Lumen News – September 6, 2018

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • September 10-15:  Homecoming Spirit Week:
  • September 12: Picture Day
  • September 12:  Jr./Sr. College Information Night, 7pm
  • September 15-16:  St. Benedict’s Festival of Ministries
  • September 14:  Homecoming Bonfire, 7pm
  • September 15:  Homecoming Dance, 8-11pm
  • September 17:  Academic Awards Assembly, 2pm
  • September 18:  School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • September 20-21: All High School Retreat
  • November 8th: Fall Open House

Principal’s Update: 

Did you know that Lumen Christi High School started out in 1996 over off Fireweed Lane with 33 students (grades 7-10), four teachers, a secretary, and a teaching principal?  This is such a neat piece of our history and heritage! We have come a long way since the humble beginnings of the early days!

Did you know that the SportsLeader Virtue of the Week is “DEDICATION”?  Dedication is the strength to be firm in your direction and purpose.   I love that SportsLeader connects us to videos that highlight the week’s virtue.  This week’s video can be found here: https://www.sportsleader.org/video/thank-you-mom.  I hope you enjoy the message about being dedicated to our life’s purpose.  And thank you to all the dedicated Moms out there!

Would you or your student like to get a simple, yet powerful, daily Gospel reflection email from SportsLeader?  You don’t have to be an athlete! Subscribe here: https://www.catholicathletes.com/subscribe-1/.

Good luck to our Varsity Soccer team competing in the Tri-Valley Kickoff Tournament in Healy this week.  And we look forward to Homecoming Spirit Week next week and a weekend of activities, from the bonfire on the 14th, to the Homecoming dance on the 15th, to St. Benedict’s Festival of Ministries on the 15th and 16th.  We hope our parents and students are willing to man our Lumen Christi table after Saturday and Sunday Masses and share with the St. Benedict’s parishioners all the wonderful things about our school!

Campus Ministry:

  • Our Seniors had a prayerful, reflective and productive retreat! Thanks to our students for their fantastic attitudes and depth of discussion. Thanks to Mrs. Brewer, Mr. Ross and Mr. Warren, who presented and chaperoned!

  • Our all High School Retreat is Sept 20th & 21st at St. Therese’s Camp in Wasilla. We need 8 parent chaperones, 4 men/4 women (safe & Sacred and background check needed). Chaperone duties include overnighting with students in cabins, keeping an eye out on the grounds, and helping prepare meals. Contact Mrs. Loeffler at 273-1514 or eloeffler@lumenchristiak.com if you can help.

  • We are currently forming our Lumen Christi team for the Jingle Bell Run. The run takes place on Dec. 8, 2018 and benefits The Arthritis Foundation. Students, teachers and families had a great time last year. Details for joining the team to come.

  • We will soon be forming our Lumen Christi team for the 2018 Polar Plunge. It takes place at Goose lake on Saturday, December 15 and benefits the Special Olympics. Last year Lumen Christi raised over $3,000 and had a ball doing it!  Please consider this challenge. Details for joining the team to come.

  • We have Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15am in our Archangel Chapel, and each Thursday at 9am at St. Benedict Church. Please join us!

Prayer Spot:

       Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

      • all affected by Hurricane Gordon

      • Repose of the soul of Mrs. Jean Tousigant, grandmother of Sabrina Warren

      • All first responders

  • 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.

Announcements:

Class of 2019
Don’t forget! Senior portraits are due no later than Wednesday October 31st! Please submit your digital files to Mrs. Spillers at mspillers@lumenchristiak.com as soon as you have them.

Picture Day

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 12th. Order forms from Fitzgerald Photos were distributed to students on Tuesday, September 4th. Extra forms are available in the Front Office.

Scrip Order: We have a Scrip order going out soon, please submit any orders by Sunday, September 9th in order to make the order cut-off. Remember you can order online at www.shopwithscrip.com  or by completing the attached form and dropping it by the office. As a reminder, all cards purchased through Scrip result in a direct rebate to the school and the higher the rebate, the more money that comes back to the school.  If you’re setting up an account on shopwithscrip.com for the first time, Lumen’s enrollment code is: B968B67E44853

Spirit Week

Students are encouraged to dress for Spirit Week next week! If students chose not to dress for Spirit Week, standard uniform requirements apply.

  • Monday, Sept 10th: Wild West Day
  • Tuesday, Sept 11th: America Day
  • Wednesday, Sept 12th: Pajama Day (Students must arrive in uniform on Wednesday morning for picture day. They may change into pajamas after all individual/class photos are taken.)
  • Friday, Sept 14th: Career Day.

Student Government Association (SGA) will host a Homecoming Bonfire for High School students only on Friday the 14th from 7p – 10p at the school. Saturday, SGA will host Homecoming Dance from 8p-11p at the school, cost to attend is $10. Students wishing to bring a non-Lumen guest to either the Bonfire or the Dance must complete and submit a “Guest Permission Slip,” available in the front office.

Tuition Payments: August/September tuition is now due. Don’t incur late payments by missing the Monday, September 10th, 8p deadline! Please contact Danna Hollering in our business office at 273-1553 or dhoellering@stbenedictsak.com with questions.

Tutoring: Starting on Monday, September 10th, former Lumen student Lauren (Heilala) Rannals will be available to tutor students after school. Lauren will be available in the Library from 2:30-4p and can tutor in any subject. There is no charge for her service.