Lumen News – October 24, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • October 24th:  Friday A Schedule (Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-7pm)**
  • October 25th:  Friday B Schedule (Parent Teacher Conferences, 1-4pm)**
  • October 25th:  SEAS Halloween Carnival, 6-8pm
  • October 28-31 and November 4th:  Spirit Week (see daily schedule below)
  • November 1st:  All School Mass, 9am (All Saints Day, Holy Day of Obligation)
  • November 1st:  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Event, 8-10pm (see attached flyer)
  • Nov 4th:  All School Rosary
  • November 15th:  9th Grade Retreat
  • November 15th: DodgeBall Tournament AND MORE, 6-10pm! (details below)


Principal’s Update:

The Spanish classes at Lumen Christi recognized Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15-Oct 15.  You may have seen some of the artwork displayed around the school as well as posters in both English and Spanish.  Last Sunday, our Spanish class students attended the Senor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles) Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral.  We witnessed the beautiful and moving procession at the beginning and end of Mass, the wonderful music from the choir, and the vibrancy of purple in those gathered.

On November 1st, you are cordially invited to attend our first ever Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in our school from 8-10pm.  Come after the All Saints Day Mass at 7pm. We will have free food, music, arts and crafts, face painting, skull cookie decorating, and building an altar.  This is the same night as the Parish Fun Night, so we hope you will consider swinging by to see us. Dios los bendiga!

Finally, come support our Lady Archangels at the AT&T Sports Center as they compete in the Spiketacular through Saturday!  And pray for our middle school basketball players up in Su-Valley!

Virtue of the Week:

This week’s SportsLeader Virtue is COURTESY: The strength to always treat others with civility and honor.  The opposite of COURTESY is RUDENESS: The weakness of having a lack of manners, training and relationship skills.

Campus Ministry:

The Campus Ministry Office is located in the school library, students and parents are always welcome to stop by!

  • Volleyball Rosary Rally and Middle School chaplet were wonderful starts to the sports seasons!

  • We wish Pablo Schiavenato congratulations on his citizenship, best wishes and please know we will miss you Pablo!

  • Permission forms for the 9th grade retreat on Friday, November 15 were sent home with students Monday. The retreat will be held at the Holy Spirit Center.

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • Those lacking adequate shelter, food and clothing as the winter comes on

  • Our national and world leaders

  • For members of our military and their families

  • For the sick and infirmed

  • Peace

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

All are invited to join us for Mass at 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,

Wednesdays Fridays in our School Chapel.

Pray for Peace. Act in Peace.

School Announcements:

Northern Lights Coupon Books

The High School Boys Basketball Team will be selling Northern Lights Coupon Books and you can pre-order your copy by calling the Front Office.  Books will be $55 but provide over $21,000 in savings in fine & casual dining; hotels & lodging; recreation, auto, health & other amazing services.  To see the full list of participating vendors, go to:

The Basketball Team is hoping to travel to several different tournaments this season but need successful fundraisers to help make that happen! Every book purchased results in $20 coming back to them. Thanks in advance for your support of their efforts.

Senior Portraits 

Senior portraits are due to Mrs. Spillers In. Seven. Days. October. 31st.  There are still 6 students missing pictures! Don’t miss the deadline and not have your senior pictures in the yearbook! Email a digital file to or bring a jump drive to the school.

Spirit Week October 28-31 &  Nov 4th

To support our sports team and to recognize Halloween, next week will be a Spirit Week, the schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Oct 28:  Halloween colors (orange, black, purple)
  • Tuesday, Oct 29:  TV/movie character
  • Wednesday, Oct 30:  Duo Day (dress as twins)
  • Thursday, Oct 31:  Halloween costumes (no weapons and no masks)
  • Friday, Nov. 1: Regular school uniform day – no dress ups!
  • Monday, Nov 4th:  Saint Dress Up (dress up as your favorite saint)

Free Afterschool Tutoring 

The National Honor Society is now offering after school tutoring on Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 pm.  Any student, any subject, stop by for help!

