Lumen News – 02/22/2018

Posted on Feb 25, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Feb 24th:  Fur Rendezvous Parade, 10:30am (show time is 9:45am)
  • February 27th:  Gala Follow-up Meeting, 7pm
  • Feb 28th-Mar 3rd:  Regions Basketball @ Lumen
  • March 1st:  SGA Pancake Lunch
  • Mar 5th:  All School Rosary, 2pm
  • Mar 7th:  Open House and Family Pizza Night, 6-8pm
  • Mar 9th:  In-Service Day (No School)
  • Mar 9-18:  Spring Break
  • Apr 5th:  Open House and Family Pizza Night, 6-8pm

From the Principal:

At the State of the School address on January 29th, I ended the presentation with a “30-Day Challenge.”  As we approach the end of February, I renew the challenge to do the following:

-Invite a prospective family to our Open Houses on March 7 and April 5th.  We have formal invites in the front office, but you can share the invite on Facebook or encourage prospective families to look at the invite on our website.

-Support the LUMENARY Drive.  We are currently at $26,000 towards our goal of $60,000.  This annual fund drive reduces our tuition by $800 per student.  Please prayerfully consider donating today and encourage friends, families, and co-workers to do the same.

-Sign up to work a shift at the Attic.  Thanks to the hard work of our PVO, we have filled many Fridays with volunteers.  This has helped us raise an additional $3500 for our school!  Sign up for the 5-7pm shift and make it a “date night” with your significant other! (just be sure to go out to dinner or a movie afterward to make it official…)

-Submit a positive review of the school online on Great Schools, K12 Niche, Private School Review, and Google.  These websites get large numbers of hits on a daily basis as prospective families look for private school opportunities, so the more positive reviews on our school, the better!  We have at least three new reviews already (thanks you parents!).  Get yours submitted by Wed, Feb 28th and be entered to win a $50 gift card!

Private School Review:

K12 Niche:

Great Schools:

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Parade on Saturday, either as a participant or spectator!  Dress warm!  The temps are predicted to be in the low 20s with snow!


Tomorrow!!  Lenten Soup Lunch:  Teachers starting their annual Lenten Soup Lunch tomorrow.  A meatless soup and a roll for $2.00.  Extra rolls are 50 cents each.  All proceeds will be donated to the H20 Water Project.

On Saturday!!  Fur Rondy Parade:  As an added challenge, the class/grade with the highest percentage of students participating will get a pizza party!

  • Who:  ALL AVAILABLE LUMEN FAMILIES!  Let’s show our Archangel Spirit!  Be sure to dress warm (hat, gloves, and boots) and wear your Lumen sweatshirt and sweatpants or your sports team warmup on the outside to show your Lumen pride!
  • What:  2018 Fur Rondezvous (“Fur Rondy”) Grand Parade.  We will be towing a snowmachine trailer behind Mr. Bauzon’s pick-up truck.  Mr. Aaron Hersh (Ben, Class of 2022) has been kind enough to drive as he has experience driving the parade route.
  • When:   The parade starts at 10:30am on Saturday, but all walkers and riders need to be in the staging area no later than 9:45am!!!!
  • Where:  Our staging area is at the corner of 8th and C Streets downtown, near the Federal Bldgs and the Quality Suites Historic Downtown hotel.  Google Maps is here:

Some parking is available at the Geico pay parking lot across from the staging area.  However, many roads will be blocked, so you may have to park elsewhere and walk to the staging area.  No personal vehicles are allowed into the staging area, not even to drop people off!  We will finish in the same location once the parade is over.  This is where you will pick up your son or daughter if you are just dropping off and picking up.

  • Why:  Because we are LUMEN and we are PROUD OF OUR SCHOOL and we want to show the entire Anchorage community our pride!

JH Indoor Soccer:  JH indoor soccer begins on Monday, February 26th.  If your child would like to play, please fill out the sports paperwork (you don’t need to fill it out if your student has played a sport this year already).  There is also a $100 sports fee.  The practice for next week is as follows and practices for the remainder of the season will be announced soon:

  • Monday, February 26th from 3:15-4:15pm

  • Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-4:15pm

Re-Enrollment:  Re-enrollment will open on Wednesday, February 28th and packets will be sent home with each student at that time.

SGA Pancake Lunch:  SGA is sponsoring a pancake lunch next Thursday March 1st 2018. Meals will be $5 each and you may pay with cash or use your student lunch account.

Gala Items for Purchase:  There are a couple of Gala items for purchase, please contact the office to purchase.

  • ZUMBA:  Zumba with Father Tom and Principal Ross!  Class taught by our very own Peggy Bernert.  On Friday, April 13th, 2018 6-8pm.

    • Adults:  Participants are $20 per person; Spectators are $30 per person

    • Students:  Participants are $5 per student; Spectators are $10 per student

  • Ladies’ Night Texas Hold ‘Em-ONLY 2 spots left!:  Ladies you are invited to an evening of Poker.  Hosted by Mrs. Estes and Mr. Bauzon on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6pm.  $100 per player

    • Texas Hold’em tutorial, practice, & etiquette at 6pm

    • Tournament begins at 7pm

    • Prizes include:  1st Place ($150 to Raven’s Nest Spa), 2nd Place ($100 to Raven’s Nest Spa), and 3rd Place ($50 to Raven’s Nest Spa)

    • Dinner Included.

