Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie KristovicKristovic.

CORE VALUES

Living Faith| Achieve Excellence| Develop Character| Be Warm and Welcoming| Promote Teamwork

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

An introduction to Lent from the wise Mrs. Lefere:

During this season of Lent we are asked to Fast, Pray and Give Alms. We pray every day here at school.  We hope students are fasting in some way during their day.  Now, we are giving the opportunity to give alms.  At each of our weekly masses during Lent we will be taking up a free will collection for various worthy causes.  We are fortunate.  We have so many blessings.  We have this opportunity to GIVE to others.  Please encourage your child to give money at mass and not expect anything in return.  To give and not expect anything in return is very important lesson in life, isn’t it?  No amount is too big and no amount is too small.  We hope you, as parents, would feel welcome to contribute to the cause of the week also.

Next Tuesday – February 20th our cause will be donating for Congenital Heart Research.  Our alumni Dominic Potter (2000) has a daughter born with a congenital heart defect.  When she was born, they did not give a very good prognosis.  They were told their daughter would not live to her teen years. After many surgeries, much prayer and successful research, Dominic and his wife has great news last month at their daughter’s appointment.  The doctor told them that their daughter was going to have normalcy and that she was going to have a much greater life expectancy.  What an AMEN that is! Lumen Christi has contributed to the money needed for research in previous years and we hope to continue that support in honor of Dominic and his daughter.  PLEASE BRING MONEY TO SUPPORT CONGENITAL HEART RESEARCH next Tuesday to give at mass.

Please see this attached poster of  Brooklyn’s story.  save aheart.pdf

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Main Office:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Now until March 1

Lumen Christi Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship Applications Accepted.

Now until May

Enroll on FACTS – Important! Required for all students to register course selections.

Monday, February 26

Current Grades 8 thru 11 receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.

Wednesday, February 28

Parents with students currently in grades 8 thru 11  – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.  Students, who do not register this night, will register course selections Wednesday, March 7 thru Friday, March 9 during school hours.

Thursday, March 1

Witness the Difference Tour & Shadow Day for Non JACS Students.

Friday, March 16

Current grade 7 students receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.  Current Grade 6 students receive their Course Registration Form in their take-home packet at their elementary school.

Wednesday, March 21

Parents with students currently in grades 6 and 7 – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.

From Jackson Area Catholic Schools:  Please join us for the 11th Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Dinner!  On Thursday, February 22, we will honor Mr. Tony Shaughnessy, Deacon Matt Shannon, and 8th grader Garrett Swan with a dinner and keynote speaker Khari Willis of the Michigan State University Spartans! The evening is hosted at the Ken Dillon Activity Center at St. John Elementary School.  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at this link or by calling the LC Advancement Office at 787-5080.

From the Drama Department: Grab your friends and family and come experience our 1st Annual Middle School Winter Play!  On Friday, February 23rd we will present: The Great American Talent Show  a spoof on America’s Got Talent and American Idol.  The show will take place in the Lumen Christi Cafetorium at 7 pm, tickets are just $3.00 per person.

From the Media Center:  If you or someone in your family has an iPad that they don’t use anymore we would gladly accept it as a donation to our loaner program.  We try to keep a few loaner iPads on hand for when a student’s iPad is not working properly or if a teacher has a special project.  If you have any questions or want to make arrangements to donate, please call Mrs. Eileen Lienhart in the library/media center at 787-0630 ext. 256.

From Yearbook: If you have not yet purchased a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year, you can order online at https://yearbookforever.com/# or contact Mr. Cole at rcole@myjacs.org. The price is $65.  There is ad space available for parents of graduating seniors who wish to send a personal message to their graduate. The price is $30 for one spot. Please contact Mr. Cole at rcole@myjacs.org if you are interested.

From Mrs. Fleming: Students in grades 9-12 are required to provide 15 Service Hours every year. Please remind your student to look for service opportunities in school announcements, parishes and our community. Many opportunities are listed right now. Service hours are submitted on forms available through our Religion teachers.  We are more than halfway through our school year. Please check in with your student on the number of service hours they have submitted and need to complete for this year. Seniors that have not met their Service hours goal will not be granted Senior Privilege days.

From Sarah Wilhelm: Attention all spring sport athletes! Season starts March 12th. This means you will need a current physical on file by the 12th in order to participate in tryouts/practice. Blank physical forms can be found in the office, the athletic training room, or online at https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/physical2page.pdf.  If you are unsure if you have one on file, check with Sarah Wilhelm in the athletic training room or via email (swilhelm@myjacs.org).

From Mr. Cole: For the past three years, a group of students from Innsbruck, Austria has been coming to Jackson with an exchange program through Jackson High, in partnership with visits to Lumen as well. There is another group coming from March 9-20, and there are still two girls and one boy who need host families during that time. If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Mr. Cole at rcole@myjacs.org for more information.

From Mrs. Kuhl:  We are again taking donations of single serving fresh fruit (apples, bananas, tangerines) for the Interfaith dinner meal Tuesday the 20th. Fruit can be dropped off at Mrs. Kuhl’s room,128. Special thanks to Greg Stechshulte (and his mom) for the fresh baked desserts donated for several of our dinners!

