Lumen News – October 29th, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Oct 29: Senior Pages Due to Yearbook
Oct 30: All-School Movie Night, 7-9pm (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Nov 1: All Saints Day Mass @7:45am (Friday A Schedule w/7th period elective) Nov 3: ASVAB, 1-3pm (Juniors and Seniors)
Nov 3: Principal-Parent Forum, 7pm (In person and virtual)
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 25-28: Thanksgiving Weekend
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 Immaculation 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:

As we enter this weekend, we pray for the safety and good sportsmanship of our Lady Archangel volleyball team and their chaperones and coaches as they travel to Cordova. I look forward to seeing many of our students at the Halloween Movie Night on Saturday, and hopefully, many parents at the Principal Parent Forum scheduled for Wed, Nov 3 at 7pm. Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Campus Ministry:

Our Sports Leader strength this week is Patience.

Patience is the strength to endure delay, pain, discomfort and even disappointment.

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29

Here are some helpful resources for parents looking to discuss the virtue of Patience at home:

https://www.sportsleader.org/sites/default/files/newsletter-assets/Patience%20Parent%20PDF.pdf

Novena prayer for today: Through the intercession of Mary we pray for all who are oppressed, enslaved, and suffer discrimination.Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

●  We will be starting a Junior Legion of Mary group for grades 7 – 12 in November

●  We all worry about our kids! I am always available for students and parents. You can contact me at eloeffler@lumenchristiak.com.

●  We are always looking for service opportunities. If you know of an organization that can use volunteers please contact Mrs. Loeffler.

Prayer Corner

●  For the repose of the soul of Elinore Jacobsen, mother of Anne and Mary Gore and grandmother of Luka, Tate, Jack S, Colin and Jack M

●  For comfort to Elinore’s family

●  For birthday Blessings on Kennedy Thimsen

●  For the oppressed, enslaved, and those who suffer discrimination

●  For the aged, the infirmed and those nearing the end of life

●  For those affected by crisis pregnancies

●  For those families affected by the COVID pandemic

●  For peace in Afghanistan and all countries in distress

●  For families in crisis

●  For special intentions requested

●  For our Volleyball team as they travel for competition to Cordova this weekend

Happy Birthday Kennedy on Sunday!

Archangel Sports:

Volleyball

October 29 – 31

at Cordova vs Cordova (2) and CIA JV and V

November 2

vs CIA 4pm (JV) 5:15 (V)

November 4

vs Birchwood – 6 pm

MS Basketball

November 4

at Anchor Lutheran at 5:30 pm

November 16

vs Holy Rosary at ATT center at 5 pm

Front Office News:

LUMENary Drive

By now you’ve all received a letter from Mr. Ross and Ms. Gore regarding the school’s Annual Fund Drive, and we couldn’t be more pleased to announce that we’re off to a SERIOUSLY FANTASTIC start! Like….truly fabulous. How fabulous? How about this:

Total funds raised: $34,005 (45% of our total goal of $75,000). WOW!! Total number of donors: 48
Total number of Lumen family donors: 24, or 50% of total donors.

These 24 family donations represent 30% of our school families – to them, we say THANK YOU (or in the voice of Ed Sullivan if you’re of a certain age to remember….Thenk yewwwww, thenk yew verrrrry much!)

To our remaining families we say Please consider donating. Our goal is 100% family participation – being able to go out in the community with the statement “100% of teachers and staff, 100% of school board members and 100% of families give to the Annual Drive” is one of the most powerful statements we’re able to make in seeking other sources of community support. So – please, consider a donation at an amount that feels right for your family. Operators are standing by to take your donation by phone! OK not really, but Ms. Gore is, and you can call her at 273-1530 with a credit card number, or send a check in with your student, we can even add it to your SmartTuition if that’s easier for you. Please – and THANKS!

STUFFING DRIVE (Nov 8-18) !!!

Every year, Lumen Christi hosts a “Stuffing Drive” to support Catholic Social Services over the Thanksgivingseason. Studentsareencouragedtobringinatleastten(10)stuffingboxesinorder 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!

There’s No Place Like Home Fundraising Gala

The Gala Team is ramping up their work to make this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, February 12th, one to remember! Please call in to the Principal/Parent Forum next week on Nov. 3rd for information on how you can help, how you get involved, how you can have FUN – all in support of the school!

ASVAB

We will be offering ASVAB for all interested Juniors and Seniors on Wednesday, November 3rd at 1PM. Please contact Ms. Brewer in advance if interested: dbrewer@lumenchristiak.com.

Need a tie?

We have brand new ties! Please come to the front office if you would like to purchase a tie for $20.

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.