Lumen News – 12/14/2017

Posted on Dec 14, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec 15th:  High School Fall Sports Banquet, 6:30-8pm
  • Dec 16th:  Polar Bear Plunge
  • Dec 19th, 20th, 21st:  Finals
  • Dec 22nd-Jan 5th:  No School, Christmas Break
  • Jan 8th:  Classes Resume
  • Jan 9th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 15th:  No School, MLK Holiday
  • Jan 16th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 23rd: Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 29th-Feb 3rd:  Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan 29th:  All Catholic School Mass at OLG, 10:30am
  • Jan 29th:  2nd Annual State of the School Address, 7pm
  • Jan 30th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Feb 4th:  Lumen Christi/St. Benedict’s Community Mass, 10:30am
  • Feb 10th:  Lumen Christi’s Mardi Gras Gala, 5:30pm


Don’t Forget!! National Honor Society:  Lumen Christi is starting their first chapter of the National Honor Society. The NHS acknowledges those students in 10th-12th grade that stand out in scholarship, leadership, service and character.  For those interested, applications were available starting December 1st and will be due no later than 3pm on December 15th. Please see Mrs. Craig for an application and for any additional questions you may have.

Don’t Forget!! 80’s Day!:  On Friday December 15th, dress in your best 80s attire to celebrate the theme of our 2017-2018 Yearbook, “Totally 80s.” Examples of what to wear/what not to wear are posted on the bulletin boards at school. The school picture will be taken on this day as well. Let’s show some school spirit!

Fall Sports Banquet:  On Friday, December 15th, we will hold a High School Fall Sports Banquet for cross country running, soccer, and volleyball from 6:30-8pm.

Lost & Found:  The office has a big bag of items that have been collected from the student room, library and hallway after school each day.  If your child is missing anything, please have them stop by to look through the lost & found.  There are sweatshirts, water bottles, shoes, boots, jackets, etc.  All unclaimed items will be donated to the Archangel Attic.

Finals Week Schedule:  

  • Monday, December 18th-normal scheduled school day

  • Tuesday, December 19th- Finals for periods 1 & 2.  School day begins at 7:45am and ends at 11:15am.

  • Wednesday, December 20th-Finals for periods 3 & 4.  School day begins at 7:45am and ends at 11:15am.

  • Thursday, December 21st-Finals for periods 5 & 6.  School day begins at 7:45am and ends at 11:15am.

  • Friday, December 22nd-No School, Teacher Inservice

Jidor Needs a Home:  Jidor, Mrs. Craig’s classroom bunny needs a home for Christmas break.  If your family is interested in helping take care of Jidor, please let Mrs. Craig or the office know.  You can contact Mrs. Craig at

Scrip:   Our next Scrip order deadline will be 1pm on Friday, December 15th.  Get your gift card orders in this week.  Think about your groceries, gas, Christmas gift list, movies, eating out….put your order in and it will arrive by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Also, don’t forget…you can pick up the following gift cards today at Lumen Christi’s office:

  • Tastee Freez-$10

  • Starbucks-$10

  • iTunes-SOLD OUT!!!

  • American Eagle-$25

  • Bath & Body Works-$10

  • Great Harvest-SOLD OUT!!!!

  • Papa Murphy’s-SOLD OUT!!!

  • Dominos-$10

  • Regal Cinemas-$10

  • Barnes & Noble–SOLD OUT!!!

  • SmashBurger-$10

  • Lands End-$25

  • Subway-$10

If the office doesn’t have what’s on your shopping list, just put your Scrip order in online or fill out the attached order form and return it to the office by 1pm on Friday, Dec. 15th.  Please let Mrs. Estes know if you have any questions.

Junior High Winter Fun Day:  The Junior High Winter Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 16, 2017.  The day begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Dimond Ice Chalet and ends at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a check in the amount of $30 payable to AOA (Archdiocese of Anchorage) or cash for the skating, bowling, and movie. Participants must also have money to buy their own lunch in the lower food court and do their own shopping.  Please talk to your parish youth ministry leader about carpooling together from your parish for this event.  Adult chaperones only need to pay for the activities in which they participate. Most simply come to the movie.  We don’t know exactly which movie we will attend, but are hoping the theater adds additional show times for the new Star Wars movie. We’ll know more on Wednesday, December 13. There will likely be a couple of options to choose from.  If you have general questions about the event, please contact Matthew Beck at or 907-297-7734.

Senior Memory Pages:

Senior Memory pages are due during the month of December. If you or your parents/you are making your own memory page, it will be due December 21st, 2017.

If you do not have your memory pages submitted on time, they will not be featured in the yearbook. All submissions can be given digitally or hard-copy 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:

PVO News:

PVO hosted a wonderful Christmas appreciation lunch for the teachers, school staff, and parish staff last Friday.  Thank you to all that helped out.  It was a very nice afternoon!


  • Our first Gala meeting was this week- thank you for attending.  Mark your calendars for the next meeting on January 9th at 7pm.

  • Baskets and ribbon- Bring in any baskets and ribbon you may have or find on a great sale this time of year.Also, look at bargain shopping after Christmas for things that could be put together to make a great basket!

  • Wine- Bring in bottles of wine valued at $20 or more for our Wine Grab Bags.

  • There are still lots of opportunities to help especially the the day of the Gala! Sign Up Today-

  • ATTIC FRIDAYS- – Please look to see if you can help with January dates.  More winter and spring dates will be added soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle (

Campus Ministry:  

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

  • The Lumen team takes the Polar Plunge at 11 a.m. this Saturday, December 16th at Goose lake. Please come out and support us!

  • Why do teens DO WHAT THEY DO??? Join us for our first Parent discussion group this Sunday, December 17th at 4 p.m. at Lumen.

  • 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!!

  • We are so proud of the following students who have formed a choir for our Thursday Masses!   Garrett Renfro,  Jeannie McConnell, Anika Beighle, Jaydin Dufrane, Jamie Estes, Halle faro, Nate Goodwin,  Wolfgang Goorchenko,  Karin Helgesen, Parker Klem, Kirstin Marshall, Luc Merrell.

  • 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:

Pray for

  • Victims of the California wildfires

  • First responders to the fires

  • Those who are lacking adequate food and shelter as winter comes

  • Our national and world leaders

Service Opportunity:

The Archdiocese is in need of students to wrap gifts. Please contact Mrs. Loeffler if you are interested.