Easter Break

Enjoy a wonderful and holy Easter Break from Thursday, April 1st thru April 11th! Classes resume Monday, April 12th.

Preparing for Holy Week 

A message from Fr. Rocky (Relevant Radio):

“As we emerge from the desert and begin this journey with Christ to Calvary, I pray that you find time for silent reflection in the days to come. This is the holiest week of the year, and Christ is waiting for you to make extra room for Him in your heart so that He may enter in with healing, inspire growth, and allow you to understand just how much you are loved.”

Year of St. Joseph

St. Joseph, husband of Mary, protector of her virginity, was a just and upright man. Although there are no writings or any record of any spoken words of St. Joseph, we have something more intimate — his dreams… 

The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:18-25

Listen here to Fr. Leo’s podcast of St. Joseph: Model of Freedom

The following are brief explanations of the titles of St. Joseph recited in the Litany to St. Joseph.

Spouse of the Mother of God  St. Joseph was the husband of Mary, the Mother of God. He was strong and protective, and at the service of Jesus and Mary, who were entrusted to his care.  All men can look to St. Joseph as a model of strength, fidelity, heroism, and virtue.

Chaste Guardian of the Virgin  St. Joseph was pure of heart and, therefore, capable of authentic self-giving. He was married to God’s most perfect creature, the Virgin Mary, and treated her with respect, dignity, and reverence.

Feast of the Annunciation

We were blessed to celebrate Mass Thursday as a school, in honor of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Fr. Leo reminded us all that we need to keep a clean heart so that we can say ‘yes’ to God, following the example of Our Blessed Mother.

Kindergarten Virtue Project

Thank you for the many generous donations for Mrs. Lakowski’s Kindergarten “Generosity” virtue project. Embers was able to donate to the Heifer International organization; a starter flock of chicken, rabbits, ducks, sheep, and honeybees along with training and education on their care. 

Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food, and a sustainable livelihood.  Heifer International supports  farmers and their communities in 21 countries around the world so families can earn a living income and live a life free from poverty and hunger.

Joke of the Week

Why did the Easter egg hide?

It was a little chicken!


The Read-A-Thon was a great success!  Prizes for the most minutes read and most pledge money turned in by March 26th will be announced before Easter Break.  Proceeds from the Read-A-Thon will go towards literacy enhancements for all students at Embers.

Travel Guidelines for Easter Break
(April 1st thru April 11th)

If you travel out of state to high-risk locations during Spring Break and/or attend gatherings, we encourage  that you try to be back at home by the morning of Wednesday after Easter (April 7), giving you 5 days before returning to school to make sure that everyone is healthy. Please refer to the following travel guidelines.

If your travel plans have you returning after April 7th, please contact Mrs. Reardon (kreardon@embersacademy.org) to receive guidance on a return-to-school date for your children.

We are appreciative of your prudent travel plans to help Embers maintain a healthy school environment for its families, faculty and staff so that we can continue offering in-person instruction. Thank you!

Report Cards

The Third Quarter came to a close on Friday, March 19th. Report cards were sent home in the Blue Friday Folders yesterday.

Third Graders working on their Spring Flowers art project.

The students learned about traditional Chinese vases and practiced dry brush color mixing to make the flowers.

Recess Equipment for Spring

If you happen to be cleaning out your garage, and need a home for your gently-used outdoor equipment, we are looking for donations of recess equipment, such as jump ropes, balls, Skip-its, etc.

We are still accepting sleds — those in good shape or new — which we will store for next year’s use.  Thank you to those families who have already contributed to our recess equipment!

Awesome Blossoms Summer Camp
Register Now! Limited spaces available

Grades 1, 2, 3

Awesome Blossom Day Camp is designed to help young girls grow in friendship and virtue through fun games and arts & crafts.

Click here to register and for more information.

Dates: June 14 – 18, 2021

Camper Ages: Girls entering grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Counselors: High School Girls

Location: Willows Academy (Des Plaines, IL)

For information and registration please contact awesomeblossomsclub@gmail.com.

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