Lumen News – 05/11/2018

Posted on May 13, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • May 14:  Field Day, 1pm (Casual Day-no uniform)
  • May 21st, 22nd, 23rd:  Finals
  • May 23rd:  Last Day of School
  • May 24th & 25th:  Teacher Inservice

From the Principal:

What a busy and exciting week!  From oral presentations on research papers in Dr. Carlson’s class to dissection of frogs in Mrs. Craig’s class, we had a lot going in our Lumen hallways!  And that doesn’t even count the evening activities as well. Congratulations to Jaime Martin and Julianne Estes from the Class of 2019 and Nathan Goodwin, Kirstin Marshall, and Jeannie McConnell from the Class of 2020 who received the sacrament of Confirmation and the gift of the Holy Spirit at a beautiful ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Tuesday!  Awesome job, Confirmandi!

On Wednesday and Thursday, we said goodbye and good luck to our Class of 2018 graduates at the Baccalaureate Mass and the Graduation Commencement Ceremonies.  We passed the Light of Christ to Shon Nagel and Megan Flaherty from the Class of 2019 at Baccalaureate.  At Graduation, Class of 2018 graduate Kaare Helgesen received the UA Scholars award and gave the Salutatorian address, while Maeve Bakic provided words of wisdom to her fellow graduates and the audience as the Valedictorian.  Both nights were very special and a huge thank you to Mrs. Liz Loeffler, Ms. Debbie Brewer, Mrs. Jessica Estes, and to all the parents and students who made these two events happen.  Thank you!

All in all, it was a busy, but wonderful, week to be an Archangel.  I am constantly amazed by the amount of cool things we have going on in a school of 70 students.  Next week brings our last full week of school before finals. We will have a bit of good, clean fun starting at 1pm Monday with our Field Day, and we hope some of you will join us for a special screening of the movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” on Tuesday evening (details below).  Finally, Monday is the also the last day for parents to provide us feedback through the AdvancED survey (link below). We hope you will be willing to take 10 minutes or so to let us know how we are doing as a school community.

Have a great rest of your weekend!  And God bless you!


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.

Last Day to submit is Monday, May 14th-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.

Field Day:  Monday, May 14th will be a casual dress day and we will end our day with some fun and games.  Concession stand will be open for various snacks so please send money if you think your child would like to have an after lunch snack.

Deadline Approaching-Student Community Service Forms:  The last day we will collect community service forms from students is on May 18th.  Please remind your students to check their hours and be sure to fill out any remaining forms by May 18th.

Jador Needs a Summer Home:  Mrs. Craig is looking for a home for the class rabbit, Jidor, for the summer.  Jidor gets along very well with people and most pets and would love to spend the summer with a loving family.  Please let Mrs. Craig know if you have any interest in taking care of the rabbit for the entire or part of summer break.  Thanks!

Semester 2 Finals Schedule:  On May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd we will have our semester 2 finals and will follow the schedule below:

  • Monday, May 21st:  Finals in periods 1 & 2 with school dismissal at 11:15am.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd:  Finals in periods 3 & 4 with school dismissal at 11:15am.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd:  Finals in period 5 & 6 with school dismissal at 11:15am.

Paul, Apostle of Christ Movie Showing:  St. Benedict parish is hosting a viewing of the new Paul movie followed by a Q&A with the executive producer, Eric Groth. Eric and his wife Becky will give a presentation the next night too.  Everyone is invited, details are below. Please feel free to share details with all you know.

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Coming to St. Benedict!

Tuesday, May 15th

  • 6:00 PM    Doors open, video shorts, and popcorn starts flowing
  • 6:30 PM    Paul, Apostle of Christ movie begins
  • 8:10 PM  Question and answer with Eric Groth, Executive Producer of Paul
  • Who: Everyone 13 and older is welcome
  • Cost: Free
  • Where:  St. Benedict/Lumen Christi gym
  • When: Tuesday, May 15
  • What to bring: Family, friends, neighbors.

Seating will be in the bleachers or bring a blanket to set up on the gym floor.

On Wednesday, May 16th at 7PM, join Eric Groth and his wife Becky for their presentation, Jesus in the Video Village – Bringing Christ into the film industry and beyond.

Class of 2019 Seniors: Summer and Fall is a great time to get your Senior Portraits taken! When we return for the 2018-2019 School Year, your senior portraits are due on Wednesday October 31st, 2018.

Facebook: Mrs. Spillers is officially handing back the reigns of our Lumen Facebook page to Dr. Antje Carlson. If you have any questions or photos for Facebook, please send them to from here on out. Thank you!

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.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Pace Correspondence School:  If you are interested in dual enrollment to enhance your child’s education, please see the attached flyer for more information.

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:

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:

Campus Ministry:

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

  • Congratulations to  Julianne Estes, Nathan Goodwin, Kirstin Marshall, Jaime Martin, and Jeanne McConnell on their Confirmation!

  • Please join us next Thursday, May 17, for 9 a.m. Mass followed by our May procession and crowning. This will be our last Mass of the 2017-18 school year.

  • If you have flowers in your yard or garden, we would appreciate your  sending one in for our May procession before next Thursday, may 17.

  • Campus Ministry is planning service projects for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact Mrs. Loeffler with ideas you might have!

  • 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!!

  • 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 –

Please Pray for:

  • Those in danger of the effects of the  Kilauea eruption in Hawaii

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

  • Those who are lacking adequate food and shelter

  • Respect for all life

PVO News:

Please prayerfully consider if you or your family could help with one of the open PVO roles for the 2018-19 school year.  Your help and support is needed.



  • Lead our group of parent volunteers by communicating with parents and staff

  • Conduct 3-4 PVO meetings a year

  • Sit on School board and provide monthly PVO updates

PVO Secretary:

  • Advertise Meetings and Take Notes

  • This will be for 3-4 PVO Meetings that take place on weekday evenings

Concessions Purchaser:

  • Work with Coach Warren on concession food needs and make purchases as  needed

Concession Special Events Help/Leads:

  • Gun Shows (August/November)

  • Special Athletic Events- Tournaments & Jamborees

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

New Uniform Company-Tommy Hilfiger:  

Click on the following link to access Lumen Christi’s store on Tommy Hilfiger There are a couple changes on the site that are being ironed out.  Currently the selection for the 12th grade class is not accurate yet in regards to the Senior logo and sweaters are not available yet.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Estes.