Lumen News – February 28, 2019

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Feb 25-Mar 1:  Spirit Week (Basketball Teams at Regions)
  • Mar 4th:  All School Rosary, 2pm
  • Mar 5th:  Spring Open House and Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner, 6-8pm
  • Mar 6th:  Ash Wednesday (start of Lent)(Thursday Schedule w/Mass at 9am)
  • Mar 7th:  Wednesday Schedule
  • Mar 8th:  No School/Teacher Inservice
  • Mar 9-17:  Spring Break
  • March 9th: Ignite Youth Rally at St. Benedict Church 9am-6pm
  • April 4th:  Spring Open House and Pizza Dinner, 6-8pm
  • April 9th:  Principal-Parent Forum, 6:30pm (library)

Principal’s Update:

A special thanks to the 29 Lumen students, a dozen or so younger children and siblings, AND the 25+ parents and adults who showed up on last Saturday’s sunny morning to walk in the Fur Rondy Parade!  It was awesome to have so much of our community showing pride in our school. I already have parents and students discussing the need for a bigger float next year! Congratulations to the Class of 2023 (8th grade) who had the highest percentage participation; they will get Moose’s Tooth pizza and root beer for lunch on Monday, March 4th!  Way to go 8th Grade Archangels!

As we go into the last few days before our March 5 Open House, please remember that if you bring a prospective family to either of the Open Houses, we will credit $25 towards your SmartTuition balance (up to $100).    We also hope you will share our daily Facebook posts with your friends.

A special thanks to the 29 Lumen students, a dozen or so younger children and siblings, AND the 25+ parents and adults who showed up on last Saturday’s sunny morning to walk in the Fur Rondy Parade!  It was awesome to have so much of our community showing pride in our school. I already have parents and students discussing the need for a bigger float next year! Congratulations to the Class of 2023 (8th grade) who had the highest percentage participation; they will get Moose’s Tooth pizza and root beer for lunch on Monday, March 4th!  Way to go 8th Grade Archangels!

We regularly survey our community to seek feedback and comments on how we are doing as a school. We use this data to improve our programs and for our accreditation through AdvancEd.  This spring, we are seeking your input on our Catholic identity and how we stack up against the 9 defining characteristics of Catholic schools according to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Our staff and students are completing their surveys in class. You can go to the parent link here: https://tinyurl.com/spring2019parent.  The survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete.  Thank you in advance for your time!

Finally, we wish our boys and girls basketball teams success in the Regions tournament this week.  We unveiled our newest championship banner on Monday, held a spirited week of dress up, and sent our teams off with the students and staff lining the hallways high-fiving to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger.”  Good luck Archangels and safe travels!

Virtue of the Week:

This week’s Virtue is PRUDENT – which is defined as “The strength that allows us to judge correctly what is right and what is wrong in any given situation.  Some of our advisory classes shared this message of PRUDENCE this week: https://www.sportsleader.org/video/eyes-on-the-road

Campus Ministry:

  • Ignite Youth Rally is March 9th at St. Benedict. Sign up now!

  • Lumen Christi students will be leading a prayer service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for their students on Tuesday, March 5th.

  • The Winter retreat was wonderful. Thank you to all who attended!

  • Our  March 5th Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner is right around the corner!  Volunteers will be appreciated! Donations of pancake mix, syrup, juice, bacon/sausage, and pancake topping will be appreciated!!  Proceeds go to fund Campus Ministry activities and to help Clare House.

  • Ash Wednesday is next week. Please join us for Mass Wednesday, March 6, at 9am

  • Each Friday, Beginning Friday, March 22, please join us for Stations of the Cross at 9 a.m. Students will transform each classroom into an interactive prayer station as they lead us through the last steps of Christ.

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week.

  • Return to a reverence for all life

  • All who have lost loved ones

  • All first responders

  • All families in crisis

Any prayer requests that families would like listed here in Lumen News and also in the Lumen Prayer Book of Intentions may be sent directly to Mrs. Loeffler.

Lumenary Drive Update:

(Yes, it’s still a thing!)

Please remember the critical importance of the LUMEN-ary Drive to the financial stability of our school. At present,approximately 25 school families have contributed approximately $10,000 toward our goal of $40,000. The LUMEN-ary Drive is one of the “Big Five” items outlined by our Principal as key areas of support needed for our school to thrive. Thank you for the ways you have already supported our school. Please remember: Tuition accounts for only 40-percent of the real cost to educate a student at Lumen for one year. If you have not yet made a sacrificial commitment to the LUMEN-ary Drive, please do so before Spring Break kicks off. We need your support as soon as possible. Thank you. – Fr. Tom Lilly

Archangel Sports Update:

Middle school co-ed indoor soccer (Futsal) starts next week, Monday March 4th with practice from  4:30-5:30 in the gym. A full practice schedule will be distributed that day, students should bring non-marking sole gym shoes or indoor soccer shoes (no cleats), shin guards and water for all practices.

