Lumen News – May 14, 2020

Upcoming Important Dates:

Details for all of these are located in School Announcements, below

  • TOMORROW – Friday, May 15th, 7p: LCHS Drama Department Presents: “Cat & Mouse” Reader’s Theatre
  • TOMORROW – Friday & Saturday – May 15th & 16th, 9a-5p, MASSIVE Garage Sale!
  • Monday, May 18th – Thursday, May 21st: Finals Week
  • Tuesday, May 19th, 4-6p, Junior High Text Book Drop Off
  • Wednesday, May 20th – 4-6p, High School Text Book Drop Off
  • Tuesday, August 4th: Back to School Registration and BBQ
  • Thursday, August 13th: Junior High Orientation
  • Monday, August 17th: School Begins (Grades 7 & 8 only)
  • Tuesday, August 18th: School Begins (Grades 9-12)

Principal’s Update:

Check out this week’s Principal’s Update here:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_hTwqlGw3u8

Gotta wear shades!

Campus Ministry:

Many blessings this week on students as they prepare for the last week of school!

Thank you to our upperclassmen who are mentoring younger students!

St. Benedict Youth group is active and getting out into the sunshine! Visit https://www.stbenedictsak.com/65 for upcoming activities.

Please contact Mrs. Loeffler if we can give support to students, parents and/or families.  Social Distancing is becoming somewhat normal, but still has a real effect on all of us.

You are all invited to our virtual school Masses everyThursday at 9. Join via Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/stbenedictsak/

Prayer Spot

Please pray for

  • Students, teachers and families as they move to the last week of school

  • Medical professionals and first responders

  • Those most vulnerable to illness

If you would like special intentions listed in Lumen News and Prayer Book of Intentions send them directly to Mrs. Loeffler. eloeffler@lumenchristiak.com

School Announcements:

LUMENary Drive

It’s with great fanfare that we announce that we have met our LUMENary drive goal of $50,000, with a bit extra to boot! We are humbled and grateful for all who donated, sometimes more than once. Your giving, as well as that from other generous individuals and organizations throughout the city, state and even country, is a visible expression of our core vision and values and we couldn’t be more thankful.

MASSIVE Garage Sale!

Please venture up to the Hillside (or tell all your friends) for a massive garage sale at the Ross household (13041 Midori Dr) this Friday and Saturday, from 9a-5p. Thanks to all who have donated items for it – 100% of proceeds will go towards the purchase of new warm ups for our Girl’s Sports Teams. Thank you Tracy Ross for taking this on!

Student Leadership Board Positions

Applications are now being accepted by Advisory teachers for the Student Leadership Board’s 2020-21 Spirit, Social and Service Leadership Committee Chairs.  Encourage your incoming 11th & 12th grade students to apply for one of the slots – each are critical and all help guide student directed activities throughout the school year!  Elections for class representatives for each grade level will be done once we return in the fall.

CAT & MOUSE Reader’s Theater

Another COVID-19 related cancellation at the school was our annual drama production. But as they say in the biz….“The show must go on!” Thanks to our dedicated Drama Coach Mrs. Stacy Robertson, students continued to work and while they can’t perform together on stage, they can present the play live in a “Reader’s Theater” format.  Please join us tomorrow night, May 15th at 7p on Lumen’s Facebook page and watch a live reading of  “Cat & Mouse” – a murder mystery set against the darkest days of WWII.

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Text Book Return/Drop Off 

Next Tuesday and Wednesday we will have student text book drop offs. If you have a 7th or 8th grader, please come by the school TUESDAY anytime in-between 4-6p and place materials on the tables that (weather permitting) will be outside the front doors. 9th – 12th graders, please come by WEDNESDAY anytime in-between 4-6p to do the same. Families with students in both Jr. High & High School can choose whatever day is most convenient.

If your student needs to go into the school, (e.g., to empty out their gym locker), they’ll be asked to use hand sanitizer coming into the building, and also wear a mask. Please bring your own mask as all of the ones we had on site were donated to medical providers earlier this spring.

It’s imperative that all text books be returned next week. Once teachers finalize their check of book returns, any that are missing (and need to be re-ordered for next year) will be done so at student expense, with those charges added to your SmartTuition Account.

End of Year Class/Day Schedule 

  • Tomorrow, May 15th will be a Friday “A” schedule with Periods 1, 3 & 5
  • NEXT WEEK/LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
  • Monday, May 18th: “B” Schedule – Periods 2, 4, 6
  • Tuesday, May 19th: “A” Schedule – Periods 1, 3, 5
  • Wednesday, May 20th: “B” Schedule – Periods 2, 4, 6
  • Thursday, May 21st: 9a end of year Mass; 10a Advisory Check In, Last day of classes
  • Friday, May 22nd: Last Day for Teachers (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

St. Benedict’s & Other Community Events:

St. Benedict’s Youth Group

Outdoor Youth Group activities have started up for the season – this past Sunday there was an awesome beach hike at Kincaid (appropriately socially distanced of course.) Interested in finding out more?! Give a shout to Elise at emartinez@stbenedictsak.com to know what’s up for this weekend or check out the link posted above, in Campus Ministry.

Do good, feel good

Next time you hit Costco, Freddy’s or Carrs, add in a few items for The Children’s Lunchbox which provides food for kids all summer long. Donations can be dropped off every Thursday from 1-3p.    https://www.beanscafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TCLPantryWishList.pdf

Have a great weekend!