Embers Parents Association’s
Fall Seminar

Parents often struggle to balance their children’s digital desires and healthy guidelines. Please join us for Parenting in the Digital Age, an insightful – and practical! – presentation at Northridge Preparatory School where featured speakers Niall Fagan, Headmaster at Northridge, and Dr. Joshua Williams, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, will provide perspective on this challenging field.

This event is open to all families at Embers Academy, Willows Academy, and Northridge, as well as our greater community. Feel free to invite your friends! We hope you can make this a date night and attend as a couple for a lively evening of wine, cheese, and conversation. Limited babysitting will be provided on site for $25/family; register early to ensure availability.

More Information
R.S.V.P. Now!

Spread the Word!

As families in our Embers community, you know what makes our school special – let’s spread the word! We hope you will share our fall Open House dates and invite other families to learn more about our school this fall.

Registration Link

Order in the Classroom

Mr. Covington’s fourth grade class made posters showcasing the order of how to make or do something.

This exercise is a great reminder to “check in” on September’s virtue, Order. How is order going in your home? Have your students been making their bed and checking off the virtue calendar? Every day is a new opportunity to succeed!

September’s Virtue Vista

Online Calendar Now Live

Our Embers school calendar is now online for easy reference. Please visit the link below for current event information.

Please note that the new time for our All-School Mass is Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. Our Embers community is always welcome to join us and we look forward to seeing you!

Embers Online Calendar

Blackbaud Tuition Management (SmartTuition)

We encourage our parents to familiarize themselves with the Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly SmartTuition) website for easy access to:
  • Make a payment & review payment history
  • Update your personal or payment information
  • Manage automatic payments
  • View and print invoices, and statements for tax purposes
  • See an itemized breakdown of tuition, fees, & discounts billed to your account
Please use the document below for all your tuition F.A.Q.s:

Blackbaud Tution Management F.A.Q.

National Playdough Day

Students in 4th grade and Kindergarten celebrated National Playdough day together on September 16th. The playdough was handmade that morning by our very own 4th grade students. (Who knew cake frosting could be so versatile!)

Multilingual Bibles Needed

We are hoping to expand our offering of mutilingual bibles in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Chapel. With our diverse community, it is our hope to include as many languages as possible, even Braille! If you have an extra foreign language bible at home and would like to donate it for use in our chapel, please send attn: Ms. Ullman.

‘Embers Town’ Fun!

Sparks Sports


Basketball registration will go out this week, but first we need 4th grade coaches. Previous coaching experience not needed – just a love of the game! Email Mr. Sadlowski if you are able to lead a 4th grade team.

Cross Country
Congrats to our entire cross country team, and especially the boys group for taking 2nd at last week’s meet!

Water Science

The second graders performed a science lesson this week on the path water takes. By spraying water on paper mountains they were able to predict and observe how the the blue ink descend the “mountain”.


myEmbers! Update:
As a reminder, everyone is required to change their Username on the
myEmbers! platform by Tuesday, September 27.
If this update is not completed by September 27th, you will no longer have access to myEmbers! (which includes your student’s classroom information, grades, and report cards).

You should have received an email with a Blackbaud ID invitation email which will allow you to make this change. Please refer to the instructions below if you have any questions about this update. Please contact Karen Reardon at kreardon@embersacademy.org with any questions or concerns.  

Please click HERE for instructions

Upcoming Events

EPA Moms Club
Monday, October 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Home of Mary Anastasi
Decluttering:The Beauty of Having Less

Embers Picture Day
Wednesday, October 12

EPA Parent Seminar
Saturday, October 15 (7:00 p.m.)
Northridge Prep, Main Gymnasium
Parenting in the Digital Age

Willows Academy Open House
Saturday, October 16 (1:00 p.m.)

EPA Dads Club
Tuesday, October 18 (6:15 p.m.)
Northridge Prep, Room #201
How to improve Your Marriage without Your Wife Knowing It

EPA Coffee & Conversation
Friday, October 21 (8:45 a.m.)
Embers Academy, Paluch Hall

Northridge Prep Open House
Saturday, October 16 (1:00 p.m.)

Embers Open House
Wednesday, October 26 (9:00 p.m.)

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office Secretary
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, and general questions about the school day.

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records.

Karen Reardon: Registrar 
Information and questions about myEmbers!


serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
www.embersacademy.org    847.518.1185   info@embersacademy.org

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