Lumen News – October 25, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • October 25th: TODAY! Lumen Christi JV Boys Basketball vs Holy Rosary Academy at Lumen at 5 pm
  • October 25th & 26th: ½ Day for Parent Teacher Conferences (details below)
  • October 26th:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Halloween Carnival, 6-8pm
  • October 29th – Nov 2nd: Student Government Sponsored Spirit Week (see schedule, below)
  • October 30th: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6 pm
  • October 31st:  Chili for Charity Lunch (details below)
  • November 1st:  School Mass, 9am
  • Nov 5th:  All School Rosary, 2 pm
  • November 8th: Fall Open House, 6-8 pm
  • November 9th: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gala
  • November 16th:  10th Grade Retreat (details below)

Principal’s Update:

Thank you to the students who have already brought in their addresses of friends and families who may be willing to contribute to our annual fund, the LUMENary Drive!

Last weekend, we hosted the Spike-tacular Girls Volleyball Tournament.  Seventeen teams from across the State of Alaska attended. Although the Lumen Christi girls volleyball team did not place in the tournament, our Archangels continued to improve their skills against a tough set of competitors.  Thank you to many parents, families, and students who came out to sell concessions and gate tickets, clean up the gym, cheer on our players, and keep our hospitality room well stocked with good food and drink! It was a success because of your efforts and sacrifice!

Our junior high boys and girls basketball teams seasons are in full swing, with nearly 25 students participating between the two teams.  This week, we even held the first practice of our Lumen air rifle program! We had 10 students learn about safety, range procedures, and basic marksmanship skills.  We will practice on Monday afternoons and plan to start firing our air rifles in the gym this next week!

As you attend Parent-Teacher Conferences, I hope you wander into the newly renovated library (to fill out your AdvancEd survey!) and take some time to read the “I Promise…” posters our Class of 2019 made following our August senior retreat on “Servant Leadership.”  As you will see, our Seniors committed to living out our three Core Values of Faith, Family, and Excellence and our six Attributes of a Lumen Graduate this year. Our Sports Leader virtue of the week is ACCOUNTABLE, the strength to be willing to be held responsible for one’s actions.  By placing these posters in full view of our school and parish community, we are holding our Seniors accountable to set a positive and powerful example for our underclassmen and women each and every day. Virtue = Strength!

Campus Ministry:

  • Please join us Sunday, November 4th for our 1st Parent Discussion Group. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. at Lumen Christi (room number to be announced)

  • January 15th we will be having an evening of prayer and fellowship, and food for teens and parents!  Please mark your calendars. Further information to come.

  • 10th Grade will be on retreat Friday, November 16. We will spend the morning in reflection and prayer here at Lumen and the afternoon will be in service to the community off campus. We will return to Lumen Christi at 2:30 p.m. Please note this is later than the regular Friday dismissal time.  Permission slips will be given to students next Thursday, October 25th.

  • Please join our Lumen Christi Jingle Bell Run team. The run takes place on Dec. 8, 2018 and benefits The Arthritis Foundation. Students, teachers and families had a great time last year. You can sign up through this link:

  • Volunteers are needed for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carnival Oct. 26 from 5:15-8:30p.  Let Mrs. Gore at the Front Desk if your student(s) can help.

  • Volunteers are needed for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gala on Nov 9.   Let Mrs. Gore at the Front Desk if your student(s) can help.

  • Pope Francis has issued a special invitation for the faithful to pray the Rosary and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel each day during October for the protection of the Church from evil. This is a great family activity for this month. Our Campus Ministry Bulletin Board is devoted to reflecting the Rosaries said by our families. Each time a rosary is said students are encouraged to record their family names on a bead and add it to the board.

  • We have Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15am in our Archangel Chapel, and each Thursday at 9am at St. Benedict Church. Please join us!

  • Calling all students to join our team for the November 30th Dodgeball tournament.  It will be held at Lumen Christi and teams from parishes all over the Archdiocese will be competing. See Mrs. Loeffler for more info.

Upcoming Events:

Youth Night is held at St. Benedict Church each Wednesday – all high school Lumen students are welcome! Several Theology teachers offer extra credit for Faith events attended outside of school hours. Students can check with teachers.

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

      • All first responders.

      • Those affected by Hurricane Michael and other natural disasters in the world.

