for the following masses:
Sunday October 28th at 10:30 AM
Sunday October 28th at 12:00 PM
Sunday November 4th at 12:00 PM
Sunday November 11th at 12:00 PM
Sunday November 18th at 12:00 PM
ALL Masses the weekends of December 8/9 and 15/16
If you are able to sell at one of the masses listed above OR would like first choice of a mass early in 2013, please email Kathleen at and reference "SCRIP Seller" in the subject heading. Thank you so much for your continued help and support of this important fundraiser for our school!  
Our next Great Lakes order will be placed at the end of the week so please have your orders in by Thursday, October 18th. Place your order online at or send your paper order forms and checks in to school using the brown clasp Scrip envelope provided.
SCRIP TIP: Did you know that you could receive and send electronic eCards by ordering on  Check out ScripNow on as itÕs a great way to reload your Scrip Gift Cards and send instant eGifts to your friends and family!
Check out the new gift cards available through SCJN Scrip:
American Girl Doll - $25 gift cards with 9% rebate to SCJN
Oriental Trading Company - $25 gift cards with 9% rebate to SCJN
Please contact Barbara Rake at for any questions regarding Great Lakes (non grocery scrip) and ShopwithScrip and Deanna Golden (grocery Scrip) at

Home and School News

The SCJN Home & School Association is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 25th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  We are looking for SCJN artisans/crafters/vendors.  If you have a unique item that you would like to 'show and sell' at the Bazaar, please contact Lisa Falcone at: for all of the details.  Space is limited. We look forward to another successful SCJN H&S event!

The Innisbrook sale has not closed yet!  There's still time to place an order this week.  Please help us reach our goal.  Many thanks for all you do to support our great school!

PIZZA BINGO:  the pre-orders deadline has been extended until tomorrow, Thursday, October 18th. All order forms will be collected at the end of the school day tomorrow.  Please take a minute to pre-order ... It really helps home and school order an accurate amount and only pre-orders are guaranteed pizza. Pre-order sales are down substantially this year.  Pizza bingo is a great family night and tradition at SCJN we hope to see you all there!
$200 in Apple gift cards will be raffled off  -- $5/raffle
we will also have our 50/50 cash raffle
there are 15 exciting Halloween baskets ready for bingo winners to take home!
SCJN magnets and pennants will be sold for $5 each
grocery scrip will be sold

CLASS COCKTAIL PARTIES: Thank you to the following families for offering to host a class cocktail party!
Mr. and Mrs. Lavelle, Fifth Grade, Saturday, October 27th 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Kindergarten, Friday, November 2nd
Mr. and Mrs. Hauck, Seventh Grade, Friday, November 9th
Mrs. and Mrs. Reilly, Third Grade, Friday, November 16th 
Mr. And Mrs. Wilson, Second Grade, Saturday, November 17th
Mr. and Mrs. Nassib, Sixth Grade, date TBA
If you are interested in hosting a class party, please email Stacia Halfpenny at  
These parties are long standing tradition at SCJN that we hope will continue.  It is a great chance to get to know parents!  Hopefully by next week's update will have dates for all of our classes -- still hoping that a 1st, 4th and 8th grade family would like to host!

FUNDRAISING: Please start saving your Box Tops For Education, Campbell's Soup Labels, and old cell phones and printer cartridges.  We will have more information coming on these programs in the next few weeks, but please start saving ... this is FREE MONEY for SCJN!

IF YOU HAVE A TARGET RED CARD!!!!  Please take a minute to enroll your card with the "TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION" Program.  SCJN is signed up for this and currently 8 school families are enrolled.  Over the summer, SCJN received $200 from Target. Here is the link!


Fall Sports Mass:  Fr. McKeaney will celebrate the Fall Sports Mass on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM with pictures to follow. Further details will be provided to the student athletes by their coaches.

CYO Basketball Registration: The deadline for CYO basketball registration for grades five through eight is Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
The deadline for CYO basketball registration for high school is Friday, November 16, 2012. Please visit for registration materials.
 Ss. Colman-John Neumann Athletic Board is an eligible agency under Specific Care of United Way.  Please note the following information so your donation is correctly processed:
Code: 10657, Agency Name: CYO/St. John Neumann, c/o Ss. Colman-John Neumann School, 372 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Community News
The Center on Central offers many programs for children.  They are currently enrolling students in the Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes.  Information can be found on their website:
Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia is hosting a variety of basketball activities this fall.  Check out their website at

Upcoming events:
October 25                            Picture Day
October 26                            Donations for dress down day due
October 27                            5th grade cocktail party-Lavelle
October 29                            Social Justice dress down day
October 29                3:00-4:00PM        After-School Enrichment
October 30                7:00PM            SC Parent Meeting for First Reconciliation
October 30                            Halloween accessory day
October 31                            Registration for basketball due to AA
October 31                NO SCHOOL        Parent Conferences
November 1                NO SCHOOL        All SaintsÕ Day
November 2                            Kindergarten cocktail party-Frank
November 4                9:00AM        Fall Sports Mass
November 4                10:30AM        SC First Reconciliation workshop
November 5                3:00-4:00PM        After-School Enrichment
November 7                7:00PM            SJN Confirmation Mandatory parent meeting
November 9                            7th grade Cocktail party-Hauck
November 11                9:00AM        First Eucharist Inscription Mass
November 12                3:00-4:00PM        After-School Enrichment
November 16                            3rd grade cocktail party-Reilly
November 17                            2nd grade cocktail party-Wilson
November 19                6:30PM            Thanksgiving Liturgy at St. ColmanÕs
November 21                NO SCHOOL        Faculty Meeting
November 22-23            NO SCHOOL        Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30                            Last day of 1st trimester
December 2                9:00AM        SJN First Eucharist Enrollment mass
December 2                10:30AM        SC First Reconciliation workshop
December 5,6,7                        SantaÕs workshop
December 7                            Report Cards
December 12                9:15AM            Mass-Our Lady of Guadalupe-g.5
December 13                7:00PM            SC First Reconciliation
December 13                7:30PM            SJN First Reconciliation
December 17                            Santa Lunch
December 20                7:00PM            Christmas Show
December 21                NO SCHOOL        Faculty Meeting