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welcome back to school

Welcome Back to School!

September 17, 2014

mission statement
Mission Statement

The Mission of Ss. Colman-John Neumann School is to teach as Jesus did by weaving faith, community and service into our curriculum. Our school provides students in preschool through eighth grade with a challenging and successful academic program. Partnering with families, we prepare the students academically and spiritually to become moral and compassionate leaders.

we are continuing to flourish grow
We Are Continuing to Flourish & Grow
  • Increased enrollment for the second year in a row!
    • Total enrollment: 280 from preschool through grade 8
      • 59 preschool students
      • 220 grades k-8 (was 199 three years ago)
  • Last year our 8th grade class won numerous scholarships to Archbishop Carroll, Archmere Academy, Merion Mercy Academy, The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, St. Joseph Prep and Malvern Prep.
  • Meet the outstanding faculty!
  • There are some changes to the Report Cards that the teachers will address with you
  • My Students Progress
    • You have all received your username and password and were asked to log in to make any corrections. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Edwards who will direct your inquiry to the correct person.
    • Tracking your child’s progress
    • Lunch ordering through MSP
  • New Journeys Reading Program in grades K-5
  • 35 new desktops purchased
  • Speak Up!

Students in grades 5 though 8 one-to-one with iPads.

  • Students in preschool through grade 4 may utilize the iPad carts and laptop carts
  • All teachers had Professional Development on Tuesday, September 2nd from the DCIU on using iPads in the classroom
  • Miss Leone and Miss Goane attended a class during the summer on iPad usage in the classroom
  • Updated website
    • Main means of communication
    • Working on an online directory
    • Working on a new site
middle states update
Middle States Update
  • Mrs. Venezia and Miss Cranage are co-chairs
  • In the final phase before the team comes to visit,
    • Our school visit will begin on March 15 and conclude on March 18th
  • All of the faculty collaborates together on different committees then come together to share and analyze the work by each committee
  • A Planning Committee meets periodically to review and confirm the faculty’s work.
    • Consists of parents, faculty, former faculty and principals
terra nova scores
Terra Nova Scores
  • Our Terra Nova scores are in the top 15% in the nation, which is Blue Ribbon Status.
dciu services
DCIU Services

Speech/Language –Mrs. Sempers (msempers@dciu.org)

Reading Specialist –Mrs. Glavin(lglavin@dciu.org)

Counseling – Mrs. Ryan (jryan@dciu.org)

School Psychologist – Mrs. Hottenstein(khottenstein@dciu.org)

Equitable Participation- Mrs. Glavin(lglavin@dciu.org)

IST Program – Mrs. Andes, Coordinator

we are blessed
We are Blessed!
  • We are so proud of our students!
    • Academic excellence
      • Terra Nova scores above national and regional averages
      • Awarded amazing scholarships
  • Our SCJN community is unique and special.
    • Our close-knit network of friendships, connections, shared values, and commitment to our Catholic faith make us family.

Thank you for making our community

so special!

we are fortunate
We are Fortunate

Parish Subsidies

tuition assistance
Tuition Assistance
  • We encourage all parents to apply for assistance through BLOCS. An application can be found online on our website.
  • 12 children in 5 families were assisted this year
  • Companies may donate their own tax money directly to SCJN to assist parents in our school
    • This year we were fortunate that one parent owned company donated $25,000 of their tax money to SCJNanother company that we deal with gave us $5,000.
    • Would like to form a committee to work on getting the word out to local companies.
home school board update
Home & School Board Update
  • Introduce new Home & School Board
  • Sign-up sheets, Sign Up Genius and informational tables in the back
  • Lots of opportunity for involvement!
  • It takes a village - help support our SCJN community
scjn scrip
  • Scrip = Gift Cards
  • 2 kinds of Scrip – Grocery & Great Lakes
  • $1,200 min. purchase requirement (K-8)
  • Opt out option - $250
  • Earn tuition rebates by exceeding purchase minimum
changes for 2014 15
Changes for 2014/15





where to buy scrip
Where to buy Scrip
  • Grocery Scrip
  • Great Lakes
  • Order Online: www.ShopwithScrip.com
  • After SJN Masses
  • School office

Order Online:


Orders placed every Friday

Orders received by following Thursday

maximizing scrip benefits
Maximizing Scrip Benefits
  • Make it a habit
  • Buy cards with high rebates
    • (i.e. Clothing retailers & Restaurants)
maximizing scrip benefits for y our family and scjn
Maximizing Scrip Benefits for Your Family and SCJN

$120/month Grocery


$9,000 total for SCJN

$400/month Grocery $50/month Coffee


$90 rebate to family

$22,500 total for SCJN

$800/month Grocery


$170 rebate to family

$34,500 total for SCJN

$400/month Grocery

$100/month Clothing

$50/mo. Entertainment


$160 rebate to family

$33,000 to SCJN

* Revenue based on purchases over 10 months

your support is essential
Your Support is Essential

Continued success is dependent upon you

Every family counts, and every family is expected to participate

Funds directly support the operating budget and contribute to keeping tuition rates low