Volleyball Fundraiser- Lumen Christi Headbands $15 each

Taking pre-orders during Parent Teacher conferences and at the Front Desk. Just call or stop in to reserve yours today!!  The first batch of headbands will be here soon! See the flyer below.

Dodgeball, Open House, Chocolate Challenge!

On Friday, November 15th, the school will be hosting an Archdiocesan-wide Dodgeball Tournament. Organized by the Archdiocese but held here in our NCAA regulation sized gym, this promises to be a really fun night not just for our Lumen families, but all those who will be visiting our school as part of games or as your guest at our modified “open house.” So what’s it all about?


The Dodgeball team rules are simple: 3 boys/3 girls per team. Can only find 4 girls and 2 boys or 2 girls and 4 boys? Not to worry. Want 3 men/3 women? Great – adult teams welcome too.  Are you a 6 person family of all ages that wants to play together? Awesome – make it so. Teams will be matched for play the night of the tournament according to male/female ratio & assumed ability (we promise elementary school teams won’t be matched against the Dimond Baseball Team!)

The winning team gets to take home an awesome trophy for the year, there will also be awards for the Best Team Spirit & Best Uniform.

Please register your team(s) if you plan to participate: You don’t need to submit player names, Archdiocese organizers simply need to know who to expect so they can plan appropriately. Players may only participate on one team in order to keep the playing field level. Questions about the Tournament can be directed to Matthew Beck at 907-297-7734.

PART 2. “OPEN HOUSE” (kind of, not really)

Experiencing the Lumen school community first hand has proven to be a major selling point for families considering enrollment.   As a result, we’re scrapping our traditional fall Open House with its formal tours and hosting an informal night of community building instead.

Prior to the start of the Dodgeball games we’re inviting all Lumen families and their guests to join us for dinner from 6p-7p at the school.  Thanks to several amazing family sponsors* we’ll be bringing in an Olive Garden Pasta Bar for all to enjoy.  Please invite a family or two with Lumen aged students who might be interested in learning more about the school. You (or your student) can give them a tour, they’ll meet teachers and staff, get fed and maybe even play dodgeball!

(Become a sponsor of this first annual pre- dodgeball tournament dinner! $250 – only three sponsor slots left.  Call/text Lumen parent Shareen Crosby at 907-317-8811. Businesses or families welcome.)


Starting on Tuesday, November 12th, there will be boxes of brownie mix in the office. Take a box home, add a secret ingredient and return your creation to the Pasta Dinner on the 15th. There will be a “taste off” with a prize awarded to the most-best-tastiest-delicioius brownies. Get creative and see if your baking skills are up to the challenge!

Stay tuned for additional details on what will be a busy November night, but mark your calendars now – you won’t want to miss it.


25thAnniversary Gala February 8th, 2020

Sign ups are going strong and the sign-up boards will be up during

Parent Teacher Conferences.

Future Auction Chair- We are looking for someone interested in shadowing the auction chairs and eventually taking over a chair position. If you are interested, please talk with the current auction chairs or Mr. Ross. If you have questions contact us in the Gala Office- 273-1530/

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead):

Read Principal Ross’s update above and join us on November 1st!

Archangel Sports Update #Lumenproud:

High School Girls Volleyball – our spikin’ Archangels had their first game last night against the team from Unalaska – one of the most accomplished teams in our Division. While our Archangels weren’t successful in bringing that team town, they did come back and take out Glennallen this morning at 9a!   Play continues this afternoon with a game at 3p, and then tomorrow at 12p, 1p, and 3p. All “Spiketacular” games are at the AT&T Sports Center near O’Malley & Old Seward.

Junior High Basketball – The Jr. High teams are off to Talkeetna for their first games of the season!

Stay tuned for tournament updates from both teams.

St. Benedicts & Other Community Events:

St. Benedict’s Youth Nights

All Lumen HS students are welcome, regardless of parish affiliation or faith background.

High School Youth Night: Next Wednesday, 10/30 – Halloween Party, 7-9p in the school’s Upper Room.

Junior High Youth Night:  Next Thursday, October 31st, Trick or Treating, meet at the school at 6p.