Lumen News – 12/21/2017

Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec 22nd-Jan 5th:  No School, Christmas Break
  • Jan. 6th:  Alumni Basketball Game, 6pm
  • Jan 8th:  Classes Resume
  • Jan 9th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 15th:  No School, MLK Holiday
  • Jan 16th:  School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • Jan 16th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 23rd: Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 29th-Feb 3rd:  Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan 29th:  All Catholic Schools Mass at OLG, 10:30am
  • Jan 29th:  Awards Assembly, 2pm
  • 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
  • Feb 14th:  Ash Wednesday Mass, 9am
  • Feb 15-16th:  Parent Teacher Conferences

From the Principal:

Over the past two weeks, over half of our student body participated in either the Jingle Bell Run or the Polar Plunge, or both.  Together, we raised almost $1400 for the Arthritis Foundation and nearly $1300 for the Special Olympics.  Thank you to the students, staff, parents, alumni, alumni of parents, and friends of Lumen Christi who helped put our faith into action and provide service to our community!

From my own family and the staff and teachers of Lumen Christi, we wish all of you a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.  Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your son or daughter.  We have had an exciting first semester and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2018.  Be safe!

Announcements:  

Mark your Calendars!!  Alumni Basketball Game:  Join us on January 6th for our annual Alumni Basketball Game.  Our high school girls and boys will play against Lumen Alumni for a couple of fun games!!!  It will be held at 6pm in Lumen’s Gym.

BP Teacher of Excellence:  Nominations are open, please visit BPTeachers.com for more information and to nominate your favorite teacher.

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


PVO News:

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of the first semester!  I would like to thank everyone that has supported our school, teachers, and staff so far this year through PVO.  Our primary goal this year has been to support and enhance all of our current activities and we have been successful enhancing several including Attic Fridays, Teacher/Staff Appreciation, Community Outreach through our Fall Open House, and our school Scrip Program use.  Work has already started on our Gala and will be in full swing when we return from break.  It will be a very busy time for us and we hope you will consider what you can to to make this year’s Gala a great success!   You can sign up to help online http://signup.com/go/oZVcYYb and please plan to attend our next Gala meeting on January 9th at 7pm.  Your ideas are needed!  We will also need continued Attic Friday support throughout the Spring- http://signup.com/go/cVMeBzw.

Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful time filled with family and friends and many new memories during our break.

Campus Ministry:  

Please that God bless Fr. Moore with peace and healing.  He was admitted to the ICU this morning.

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

Peace on Earth to Men of Goodwill!

  • Congratulations to Polar plunge jumpers Nate Goodwin, Matthew Goodwin, Jon Streff, Kaiya Thorsness, Tomy Tran, Fr. Tom, Mrs. Alverez, and Mr. Klem.  Together they raised over $1,500 for Special Olympics of Alaska!!! They had a great support team from Lumen there to cheer them on and even more donated to help them raise enough to jump.

  • 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!!

  • 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

  • Victims of the Amtrack Wreck

  • Our national and world leaders