Lumen News – 04/27/2018

Posted on Apr 28, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28th:  Junior/Senior Prom
  • May 4th & 5th:  Little A Lock-in
  • May 5th:  St. Benedict/Lumen Christi Spring Clean Up, 8am-2pm
  • May 9th:  Baccalaureate Mass, 7pm
  • May 10th:  Graduation, 7pm
  • May 21st, 22nd, 23rd:  Finals
  • May 23rd:  Last Day of School
  • May 24th & 25th:  Teacher Inservice

From the Principal:

What an awesome and busy week it has been!  Congratulations and well done to our drama students who put on two amazing performances of “And Came the Spring” to sold-out audiences over the weekend!  I am always inspired by the skills, talents, and commitment of our student thespians! A special thank you as well to Mrs. Robertson (a.k.a. Mrs. Fields) for all her hard work and dedication in pulling it all together.

We had close to 20 of our students go to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School on Tuesday for our annual Science Day.  Our student scientists hosted the elementary kids at various demonstration stations, including frog/squid dissection, air pressure, catapults, oobleck, and explosive gases.  A great time was had by all and our students represented our school very well.

Our first iteration of our traveling “road show” for weekly Mass was a smashing success, with 6 of our students (one from each grade) attending Thursday 9am Mass at St.Elizabeth Ann Seton.  Curious parishioners were happy to see our students sharing in communion with them. Next week, our plan is to attend Holy Cross Parish on Lake Otis, so we will once again be looking for volunteers.

Finally, last night, our boys and girls basketball teams had their awards banquet.  Senior Maeve Bakic was recognized as the girls recipient of the “Lumen Award” given to the player who best represents the values of our school.  Andrew Howard was the boys recipient of the award, reflecting the huge impact he had on our program as a homeschool student playing basketball at Lumen.  Congratulations to Maeve and Andrew as well as all the other student athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the court.

This weekend, we look forward to the “Mystic Galaxy” Prom!  Thanks to Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Methonen for helping our student government organize and plan what is sure to be a special night.  Have fun and be safe!

Announcements: 

HELP NEEDED!-PVO:  Please prayerfully consider being a part of PVO next year.  We are looking for President, Vice-President and Secretary. Danielle Rybicki has done a fabulous job this year and has decided take on the Gala Co-Chair position next year.  If you have questions on what the job(s) entails, please contact the office or Danielle Rybicki and we will be happy to talk details with you.

Important-Parent Survey:  Please take a moment to complete our parent survey.  Each year we strive to have all of our parents fill out this survey which helps us continue to improve.  Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to fill it out. http://bit.ly/surveyparent2018

Calling Senior Parents!!  Graduation Slide Show:  Yearbook is putting together a slideshow for graduation with photos of the graduates. If you have any photos from either their childhood or young adulthood and would like to feature them in the slideshow, please send them to Mrs. Spillers (mspillers@lumenchristiak.com) by April 30th.

Little A Lock-in:  7th and 8th graders will have a lock-in starting on Friday, May 4th at 7pm and will end after the St. Benedict’s Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, May 5th.  Please stay tuned for more details to come.

St. Benedict’s Spring Clean-up:  Come help make St. Benedicts and Lumen Christi’s grounds look beautiful!!  Spring Clean-up on will be on May 5th from 8am-2pm. This is a great way to help out and you may also earn parent share hours and community service for helping too.

Baccalaureate Mass:  Join us on May 9th for our Seniors’ Baccalaureate Mass.  It will be held at St. Benedict’s Church at 7pm with a reception immediately following Mass.

Graduation:  Everyone is invited to come celebrate our Seniors as they graduate on May 10th in Lumen Christi’s gym at 7pm.  We are very proud of them and wish each of the very best!

Tuition Assistance for the 2018-19 SY:  For those wishing to apply for tuition assistance, please click on the following link and complete the application through Covenant Tuition Services no later than July 13, 2018.  http://cts-tuition.com/app/lumancak  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Tax Cut and Jobs Act:  Congress recently passed tax reform measures which now permits qualified education expenses to include elementary schools and secondary schools, not just college.  Parents and grandparents can now use tax saving “529” plans to fund education at Lumen Christi. Here are two websites with information on how families can take advantage of this new opportunity:

http://www.marinerwealthadvisors.com/insights/2017-tcja-and-your-529-plan

http://www.uacollegesavings.com/public/ua529/Save-for-K12-Education-with-529

Italian Dinner and Auction:  All are invited to attend the next Italian feast and auction to benefit students going to World Youth Day.  It will be on Saturday, April 28th at 6PM. It will include 8 courses:

  • Antipasta
  • Bruschetta
  • gnocchi
  • stuffed mushrooms
  • homemade pasta
  • vegetable
  • salad
  • dessert

Tickets are 30 dollars, kids 6-13 are 15 dollars, 5 and under are free.  The Auction will feature both live and silent auctions, more details coming soon.  The dinner will be in the church basement at St. Benedict, 8110 Jewel Lake Road. Invite your friends and family for a night of great food and fellowship!  Let Bob McMorrow know how many tickets you want and he will set them aside for you. Tickets will be on sale after all St. Benedict’s Masses.

New Uniform Company-Tommy Hilfiger:  As mentioned at our State of the School Address, we have been working with Tommy Hilfiger as another school uniform option for our Lumen families.  Tommy Hilfiger is offering daily school uniforms, PE uniforms, staffwear, and some Lumen Wear. You can access the site by clicking on the following link and searching for Lumen Christi https://www.globalschoolwear.com There are a couple changes on the site that are being ironed out and are highlighted below but the site as a whole is ready to go and you may order at anytime.

  • Under the “Spiritwear” section, the embroidered logo option, “Staff” will be removed and only available under “Staffwear”.

  • Under the “Spiritwear” section, there will be an embroidered option “Lu-Mom” added soon so stay tuned.

  • Under the 12th grade daily uniform section, the burgundy color sweaters are currently not available but will be soon.  It is a new color for the sweaters and will be added to the inventory for the coming school year. I will keep you posted on this once they are available.

Please let Mrs. Estes know if you have any questions while using this site.  We will no longer be using Parker Uniforms as a uniform source but we are still using Lands End.

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

ACYC 2018:  ACYC will take place from June 3-6th.  Registration opens on April 1, 2018. Click the following link for more information:  https://www.archdioceseofanchorage.org/?s=acyc&submit=Search

Campus Ministry:

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

  • Campus Ministry is planning service projects for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact Mrs. Loeffler with ideas you might have!
  • Pease 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.
  • 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 – eloeffler@lumenchristiak.com)

Please Pray for:

  • Our local, state, national, world, and Church leaders
  • Those who are lacking adequate food and shelter
  • Respect for all life

PVO News:

Thank you to all that joined us for our final PVO meeting of the school year.  Your input and ideas are so helpful and I look forward to seeing how we can make them come to life!

ATTIC FRIDAYS:

  • We have limited extend Attic Friday hours over the summer months of May, June, July, & August.  If you would like to help during the summer, please email pvo@lumenchristiak.com.

CONCESSIONS:

We are looking for some help for the concession stand next year:

  • Food Purchaser
  • Cleaning Coordinator
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • If you are interested in helping out with the concession stand in any way next year please email pvo@lumenchristiak.com.

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 Coordinator

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