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

Kindergarten Presents the December Virtue of Charity 

At the Virtue Assembly on Thursday, the Kindergarten class presented the December  virtue of  Charity and their Acts of Charity and Kindness Project. For this project, students receive a piece of hay for each act of charity or kindness that they observe in others or themselves.  These pieces of hay will be collected in the manger in the breezeway to form a soft bed on which Baby Jesus can lay His head. Mr. Boville and the Fifth Grade Class sang a fun song about Advent!

December Virtue Vistas

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On Wednesday, December 8th, we will celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation and we will have an All School Mass at 2:00 pm on that day.  Parents are welcome to attend!

Save the Date for the Embers Extravaganza!

Join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022 for our Annual School Fundraiser, the Embers Extravaganza!  Please plan to bring your whole family for an afternoon of good food, fellowship with friends, and superb entertainment from our very own Fire Choir and Band. Please note the date change and be on the lookout for more details soon!

Christmas Fund for Teachers

Each year the Embers Parent Association organizes an appeal to provide a generous Christmas bonus for the faculty and staff at Embers. Please click here to read more about the Embers Faculty and Staff Christmas Fund.


  • Dec. 16: Christmas Concert 6:30 p.m. (no Band)
  • Dec. 17: Half Day  – no After Care

Driveway Update

You’ve probably noticed that the construction in the front of the building is mostly complete.  While this is exciting news, we will continue to use the current drop off and dismissal traffic patterns for the foreseeable future and the north doors will remain as our main entrance to the building.  We will keep you informed on the  ongoing transformation of the front entrance to one that can be used on a daily basis. Thank you for your patience through this process!

Recess and Cold Weather Gear

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.  Please send these items in their big blue bags on Monday. Teachers have already sent home these large blue bags with the students.

  • 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.

These blue bags will stay in students’ lockers and will be sent home on days when they have played outside so that the items can be dried. The bags will also go home every Friday for cleaning and should be returned on Monday. 

Moms Transmit the Faith 

Increase your understanding of the Catholic Faith in order to pass it on more effectively to your children! At each session moms receive an easy to understand talk that explains the “whys” behind the Catholic faith, practical suggestions on ways of living out these truths and tips on living Catholic devotion in your family.

Moms Transmit the Faith Flyer
Please register HERE

Willows Open House 

Coming Up This Week

Wednesday, Dec. 8 –
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
All School Mass 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 10 –
Moms Transmit the Faith 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Athletics Calendar


4th Grade Boys
Embers vs. St. John Brebeuf
Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

5th Grade Boys
Embers vs. St. John Brebeuf
Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade Girls
Embers vs. St. Paul of the Cross
Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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