The Spark of Success

This week’s filming was a triumph! Our Sparks were amazing as they sang, danced, and shared their spirit throughout the school. We are very excited to share the videos with you on Extravaganza night, Saturday, March 4, 2023. Tickets available now.

5th Grade Wins the Scavenger Hunt

Congratulations to our 5th grade class on winning the first of our raffle ticket competitions! Our 5th graders burst out of the gates on day one and never looked back, steadily selling raffle tickets over the past few weeks. Way to go, 5th grade!

But Sparks, don’t despair…
Raffle Ticket Competition Part 2 starts now! The leader board is wiped clean so every class has an even chance to win this next round. Any ticket sales from this weekend will count towards the new prize!

Raffle tickets available at:


A staple of Extravaganza has been our Sign-Up Parties. These events are a great opportunity for our community to come together! This year we are premiering two new parties in addition to an event favorite:
  • For the Men: Whiskey Business. A night to sample a range of different whiskeys and learn about several styles.
  • For the Ladies: Wine Tasting Party. Featuring a delicious assortment of wine and appetizers.
  • For the Kids: JG’s Reptile Show. Held during school, this exciting, educational, interactive, and hands-on experience features reptiles found all over the world!
Sign-up Parties will be available at our Extravaganza on Saturday, March 4.  Space for these events are limited and will be offered to those in attendance first, so get your Extravaganza tickets today!

Purchase Extravaganza Tickets

Re-Enrollment Contracts
Due February 28

Re-enrollment contracts for 2023-2024 were released this past Wednesday via the myEmbers! portal.

Contracts for current students are due Tuesday, February 28. Interest for 2023-24 has already proven to be robust, making it important for current families to complete their contracts prior to the New Student enrollment period, which begins on Wednesday, March 1. Returning families who have not enrolled by February 28 could be placed on a waitlist.

For more detailed information, please refer to the all-school email from Monday evening, or you may reference this video or document from Blackbaud Tuition Management.

Third grade welcomed the recent snowfall as it gave plenty of time for sledding at recess!

Moms Club This Monday!

Please RSVP: epa@embersacademy.org

Presidents Day Weekend

Please note that there will be no school or EDP on Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 in celebration of President Day weekend.

Classes and EDP resume on Tuesday, Feb 21.

Our Embers Girls basketball teams came together to celebrate a successful season! Great job, Sparks!

Next Saturday: Daddy/Daughter Dance
There is still time to register for the Daddy/Daughter dance. Don’t miss this opportunity for lots of dancing, laughter, and memory making.
RSVP Today!

Coffee & Convo: New Series Begins
Pascale Burns wowed parents with her first series on child temperament, and she’s ready to do it again! Her new series: Unleashing the Power of the 5 Love Languages kicks off at Coffee and Convo on Friday, February 24. Mark your calendars now:

Welcome to our newest Spark!

Jacob Daniel Schak was born January 18, 2023. Jacob joins big brother Lucas (PK4). Congratulations to the entire Schak family!


Calling All ‘Little Sparks’
Wednesday, February 15 | 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Embers Academy Bonus Room

This community-friendly playgroup welcomes children ages 0 to 5 and their parents for a morning of play. We look forward to having our Little Sparks on campus!

The Week Ahead:
Monday, February 6
Virtue Assembly &
Red Spirit Shirts
Rescheduled due to Extravaganza filming.

Moms Club, Anastasi Home (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, February 11
Daddy-Daughter Dance, Willows Academy (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, February 15
Little Sparks, Bonus Room (9:00 a.m.)
First Reconciliation for 2nd Grade

Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 20
NO SCHOOL, President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday, February 21
Dads Club, Northridge (6:15 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 22
Ash Wednesday Mass (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 24
Coffee and Convo, Paluch Hall (8:45 a.m.)

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office 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!

Lelia Harig: Business Office Manager
Information and questions about Extended Day Program (EDP).

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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