Game and rally days (all played at Lumen) will be as follows:

1. Thursday, March 7 – 3 to 6 pm (due to Spring Break)

2. Friday, March 22 – 3 to 6 pm

3. Friday, March 29 – 3 to 7 pm

4. Conference tournament on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 2 pm

Contact Coach Warren with questions at athletics@lumenchristiak.com

Both Basketball Teams traveled to Soldotna yesterday for the Peninsula Conference Boys & Girls Championship Tournament. The Boys knocked back a resounding victory over Kodiak on Wednesday night and will tip off against Ninilchik tonight, Thursday, at 7p. The Girl’s fought hard against Ninilchik and came up short by just 3 points Wednesday night, and will play a tough game against Birchwood tonight at 5:30p. Win or lose in that game, the Girls have had an awesome season and never give up! Stand by for “Remind” updates on the status of play!

Student Spotlight:

No doubt – Archangels do amazing things both on campus and off.  Congrats to the following student for off-campus excellence last week:

Kateri Everard (7th grade) competed in the New Mexico State Championship Feis and the Feis on the Rio Grande.  Kateri placed in most of her dances at these Irish dance competitions including two 1st first place medals, four 2nd place medals, three 3rd place medals, and several 4th and 5th place medals.  Congratulations, Kateri, on your dedication and awards!

Toby Agosti (9th grade) recently earned his Boy Scout Life Rank for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Troop 104. Additionally, his Anchorage Youth Soccer Club team “Arsenal ’04” placed 3rd in the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase soccer tournament last weekend. Way to go Toby!!

Jack Schroder (9th grade) and his hockey team made it to the All-City Tournament …they were down by one goal but with 1.9 seconds to go, scored, tying the game and sending things into overtime. But a penalty then left only 4 players on Jack’s team on the floor and the other team snuck a goal in. Congrats to Jack and his team for a nail-biting game and hard fought battle for second place!

*Parents/Guardians – if your student has done something that deserves “Spotlight” recognition, please let Mrs. Gore at the Front Desk know!

School Announcements:

Gala News:

*Wrap- up Meeting:  Mark your calendars for Thursday 3/21, 7pm in the Library. This is a great time for us to reflect on what went well and what we could do to improve next year’s gala.  We hope you can join us and share your thoughts!!

*Remaining Auction Items:

  1. Situational Awareness Workshop $50 per spot- Presented by Prepper’s Pack of Anchorage.  This workshop will discuss elements to increase awareness in your daily environment including your ability to identify, process, and comprehend information about your environment and respond to potential threats.  For women and girls ages 12 and up. Light refreshments included.Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 10 am- 12 pm at Lumen Christi High School Library

  2. Ladies Texas Hold’em Night $100 per spot- Hosted by The Estes Family & Mr. Bauzon.  Join us for dinner and a fun evening playing poker! Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.  Saturday, March 30th starting at 6pm.  2 spots available!!

Call Anne Gore at the front desk to secure a spot for either the Situational Awareness Workshop or the Ladies Texas Hold’em Night- 273-1501

**Coming soon** Raffle for Lumen Christi Letter Jacket! Watch this spot for updates. And finally…..

SAVE THE DATE!

Lumen Christi’s 25th Anniversary Gala will be on Saturday, February 8th, 2020!

2019-20 Registration Update:

Congratulations to Dave & Denise Agosti who by completing their “Student Profile” paperwork on time, won $100 off tuition for next year, for their daughter Tecla. Thanks Dave & Denise, and thanks to all who responded so quickly to our pre-registration process!

Spirit Wear:

Don’t forget to check out what’s new in Spirit Wear at Alaska Serigraphics! Get your order in by next week – gear will be delivered to the school and sent home with your student. Reasonably priced and made in Anchorage!     https://lumenchristi.akcustom.ink/.

National Honor Society Tutoring:

The National Honor Society will be offering free after school tutoring every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30p. NHS members encourage any students with homework questions or who need help with math or writing assignments to stop in for additional help. This tutoring is offered in addition to what is available on Mondays in the Library.

SAVE THE DATE! “The Count of Monte Cristo”

Drama students are hard at work memorizing lines, blocking scenes and preparing for opening night! Mark your calendars for April 12th or 13th to catch their spring production of The Count of Monte Cristo featuring 2 of our graduating seniors, Trey Bernert and Shon Nagel.

The BIO Lab needs help!

The LCHS biology department is looking for a donation of a small mini freezer that can be set to -20 degrees F.  Students will be using this to conduct upcoming DNA and genetics activities. Please contact Mrs. Brewer at dbrewer@lumenchristiak.com if you can help.