Lumen News – September 24, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Sept 25th:  School Mass, 9am
  • Sept 25:  High School Retreat – see details below in Campus Ministry
  • Sept 30: Virtual Gala Meeting, 7-8p
  • Oct 14:  High School PSAT (all 9th, 10th & 11th graders)
  • Oct 15-17:  Girls Volleyball “Spiketacular” Tournament at Lumen (Tentative)
  • Oct 17: End of First Quarter
  • Oct 21-22:  Parent Teacher Conferences, 1-3pm and 4-7pm
  • Oct 23:  INSERVICE (No School)

Principal’s Update:

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s virtual Principal/Parent Forum. The slide deck I used during my presentation has been posted to our webpage, please read through it and contact me if you have any questions.

Campus Ministry:

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

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

  • Our High School retreat is tomorrow, Friday, September 25th. All high school students should be dropped off at the Holy Spirit Center by 7:50 a.m. and picked up at 2 p.m. Please contact me at the with any last minute questions.

  • I (Mrs. Loeffler) am available in the Campus Ministry office (located in the library) for student and parent support. Email or drop by any time. If I am in class, leave a note and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

  • We are working to plan service opportunities here in our gym for students and families. If you know of a need we can meet, please email me at

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • The intentions of our Lumen families

  • That our country will unite in peace and justice

  • For healing of all infected with COVID – 19

  • An end to the pandemic

  • All first responders

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


⚽Archangel Sports:⚽

Things continue to shift around because of Covid, but at least for now…..

High School Soccer Skills continue on M & W from 1:30-3p; and for Jr. High on T & Th from 1:30-3p, at Kincaid on the Turf Field.

High School

Practice for Girls Volley will begin on October 1st. The game schedule is being revised and dates for Region and State tournament are still TBD.

Season dates for Boys & Girls Basketball are TBD but will most likely begin in January and run through late March/Early April.

Junior High

Co-Ed Volleyball – Will be January/February 2021 and Boys/Girls basketball – Will be February – April 2021

Front Office News: Parents:

Call for Pics

Hello Lumen Families – My name is Sabrina and I am on the Yearbook team. We are trying to put together a page titled “Fun things during quarantine’ and  I am reaching out to request any quarantine photos you have of your student(s). This could mean e-learning as well as getting out and having fun outdoors. We are soliciting your help with photos since so many other activities were, or have been cancelled. Please send them to  Thank you so much for your help.  The Lumen Christi Yearbook Team

Gala & Auction Fundraiser & Planning Meeting

Every year for the past 25 years the Lumen Christi community has hosted a Gala & Auction as one of our school’s major fundraisers and it’s an integral part of our school’s operating budget.  Last year we had nearly 300 guests and raised around $100,000 to support our school & scholarship fund. Our Gala Committee has begun planning for our 26th Gala & Auction and we are looking to all of our school families for ideas and support.  Please join us VIRTUALLY next Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 30th @ 7:00 pm.  Join by video conference – Web link:  or by phone: (US) +1 669-223-8711 PIN: ‪301 998 805#

School Attendance

For those of you who check attendance on PowerSchool, you might notice that there’s a new attendance category – “PV” which is “Present Virtually.”  If you call your student in sick or absent in the morning, they will be marked “A” for Absent. If then during the course of the day they call in to attend class, teachers will update attendance to “PV.”  This will not only simplify the procedure but also more accurately track attendance on our end.

Bus, Bus, Don’t Block the Bus

We know the parking lot can be a bit chaotic when school gets out, but if you could please give a wide berth to the Archangel Busses at the east end of the parking lot, that would be great. We like to get those loaded and on their way first, having them able to easily navigate the parking lot would be helpful. Thank you!

St. Theresa’s Raisin’ o’ the Green

The annual fundraiser for St. Theresa’s Camp is going virtual this year! Saturday, October 3rd  – you can attend from home in your jammies and bid on items while dining on a delicious meal catered by The Bridge – all while raising money for a great cause. See the postcard below for more information, email Yvette Tousignant at with questions, or go to to start bidding as early as September 30th.

Front Office News: Students:

Faith in Action Opportunities

Lumen Students – Don’t forget that you’re required to earn “Faith in Action” hours each year.  Requirements are as follows:

  1. 7th & 8th grade = 10 hours semester/20 hours year

  2. 9th & 10th grade = 15 hours semester/30 hours year

  3. 11th & 12th grade = 20 hours semester/40 hours year

There are are couple of upcoming opportunities for you to earn FIA Hours:

  1. This Saturday, September 26th – Rich Owens (Owner of Tasty Freeze and long time friend of Lumen) is looking for 4 or 5 students to help wash and sort coins that have been collected by “Wish Upon the North Star” – an Alaska based organization that helps grant “wishes” for kids who are sick. You’ll be meeting Saturday Morning at Buster’s Upholstery which is down behind the Taco Bell on 5th Avenue, and will work for approximately 4 hours. Come see Ms. Gore in the Office if you want to work – I’ll provide all the details as well as contact info for Mr. Owens who will be in charge.

  2. Next Saturday, October 3rd from 2p-4p here at Lumen, we need 7 High School students;

  3. The following Saturday, October 10th from 11a-2p we need 10 High School students….again here at Lumen.  Both of these gigs are to support St. Theresa’s Camp and will be mainly just organizing and distributing items to people. See Ms. Gore if you’re interested.

Part Time Worker Needed

Are you 16 & looking for a part time job?  The Horn Doctor Music Store located at 1000 Ingra Street is looking for an extra pair of hands.  Mrs. Loeffler’s husband works there so you’d have a friendly face at the shop!  Talk to her to get contact information for him, or call the store at 272-4676.

Drama Production

Interested in being in the school play this year? Mrs. Robertson the Drama Coach is looking for cast and crew, please let Ms. Gore know if you’re interested. This is open to High School students only (sorry 7e’s, sorry 8th graders).

Merch for Sale

There’s merch for sale in the Office – pink & grey headbands and 3 styles of hydroflask/laptop stickers. Headbands are $15 each (just a few pink ones left); big stickers are $3 each or a set of both for $5; small stickers are $2.