Lumen News – 10/05/2017

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

Our Mission:  As a ministry of St. Benedict Parish,
Lumen Christi High School provides a rigorous Catholic education
in a Christ-like environment!

Our Core Values:  Living Faith, Celebrating Family, and Achieving Excellence


Important Upcoming Dates:

  • October 6th:  Dress Down Day for participation in Big A/Little A Food Drive
  • October 6th:  Junior High Movie Night, 6-8:30pm
  • October 10th:  PVO Meeting, 7pm
  • October 11th:  PSAT Testing (9th-11th)
  • October 13th:  College Pride Day (Dress Up Day to wear your favorite college spiritwear)
  • October 20th:  No School, Teacher In-service
  • October 23rd:  Academic Awards (2nd Sem. 2016-17 SY), 2pm
  • October 26th & 27th:  ½ Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 8th:  Fall Open House, 6-8pm
  • November 10th:  No School, Teacher In-service
  • November 23rd & 24th:  No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 19th, 20th, 21st:  Finals
  • December 22nd-January 5th:  No School, Christmas Break
  • January 8th:  Classes Resume


Principal’s Update:  A special shout out to our Big A/Little A program, led by Class of 2019 juniors Megan Flaherty and Julianne Estes, who sponsored a food drive last week.  As a school, we collected at least 10 tubs of food items for the St. Benedict Parish Outreach Pantry!  The items you and our students provided will go directly to support families in need.  Thank you to Megan and Julianne who led this event and to all of you who supported it through your generosity.

Thank you also to those parents and students who have donated their time and talent in keeping the Archangel Attic open on Fridays!  PVO is making a strong push to support the Attic this year and in the future.  If you didn’t know, all the proceeds from sales at the Attic go to support our school.  Contributions from the Attic to our school reduce our tuition by roughly $1450 per student.  By comparison, sales of concession food items at games and tournaments reduces our tuition by only $100 per student.  So if you have limited time available as a busy family, please consider working in the Attic and/or donating used items for sale.  We can use your help!

Congratulations to Class of 2020 sophomore Sophia Dupras who represented Lumen Christi in the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Cross Country Running State Championships this past Saturday at Bartlett High School.  We are proud of her accomplishments and can’t wait to see how she does next year!

Our junior high soccer team was undefeated going into the championship game at the 2017 ACSAA Co-Ed Outdoor Soccer Tournament last week.  Our team played their hearts out, but came up short against Birchwood Christian Academy.  The team took home 2nd place in the tournament, capping off a great season.  Way to go, Archangels!

So there are more reasons why a Catholic school education is important?  Why, yes, there is!:

21.  An opportunity to start the day out in a sacred way with the Eucharist at 7:15am in the Chapel of the Archangels

22.  Hearing a consistent pro-life message in the hallways and classrooms

23.  Having uniforms makes it an easy decision on what to wear each day!

24.  Seeing the same friends at church that you see at school

25.  Hallways that highlight and proclaim the Cardinal (Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Fortitude) and Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity)

Internet Safety Presentation:  There will be an internet safety presentation given by Officer Fifer from the Anchorage Police Department on Thursday, October 5th at 7pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in the gym.  This presentation is for parents or grandparents only and will inform you on ways to protect your child and their identity.

College Fair:  On October 16th, our 11th and & 12th graders will attend the College and Career Fair.

Spring Academic Awards Assembly:  Students who earned academic awards for 2nd semester of the 2016-17 school year will be honored during assembly on October 23rd at 2pm in the gym.  All are welcome to join us.

Big A, Little A Food Drive:  Big A, Little A’s food drive was a huge success!!  Thank you to everyone for their participation.  The St. Benedict’s outreach committee was extremely thankful for our contribution.  Those who donated have received a dress down day on Friday, October 6th.

Winter Weather Reminder:   Just a reminder that as winter approaches, so does the possibility for school closures.  If the Anchorage School District (ASD) cancels school, so does Lumen Christi.  Sometimes ASD will close some schools for weather conditions but not all schools, please listen to the radio or check ASD’s website. If Sand Lake and/or Dimond cancels school, then so will Lumen Christi.

Student Government Announcements:

  • JH Movie Night:  SGA is hosting a movie night for all JH students on October 6th from 6-8:30pm.  The movie playing will be Pirates of the Caribbean here at Lumen Christi.  Snacks will be provided and students are welcome to bring pillows and blankets.

  • AASG (Alaska Association of Student Government) Conference:  Some students from Lumen’s SGA will attend this annual conference held this year in Wasilla from October 26th-28th.

  • PVO News: Fall is a busy time of year supporting our many fundraising efforts.  Below are a list of opportunities to lend a hand and earn share hours.


Our next PVO meeting will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 10th in the library. Please consider attending and providing your input on the many ways we support our school.  You will earn a share hour for attending!


  • We need to fill a few open lead spots. These spots have to be filled to stay open for our extended hours.  To volunteer for a lead shift you need a completed background check and to have volunteered at least once before at the Attic.

