Lumen News – 03/30/2018

Posted on Mar 31, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • March 29th:  ½ day for Holy Thursday (Friday A schedule)
  • March 30th:  No School, Good Friday
  • April 2nd:  No School, Easter Monday
  • Apr 5th:  Open House and Family Pizza Night, 6-8pm
  • April 11th:  PSAT-JH Testing
  • April 17th:  School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • April 17th:  Archbishop Etienne Listening Session about Catholic Schools, 7pm
  • April 20th & 21st:  Lumen’s Drama Production, 7pm at Grant Hall, APU Campus
  • April 24th:  PVO Meeting, 7pm
  • April 28th:  Junior/Senior Prom
  • May 9th:  Baccalaureate Mass, 7pm
  • May 10th:  Graduation, 7pm
  • May 21st, 22nd, 23rd:  Finals
  • May 24th & 25th:  Teacher Inservice

From the Principal:

Welcome to Holy Week and the Easter Triduum!  We hope to see students and families at the Good Friday Faith Walk!  Please have a safe and blessed Easter weekend.


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:

Up-Coming-Spring Open House:  Please spread the word about our upcoming Open House and invite families you know with children entering grades 7-12.

  • April 5th from 6-8pm

  • Pizza dinner will be served.

  • Don’t forget that there is an Incentive Discount available:  A family or household who has referred a student to Lumen Christi will receive a $500 incentive discount per student referred who has successfully enrolled at Lumen Christi, up to $2500 per school year.  Referred families must specify the referral at the time of registration for the current family to receive this discount.

Listening Sessions with Archbishop Etienne:  Archbishop Etienne is interested in hearing from as many people as possible about our mission as a Church here in the Archdiocese of Anchorage.  Please see the attached flyer for schedule and locations. The Archbishop will have a special listening session to hear about our Archdiocesan Catholic schools here at St. Benedict’s on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm.  Please see the separate flyer for the Catholic Schools session for more information.

Deadline Extended-2018-19 SY Registration Packets:  Registration packets were sent home before Spring Break.  Please let Mrs. Estes know asap if your student has not given you the packet.  Be sure to turn in your packets and the $100.00 commitment fee before 4/13/18.  Commitment fees paid after 4/13/18 will increase from $100.00 to $250.00. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Deadline Approaching-Parent Share Hours:  Please update your parent share hours by recording them in the book or by emailing details to Mrs. Estes no later than April 11th.  Mrs. Estes will give our Business Manager, Danna Hoellering a list of incomplete hours. Incomplete parent share hours will be billed to your Smart Tuition account in May.  If you complete volunteer hours after April 11th, please let Mrs. Estes know and Danna will make adjustments to your Smart Tuition account. 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.

Fun Night Out with Friends-Trivia Night!:  Gather your friends (Adults 21 and over) for an evening of fun and friendly competition on Friday, April 13 at the first ever Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School Trivia Night.

• $120 per team table (maximum of 8 per team)

• Cash bar courtesy of Avenue Bar

• Buy food from Yeti Dogs and Pikiniki Alaska Food Truck or bring your own!

• $250 Grand Prize + more chances to win!

The Miki Gym opens at 6pm and games begin at 7pm. All proceeds support Catholic education! Tables are limited – book yours today at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School front office, in person or by calling 345-3712. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Lumen’s Drama Production of “And Came the Spring”:  Our play is Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21st at Grant Hall on APU campus, at 7:00 pm on both nights.  Tickets are $5.00 if you pay early and $7.00 at the door. Tickets go on sale on April 3rd. Tickets can be purchased from any drama student or at the front office.

Pickle Jars Needed-Junior-Senior Prom:  Lumen’s Junior-Senior Prom will be on April 28th.  Michell Goodwin is organizing details for decorations and is in need of 8 empty pickle jars approximately the 32oz size.  We will also need volunteers to help decorate, set-up and clean-up. Please let us (or Michell Goodwin) know if you are able to help.

JH Testing-PSAT:  Please note the date has changed from what our calendar says for JH testing.  Our new testing date will be on April 11th. 7th & 8th grade classes will have testing first thing in the morning.  It is really important for your student to eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time. Students will not be allowed into the testing area once it has begun.

2018-19 School Calendar:  Attached to Lumen News is the 2018-19 school calendar.

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:

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

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:

If you have not helped out at the Attic on a Friday this year, please consider a 2 hour shift to check it out and help out.  Lumen parents have done a great job and the increased efforts to keep the extend Friday hours has paid off in increased money from the Attic for Lumen Christi!

REMEMBER:  This little thrift store, 100% run by volunteers, donates 100% of the money earned to our school and it adds up to over $100,000 a year!



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

  • Special Events Concession Stand Helper

Our next and Final PVO Meeting of the year will be Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm. (Please note the date change.)  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.