2021-2022 Year of the Family!  
Under the patronage of St. Joseph, Pillar of Families

Classes resume Tuesday, April 19

Keep Reading, Sparks!

A reminder to keep reading throughout the month of April. 

Any student who reads a minimum of 400 minutes in the time period of April 1 – 22 will participate in a surprise celebration with the Literacy Team!

The Read-A-Thon logs are due Friday, April 22.

Happy reading!

Need another log? Click HERE

Literacy Week
April 25-29 

Dress as your favorite Narnia character!

Have your Spark dress up as their favorite Narnia Book Character on Friday, April 29! All students may wear or bring an item that represents a character from the Narnia book that their grade is enjoying!

Full costumes are not required. Any item brought or worn should follow guidelines set in the Parent Handbook.

Usborne Book Fair
April 27-28 

Come to the Book Fair and browse the beautiful Usborne books! 

Teachers’ wish lists will be available.  Please consider purchasing a book to build up the classroom libraries. 

Parents and families are welcome to visit the Book Fair at Embers during the following times: 

  • Wednesday, April 27th
    from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

  • Thursday, April 28th 
    from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Click here to shop or browse the books online

Embers Parent Association
Daddy-Daughter Dance
April 23  

Volunteers Needed!

We need a team of volunteers to help with decorations and refreshments on the day of the Daddy-Daughter Dance

Many hands make light work! Thank you!

Click HERE to volunteer

Willows Academy Easter Carnival 

Back by popular demand! Willows is hosting it’s 2nd annual Easter Carnival. Carnival begins at 2:30pm! Please complete the form HERE to let us know that your Spark(s) will be leaving early to join in on the fun!

Embers Parent Association
Moms’ Club
Monday, April 25

Book Discussion and Dinner

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Embers moms will be discussing Fr. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman’s book 

Marriage Insurance: 12 Rules to Live By

*No need to read the book prior to the Moms’ Club meeting

Over his decades as a priest, mentor and speaker, Father Rocky has learned that every couple wants the same thing: a love that’s going to last them a lifetime! In his book, Marriage Insurance, Fr. Rocky shares practical principles that inspire simple strategies to strengthen and nourish a lasting marriage. 


Click HERE for details and to RSVP

Embers Parent Association
Dads Discuss the Faith 
Tuesday, April 26

Calling all Embers Dads! 

Join us for an evening of engaging discussion.

  • When:  6:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Where: Northridge Prep, 8230 Ballard Rd., Niles, IL

  • Upcoming Topic: Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

Refreshments will be offered 30 minutes before each session. Topics presented by Dr. Stephen Smith, Hillsdale College and Dr. Warren Diem, Northridge Prep. 

Reserve your spot by emailing Michael Gray:  MichaelGray98@gmail.com

Service Project for Compassion   

Several Fourth Graders and their moms met at the Fisher House last Saturday to make and serve breakfast to the veterans, their families, and the staff. They had lots of fun making a big breakfast and putting together a basketful of yummy Easter treats for the veterans!

Future Sparks

Mrs. Hanretty is a grandma!  Meet Annie Carter!

Russell and Liz Fernandes (John K) welcomed Charles Tiago!

Embers Parent Association
Parents First!  

Nearly 70 Embers parents and friends attended the Parent Talk on April 9! 

Coming Up This Week

April 14-18
Easter Break

Tuesday, April 19
Classes resume

Friday, April 22
Soccer begins

Saturday, April 23
Daddy-Daughter Dance
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.embersacademy.org.
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