Lumen News – January 21, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Jan 26th: PSAT testing for 9, 10, 11th grades
  • Jan 31-Feb 6:  Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
  • Feb 2:  5th Annual State of the School, 7pm (virtual)
  • Feb 6:  Mardi Gras Gala
  • Feb 10-11:  Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Feb 17:  Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins)
  • Mar 5-14:  Spring Break

 

26th Annual Mardi Gras Gala & Auction Fundraiser    

                    Online Auction & “Live” Virtual Event – Saturday, February 6th

2 WEEKS to go AND it’s GALA TIME!!!

  • Alaska Airlines Raffle added this week and  SOLD OUT in less than 24hrs! The winning ticket will be drawn during our “live” virtual event on February 6th.

  • REGISTER for bidding and PURCHASE your meal at https://lchsak2021.ggo.bid

  • MEAL orders DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY (Jan. 27th)

  • LIKE, LOVE, SHARE our POSTS from our Lumen Christi Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/events/289289672526674

  • Bring any last minute  DONATION items to Anne in the Front Office.

  • THANK YOU!!   The Gala Team- gala@lumenchristiak.com /273-1530

Principal’s Update:

After an official “snow day” which extended our MLK holiday weekend, school was back in person this week.  We are blessed to have lower COVID numbers across the Municipality and we pray that this trend continues in our community.

Another great benefit of our small school is the ability to transition our classroom time to those “teachable moments” which we hope will last well past the planned lesson.  Yesterday, many of our classes were able to tune into the inauguration of our 46th President and the historic swearing in ceremony of our first female Vice President.  We also took time to pray for strength, courage, and conviction for all of our leaders as we peacefully transitioned responsibility in our federal government–a hallmark of our great Constitution.

As we look forward, I would like to extend a personal invite to our 5th Annual State of the School address on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm.  Normally held in person in the gym or Upper Room, this year’s event will be done virtually (link to be sent to families next week).

What is the State of the School?  Just as the President of the United States has the annual State of the Union and the Governor of Alaska has the State of the State, we have a State of the School every January.  I, and other guest speakers, will discuss what we have done as a school over the past year as well as where we are going in the future and what we are doing to get there.  Some areas I and others plan to discuss include:

 Review of our Foundational Documents

 School Board update

 Development and Fundraising update

 Theology Curriculum Review update

 Future initiatives and programs update

I deeply appreciate the attendance we have had at our previous Principal Parent Forums.  Consider the State of the School as a Principal Parent Forum PLUS, so you won’t want to miss it!

I look forward to seeing everyone online on Feb 2nd!  Have a blessed weekend!

Campus Ministry:

Virtue of the Week: Perspective

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Col 3:1

Happy and blessed birthdays to Vincent Everard and Divine Felise!

  • Watching the Presidential Inauguration here at school on Wednesday, January 20th prompted some great conversation. Following is a link to an article about discussing politics with your children.  It focuses on the election season but has great suggestions that apply to politics in general.  While it mentions a couple of websites you might or might not find useful, I found the ideas to be really helpful. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/easy-ways-to-steer-kids-through-the-political-season

  • Friday marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states. 60 million infants have lost their lives by abortion since 1973. This week we begin our 9 day “Novena for Life” here at Lumen. Please join us in prayer; the following link will bring you to the daily prayers: https://www.respectlife.org/day-2. This website also gives wonderful ideas for prayer and service within your families..

  • Ash Wednesday is February 17 – only 3 week away!  We will be praying the Stations of the Cross each week here at school throughout the season.

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • President Biden and Vice President Harris that God will bestow on them wisdom, grace, and courage

  • For an end to abortion

  • For those experiencing homelessness and poverty this winter

  • For all medical workers and first responders

If you would like special intentions listed in Lumen News and Prayer Book of Intentions you can send them directly to Mrs. Loeffler or to the front office.

LUMENary Drive Update:

Today’s LUMENary Drive update is brought to you by the numbers 5, 6 and 0. As in….56,050.66! As mentioned last week, we’re moving into the next phase of reaching out to alumni (students and parents) and will also kick off a student letter writing campaign during Catholic Schools week. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to support the drive!

Archangel Sports:

It’s great to have the noise of students in the gym after school for Basketball and Rifle team practice.  With the exception of pesky masks and lots of hand sanitizing, it’s like those good’ ol days before Covid!

As a reminder – practice schedules are as follows:

Jr. High basketball (co-ed practice): Monday & Wednesday = 1-2:30p

Jr. High/High School Riflery: Tuesday & Thursday = 1-2:30p

High School Girls Basketball: Monday = 4:30-6:30p; Tuesday = 5-7p; Wed/Thur/Fri = 3-5p

High School Boys Basketball: Mon/Tues = 2:30-4:30; Wed/Thur/Fri = 5-7p

Front Office News:

For Sale!

Wow! Our own talented Frankie Locke (11th grade – not 10th grade as reported in the last Lumen News – SORRY FRANKIE!) has created these St. Michael the Archangel stickers which are now for sale in the Office.  $4 apiece, cash preferred!  Perfect for water bottles, laptops, anything your student wants to decorate.