2024-25 Re-Enrollment Period is Live
NOW through Thursday, February 15

As of February 1, our Re-Enrollment Period is live. We are excited to welcome back all our families for the 2024-25 school year!

During the Re-Enrollment Period, contracts are available via your myEmbers! portal with a reduced, $300/student deposit. The re-enrollment deposit will increase to the standard $500/student amount on Friday, February 16. For more information, please refer to the re-enrollment timeline HERE.

How to Re-Enroll via myEmbers!:

1. Login to your myEmbers! account.
2. You will see a yellow banner at the top. Click the banner. 

3. Click the ‘Review’ button located at the right hand side of the screen:    

4. The first page you will see is the “Enrollment Contract and Tuition Agreement Summary.” Here you will see your child’s basic information for re-enrollment: new school year, grade, and date of birth.

5. Once you review the information, please click “Next”.
6. You will initial and sign releases and the Embers Parent Handbook, set up your payment plan, and pay the tuition deposit.
7. Once you submit your contract, your enrollment for 2023-24 will be complete. 

Re-Enrollment for Siblings of Current Students
Admission applications for siblings of current students can be found in your family’s myEmbers! account under the Account / Resources tab.

Questions about current student enrollment, please contact Registrar Karen Reardon at kreardon at kreardon@embersacademy.org

Questions about new student (including siblings) enrollment, please contact Admissions Manager Julene Barder at jbarder@embersacademy.org

Moms’ Meet-Up This Monday!
Moms are welcome to join us anytime during the evening! RSVP to: epa@embersacademy.org.

Extravaganza Filming Ahead!

On Friday, February 9th and Monday, February 12th, a professional film crew will be on-site to create the 2024 Extravaganza videos. We want our Sparks to shine during filming, and request your help in putting their best foot forward with:

  • Red sweaters/vests
  • Tights instead of leggings for girls at all grade levels, or dress code approved socks
  • Girl’s hair preferred worn down or half up / half down

In addition, we will have one logistical change: on Monday, February 12th, students who are attending afternoon EDP will need to be picked up at the North Breezeway door. 

The 2024 videos will have a world premiere at the Extravaganza on Saturday, March 23! Save the date; event tickets will be available mid-February.

Third Grade Wins the Duel!

Congratulations to 3rd Grade for winning Ted’s Diaper Drive’s Diaper Duel after bringing in 2,666 diapers! Our entire student body brought in an amazing total of nearly 8,000 diapers which will be donated to families in need. Thank you to all our Spark families who so generously supported this drive!

Embers is Going Red for Rosewood
Tuesday, February 13

On Tuesday, February 13, Embers is sponsoring a red out of uniform day to support the Rosewood Foundation. The Rosewood Foundation seeks to provide students in need of additional learning support the opportunity to receive a Catholic education at Catholic schools throughout Chicagoland.

Embers students are asked to contribute $1 (or more, if they like!) to wear red on Tuesday, February 13.  Thank you for your support!

Embers’ Budding Artists

Our new Art Club program has been a hit this winter with students in K-3rd flexing their artistic muscles. This past week, our artists participated in a vase exercise where they created the mirror images of a face. The resulting image revealed a vase!

Terra Novas: March 4-8

Terra Nova testing for 3rd-5th grade students will be held March 4-7, with a makeup day on March 8.  Parents, please plan ahead to help your students shine! We ask that you do NOT schedule vacations or appointments during this week. Thank you!

Welcome, Baby Cecilia!

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Cecilia Caeli Black! Cecilia is grandbaby #10 for 3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Black, and the daughter of Robert and Lydia. Born prematurely, Cecilia spent two months in the NICO, but is doing wonderfully and is finally at home with her 7 siblings! 


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held in-person Thursday, February 15  from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please note that there will be no school on Thursday, February 15 (previously an early dismissal day). The PickATime sign-ups for Trimester II Parent/Teacher Conferences are now available HERE.

President’s Day Break

There will be no school Friday, February 16-Monday, February 19 in recognition of President’s Day. We hope all our families enjoy a relaxing break!

The Week Ahead:
Saturday, February 3
-Embers Open House (9:30-11:00 a.m.)
-EPA Daddy Daughter Dance (6:00-8:00 p.m. | Willows Academy)


Monday, February 5
-EPA Moms Club (7:30-9:00 p.m. | Bahjat Home)

Saturday, February 10

-2nd Grade First Reconciliation (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Northridge)
Upcoming Events:
Monday, February 12
-PreK Classes Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Tuesday, February 13
-Wear Red for Rosewood Day ($1 donation)
-K-5 Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations


Wednesday, February 14
-Ash Wednesday
Thursday, February 15
-NO SCHOOL: Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Last Day of the Re-Enrollment Period and the $300/ Student Deposit
Friday, February 16
-NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Break
-Rolling Admissions Contracts are Issued with a $500/Student Deposit


Monday, February 19
-NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Break

Thursday, February 22
-EPA Dads Club (6:15 p.m.)

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office Secretary
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, Extended Day Program (EDP), and general questions about the school day.

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


Christina Williams: Director Parents Association
All families are welcome to help with the EPA! More information on volunteer opportunities are available here.

Lisa Hanretty: Director of Development
Annual Fund, Extravaganza, and other donation opportunities.

Karen Reardon: Registrar 
Information and questions about myEmbers!

Lelia Harig: Business Office Manager
Tuition and billing questions.

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

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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