From Cafeteria:  Please check your student lunch balances consistently.  We never refuse a student from eating a meal.  However if your student is carrying a negative lunch account balance (unless they have cash) we can decline their ability to buy additional food items, for example, an extra milk, a sandwich or any food item which is not offered as part of the main meal.  Please encourage your students to ask the cashiers with any questions they may have.  Sign up to access your student’s lunch balance here.

From Mr. Havlicek: Juniors and Parents: Thank you to all the Juniors who set up meetings with Mr. H to go over college planning immediately after the Christmas Holiday! It was awesome to see those students taking full responsibility for their futures. If you or your student has not set up a meeting time to go over their college planning with Mr. H, you are encouraged to make that happen as soon as possible. Also, ACT testing happens on February 27th; so now is the time for the students to begin working through practice problems in order to prepare for this important examination.

From the Theology Department: The 2018 Diocese of Lansing’s Men’s Conference, The MAN Event, is set for Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Michigan Center. Steve Ray is this year’s keynote speaker. Confession, Adoration, a Pig Roast and Mass with the Bishop are all part of the day.  Go to www.themanevent.org for more info and to register.

From Athletics: Varsity boys wrestling had a great weekend at Individual Districts on Saturday. Seven wrestlers advanced to Regionals next Saturday at Hudson. Drew Savicki and Connor Fitzpatrick placed first, Jeremy Bradley and Ben Cooper placed third Patrick Lucas, Drake Frederick and Walley Gilbert placed fourth

Team Regionals are this Wednesday in Addison.

From the Main Office:  Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship: Now is the time to apply for Lumen Christi tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.  Application is made through FACTS Grant and Aid Financial Needs Assessment.  To begin your application, please visit the Lumen Christi website www.jcslumenchristi.org and click on “Tuition Assistance Application” under the Quicklinks tab.   This one application determines your eligibility for both the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship (available to Catholic families with students in grades 6 – 11) and Lumen Christi tuition assistance.    The deadline for submitting applications for tuition assistance  for BOTH the Diocese of Lansing and Lumen Christi is March 1, 2018.

Please note that before applying for tuition assistance, families must set up a Tuition Payment Plan with FACTS and pay a non-refundable yearly Family Enrollment Fee of $55.  This may be completed by clicking on “FACTS Enrollment” — also found under Quicklinks on the LC website.

Next Week in Sports

Friday – February 16th

Competitive Cheer at Districts at Hudson at 6:00 PM

Saturday – February 17th

Gymnastics at Conference Tournament at 9:00 AM

Monday – February 19th

Hockey hosts a makeup Game with Okemos at 5:00 PM

Tuesday – February 20th

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball host Coldwater at 5:00/7:00

Boys 9/JV/V Basketball at Coldwater 4:00/5:30/7:00

7th Grade Girls Basketball hosts Western 4:30

8th Grade Girls Basketball at Western 4:30

Wednesday – February 21st

Hockey at Chelsea at  The Artic at 7:00

Girls and Boys Basketball at Marshall for Makeup games at 6:00/7:30

Girls 7th Grade Basketball hosts Coldwater at Lumen Christi High School at 4:30 – just 7th grade has been moved to Wednesday and, yes, it will be played at Lumen Christi High School

Titan Club Meeting at 7:30

Thursday – February 22nd

Boys 9/JV Basketball at Pennfield 5:30/7:00

Girls 8th Grade Basketball at Coldwater at 4:30

Father Mullen Practice at Lumen Christi from 6:00 tp 8:00

Friday – February 23rd

Girls JV/V and Boys Varsity host Pennfield at 4:30/6:00/7:30

State Champion banners for Boys Golf and Football will be presented to the teams between the Girls and Boys Varsity games(some time around 7:15)

Saturday – February 24th

Hockey will host Dexter at 8:00 PM

Father Mullen Boys Games start at 12:30

Father Mullen Girls Games start at 3:00

Terrific Titans!

  • From Mrs. Garred: Shout out to Maguire Macklin for modeling respectful behavior at lunch, during prayer time.
  • From Mrs. Flynn: To Tayah Broughman, Mari Clark, Anthony Johnstone, Ximenes Willis, Jacob Boatin, Owen Fremeau, Lauren Aronoff and Johnny Ganton: your polite greetings always brighten my days!
  • From Mrs. Burdick:  Good luck to the outstanding students who will be representing LC at the Math Counts Chapter Competition on Friday, Feb. 23: Cole Alexander, Johnny Ganton, Scott Smilowski, Alex Soltis, Jenna Barks, Owen Fremeau, Khiya Hunt, Natalie Kulka, Anna McClure, Gabby Osterberg, and Nathan Padbury.   Way to build your talents by taking part in our weekly practice sessions!  Go Titans!
  • From a parent: I had a problem with my van door not closing after dropping off my son.  I started to pull away and a student yelled out to me that the door was not shutting properly.  The student took the time to come over and help me by opening the door so that I could close it properly from inside.  I appreciate the student taking the time to help me with this so I did not have to get out of my car with all the traffic in the morning.  This was a wonderful act of kindness this student showed today.  I do not know his name but still wanted to share!