Lumen News – September 20, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • September 20-21: All High School Retreat and Junior High Retreat
  • September 24: Soccer at Wasilla Lakes. MS at 4pm/HS at 6pm
  • September 27-29: HS Soccer Conference Tournament
  • October 1st:  All-School Rosary, 2pm
  • October 4-6: MS Soccer Conference Tournament
  • October 9th: PVO Meeting
  • October 10th: PSAT testing (9th, 10th, 11th Grades Only)
  • October 16th:  School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • October 17th:  University of Portland visit, 1:15pm
  • October 18-20:  Girls Volleyball Tournament
  • October 19th: In-Service Day, No School
  • October 25th & 26th: ½ Day for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 8th: Fall Open House

Principal’s Update:

Many thanks to the Ramirez, Trzaska, and Thorsness families for manning our information table at the St. Benedict Festival of Ministries after Masses last weekend.  Thanks also to the Michaelson, Locke, and Trzaska families for helping set up and clean up a wonderful Homecoming Dance! We had nearly 40 Lumen students and guests at both the Friday bonfire and the Saturday dance.  A great time was had by all!

A special shout out to our soccer teams!  Our Chapel of the Archangels has been bursting at the seam at 7:15am on game days as our student athletes lead the way by celebrating Mass as a team before school.  Way to go, Archangels!

This week’s SportsLeader Virtue of the Week is RESPONSIBILITY; the strength to always do what I was given to do or do what is expected of me due to my decisions.  As Proverbs 28:13 states, “He who conceals his sins prospers not, but he who confesses and forsakes them obtains mercy.”  As University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant echoed, “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: (1) admit it, (2) learn from it, and (3) don’t repeat it.”  We encourage you to continue the conversation with your son or daughter about what it means to them to be RESPONSIBLE.  What does it mean to be irresponsible?

Have a safe and blessed weekend!

Campus Ministry

  • Welcome to our retreat leaders, Mike Sylvester and Claire Long from Charleston SC!

  • We are currently forming our Lumen Christi team for the Jingle Bell Run. 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:

  • We will soon be forming our Lumen Christi team for the 2018 Polar Plunge. It takes place at Goose lake on Saturday, December 15 and benefits the Special Olympics. Last year Lumen Christi raised over $3,000 and had a ball doing it!  Please consider this challenge. Details for joining the team to come.

  • 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!

  • Lumen Christi is forming a dodgeball 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.

  • There are still spots for Friday service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

  • Volunteers are needed for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gala on Nov 9

Upcoming Events:

  • Youth Night is held at St. Benedict Church each Wednesday – all are Lumen students are welcome! Students earn extra credit for Theology class when they attend after hours Faith events!!

Prayer Spot:

       Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • all affected by Hurricane Gordon, Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Olivia

  • All first responders

  • Families of those lost in the 9-11 attack

  • Peace

  • 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:

Lumen Christi will be hosting and playing in the Conference/State Championship Soccer Tournament next week, September 27th – 29th. Games will be played at Kincaid Park and Begich Middle School, with times to be announced next week when brackets are completed.  Stand by for those but plan on coming out to support our Archangels next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

School Announcements:

Halloween Carnival

Our sister school, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is having their annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. and would love to have Lumen help in running the games. Please let Mrs. Gore at our Front Desk know ASAP if your student(s) can help. This is a great way to earn share hours and support our sister school!

Junior High Retreat:

The first day of our Junior High retreat has been a success! Students made sandwiches for adults at the Anchorage Rescue Mission and ‘birthday bags’ for homeless kids and teens and Clare House and Covenant House then picked up trash along Jewel Lake Road. Tomorrow (Friday) they’ll be helping with clean up at the Anchorage Cemetery so don’t forget to have them dress for outdoor weather. Once finished at there, they’ll be walking to the Anchorage Museum. Please send them with a packed lunch as well as any rakes or landscaping tools that may help at the Cemetery. Students should arrive at the normal 7:45a start time but will be delayed getting back to the school, arriving at approximately 2:00p.

As a reminder, your Smart Tuition account will be billed $30 to cover the cost of rental vans, today’s pizza lunch, bowling, museum and service activities. You’re welcome to send money for snacks at the Museum tomorrow.

PVO (Parent Volunteer Organization)

PVO will host its first meeting of the year and it’s everything you ever wanted to know about getting your Parent Share Hours completed easily, painlessly, and nearly in one fell swoop! Mark your calendars and join Gerianne Thorsness on Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30-7:30p in the Library. Snacks will be provided.


Our next order deadline is Sunday, September 23.  The Scrip program allows you to purchase gift cards at face value, which then results in an instant rebate that comes back to Lumen. Consider buying gift cards from hundreds of popular retailers to use as gifts, or pay for your everyday purchases using gift cards instead of cash or credit cards. Place your order online at or fill out the attached order form and return it to the office. Rebates vary and are listed next to the name of each retailer. If you’re setting up an account on for the first time, Lumen’s enrollment code is: B968B67E44853

Senior Pictures:

Mrs. Spillers is still waiting for senior pictures! Submit your digital files to as soon as you have them.


Don’t forget on-going tutoring (in any subject) is available Mondays after school from 2:30-4:00, in the library.


Tommy Hilfiger: We’re still waiting on new ties from Tommy to arrive, but do have several gently used ones which can be purchased for $5. We continue to work with Tommy on logo issues (as in – not being able to add them to certain clothing items) and they assure us they are working on these.

Lands End is having a 40{87587bff62748d853b25c5c00e545c389c2cc3e9e64848ccec5036484113dbfe} off full price item sales. At checkout, enter Promotion Code LESUFRIEND and Pin 1470.

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!