Lumen News – November 23rd, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates:
Nov 24: No School thanks to our awesome parents! Nov 25-28: Thanksgiving Weekend (No School) Nov 27-28: Mat-Su Veterans Gun Show @ Lumen Dec 2-4: State VB TournamentDec 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”)(JH 5:30-7pm; HS 8-10pm)
Dec 14-16: Final Exams (see schedule below for time change from Handbook) Dec 16-18: High School BB Tournament @ Lumen
Dec 17-Jan 2: Christmas Break
Jan 3: Start of Second Semester
On behalf of our staff and faculty, we pray that you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here are some helpful resources for parents looking to discuss the strength of sacrifice at home:
This week we pray for all who have lost loved ones to death during the holiday season.
Heavenly Father, The holidays are times of joy and love, but those who have lost a loved one to death during the holidays suffer alone in silence. We commend our friends and family members who have passed from our world during the holiday season to almighty God, and entrust them to You, our Creator. May they rest in Your arms, Lord. You formed them from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome them now that they have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for them, bring freedom and peace. May Christ who died for us all admit them into his garden of paradise. May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace them as one of his flock. Bless and comfort the friends and family who miss them and long to be with them again. Give them happy memories of the holidays spent together.
● Junior Class retreat will be Friday, December 10th. More information will be emailed over the holiday.
● Advent begins November 29th. We will hold schoolwide Jesse Tree prayer services each afternoon during Advisory throughout the season.
Happy Birthday this week to Peri Sanders and XinMei Thomson!
● Following is a prayer request from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
“Among the injured (in the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy) are one of our Catholic priests, as well as multiple parishioners and Waukesha Catholic school children. Please join us in prayer for all those involved, their families, and those who are traumatized from witnessing the horrible scene.”
● We pray for all suffering mental, emotional, and psychological unrest, that they will be healed
● We pray for our Church and government leaders, that they will allow God to work through them
● For those who are alone, suffering homelessness, and hungry during this Thanksgiving, that God will use us to meet their needs
● For our Lumen Christi families, that they will be blessed and safe during this Thanksgiving holiday
● We give thanks for all our blessings
Front Office News:
Final Exam Schedule
The final exam schedule in the Handbook does not correctly reflect our school starting time this year. Therefore, please use the following Final Exam schedule for Dec 14-16:
The fall exam daily schedule is:
Dec 14: Periods 1 and 2 Dec 15: Periods 3 and 4 Dec 16: Periods 5 and 6
The hourly schedule each day during finals is:
7:40-7:45am: Pledge, Prayer, and Morning Announcements 7:45-9:15am: Final Exam
9:30-11:00am: Final Exam
This year’s Secret Santa exchange will be held December 6th-11th. Students who choose to participate will give/receive three gifts throughout that week.
The first two are smaller, around a $5 minimum each. The third gift is larger, around a $10 minimum. Usually the third gift is given in person and the giver’s identity is revealed, but this is up to the student. Students participating should fill out the slips given out during 7th hour on Monday, if they did not receive one, extras are available in the office. These should be turned in to their advisor or an SLB board member (Frankie, Sabrina, or Jamie) by Tuesday next week 11/30.
We will assign givers/receivers later that week so students have time to prepare for the exchange starting the 6th.
Junior high and high school are having separate exchanges so students will more likely give to someone they are familiar with and to make it easier to secretly give them the gifts.
Winter Formal Dance
LCHS Winter Formal Dance will be on Saturday, December 11th at 5:30-7:00 pm for Middle School students and 8:00-10:00 pm for High School students. Students and guests are expected to wear the proper attire for this formal event. Please see Mrs. Guzman at the front desk for a copy of the Dance Dress Code.
Guests are strictly for juniors and seniors and they are only allowed one guest per person.