    • 10/20/17 2:45 to 5 pm Lead Attic Helper

    • 11/3/17   4:45 to 7 pm Lead Attic Helper

    • 11/10/17 4:45 to 7 pm Lead Attic Helper

    • 11/17/17 4:45 to 7 pm Lead Attic Helper

    • You can sign up here- or email PVO.


  • Concession volunteers are needed now- Link to Sign-Up-

  • We will also need several volunteers for our upcoming Volleyball Tournament on October 19-21, 2017.

  • Concession Sign-Up Coordinator needed to help our coordinate our concession stand volunteers.  This is something that can be done from home!

  • Earn 2 share hours!  We are looking for some concession stand helpers to get Food Handler’s Cards.  If you plan on helping with concessions this year, please consider going online and completing this training.  It should not take more than 2 hours to complete and has a minimal fee ($10) If you complete this training or have completed this training in the past (it is good for 3 years), please leave a copy at the front desk or email it to PVO.


  • Gun Show Coordinator for Next Year- (shadow this year’s coordinator during the Thanksgiving weekend event to learn the ropes)

  • Catholic Schools Week Coordinator

If you are interested in helping with any of our open positions or have any questions, please contact Danielle( Thank you!

Campus Ministry:

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

  • We are creating a Lumen Families bulletin board in the main hallway of the school.  Please send family pictures in to Mrs. Loeffler for posting.

  • Keep an eye on Campus Ministry News for upcoming Service opportunities and if you know of a worthy cause in need of volunteers let us know so we can get the word out!

  • We are looking forward to a year filled with many blessings!

Upcoming Community Service Opportunities

  • Tudor Elementary School is hosting their Fall Carnival on Friday October 20th and they are looking for High School Students to volunteer to run some of the games and booths from 5:30-8:30pm. The school is located at 1666 Cache Dr and the Fall Carnival runs from 6-8pm.  The PTA will feed the volunteers that show up at 5:30pm. The volunteers can come for the whole time or cover shifts, whatever works best. The PTA has the games all established and organized in boxes and have used high school students in previous years.  If you and/or your student are interested in helping, please contact Erin Ruebelmann to let her know or to get additional information.

Erin Ruebelmann


  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is looking for student volunteers to help with their up-coming Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. If your student is interested, please see Mrs. Estes to sign up.

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Auction:  Mrs. Estes is helping St. Elizabeth’s find high school students (students need to be 15 years or older) to volunteer at their Auction on November 11th from 4:30pm until 11pm.  They will help with selling “blinky rings” for the heads & tails game, sell Live Opportunity tickets, help data entry during the live auction to run bid sheets from the bidder to data entry, and help distribute items to guests at the end of the night as well as help carry the items they purchased at the end of the evening.  This is always a fun event to volunteer for.  Please have your student see Mrs. Estes if they’d like to sign up to help.

Scrip:  Have you heard of Scrip fundraising yet?  This is a great way to help Lumen raise funds while you do your everyday shopping and gift giving.  Please see Mrs. Estes with any questions you may have.  In the meantime, visit to learn more.  After visiting and you’d like to set up your account, please call Mrs. Estes for Lumen Christi’s enrollment code.  Our next order deadline will be on Monday, October 16th at 3pm.

School Pictures: School pictures were sent home on Tuesday September 12th with students. If you missed out on ordering pictures, please contact Mrs. Spillers ( and she will put you in communication with Fitzgerald Photography. You can still pay over the phone and commemorate your student’s 2017-2018 school year.

Senior Portraits: Seniors, please don’t forget your senior portraits are due on Tuesday October 31st. Fall is a great time for photos! Please digitally submit your final portrait to Mrs. Spillers.

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:

Substitutes:   We are currently looking to add onto our substitute list.  If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact the front office for more details.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Auction:  Our 34th Annual Auction “Oui, Oui, Paris” is Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown starting at 5:00 pm.

Tickets to attend the event are available at the auction office inside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school.  We are looking for donations of new items, basket items, and artwork.  Donations can be dropped off at the school or picked up at your convenience.  We also have advertising space available for our purchase in our auction booklet.  Thank you for your continued support of Catholic education.  If you have any questions, contact the auction office at 345-2327 or

Fred Meyer Community Rewards:  Please take a moment to register your Fred Meyer card so that Lumen Christi can receive rewards from your shopping, a super easy way to help Lumen raise funds.  If you have already registered your card, you may want to check to see if it needs to be renewed.  Please click on this link and follow the steps:

Box Tops:  Lumen collects box tops so be sure to bring them into the school.  There is a little collection box just outside the front office.

Shop A Roo:  Shoparoo is an app in which you simply take photos of receipts on your smartphone and submit.  Lumen then earns “Roo Points” which are converted at the end of the year into a donation to the school.  Follow these simple steps after you download the app from either the App Store or on Google Play:

  1. SHOP:  Shop for any product, at any store.

  2. SNAP:  Take a picture of your receipt.

  3. EARN:  Earn cash donations & sweepstakes entries

Amazon Smile:  Do you regularly shop on Amazon?  Consider logging into your Amazon account through and choose Lumen Christi as the organization that you’d wish to receive benefits from your orders.

Link to  By now you have received emails from highlighting volunteer opportunities.  Below is a link where you will find all of Lumen’s current signups in one spot.