Scrip:  Our next order deadline is Monday February 26th.  Place your order online at or fill out the attached order form and return it to the office.  If you decide to set up an account on, please contact the office for Lumen’s enrollment code.

Next Week!!  Basketball Regions:  Did you know that both the boys and girls high school basketball teams could place at the upcoming regional tournament and be invited to play in the state tournament in March?  These students have done a great job this season, but to make this happen we need to be there to cheer them on!  If you haven’t been to one of our basketball games, this is the year to come!  We are going to try and do more “organized” cheering and encourage everyone to sit together at the games and join in.  Your support can help these kids succeed this year!  SO…here is how we can help!

Watch for the game schedules in the Lumen News!

  • Come to one or more games! Encourage your students to come!

  • This year Regionals will be AT LUMEN CHRISTI!

  • Join us in the stands and bring your families!  Enjoy the game.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Lets all sit together and cheer together!  

We will provide cheer info at the games!!!!**

Our support can absolutely help our players!!!!

IF you can’t come, please keep these young people in our prayers!  They have worked very hard and it would be a tremendous accomplishment to place at Regionals and play in the State tournament.

Gala Follow-up Meeting:  Join us on February 27th at 7pm to discuss details of the Gala to wrap up this year’s event.  Whether you attended the night of, volunteered, or chaired a committee for the Gala, your input is valuable to us.  Please come share your thoughts and ideas on how the event went.

Parent Share Hours:  Families were recently emailed a summary of the hours that they have recorded so far in the parent share hour book.  You did not receive an email if you were done or almost done with your parent share hours.  A lot of families helped at the Gala, please be sure to come in and record your hours or email Mrs. Estes details and she will record them for you.  Please Note:  The PVO section of this newsletter has listed opportunities for you to complete your share hours.  We still need help for the remainder of the year at the Archangel Attic and Concessions/Gate.  Also we are looking to fill important positions for next year, please prayerfully consider volunteering for one of them.

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

  • Pizza dinner will be served both nights.

Mardi Gras Gala Photographs: If you have any photos you would like to share from our Mardi Gras Gala, please send them to Mrs. Spillers at so that we can post them within our Yearbook and Lumen Facebook page. Thank you!

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:

Good Friday Faith Walk:  The Good Friday Faith Walk is on March 30th, 2018.  Please click on the following link for more information on start times and locations:

ACYC 2018:  ACYC will take place from June 3-6th.  Registration opens on April 1, 2018.  Click the following link for more information:

Service Immersion Trip:  The Archdiocese is gathering a group of teens to do a service trip in Dillingham, Alaska from June 24-29, 2018 for teens entering Grade 9 in 2018 and older.  Space is limited and filled on a first come basis, so register early.  If you would like additional information, please click on the following link:

Knights of Columbus-Bison Hunt:  The 2018 Kodiak Bison Hunt Raffle is underway.  Purchase a raffle ticket from Knights of Columbus at your Parish for your chance to win a guided hunt on “Kodiak Game Ranch” OR $3500 CASH.

  • Tickets are $20 each-Tickets are transferable-Need not be present to win

  • One drawing for each 1300 tickets sold!

  • Proceeds benefit Knight of Columbus charitable works in Alaska

  • Drawing to be held at Alaska State Convention in Juneau, Alaska on April 28, 2018

Pick. Click. 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.

PVO News:

Thank you to everyone that has signed up to help with Attic Friday shifts and concessions help.  We have several more Attic Fridays this semester and a few more concession spots.  Many families have already met their share hour requirements and we really appreciate your time that you are giving to the school.  If you still need hours, this is a great time to finish them up!


  • We are looking for a 5-7pm shift help this Friday and next as well as several other spots this spring.  Please sign up!



  • Gala follow up meeting Tuesday, February 27th @ 7:00pm.  Please join us to discuss the event and provide feedback for future events.

Please consider taking a leadership role in 2018-19.

  • PVO President (Danielle will be serving as one of the Gala Co-Chairs next year)

  • PVO Secretary/Sign Up

  • Gala Co-Chair

If you have any questions or can help with any of these roles please contact Danielle- 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!

  • Lent is upon us.  What will your family do together to make your Lent more prayerful? Consider a daily prayer for peace.

  • We will be praying the Stations of the Cross on Fridays, February 23rd, March 2nd and March 9th. We begin in the gym at 9am.

  • Our senior class has put together almost 200 Blessing Bags for homeless. These bags consist of hand warmers, trail mix, water, and various other items that can bring nutrition and comfort to those in our community who do not have a warm place to lay their heads at night.  If your family would like to take some of these bags to carry with you for when you meet someone in need please come to room 120.  We ask that an adult come to get bags, so we can ensure that students are not putting themselves at risk by distributing these alone.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Prayer Corner:

(prayer requests can be sent to Liz Loeffler –

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