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

Temporary Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Effective Monday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 23

Due to construction in the front of the building, the Greenwood Avenue driveway will be closed Monday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 23. During this time, please use the Normal Avenue entrance for Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick-up.  Please click on the button below for detailed instructions and diagram.  Embers staff will be present on Monday morning to help direct traffic in this temporary route.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation with this adjustment to our normal routine.

Temporary Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Congratulations to Penny Maloney on receiving her First Holy Communion at the Wednesday All-School Mass!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule 

  • Monday, Nov. 22nd: dismissal at 3:05 p.m.
    PeeWee and Homework Club until 4:30 p.m., After Care until 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 23rd: dismissal at 3:05 p.m.
    After Care only until 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24th – Friday, Nov. 26th
    NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break.

Embers Open House

Dads Discuss the Faith

Join us Tuesday, November 16, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an evening of discussion. 

Where: Northridge Prep, 8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL

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

Upcoming topics include:

  • November 16 – St. Thomas More on Education
  • November 23 – Parents’ Role in Formation of Children

Please reserve your spot by emailing MichaelGray98@gmail.com.

Dads Discuss the Faith

Moms’ Club

Our next get-together will be:

  • Topic: Cookie Recipe Exchange and Holiday Entertaining 
  • When: Monday, November 22, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Home of Maura Spingola, 800 N Merrill St, Park Ridge

Join us for a cookie recipe exchange and conversation on holiday entertaining! Please RSVP using the link below. 

Moms’ Club RSVP

Winter Gear for Recess

Now that the weather is getting cooler, please remember to send students to school with their warm gear so everyone truly enjoys going outdoors for recess and breaks.  
  • Warm coat
  • Hat
  • Mittens or Gloves
  • Girls can keep a pair of leggings or knit pants in their locker to slip under their skirt or jumper on chilly days.  They will take these off when they come back inside.

Preschool Service Project

The Preschoolers have launched November’s virtue, Gratitude, with a service project. The whole school is invited to help participate!

McKenna’s Bags LTD is a non-profit organization that helps the homeless by providing them with backpacks filled with toiletries and essentials. They also recycle plastic grocery bags by turning them into sleep mats which keep people from sleeping on the cold ground.

Embers’ students and families can help support this organization and their clients in a few simple ways: 

  • Each class is assigned an item to contribute to the backpack supply.  Please look for a flyer in your child’s Friday Folder that lists each grade‘s item. Everything on the list can be purchased at the Dollar Tree Store.  

  • Send in plastic grocery bags to help build lots of sleeping mats. 

Please send items in with your student between November 1st and 18th. Thank you very much for helping Preschool fulfill this beautiful mission!

List of items by grade

Wagner Farm Field Trip

The Preschool Class enjoyed their field trip to Wagner Farm!

Guest Speaker at Willows

Dr. Karen E. Bohlin is the former head of Montrose School in Medfield, Massachusetts, senior fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute, and founder and director emerita of the LifeCompass Institute for Character & Leadership. 

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Coming Up This Week

Tuesday, Nov. 16 –
Dads Discuss the Faith

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 17 –
Open House

9:00- 11:00 a.m.


Athletics Calendar


4th Grade Boys
Embers vs. St. Celestine
Saturday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

5th Grade Boys
Embers vs. St. Celestine
Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Embers vs. St. Monica
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade Girls
Embers vs. St. Monica
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m.

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