Lumen News – November 11th, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Nov 8-18: Stuffing Drive (details below)
Nov 12: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Auction (virtual)
Nov 15-19: Discover Catholic Schools Week
Nov 16: School Board Meeting, 6pm
Nov 18-20: Regional Volleyball Tournament @ Lumen
Nov 24: First day of Thanksgiving Vacation? Only if we meet our LUMENary challenge! See details below.
Nov 25-28: Thanksgiving Weekend (No School)
Nov 27-28: Mat-Su Veterans Gun Show @ Lumen
Dec 2-4: State VB Tournament
Dec 3-4: Middle School BB Tournament @ Lumen
Dec 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass @ 7:45am
Dec 10: 11th Grade Retreat (details to follow)
Dec 11: Winter Formal Dance (“Snow Dance”)(details being worked by SLB) Dec 14-16: Final Exams (see schedule in Handbook)
Dec 16-18: High School BB Tournament @ Lumen
Dec 17-Jan 2: Christmas Break
Jan 3: Start of Second Semester

Principal’s Update:

November is a month where we remember those who have gone before us. We do so through All Saint’s Day, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, and this week, Veteran’s Day. Let us keep in our prayers and thoughts all those who have sacrificed on our behalf, in our own families and beyond. I ask you to keep the family of Johnny Lopetrone in your prayers this weekend as his funeral Mass is celebrated on Saturday. Mr. Lopetrone was an active member of the St. Benedict’s parish community and an ardent supporter of Lumen Christi. Among his many talents was woodworking, and he hand crafted the wood panel in our front entry way (which holds our teachers’ photos and other school memorabilia) as well as the beautiful oak bookcases throughout each classroom. Thank you Lopetrone family. May you rest in eternal peace, Johnny!

We have developed a COVID protocols survey, which was an idea generated at our recent parent forum. We are asking our families to complete the survey and provide us critical feedback as we look to continue to maintain a safe and effective plan for our school community. The survey can be found here:
The survey will remain open for one week and close Thursday, November 18. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and comments.

Last week, we threw out a challenge to our families to help grow our parent participation percentage for our annual LUMENary Drive. Many of you answered the call, but we hope more families will jump in and contribute by next Thursday! Please see details below, help contribute to our annual fund, and let’s earn a day off on Wednesday, Nov 24th! Have a great weekend!

Campus Ministry:

Here are some helpful resources for parents looking to discuss the strength of sacrifice at home:

Novena prayer for today: Through the intercession of Mary we pray for all who are in purgatory.

●  Junior Class retreat will be Friday, December 10th. More information to follow.

●  This Thursday our Riflery and Debate Teams celebrated Mass together at 7 a.m.

●  Advent begins November 29th. We will hold school-wide Jesse Tree prayer services each afternoon during Advisory throughout the season.

Happy Birthday this week to Maggie Moriarty, Mia Sperbeck and Mrs. Craig!

Prayer Corner:

●  For our travelling basketball team

●  For all veterans

●  For the repose of the soul of Johnny Lopetrone

●  For unity and charity within our communities

Archangel Sports:


November 15th

Vs Birchwood at 5pm (JV) at 6:15 (V)

November 17th

Start of Region ll for (V) Tournament 1st Round at 7 pm

MS Basketball

November 12-13

vs Su-Valley (away)

November 16

vs Holy Rosary at ATT center at 5 pm

Front Office News:


If you read LUMEN News last week, then you read about the LUMENary Drive Challenge – namely, we’re trying to get to at least 75% family participation by next Friday, November 19th. If we do, then we ALL get Wednesday, November 24th off ! An extra day of vacation!!

Currently, 41 of our 82 families have given, which puts us at a cool, even 50%. We’re getting there, but time is of the essence! We need 20 more families to donate at a level that is right for them, in the next 8 days. Giving is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! You can drop off a cash or check at the Front Desk with Kim or open your camera on your phone and hold it over this QR Code. You’ll be taken to the school’s website where you can make an online donation.


STUFFING DRIVE (Nov 8-18) !!!

Every year, Lumen Christi hosts a “Stuffing Drive” to support Catholic Social Services over the Thanksgivingseason. Students are encouraged to bring in at least ten (10) stuffing boxes in order to earn a Lumen spirit wear day. Boxes will be stacked initially in advisory classrooms, but when we have enough on hand, the Student Leadership Board will begin to build a creative structure in our front entryway! Over the years, these structures have become more and more elaborate! The class with the most number of boxes per student will earn ice cream sandwiches after lunch one day and the Lumen Spirit Shield! Let’s pull together and “stuff” our classrooms to support this Drive!

Annual Feuary Fundraising Gala!

The Gala Team continues to brainstorm on ways you can help. We’re still looking for a 7th grade Class Project Lead (sign up here to take on this awesome task….

We’ve even got some ideas of projects so that part is done!

Or if you’re looking for an easy way to earn a couple of Share Hours, sign up to donate a bottle of wine! For every bottle (please, $25-$50 range) you’ll earn one Share Hour, but anything right at $50 (or above!) will earn you TWO! So sign up here to donate: and then drop your bottle(s) off in the Front Office.

Questions? Ideas? Do you own or know of a business that might consider donating an item, gift certificate or becoming an event Archangel Sponsor? Email email or call Anne at 273-1530 for more information!

FREE After School Tutoring

Parents – don’t forget that students from the National Honor Society provide free tutoring afterschool on Tuesdays, from 2-3p in Mrs. Craig’s room, #107. Help is available in any subject, for all grades! Encourage your student to stay if they need a little extra help.