Lumen News – September 5, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • September 9th – 13th Spirit Week
  • September 13th – “The Lion King” Movie Night –  details to follow (Jr. High Only)
  • September 14th – Homecoming Dance (High School Only)
  • September 16th – Academic Awards Assembly (Recognizing Spring 2019 Academics)
  • September 24th – Principal/Parent Forum, 7p in the Library

Principal’s Update:   

Greetings from Healy, Alaska where our varsity soccer team is competing in the Tri-Valley Tournament!  Our players are staying in the Holy Mary of Guadalupe Catholic Church in between games over the next few days.  The fall colors are beautiful and there is a noticeable chill in the air. A small booster club group of parents is here to cheer our athletes on to victory.

Thanks to all students and parents who came to Kincaid on Tuesday to boost our High School team in the win against Holy Rosary Academy.  I know our players appreciate your support.

We look forward to a Spirit Week next week as we approach Homecoming on Saturday, Sept 14th.  Each day has a theme as follows:

  • Monday:  Alaska Day (wear blue and gold)

  • Tuesday:  Class Colors (students can find this on the Student Leadership Bulletin Board in the hallway.)

  • Wednesday:  Patriot Day (wear red, white, and blue in honor of the 18th anniversary of 9/11)

  • Thursday:  Mass Day (wear Mass uniform with dress shoes)

  • Friday:  Flannel Friday

Our junior high students will enjoy a movie night on the 13th after the soccer game, while our high schoolers will dress to the nines for the Homecoming Dance on the 14th. We’re off to a great start this year!

Campus Ministry:

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

  • Our High School retreat is Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th.

  • Calling all musicians and students who love to sing!!!  Come join our School choir! Please see Mrs. Loeffler in her Library office.

  • All eligible students are invited to be trained as altar servers for our school Masses. Interested students please see Mrs. Loeffler.

  • We invite all confirmed Catholic students to serve as Extraordinary Ministers. See Mrs. Loeffler for more information.

  • If you know of a worthy cause in need of volunteers let us know so we can get the word out!

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  •  Victims of wildfire

  • First responders to the fires

  • Victims of violent crimes

  • Our national and world leaders

  • For the sick and infirmed

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.

All are invited to join us for Mass at 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays in our School Chapel.

Pray for Peace. Act in Peace

Archangel Sports Update:


While our Junior High soccer stars succumbed to Holy Rosary on Tuesday, our High School team emerged victorious!  Stay strong Jr. High, and way to go High School!

The Jr. High match against Anchor Lutheran scheduled for tomorrow/Friday the 6th was rescheduled for next week, September 12th and as noted above, the High School team is at the Tri-Valley tournament in Healy. Check back here for game and tournament results next week.


School Announcements:


Save the Date-Our 25th Anniversary Gala will be on February 8th, 2020!  Thank you to everyone that has signed up to help! This is our largest fundraising event and we can’t do it without all of you!

The gift card winners from last week’s “sign up early to help and win” contest include Kathryn Sanders ($25 Amazon Card) and Alicia Warren ($10 Kaladi Card.) Thank you! Please see Anne in the front office to pick up your cards.

  • Missed last week’s contest? You can still sign up to volunteer – There are still many spots to fill!

  • Do you have any business connections?  If so, we are always looking for auction items, sponsorship, and corporate tables.

Decorations Chair- We are looking for a new Decoration Chair for next year.  We have been very blessed to have Michell Goodwin for the past several years and her son will graduate this year Each year she comes up with a spectacular vision and brings it to life to transform our school and gym into an amazing space to host our event. If you like decorating and would for this task, please let us know.  There is still time to learn from Michell and see how the magic happens!

