Lumen News – 01/26/2018

Posted on Jan 26, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Jan 28th-Feb 3rd:  Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan 29th:  All Catholic Schools Mass at OLG, 10:00am
  • Jan 29th:  Academic Awards Assembly, 2pm
  • Jan 29th:  2nd Annual State of the School Address, 7pm
  • Feb 3rd:  Archdiocesan Parish Basketball Night, 3-6pm
  • Feb 4th:  Lumen Christi/St. Benedict’s Community Mass, 10:30am
  • Feb 10th:  Lumen Christi’s Mardi Gras Gala, 5:30pm
  • Feb 13th:  Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner, 6-8pm
  • Feb 14th:  Ash Wednesday Mass, 9am
  • Feb 15-16th:  Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Mar 7th: Open House
  • April 5th: Open House

From the Principal:

As we look to the start of Catholic Schools Week on Monday, please mark your calendars for the great events we have planned to celebrate our wonderful Catholic school!  I look forward to seeing everyone at the State of the School on Monday, January 29th, at 7pm and Community Mass at Saint Benedict’s on February 4th at 10:30am.  Be sure to also invite your friends from your home parish to our Archdiocesan Parish Basketball Night on Saturday, Feb 3rd from 3-6pm.  Come cheer on our Archangel basketball teams to victory!

On a more serious note, I am asking parents to please ensure your student looks professional in his or her school uniform each day, but also for our weekly Mass on Thursday.  It is especially important that our students look sharp on Monday, January 29th, for our All Catholic Schools Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 10:00am.  This means an ironed shirt, clean pants or skirt, appropriate length tie, neat and presentable hair, and “non-distracting” shoes and socks.  In addition to our actions, our uniform is the most visible representation of our school to the community.  We should strive to be a role model to others, especially to the elementary school students from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School and Our Lady of the Valley School.  We will start to more strictly enforce uniform standards in coming weeks.  I appreciate your assistance in helping us enforce this important aspect of our school community.

Announcements:

Mark Your Calendars! Spring Open Houses:  Please spread the word and invite families you know entering grades 7-12 to come to one of Lumen Christi’s Spring Open Houses.

  • March 7th from 6-8pm

  • April 5th form 6-8pm

BP Teacher of Excellence:  Nominations are open, please visit BPTeachers.com for more information and to nominate your favorite teacher.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Spaghetti Dinner:  On January 27th, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner, Dance & Dessert Raffle at 6:30pm in St. Elizabeth’s Miki Center.

Catholic Schools Week:

  • All Catholic Schools Mass (Monday, January 29th at 10:00am):  Lumen Christi will join St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Holy Rosary, and Our Lady of the Valley for an All Catholic Schools Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral at 10:30am.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

  • Academic Awards Assembly (Monday, January 29th, at 2pm):  We will celebrate the academic accomplishments of our students from semester 1.  Parents are welcome!

  • State of the School Parent Meeting (Monday, January 29th at 7pm):  Our 2nd annual “State of the School” meeting for all current parents and prospective families.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a few raffle prizes.  You can expect a series of short presentations by the Principal, Father Tom, and others highlighting our mission and vision, academics, campus ministry, finance, and athletics. If you want information on what our school has done this year and where it is going in the future, you do not want to miss this event.

  • Parish Basketball Night (Saturday, Feb 3rd, from 3-6pm):  All Archdiocesan parish families are offered free admission to our basketball games against Wainwright and will receive a ticket for one free popcorn or candy.  Fun halftime activities and free giveaways!  Our girls game will begin at 3pm, boys at 4:30pm.  Come cheer on Lumen!!!  Go Archangels!!

  • Lumen Christi Community Mass at St. Benedict Parish (Sunday, February 4th at 10:30am):  As Catholic Schools Week comes to a close, what a better way to celebrate our school than with the parishioners of St. Benedict’s.  Our students and staff will participate in the liturgy as altar servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers, gift bearers, and hospitality.  This is not a mandatory event, but I am requesting parents and students to attend whether you are Catholic or not.  As a ministry of St. Benedict, our school benefits greatly from the generosity, support, and hospitality of the parish.  This is our way of showing our deepest appreciation by celebrating the Mass with them.

St. Benedict’s Father Daughter Dance:  All are invited to St. Benedict’s Father Daughter Dance on February 3, 2018 from 6:30pm -8:30pm at Lumen Christi gym upper room.  Tickets are available at the door for $5.

