The School Year is almost here!

See below for information to get your Spark ready for the first day of school!

Used Uniform Sale

Gently used uniforms available for purchase at our Used Uniform Sale from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on August 15 – 18. Please enter using the North Breezeway doors. Cash or check payments will be accepted. 

Questions about the Used Uniform Sale? Contact Mrs. Donado at

New Fun Volunteer Opportunity!

We’d love to offer parents a new volunteer opportunity to monitor our Sparks’ lunch periods so that our wonderful teachers can enjoy their lunch together in the new faculty lounge!

Wondering how to sign up?! Click here!

Get Ready for Spirit Day! 

Get your red Embers Spirit shirt from Dennis uniforms. Spirit shirts (with casual bottoms!) are worn throughout the year on designated All-School Spirit Days.

Please review the Parent Handbook located on Embers’ website for details on uniform requirements.  Uniforms can be purchased through Dennis Uniform using School Code G24GV.

Click HERE for Dennis Uniform

Required Summer Reading

All students entering Kindergarten – 5th grade have one required book to read this summer. This book will be discussed in class during the first few weeks of school.

Click here for more information

Keep the Learning Going…
and be eligible to enter your classroom’s raffle to win a prize!

Encouraged Summer Reading

Students entering Kindergarten – 5th grade are encouraged to complete extra reading and a small assignment to be entered into the Summer Reading Raffle for their classroom.

Click here to view Summer Reading info

Saxon Math Review Packets

The Saxon Math review packets are not required, but highly encouraged for students entering 1st – 5th grade. 

All students who complete their review packet and submit it to their teacher on Tuesday, September 6 will be entered into the Summer Math Raffle for their classroom.

Click here to view the Math Packets

Important Dates

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, September 1 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your children at our conferences prior to the start of school! Sign-up information will be sent in the coming weeks. 


First Day of School 

  • Tuesday, September 6

The first day of school is a half-day with early dismissal beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Welcome Coffee 

  • Tuesday, September 6 (8:15 – 11:30 a.m.)

ALL PARENTS are invited for a Welcome Coffee immediately after drop-off until 11:30 a.m. on the first day of school. Please join us in the field across from the Breezeway Entrance.


Embers Back-to-School Ice Cream Social

  • Sunday, September 11 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Join us to celebrate the start of a new school year! Popsicles and ice cream sandwiches are on us! Punchbowl invitation to follow.

School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists can be found on Embers’ website

Click HERE to view Supply Lists

Welcome to our Newest Sparks!

Congratulations to Isla (PK3) and John (1) McNamara and family on the birth of their brother River Peter McNamara on August 5, 2022!
Congratulations to Jorge (PK4) Driver and the Driver family on the birth of Madalena Marie Driver on July 30, 2022! 

Embers Academy Summer Office Hours

Due to construction and facility maintenance, Embers school office will be closed through August 22.

Phone messages and emails will be monitored daily.

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Secretary 
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, and general questions about the school day

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records

Karen Reardon: Registrar
Information and questions about myEmbers

serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714    847.518.1185

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