It’s Almost Time!

See below for important information to help prepare for the first day of school on September 7th.
Click HERE for an Updated School Calendar.

First Day of School

September 7th, 8:20 – 11:30 a.m.

All K-5th grade students will enjoy a HALF DAY of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Please see this DIAGRAM for DROP OFF and PICK UP procedures.  Please note that the procedures and route remain the same as used this past school year.

Moms and Dads, no need to leave after drop-off — please join us at the “Welcome Coffee” to meet other parents. This is a great time to get acquainted or reacquainted! Information follows below…

Welcome Coffee

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

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

Save the New Date for Embers Ice Cream Social! 
Sometimes it’s good to break tradition. Due to Embers’ family becoming increasingly so large, we are going to break tradition and have the Embers Ice Cream Social after the start of the school year, instead of before. 

Be sure to mark your calendars and save the New date: Sunday, September 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., held at Embers Academy. More details coming soon!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Embers will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences prior to the start of the school year. This helps us more effectively partner with parents in educating your children. 

Further information regarding class section assignments and Parent Teacher conference sign-up will be sent to all families the week of August 23rd.  In the meantime, please note that Parent Teacher Conferences will be:

  •  Thursday, September 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Each conference will last 15 minutes. Parents will be able to  drop off school supplies at their conference time.

School Supplies

We currently have an abundant supply of paper towels, Kleenex, and baby wipes! 

  • If you have not purchased these items yet, please hold off until further notice.  
  • If you have already bought the items, we kindly request that you store them at home for the time being. 

Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Before Care and After Care Program

Updated Fees for the Embers Before School and After School Care Program:

  • Before School Care (7:30 – 8:00 a.m.) – $8.00 per student 

  • Homework Club and After School Club (3:20 – 4:30 p.m.) – $10.00 per student

  • After Club Care (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.) – $10.00 per student

2021-2022 Family Cap for families of 3+ children:
– Before Care $16/day
– Homework Club (3:30-4:30) $20/day
– After Club Care (3:30 – 5:30) $40/day

We are happy to announce that this year’s “Drop-In” charge for those students not pre-registered will only be an additional $5.00 fee.  If you plan to use the After Care Program on a regular basis, and avoid the additional fee, please sign up HERE.

Sports are Back!

We are happy to announce the return of the Embers Academy Sports Program! We are now accepting enrollment for Embers Athletes in Grades 3-5 for the Co-ed Cross Country Team. Click HERE for more information and to register for the team. 

Click HERE for more information on the Embers Sports Program. 4th and 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Sign-ups will be coming soon.

Marla’s Lunch

Embers Hot Lunch Program will again be provided by Marla’s Brown Bag Lunch program.  Marla’s partners with local vendors to provide fresh and delicious lunches that kids love to eat!  Click HERE for more information.

Important School
Documents and Forms

Birth and Baptismal Certificates

Please be sure your student has a Birth Certificate on file, as well as a Baptismal Certificate, if applicable.  Submit copies of these documents  to the Embers School Office.

Medical Forms

  • Medical (Required for K and new students in all grades.)

  • Dental (Required for K and 2nd Grade students.)

  • Vision (Required for K and new students to IL.)

If your child has a food allergy, it is required that you please fill out and return the Illinois Food Allergy Form and provide the school office and your classroom teacher any necessary medication your student needs (including Benadryl or EpiPens).

Please note: We require at least (2) two separate medication dispensers, i.e., EpiPens, inhalers, etc., to be kept at school:

  • one for the school office
  • one in your student’s classroom
  • If your child will be joining After Care frequently, we strongly suggest that you provide a third dispenser to be kept in After Care, as well.

Feast of the Assumption

Sunday, August 15 marks one of the most important Marian feast days of the year: The Assumption. This day commemorates when Mary was assumed into Heaven, body and soul. In 1950, Pope Pius XII made it a dogma of the Church, an unquestionable teaching that verified this undeniable truth. Click HERE to read more about the Feast of the Assumption.

Key Roles of Women
in Today’s World

Final talk in the series for women on topics that matter!

  • Marriage – Friday, August 27th

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Place: 5850 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago

Click HERE for more information.

Medical Forms: Medical, Dental, Vision    Illinois Food Allergy Form

serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
www.embersacademy.org    847.518.1185   info@embersacademy.org

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