Lumen News – March 4, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Mar 5-14:  Spring Break
  • Mar 23:  Principal-Parent Forum, 7pm
  • April 1: Holy Thursday
  • April 2: Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
  • April 4: Easter Sunday
  • April 5: Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL
  • April 14: Jr. High PSAT Testing

Principal’s Update:

On behalf of the entire school staff, we hope you have an awesome and safe Spring Break!  Thanks for all your support this year and we look forward to seeing everyone in a week and a half!

Campus Ministry:

We wish you many blessings, much rest and rejuvenation over Spring Break!

Our virtue this week is SACRIFICE – The strength to forgo one’s own benefit for the good of others.

    “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Yet, not my will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:42

  • Thank you juniors and seniors for a wonderful rendering of the Stations of the Cross!!

  • Some of our classes are listening to “The Bible in a Year”  with Fr. Mike Schmitz. We have had some great conversations each day. Each podcast is 15-20 minutes long. I encourage you to listen with your family or friends. When you go to the website click “listen now” and go back to day one.

  • Best Lent Ever Podcast:

Happy Birthday March 8th to Mr. Bauzon; March 12th to Madalin Childs & March 14th to Colin Murkowski!

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • Our students and families during Spring Break, that God will protect and bless !

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:

Our LUMENary Drive continues to plug along and donations continue to come in which is a joy! We give thanks for certain to each and every donor who has contributed.  To date, 157 individuals and/or families have contributed $65,200. Of those donors, 38 are Lumen families who combined have contributed $18,190.  Add in friends and family of Lumen families, and we add another $9,115 to that amount for a total of $27,305, or 42% of total giving. Of note are recent donations that have come in as a result of our “5 days for 5 letters’ student letter writing campaign, $1,050 has come in from 7 donors, thanks to letters from 3 particular students (who obviously wrote very persuasive letters!)  As a reminder, we would encourage every family to give or help raise $500, tho truly any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Archangel Sports:

It’s a busy week in High School Basketball with both teams having played Birchwood Warriors on Tuesday (both teams victorious); Redington Huskies (Wasilla) on Wednesday (again, both teams victorious!)  Tonight/Thursday the girls take on Grace JV out in Wasilla, while the boys are in Anchor Point up against the Nikolaevsk Warriors on Friday. Saturday both the boys and girls take on the Ninilchik Wolverines. Eight games, 4 towns and many, many miles.  Way to stay strong, Archangels. Next up (barring any last minute game additions) will be Regionals March 18-20; followed by State on April 1-3rd.  Details on Regionals & State to follow!

Junior High skill building ends this week.  Despite not having any teams to play actual games against, there’s the chance we will have a few scrimmages after Spring Break. Stay tuned for details, in the meantime, Jr. High Teams – you’ve been awesome! It’s been great to see you come together and learn plays and develop skills.

Our Archangel Rifle Team was in full on practice mode this week, sharp shooting and honing skills.  Their next match will be on March 26th, stay tuned for details.

Starting soon: soccer & track & field! Details to follow after Spring Break 

Front Office News:

2nd Reminder: Spring Break Travel/COVID Protocols

We know many families will be traveling over Spring Break. Although there have been changes in the State enforcement of travel protocols, Lumen is still following them and we ask that families do too. We want to keep our staff and students healthy and safe after spring break so that we can all finish the year strong.   Therefore, if you travel out of state or the country:

  1. You and your student(s) should be tested at your vacation destination within 3 days of returning to Anchorage (and getting a negative test result); OR

  2. You should be tested at the airport when you arrive in Anchorage (free for Alaska residents, this test result must be negative); AND

  3. You should quarantine at home for 5 days (the day you return is Day 0), watching for any signs/symptoms of illness.  If you and your student(s) have a negative test, have self quarantined for five days, then your students are free to return to school on Day 6.

There are two exceptions to this rule:

  1. Anyone who has had a confirmed case of COVID within the last 90 days does not have to test, nor quarantine after travel.

  2. Anyone who is fully vaccinated (fully-vaccinated is defined as more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) should have a test but does not have to quarantine.


2021 Survey Reminder- We would love your feedback if you participated in this year’s gala!  Complete the survey by TOMORROW- FRIDAY MARCH 5th at NOON to be entered to win a $100 Gift Card to Kincaid Grill! Click here to get started:


27th Annual Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, February 12th, 2022

Remember that we’re still pitching the Gala Team Lead position.  The team is in place, we just need an overall coordinator!

  Responsibilities for the Team Lead include:

·       Planning and scheduling team meetings;

·       Overseeing team member responsibilities;

·       Communication with school administration and school board;

·       Track expenses and reconcile with finance administration;

Note that the Team Lead is EXEMPT FROM SHARE HOUR REQUIREMENTS & receives PARTIAL TUITION CREDIT!  If you’re interested, please contact Mr. Ross or the Gala Team (273-1530 or to learn more.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The spring National Honor Society induction ceremony will be held on Thursday March 25th 6-7pm in the library.  Come and celebrate Lumen’s academic excellence – all are welcome to attend.

Archangel Attic Needs

Do you have plans for Saturday, March 13th from 1p-4p? No? Well, now you do! We need one helper at the attic – please sign up here: if you can help!  Every dollar that comes in the door at the Attic comes straight back to Lumen to offset tuition.  So the more the Attic is open and successful, the more money that comes back to Lumen, the lower the tuition remains for all students.

Also….If you’ve bubble wrap or a stack of old newspapers that you were going to take to recycle – don’t! Please drop those at the Archangel Attic for use in wrapping fragile items that get purchased.  Thanks a bunch.


Hard to believe, but next year is already on our minds.  Below you’ll find a copy of our 2021-22 School Calendar.   This will also be posted on our website under “Calendars” and hard copies available in the Front Office as well.

Have an amazing Spring Break….If you’re going anywhere warm, send sunshine home.  I’m ready for snow to be done and spring to arrive!  See you on the 15th!