Bell Schedule Adjustment:  Due to Ash Wednesday, the school will attend Mass on Wednesday, February 14th instead of Thursday, February 15th.  Please note the bell schedule changes:

  • On Wednesday the 14th, we will follow a “Thursday” schedule.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

  • On Thursday, February 15th, we will follow a Friday A schedule with school dismissal at 12:20pm.  Parent teacher conferences will be from 3-7pm

  • On Friday, February 16th, we will follow a Friday B schedule with school dismissal at 12:20pm.  Parent teacher conferences will be from 1-4pm

Click. Pick. Give:  When you choose Pick.Click.Give to benefit Lumen Christi High School, your money supports the education programs that have prepared our students for college and life. Your generous donation ensures that our students continue to be equipped with academic excellence and faith.  Thank you for prayerfully considering Lumen Christi on the list of your Pick.Click.Give. donations.  Your link to Pick.Click.Give.

Calling All Photographers!: Do you have any great pictures of your students playing sports or participating in extra-curricular activities? Although our Yearbook team tries to be at as many events as possible, we can’t be everywhere. Please send any pictures you have to Mrs. Spillers, so that we can try to include them in the yearbook. E-mail: mspillers@lumenchristiak.com

PVO News:

If you haven’t signed up to help with the Gala, please visit the sign up, call or stop by the office.  We are less than 3 weeks away and need everyone’s help!

.GALA:

  • In preparations, we are looking for someone to help change light bulbs in the gym on Tuesday, February 6th- If you can help, please contact the office.

  • Bring in a bottle of WINE for share hours- See sign up for details..

  • Sign up to help IRON linens for the Gala or stop by the office to pick some up.

  • Online sign up http://signup.com/go/oZVcYYb

  • Purchase tickets now by calling or stopping by the office!

ATTIC FRIDAYS:

  • We will be taking a two week break during the gala and have spots available starting Friday, February 16th.  http://signup.com/go/cVMeBzw

CONCESSIONS:

  • We have several upcoming High School Basketball games and Junior High Volleyball Rallies.  Please sign up to help with the concession stand or gate admissions- http://signup.com/go/kbSOjLi

Please consider taking a leadership role in one of the following roles-

  • Gala Co-Chair for 2018-2019:  With the O’Connell family moving later this year we will need help in the year to come. Learning this year is a great way to start!

  • Fur Rondy Float Lead:  We are looking for someone to help get the Lumen Christi float ready for the parade on February 24th!

If you have any questions or can help with any of these roles please contact Danielle- pvo@lumenchristiak.com or 227-7080.

Campus Ministry:

All are invited to join us for Mass at 7:15 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in our  School Chapel!

  • In today’s secular culture there is too often a disdain for the precious gift of life.  It shows in our media, entertainment, legislation and relationships. The good news is we have the power of prayer to overcome evil. Lumen Christi will be joining Faith communities across the country in praying a Novena for Life.  We will meet together each morning at 7:45 in the main hallway for prayer from January 18 – January 26. Please join us one or more of these days, and we encourage you to continue the Novena with your family on Saturday and Sunday of the week.

  • Please sign up for service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School.  Each Friday 4 students are needed to help in classrooms from 12:30-2:30.  Students please sign up in the main hallway.

  • Campus Ministry and St. Benedict Youth Group will be holding our second annual Fat Tuesday pancake dinner on Tuesday, February 13.  Proceeds will go to a local charity, the St. Benedict Youth Group and the Lumen Christi Campus Ministry Program. We will appreciate help or donations for the evening.  And of course, please come enjoy a pancake dinner and support our cause! Details to follow.

  • Calling all musicians!!!  We are looking for a piano player to play for our school Masses!  You may choose the hymns with which you are most comfortable. Please see Mrs. Loeffler.

  • Sign up sheets for Friday service hours at The Archangel Attic can be found on the bulletin board across from the school office. Students please sign up!!

  • All eligible students are invited to be trained as altar servers for our school Masses. Interested students please see Mrs. Loeffler.

  • If you know of a worthy cause in need of volunteers let us know so we can get the word out!

A Look Ahead:

We are running a drive for Catholic Social Services during the week of January 29 – February 2. Following are items for each grade to bring in. Students please give items to Advisory teachers.

7th: Toilet Paper

8th Grade (Beau and Mike): Coffee

9th Grade: Napkins

10th: Paper Plates & Paper Towels

11th: Trash Bags

12th: Homeless Bags

Prayer Corner:

(prayer requests can be sent to Liz Loeffler – eloeffler@lumenchristiak.com)

Pray for

  • Our local, state, national, world, and Church leaders

  • Women who are facing unplanned or difficulty pregnancies that they will be given support and choose life for their children

  • Repose of the souls of Fr. Steven Moore and M.J. Marteeny, and comfort to their family and friends

  • Those who are lacking adequate food and shelter, especially during this winter season

  • Respect for all life