If you have questions, contact us in the Gala Office- 273-1530/


New to Lumen? The Scrip program allows you to purchase gift cards online at face value but which results in an instant rebate that comes back to Lumen. Our first order of the year will be going in soon, with a deadline of September 12th. Please 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. Rebates vary by vendor and are listed next to the name of each merchant. Special bonus rebates on certain gift cards will be available on September 12 only. Place your order online at and then provide payment to the office, or pay online by linking a bank account to your Scrip account. If you’re setting up an account on for the first time, Lumen’s enrollment code is: B968B67E44853. Questions on the Scrip program can be directed to Thank you for supporting Lumen Christi’s fundraising efforts by purchasing gift cards through Scrip!

Glory Bound Winter Retreat:

While some days it still feels like summer, it’s not too early to start planning for a winter retreat at St. Therese’s Camp! Check out the flyer below, or the St. T website:

St. Benedict’s Youth Nights:

St. Benedict’s welcomes all Lumen Students (regardless of parish affiliation, or even if you’re not associated with any parish!) to their Jr. High & High School Youth Nights.   Junior High meets every other Thursday from 6-8p; High School meets every Wednesday from 7-9p; both groups meet in the Upper Room here at the school.

The Jr. High is meeting tonight, Sept 5; and the High School’ers will meet next Wednesday, Sept 11th.The High School meeting theme is “Testimony & Pizza” featuring John Paul University students.

Community Service Opportunity:

Calling all teens aged 12-18… your #907LibraryLove and volunteer at the Loussac Library every Friday from 3:30p-5:30p during their “VolunTeen Fridays.” This is an opportunity for 12-18 year olds and is every week or as schedules allow.  Learn more about services for Teens here  or in the Teen Underground on the 3rd floor at the Loussac Library.   Community Service Opportunities are a great way for students to start fulfilling annual Lumen Share Hour obligations!

Photos * Pictures * Photos * Pictures: 

Calling Proud Parent Photographers!

Does your student participate in any outside sports or physical activities? Please send a photo of them participating in that sport to Mrs. Spillers (

Senior Portraits:

Mrs. Spillers reports she’s received ONE Senior Portrait! Want to see this request disappear from Lumen News?! Then get those pictures in to Mrs. Spillers ( ASAP, by October 31st at the absolute latest.

Upcoming Junior High Retreat:

Junior High will have an in-school retreat on September 19th & 20th. Lumen will charge your SmartTuition account $25 to cover costs associated with the two day retreat including lunch & snacks, bowling, Anchorage Museum entrance fee and rental vehicles.  We also ask that students bring in 2-3 no longer used t-shirts for a service art project.

Thursday, September 19th:

Students will attend mass and participate in service and art projects.  Students should arrive at school in their uniforms, or Friday polos to attend mass; they can change into Lumen wear (sweatshirts or t-shirts) after mass if they want. Students will participate in a variety of service and art projects for the remainder of the morning.  Lunch and snacks will be provided. After lunch, we will walk to Jewel Lake Bowl and go bowling as a group. Pick up is 2:30 pm.

Friday September 20th:

Students will be off campus for Friday, but we will meet at school at 7:45.  They are able to wear Lumen wear and layers are encouraged. Friday morning the students will work at the Anchorage cemetery doing routine lawn maintenance/clean up.  After a hot chocolate and snack break, the students will walk to the museum for the afternoon. Please provide a packed lunch (no microwaveables please) for your child.  Pick up is 2pm.

Chaperones are needed for our Friday activities. We are also looking for extra rakes and carpet cutters for our time at the cemetery.  If any parents are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email Mrs. Craig:

National Honor Society:

The National Honor Society is now accepting applications to those eligible students for the 2019-2020 school year. If your student has been at Lumen for more than 3 semesters and has a cumulative GPA greater than a 3.5 they may be eligible to join the NHS.  The National Honor Society supports multiple ongoing community service opportunities and would enjoy new, interested members. Please see Mrs. Craig for any questions or for an application. Application deadline is Monday, September 16th. The induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday Oct 1st at 6pm in the library.

Thanks – have a great rest of week and weekend.