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,

Colossians 3:16-17 reads “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

The Lumen Christi community lives its faith each and every day,  and so our song of thanks is rich and deep. We are thankful for our many supporters.  By spreading good news, engaging in prayer, or contributing much needed funds, our benefactors enrich all we do.  We are thankful for our staff.  In the late hours of the evening, on Saturday at the volleyball game, in the morning before school for tutoring, our staff does whatever it takes to bring our students closer to their full potential in mind, body, and spirit. We are thankful for our parents, and their many gifts.  Just this week, we had parents volunteering for hours on end to support our auction, while many, many parents joined us at conferences to give their support to our partnership.  Our parents choose us to walk alongside their students, and it is an incredible honor and blessing. We are thankful for our students.  They make gift baskets for ill students, write notes of encouragement to students with disabilities,and pray for another in class, at home, and in our Chapel.  They are the living breathing heart of Christ in our school.

With a loud, joyous song, a very blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Ms. Crosby:  Each month, we are hosting an informational session for anyone in the community who would like to learn more about Lumen Christi and what the school works towards today.  We welcome parents, grandparents, prospective parents, local community or business members, alum, and supporters!  Please find an attached flier with the dates for this year and encourage your community to attend! Learn about LC invitation flyer.jpg

From Mrs. Kristovic:  Dress down day wristbands from parent conferences will be passed out to students on Monday,  Students in grades 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 will dress down the next day, Tuesday, November 21st.   8th grade students must be in full uniform on Tuesday, November 21st due to the field trip to Henry Ford Museum.  8th grade students will use their wristband to dress down on Monday, November  27th.  Students must have and wear their wristband to dress down.  Students may wear jeans, khakis, or corduroys and appropriate shirts or sweaters.  No bare shoulders.

From Mrs. Kristovic:  There will be no parent/student newsletter next week due to the holiday.  We will use social media and schoolreach messages via e-mail to share any important information next week. Enjoy your family!

From Mrs. Kuhl: The LC Interfaith Shelter Project will be providing and serving the dinner meal on Tuesday, the 21st.  We are looking for donations of  fresh fruit or fresh carrots for this supper. Food may be brought to Mrs. Kuhl’s room Tuesday morning. Thank you for helping us!

From Mr. Anderson: Attention parents of students attending the March for Life: The due date for the first $100 of the March for Life payment is December 6th. If you haven’t already paid, please plan to make a check payable to Jackson Right to Life and have your student turn it in to Mr. Anderson by then. More information will be coming about other specifics of the trip.

From the Jackson Citizen Patriot:  We have begun accepting nominations for our Citizen of the Year awards, which includes a Youth Citizen of the Year. The award is based on community service, not just on academic success or extracurricular school activities, although those are important, too. We look for students who impact their whole community. While the winner of this award is most often a high school student, it’s open to youths of any age, as long as they have a depth and breadth of community service. Here is the link to the story explaining how nominations can be made. http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/11/send_in_your_nominations_for_2.html#incart_river_home

From the Middle School Faculty:  7th and 8th grade students will continue to go outside for recess as weather allows.  Please make sure your child is wearing a warm coat, hat, gloves, and boots to school in order to be comfortable and productive during this time!

From the Choir:  DATE NIGHT! Go out for dinner, a movie, and maybe some Christmas shopping while we watch your kids!

All proceeds go towards NYC Carnegie Hall Trip for the LC Vocal Program.

  • $25 per kid for four hours, 6-10 pm on Fridays December 8th and 22nd, or Sunday December 17th from 2-6 pm.
  • Pickup and drop off happens in the back lot. There will be a check-in and check-out in the cafetorium.
  • Included, pizza, water, and choice of caffeine free beverage or lemonade.
  • Movies, board games, music and dancing activities.
  • Gift wrapping available in the library, cost will be free-will donation.

From St. John’s Elementary School:  Please see the attached fliers for information on St. John’s upcoming Craft Fair! The Craft Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, and benefits our Jackson Area Catholic Schools! 2017 St. John Craft Show flyer3.pdf

From Mr. Havlicek: Students and Parents grades 7-11: We will be partnering once again with Sylvan Learning Center to provide an opportunity for your student to receive practice taking the ACT. The opportunity will be held at Lumen Christi on January 20th, 2018. The cost will be $30 and it will run from 8am-1pm that day. Mark your calendars now so we can help all our students prepare.

From the Library:  A reminder to all 9-12 graders it is much easier to get ahead on your book tests than to have to catch up.  The 9-12 Book List is on the Lumen website under the Academic Tab, click on Library/Media Center then scroll down to the list.  Each grade level is required to read and pass 5 book tests per year.

From Mrs. Kristovic:  It is time to enroll for Dual Enrollment for Semester 2!  If you are interested in signing up for online dual enrollment with our partners at Spring Arbor University, please see the attached forms.  If you have questions, please write me at skristovic@myjacs.orgDE Application 2017-18.doc Dual Enrollment Interest Letter 2017.doc Dual Enrollment Online Spring 2018.docx

From Sarah Wilhelm: Winter sport athletes. Make sure that you have a current physical on file with the athletic trainer, Sarah Wilhelm, before practice/tryouts start. If it is not on file, you will not be able to participate.  This year the only physical form that is accepted can be found using this link  (https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/physical2page.pdf), in the main office, or the bulletin board outside the athletic training room. Please feel free to contact Sarah (swilhelm@myjacs.org) to confirm if your physical is in.

From Mrs. Kristovic: Please use this form to let us know if there is something you would like more information about or a Terrific Titan you would like to shout out!

From HS Yearbook: Attention Seniors! Yearbook headshot photos are due on November 20, 2017. If you need details or a head shot taken, contact Anna Manchester at annamanchester@myjacs.org.

TERRIFIC TITANS!

  • From Bill Richmond, parent: I would like to thank Troy Kutcha for making my 8 year old Andrew Richmond’s day. This past Saturday, long after the Knights football banquet, Andrew and I were playing catch. Troy pulled in to pick up his car and asked Andrew if he could join in. Once Troy left, here was our conversation. Me, “Andrew, who do you think that was?” Andrew, “I think he was a LC football player?” Me, “Do you know which one?” Andrew, “I have no idea.” Me, ” It was their starting quarterback.” Andrew, “Are you serious? OH MY GOSH, DAD!! Did you see the spiral he threw me? They were perfect. Dad, he throws better than the Michigan quarterback!!!!!” He will never forget this day and I’ll be forever grateful to Troy. Thank you young man.

Bill Richmond Jr