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

New Website!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Embers Academy website! Check it out at www.embersacademy.org.

Looking Forward to February

Monday, Feb. 7  No School

Thursday, Feb 17

  • 11:30 a.m. dismissal for K – 5 students and 11:15 am dismissal for PK students.   No Aftercare or after school activities. 

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb 18  No School – (No Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Monday, Feb 21   No School – Presidents’ Day 

Click here for an updated Spring Semester Calendar

Spirit Day 

Next week kicks off our February virtue of Loyalty! Our 4th grade Sparks will host our  Virtue Assembly on Wednesday, February 2 and will help us understand how we all can live this virtue wherever we are! Remember, Wednesday, February 2 is a Spirit Day so make sure your red Spirit shirt (with casual bottoms!) is clean and ready to go!

Embers Open House

Grand Raffle Update
Classroom Contest #1

The grade that turns in the highest percentage of tickets by February 11 receives an Out-of-Uniform Day and a Pizza and Ice Cream Party!

Week 2 Results:
First Grade = 10%
Third Grade = 10%
Fifth Grade = 8%
Second Grade = 7%
Fourth Grade = 7%
PK4 = 4%
Kindergarten = 2%
PK3 = 2%

Little Sparks

Dates: February 9, March 2, April 6

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Place: Embers Academy

Preschoolers enjoying the snow!

PK4 – 1st Grade visited the Atrium this week where the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd takes place.

The Kindergartners are measuring units and counting pennies in Math class.

Call for Supplies

We are running low on necessary items. Please consider donating the supplies listed below. We appreciate your generosity!  Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

  • Kindergarten/5th grade: Paper towels

  • 1st grade: Baby wipes 

  • 2nd grade/4th grade: Kleenex 

  • 3rd grade: Disinfecting wipes

Moms’ Club

Join us on January 31st for our next get-together! Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and practical ways to transmit the faith to your children. [See picture above.]

The CGS approach is also part of the faith formation program at Embers for students in PreK – 2nd grade. 


Topic: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

When: Monday, January 31st, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Home of Maura Spingola, 800 N. Merrill St, Park Ridge, IL

Special Event at Willows

At this exclusive Willows Academy event, Father Rocky will share his twelve principles that inspire simple strategies to strengthen and nourish a lasting vocation of love – Marriage.

Attention Fifth Grade Girls!

Attention Fifth Grade Boys!

Each year, Northridge Prep hosts a Shadow Day for our 5th-grade boys. This year’s date is Tuesday, February 8. Parents are invited to stay after drop-off for a Meet and Greet Coffee. Please arrive by 8:10 and dismissal will be at 3:15 pm. Northridge is located at  8320 Ballard Avenue in Niles.

Coming Up This Week

Monday, Jan. 31

Moms’ Club

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 1

Dads Discuss the Faith

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 2

Spirit Day and Virtue Assembly

Little Sparks

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Open House

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade
8340 N. Greenwood Avenue, Niles, IL 60714  |  847.518.1185  |  info@embersacademy.org    Copyright © 2022 Embers Academy, All rights reserved.

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