Lumen News – 03/01/2018

Posted on Mar 1, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Feb 28th-Mar 3rd:  Regions Basketball @ Lumen
  • 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
  • April 28th:  Prom

From the Principal:

Congratulations to our Junior High Volleyball team who won second place in the final Alaska Christian Schools tournament over the weekend!  After losing the first game on Friday, they came roaring back to win every game on Saturday except for the final game.  Awesome job, Junior High Archangels!

At the same time the JH volleyball team was winning the silver medal, it was so inspiring to see over 30 Lumen students and over a dozen parents walk alongside or ride our Fur Rondy Parade float last Saturday.  Although we ran out of York Peppermint patties (navy blue and silver = school colors) and Open House invitations in the first ¼ mile, we showcased the spirit of our school to thousands of Anchorage families.  I have no idea if our participation in the Parade will lead to more student enrollment, but it was clear to me that everyone had a fun and enjoyable time together in solidarity as a Lumen family.  If nothing else, our cheers, waves, and smiles showed our city that Lumen Christi is a proud, vibrant, and exciting faith community.  I owe the Class of 2018 seniors and Class of 2021 freshman a pizza party since they had the highest percentage of participation among the classes, and the students who helped plan and organize the float earned an entire week of casual dress days after Spring Break (except Thursday since it is Mass day).  Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this successful event for our school, which is now a new annual tradition!

Our entire school enjoyed a wonderful presentation yesterday from Mr. Chris Padgett.  Humorous and engaging, Chris kept the students at the edge of their seats.  He wrapped up his powerful talk by encouraging all of us to strengthen our relationships not only with each other, but most importantly, with Christ.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6)!  A special shout out to the Holy Spirit, and Kellie Thomson, Mom of Liam (Class of 2022), for organizing this opportunity for our students!

We wish our boys and girls basketball teams much success and victory for the rest of this week at Regions here at Lumen.  We have already had two wins on Wednesday night, and we are looking for more.  We hope you come out and support our Archangel basketball program, either in selling concessions or cheering on from the crowd!  Go Lumen!


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.

Go Archangels!! Basketball Regions:  Wednesday night both our Lumen girls and boys played very well and won their games!!  Thursday, March 1st, the boys play at 8pm vs. Nikolaevsk.  Since our girls won last night, they move straight to the Championship game on Friday at 6:30pm to compete for 1st place!!!  How exciting!!  Come out and cheer on our teams.  Both teams have a very good chance on making it to State and if the girls make it to State, it would be the first time a Lumen girls team has made it.

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.

JH Indoor Soccer:  JH indoor soccer schedule for the week of 3/5/18-3/8/18 is below.  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.

  • Monday, March 5th from 4:15-5:15pm

  • Tuesday, March 6th from 4:15-5:15pm

  • Wednesday, March 7th from 4:15-5:15pm

  • Thursday, March 8th will be our 1st Jamboree from 4-7pm

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 March 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.

Parent Share Hours:  Reminder to update your parent share hours if you haven’t already done so.  You may record them directly into the book in the office or email Mrs. Estes all of the details and she will record them for you.  Please Note:  The PVO section of this newsletter has a list of 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.

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:

Attic Fridays and Concessions needs YOU!!!  Please help us FILL THESE SPOTS!!



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

Our next and final PVO meeting of the year will be Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm.  Please join us to look back over this school year and start planning for the 2018-19 school year.

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!

  • Please join us  for student led and planned Stations of the Cross on Fridays, throughout Lent.  We begin in the gym at 9am each Friday.

  • 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

  • Repose of the souls of Mr. Kory Bradshaw and Amy, Isaiah and Lily

  • Comfort to the families of those who have passed away

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

  • Respect for all life