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

April 25 – 29

Sparks, what Narnia character will you be?!

Next Friday, April 29, is the big day! Sparks can dress up as their favorite Narnia book character! Your student(s) 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 

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. 

This event helps Embers stock our library with lots of books each year. Usborne Books and More gives us 50% of our Book Fair sales to spend on our classroom libraries. 

Students will preview the Book Fair on Tuesday and create a wish list to bring home. Teachers’ wish lists will also be available.

Click here to shop online

Author Visit
April 25 

Dr. Matthew Mehan will be visiting our students via Zoom to discuss his experiences as an author and to lead a discussion on his books! 

Dr. Matthew Mehan is the Director of Academic Programs for Hillsdale College’s Washington D.C. campus and Assistant Professor of Government for the Van Andel Graduate School of Government.

He is the author of Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals, a best-selling book of poems, and The Handsome Little Cygnet.  Signed copies of the books are available for purchase.

  “My friend the admirable Mr. Mehan has written a charming book. I wish it had come along earlier so I could have read it to my son.” 

—Peggy Noonan, columnist for the Wall Street Journal

Order Books HERE

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

Click HERE for details and to RSVP

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. 

Embers Parent Association
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2 – 6

We’re looking for lunch monitors on Friday, May 6, so our teachers can enjoy a catered lunch together.

Volunteer HERE!

Embers Parent Association
Little Sparks
Wednesday, May 11 

Meet us at Greenwood Park!
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Embers Parent Association
Dads Discuss the Faith 
Tuesday, April 26

Join us for an evening of engaging discussion and refreshments.

  • When:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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

  • Upcoming Topic: Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

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

Coming Up This Week

April 25-29
Literacy Week

April 25
Moms’ Club
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

April 26
Dads Discuss the Faith
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

April 29
Hotcakes with the Heads


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