Lumen News – May 16, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • May 17th – FIELD DAY – 12:30p-2p – Details below
  • May 20-22:  Final Exams – Early Dismissal @ 11:15a each day!
  • May 22:  Last Day of School for Students
  • August 6th: Registration & Back to School Picnic, 2p-7p

Principal’s Update:

As we close out the last full week of classes for the year, we wish our students the best of luck on final exams next week.  Get some rest over the weekend, study hard, and come to school ready to finish off strong!

Good luck to our track athletes as they compete at regionals in Talkeetna this weekend!  Safe travels and run strong!

Virtue of the Week:

This week’s Sportsleader Virtue is LOYALTY – The strength to make a cause more important than yourself enabling you to make sacrifices to achieve it.

Campus Ministry:

  • Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for Sat. May 18. Time slots between 7 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. are available.  Please contact Heidi Franklin at 907.339.3461 or to sign up.

  • Registration for ACYC (Alaska Catholic Youth Conference) 2019 is now open. ACYC is a gathering of Alaskan teens, young adults, parents, pastoral administrators, and parish staff members. It features both Alaskan and national Catholic musicians and speakers who will help teens live as missionary disciples in their communities, whether that be rural or urban. The week will include Eucharistic liturgies, reconciliation, workshops, a concert, and yes, fun! As Pope Francis tweets: “A Christian is never bored or sad. Rather, the one who loves Christ is full of joy and radiates joy.” Teens who journey to ACYC will return radiating the joy of renewed faith and a strengthened desire to live as God’s disciples! For registration and more information, check out:

  • Please join us for morning Mass in our school chapel Mon., Tues., Wed. at 7:15 a.m. Next week will be the last morning masses of the school year.

  • All High School students are invited to St. Benedict Youth Group Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week.

  • Citizens of Venezuela

  • Teens who are struggling with faith

  • Return to a reverence for all life

  • For Josh Van Tuyl and his family as they mourn his grandmother’s death, and for the repose of her soul

  • All first responders

  • All families in crisis

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.

Archangel Sports Update:

Hearty congratulations to our Archangel track & field stars – at Christian School Conference Meet on Saturday May 11th, the Junior High Boys and Girls took 2nd place overall and our High School girls 1st boys 2nsd. rs took first! Way to represent Lumen Andrew Butcher, David Sliwinski, Mackenna Bessler, Sophia Helzer, Daniel McConnell, Garrett Renfro, Juan Ramirez, Natalie Grubba, Frankie Locke,Jaydin Dufrane, Caleb Furneri and Evan Powell.

Our High Schoolers are headed to the Region II High School meet at SuValley High School, in Talkeetna this weekend. Best of luck and watch here next week for results.

School Announcements:

Field Day 2019:

TOMORROW, Friday May 17th.  Don’t forget, we’ll be having a field day tomorrow after normal dismissal at 12:30. We encourage everyone to stay until 2p and have some fun before finals start next week. Send a lunch or cash as Student Government will be selling pizza and the last of our concession items!

St. Benedict’s Parish Social:

Saturday, May 18th the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a cookout after 5:30p mass. As they note in their flyer “You have to eat dinner anyway and who wants to cook on a Saturday?” Cash donations accepted for this burgers, dogs & side dishes social.

Class of 2020 Seniors:

Mrs. Spillers wants to remind you that summer is a great time to get your Senior Portraits taken. When we return for the 2019-2020 School Year, your senior portraits will be due on Thursday October 31st.

2019-20 Share Hours:

Here’s a great way to get a jump on next year’s Share Hours (parents & students alike.) Every year our Jewel Lake neighbor (and Lumen supporter) True Value Hardware places nearly 5,000 American Flags in the yards of homes in the Sand Lake and Jewel Lake area. They’ve been doing this for almost 10 years and it’s greatly appreciated by the community. (They get calls at the store every year about how much people love it.)  They’re looking for volunteers who can help distribute flags this year – if you can, please join them on July 3rd at 7a in the True Value parking lot – coffee, hot chocolate & treats provided! For more information, call Shannon Barry (Lumen graduate, class of ‘05) at True Value, 248-9211.

2019-20 Back to School Registration:

Watch your mailbox in early July for back to school information packets, and don’t forget to mark down August 6th for our annual back to school picnic & registration day.