Lumen News – August 22, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • TONIGHT! Back to School Night – All Parents (no students) 7-8p
  • TOMORROW! – August 23 – Monday Schedule/Late Dismissal  (pick up at 2:30, not 12:20)
  • August 23 – Free Outdoor Concert with John Paul Von Arx, 6pm, Lumen Christi Parking Lot
  • August 29th/30th – Offsite Senior Retreat @ St. Therese’s Camp
  • September 3rd – School Pictures
  • September 9th – 13th Spirit Week
  • September 13th – Homecoming Bonfire (if conditions allow) (High School Only)
  • September 14th – Homecoming Dance (High School Only)

Principal’s Update:   

What a great start to our school year!  From all-school orientation and opening Mass on Tuesday, to opportunities in advisory to review our school handbook and emergency procedures, to full class days, we are off and running!  As I wander through classrooms and the hallways and the gym, there is a wonderful and positive vibe and energy in our school, starting with our brand new 7th graders (“Sevvies”) and continuing through all class levels to our veteran Seniors from the Class of 2020.  We are very excited to finally have the school year underway!

Our new cell phone policy is having a visible and notable impact on this vibe and energy.  Students aren’t distracted in class; they are focused and engaged. And even better, they are interacting with their fellow Lumen students at lunch and in the hallways and building community!

I encourage you to come out to support our soccer teams in their competitions in the coming days and weeks.  Kincaid Park, where most of our games take place, is beautiful this time of year, and a great location to spend an evening together as a family.   To build spirit, I have challenged our students to wear their Lumen pride wear, come support our varsity soccer team against Cook Inlet Academy tomorrow night, and attend the free concert in front of the school.  In return, any students that do will receive a casual day/dress down day on Monday, August 26! Come cheer on our Archangels!

Campus Ministry:

The Campus Ministry Office is located in the school library, students and parents are always welcome to stop by!

  • Thank you everyone for a wonderful start to the school year. Many thanks to Bishop Bellisario and Fr. Tom who concelebrated our opening of school liturgy and school blessings.

  • Please pray for our seniors who will be on retreat next Thursday and Friday, August 29th and 30th.

  • Our High School retreat is Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th.

  • Calling all musicians and students who love to sing!!!  Come join our School choir! Please see Mrs. Loeffler in her Library office.

  • Sign up sheets for Friday service hours at The Archangel Attic can be found on the bulletin board across from the Front Office. Students please sign up – this is a great way to get a jump on Share Hours!!

  • All eligible students are invited to be trained as altar servers for our school Masses. Interested students please see Mrs. Loeffler.

  • We invite all confirmed Catholic students to serve as Extraordinary Ministers. See Mrs. Loeffler for more information.

  • If you know of a worthy cause in need of volunteers let us know so we can get the word out!

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

* Victims of wildfire

*First responders to the fires

*Victims of violent crimes

*Our national and world leaders

*For the sick and infirmed

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.

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

Pray for Peace. Act in Peace.

Archangel Sports Update:


Our High School Soccer Team is now 1-1, coming back from a loss against Delta Junction to best one of our archrivals, Birchwood in a 4-2 game last Friday.

Both the Middle School and High School teams have games today at 3p (Middle School) and 4:30 (High School) against/at Birchwood. We’ll be pulling for both teams and will keep you posted on outcomes!

Friday the High School team will go head to head with Cook Inlet Academy Friday at 4p at Kincaid on the turf. Next Tuesday, August 27th, our Middle School team will go up against Wasilla Lake at Kincaid on the turf.    GO ARCHANGELS! #Lumenproud

School Announcements:


Do you need help with drop offs or pick ups? Let Ms. Gore in the Front Office know and she’ll put together a list of neighborhood where potential carpooling/ride sharing opportunities might be available.

Uniform Updates:

We’ve heard from several families that Tommy Hilfiger orders are delayed. An email response from them earlier in the week promised that all orders placed through 7/26 were to have been mailed by Friday, 8/9; and all orders placed through 8/2 were to have been shipped by 8/16. If you’re experiencing continued delays, please let Ms. Gore know so she can connect with them again.

Also held up in Tommy delays are new ties. Fortunately all students appear to have at least one at this point, but please make sure your student does not lose/stain/mangle/wrangle/forget/eat their tie as it may take a while to replace. We’ll keep you posted when the new shipment arrives.

If your loyalty lies with our other approved vendor, Lands End, know that they’re having a sale starting next week, and all uniform items are 25% off.

Class of 2020: 

*Senior sweaters are available to order on-line through our local vendor, Alaska Serigraphics at  If you wish to go and try one on for sizing purposes, AK Seri. is located at 1711 Abbott Road and their phone number is 561-2000.

*Senior Photos done yet?! They’re due to Mrs. Spillers on Thursday, October 31st. Get them turned into her as soon as you’ve got them.

Student Spotlight:

Our Archangels do amazing things both on campus, and off. Inaugural shout out to Vaeda Michaelson along with her younger brother Aiden and family friend Allesandra. Together with their families, they conquered the Denali Highway this summer riding from Paxson to Cantwell on bicycles.

Parents – want us to highlight something amazing your student is involved with? Send a note to the Front Office at and we’ll post it here.

Thanks – have a great rest of week and weekend!