  • 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:

The JV Boys Basketball team has their first game today. Come and cheer on our newest Archangel athletes as they take on Holy Rosary Academy! The game starts at 5p in the Lumen Gym. We’ll have a co-ed game on October 30th, Lumen vs. Birchwood Christian School, again here at Lumen at 5p. GO ARCHANGELS!

ArchCards! There’s been a slight delay in getting those out, but if you purchased one at Registration know that your name will be on a list at the door if you wish to attend any/all of the upcoming JV Basketball games.  If you missed the opportunity to purchase an ArchCard at Registration, know that it’s not too late to get one. Adult cards are $25 and students are $10, both allow you access to any home basketball or volleyball game held at Lumen. Normal admission fee is $3-$5 per game.

School Announcements:

Spirit Week!

October 29th – November 2nd is Fall SPIRIT WEEK at Lumen!

*Monday Oct 29 ~ Fall harvest day ~ dress in your best farmer wear, chunky sweaters and flannel. Also – Student Government sponsored in-school carnival at 2p.

*Tuesday Oct 30 ~ Halloween color day ~ bring out your blacks, your oranges, your skeleton sweatshirts!

*Wednesday Oct 31 ~ Halloween! Costumes allowed, but no pretend weapons and no masks on during hallway class transfer times. Also – “Chili for Charity” in the Parish Hall. See below.

*Thursday Nov 1 ~ Mass Day – uniforms only please!

*Friday Nov 2 ~ All Saints Day. Dress as your favorite saint!

Chili for Charity:

Please join us on Wednesday, October 31, from 11:00-11:30 in the Parish Hall for our Disaster Relief collection “Chili for Charity” sponsored by the Lumen Christi Staff.  Enjoy a bowl of chili with all the fixins’, cornbread, and bottled water – all for just for $5.00. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities USA to help the victims of Hurricane Michael.

Dia De Los Muertes:

Our students were selected to have their Day of the Dead Altar showcased at the Sol De Medianoche’s Dia De Los Muertes event on Friday, November 2nd at Out North Theater.  Please stop by this free event inbetween 5p & 8p to honor Anchorage’s cultural diversity and our Lumen student’s work! Please see the flyer below for more information.

National Honor Society:

The Lumen Christi National Honor Society will have its induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 30th at 6pm in the library.  All students and families are encouraged to join the new inductees and celebrate their accomplishments. A small reception will follow the ceremony.

Parent Teacher Conferences – Today and Tomorrow:

As a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences start today and run between 3p – 7p.

Tomorrow, students will have a normal dismissal time of 12:20 and conferences will run between 1p and 4p.  Conferences are held in the Student Room (large room off of the Front Office) and are on a walk-in basis, first come first served!

Special Health Care Outreach:

Tonight – the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Health Ministry Team and Youth Group have come together to offer a special presentation on opioid abuse and how it affects families. The Lumen community has been invited to join them on Thursday October 25th, 7pm in the SEAS gym.  See the attached flyer for more information.

St. Benedict’s:

As a ministry of St. Benedicts, we are forever grateful for their support of LCHS. Let’s show our support for them by attending their sponsored events!

*A World Youth Day “Italian Dinner” Fundraiser will be held in the Parish Hall at 6pm on Saturday, October 27th.  Join others for a 7 course feast and help get kids on their way to Panama in 2019!


Don’t forget on-going tutoring (in any subject) is available Mondays after school in the Library from 2:30-4:00, in the library. There is no charge for this service.

Uniforms/Spirit Wear:

Spirit Wear is now available in town! You can order directly online through Alaska Serigraphics at    Please note that all orders placed before October 31 will have free shipping and will be delivered to the school by November 15th. For all future orders, you will have the option of paying an additional shipping charge for delivery to your home, or free shipping for delivery and pick up at the school. If you have any questions, please call the office or Gerianne Thorsness at 907.229.0597.

Ongoing School Needs & Share Hour Opportunities:

Archangel Attic:

As you know, 100{87587bff62748d853b25c5c00e545c389c2cc3e9e64848ccec5036484113dbfe} of Archangel Attic sales go directly towards reducing tuition for Lumen students. You can support the Attic’s efforts by volunteering your time and treasure! Sign up to volunteer here:

Concession Stand:

Volleyball and Junior High basketball seasons are kicking off which means we’ll need plenty of support at the concession stand. This is a fun way to earn share hours and is always a win-win because concession sales financially support the school. Sign up to support any of our sports events, here!