SS. Colman-John Neumann School in Bryn Mawr will welcome parishioners, book lovers and interested new school families on Sunday, Jan. 26 when three events are planned at the school:  the annual Pancake Breakfast, an Open House with guided tours to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, and a Book Fair in its spacious library.

The annual Pancake Breakfast is one of the largest fundraising events for the school each year. From 8 a.m.-12 noon in the Parish Center, families can enjoy pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee, tea and juice. All food will be cooked and served by SCJN school families. Parishioners and local residents are welcome to attend.


The cost is $7 per person, and cash and checks will be accepted at the door. The breakfast benefits the Home & School Association, which helps coordinate parent involvement, plans a variety of student activities and enhances involvement in local communities.

From 9-11 a.m., an Open House with guided tours is also planned for local families. SCJN students and faculty will be on hand to provide guided tours of the school to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, a yearly celebration of the high-quality, faith-based education the nation’s Catholic schools provide.

New families will hear about SCJN’s academic excellence and the deep Catholic faith that ties together the school’s students. They will see SCJN’s recent expansion effort, including a multi-purpose parish Life Center, which includes a new state-of-the-art gymnasium, meeting space and additional classrooms. Families will also learn about the Pre-Kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old children, and parents are invited to tour the program’s newly renovated classrooms.

In addition to the breakfast and open house activities, a Book Fair will be held in the SCJN library located within the school. Past book fairs have showcased children’s books from K-8th grade, with a number of items available for purchase during the fair hours of 8:30 a.m.-12 noon.

SCJN continues to build on its outstanding foundation of Catholic faith and academic achievement, and the Life Center will allow school families, parishioners and the community to enjoy new opportunities on the school’s existing footprint.