Lumen News – September 3rd, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 6: Labor Day (Holiday-No School)
Sept 7: School Picture Day! (See details below)
Sept 7: Soccer vs Birchwood (4pm JH, 6pm HS Kincaid)
Sept 9-11: HS Soccer Tri-Valley Tournament @ Healy
Sept 13-17: Spirit Week (Themes TBD)
Sept 16: Soccer vs Birchwood (4pm JH, 6pm HS @ Kincaid)
Sept 17: Homecoming Bonfire (7-9pm @ school parking lot)(HS only) Sept 18: Soccer vs CIA (1pm HS)(SENIOR NIGHT!)
Sept 18: Homecoming Dance (5:30-7pm JH, 8-10pm HS @ Lumen Gym) Sept 23-24: HS Retreat (St. Therese’s Camp/Lumen)/JH Retreat (Lumen) Sept 29: School Mass @ 7:45am (Feast of St Michael the Archangel) Sept 30-Oct 1: State Soccer Tournament (Kincaid)
Oct 7: Lumen School Board “Speaker Series” (time TBD)

Principal’s Update:

As we close out week 3, I write to you while sitting with some of our Class of 2022 seniors as they quietly and reverently write personal letters to 5th and 6th grade students from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School(SEAS). Theseletterswillsharethoughtsonhowtobesuccessfulinmiddleandhighschoolaswell as to encourage the SEAS students to attend Lumen. The other half of our senior class is putting their faith in action by conducting service projects to clean and organize the parish.

This activity culminates our two day Senior Retreat on “Servant Leadership” hosted by our fantastic (and much loved) Campus Minister, Mrs. Liz Loeffler, and our wonderful (and much loved as well) 12th Grade Advisor/Dean of Academics Ms. Debbie Brewer. Our Seniors spent Thursday at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center off campus attending Mass, reflecting on what it means to be a servant leader and how group dynamics and human personalities can impact working together on a project or task.

Last night, our Class of 2022 hosted four guests at a sit down formal dinner (courtesy of Ms. Olive Garden!), complete with a reception, three course meal, and around the table conversation. Our seniors “dressed to the nines” and impressed all in attendance with their poise, manners, and decorum! Thank you to Mrs. Amy Locke and Mrs. Stephanie Van Tuyl for your help in setting up, plating meals, and clean up–we couldn’t have done it without you! This awesome annual tradition at Lumen–where we focus on our soon-to-be graduates–was a great way to end this week.

Thank you to all who have answered Anne’s survey of our vaccination rate within our school. We will publish the results next week.

Finally, from my family to yours, I hope you enjoy a restful and safe long weekend. On Monday, we pause, remember, and say thank you to all who labor and work in our country. God bless you!

Campus Ministry:

●  Confessions are offered every Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

●  Daily Mass is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

Happy Birthday this week to Frankie Locke, Nevaeh Mason, and Lane Crosby!

Prayer Corner

●  For our teenagers

●  For those families affected by the COVID pandemic

●  For peace in Afghanistan and all countries in distress

●  For all affected by natural disasters

●  For families in crisis

●  For special intentions requested

Archangel Sports:

Soccer season continues on rain or shine. This week our Jr. High and High School teams took on the Su-Valley Rams. The Jr. High team emerged victorious but our High School Archangels came up a bit short. No worries! We’re always proud of our athletes no matter the game outcome. Next week the team will be on the road to Healy, stay tuned for news from afar.

Front Office News:

PICTURE DAY!

School Picture Day is next Tuesday, September 7th. Fitzgerald Photography has made ordering photos a little easier this year with ordering done online after picture day (no more paper forms!) You may pre-register for ordering and will be notified when the photos are ready to be ordered. Use the link below to preregister:http://tzgeraldphotography.fotomerchanthv.com/clients/l umen-christi/l umen-christi-2021-2022/optIn

You have up to 10 days after picture day to order photos which will be delivered to the school. Orders placed after day 10 will be shipped directly home at your expense.

Senior Parents Class of 2022

Every year the Yearbook staff must submit a predetermined amount of pages on a set deadline to Jostens, our Yearbook company. For this first page submission deadline, we are kindly requesting to have all Senior Pages submitted to us by October 29, 2021. As a reminder, the Senior Page is the full page that parents traditionally create for their graduate along with a little message of well-wishes and prayers. The pages can be created in JPEG or PDF and when completed should be sent to our Yearbook email: Yearbook@lumenchristiak.com

We also hope that you have had time to take Senior photos of your Graduate over the summer. Fall would be another good time to take it if you haven’t! The photo does not have to be taken by a professional photographer, though it is preferred. If you have a good camera, you may take the photo yourself. Either way, send us a 300 dpi quality photo that is in focus (not blurry) and has a nice background.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Yearbook Team by sending an email to Yearbook@lumenchristiak.com

COLD vs. COVID

Back to school season…..ahhhh….when everyone’s germs start to co-mingle and viruses start cropping up all over the place. While wearing masks certainly helps cut down on the transmission of all kinds of yuck, the ‘common cold’ is always lurking out there. While a cold and COVID share some similar traits, there are also distinct differences:

Cold
✓ Sore Throat ✓ Fatigue
✓ Headache ✓ Cough
✓ Stuffy Nose

COVID

✓ Sore Throat ✓ Fatigue

✓ Headache
✓ Cough (“drier” than a cold cough)
✓ Can’t smell or taste (not because of a stuffy nose) ✓ Nausea & Vomiting
✓ Diarrhea
✓ Fever

As always, our parents remain our 1st line of defense in keeping all students and staff healthy. We know there will be days where they wake up with just a headache (were they up late doing homework?) or just a stuffy nose (is it allergy season?) but if your student is exhibiting a combination of the symptoms, or the one symptom they have is moderate-severe…. please keep them home! Call the Front Office at 245-9231 or email lchs@lumenchristiak.com to report their absence. If you suspect COVID and have questions about those specific protocols, including testing and quarantine, please call Anne at 273-1530 or email agore@lumenchristiak.com. Thank you!

Student Spotlight

Parents – we love to give shout outs to our students for amazing things they do on, and off campus. If you’ve got anything to share about your amazing kids, send them to LCHS@lumenchristiak.com and we’ll make sure they get highlighted here!