Please join us in offering prayers and condolences for the passing of Mrs.Thursby’s father.  John “Jack” Geraghty passed away peacefully at home this past Thursday, January 14 after a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 59 years, Jack is remembered as a devoted, faith-filled, and noble family man whose presence brought much joy to those who had the privilege to know him.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Change in Dates and Times

Please note in your calendars that the conference schedule has been revised:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10: Full day of school
    (originally scheduled as a half day)

  • Thursday, Feb. 11: Half day of school
       – 11:30 a.m. dismissal
       – Conferences 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 12: No School
  • Monday, Feb 15: No School 

Conferences will be virtual. Parents, please watch for further instructions on how to reserve time with each of your student’s teachers. A Sign Up Genius link will be provided next week.

Thank You!

A sincere thank you from the Embers Faculty and Staff for your generous Christmas gifts!

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18

School is not in session this Monday!

Enjoy the long weekend!

Spirit Day!
Tuesday, January 19

  • Out of Uniform Day – please refer to the Parent Handbook for guidelines

  • The Virtue Assembly will be hosted by Mr. Covington’s Fourth Grade Cougars honoring the virtues of Justice and Fairness

Fun in the snow at recess!

Re-enrollment for 2021-22 School Year begins February 1 

  • Re-enrollment for the 2021-22 academic year begins Monday, February 1

  • Parents will be able to re-enroll their children through the myEmbers! portal

  • Information and instructions will be provided to help facilitate the process

  • Enrollment to new families will open on Monday, March 22

Save the Date!
Open House for 2021-22 School Year 

Open House in-person sessions will be available for prospective families on the following Wednesdays. Registration required. Two informational tours will be held: 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., each followed by a presentation given by the Head and Asst. Head of School.

  • January 27

  • February 10 and 24

  • March 10 and 24

Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to attend an Open House session! Please ask them to sign up HERE to reserve a time slot.

Community Corner

Congratulations to the Stepansky Family who welcomed baby Monica Mary on Monday, January 4!

Our deepest sympathy to Ana Tello (3rd Grade) on the passing of her grandmother, Lucia Alvarez.

Christmas Parade
Contest Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Lakowski’s Kindergarten and Mrs. Black’s 3rd grade class for winning the in-class “Movie-and-Popcorn” day! Both classes had the most student representation at the Christmas Parade on December 18.


  • Outdoor gear is sent home for drying and/or laundering after a wet day out for recess or gym.  Please return these items the following school day.

  • If your child is absent from school, please notify the school office by 9:00 am.
  • Just as a friendly reminder, OLR would greatly appreciate it if Embers parents could please park only in our north parking lot, unless intending to attend 8:15 a.m. Mass. They have kindly requested that we do not park in the church’s main parking lot to drop off students in the morning.  Thank you so much for helping to support our relationship with OLR. 

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serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
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