No School this Thursday – Monday

There will be no school Thursday, February 15 – Monday, February 19. On Thursday, we will be holding Parent-Teacher conferences from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The PickATime sign-ups for conferences are now available HERE. The remainder of the weekend will be off in recognition of President’s Day. We hope all our families enjoy a relaxing break. See you on Tuesday!

February’s Virtue: Honesty

Mr. Klatt’s 3rd grade class gave a wonderful performance last Friday, demonstrating this month’s virtue: honesty. Their portrayal of The Boy Who Cried Wolf reminded our Sparks how important it is to always be honest with our friends and family if we want them to believe us!

As parents, we can demonstrate the virtue of honesty by living the example of St. Catherine of Siena who was not afraid to stand up for truth in times of conflict. To read more about St. Catherine of Siena and our virtue of the month, be sure to check out this month’s Virtue Vista HERE.

Dads Club Presents: Bob Barder
Refreshments, wine, cheese, & beer will be served.  Please RSVP to MichaelGray98@gmail.com

Art Club: Introduction to Architecture
Chicago is a living mode of architecture. Will YOU be the next to continue this always-developing architectural project? Art Club is excited to offer their second session, Introduction to Architecture, open to 4th and 5th grades! Class is limited to 15 students; deadline to register is Friday, March 1st.

Registration Now Open!

Rosaries & Reconciliation

In preparation for 2nd Grade’s First Reconciliation this Saturday, our 5th and 2nd Grades came together to create beautifully colorful rosaries. The students picked each color of their rosary, as they excitedly expressed, often with clear intentions: white for purity, blue for Mary, yellow for Jesus’ Resurrection, and so forth. After Wednesday’s all-school Mass, the students had their new rosaries blessed by Fr. Leo and they presented him with a special, handmade rosary to celebrate his birthday.

We wish a blessed First Reconciliation to our 2nd Grade class and a very happy birthday to Fr. Leo!!

The Re-Enrollment Period ends Thursday

During this Re-Enrollment Period, contracts are now 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 or the step-by-step re-enrollment guide HERE.

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

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

This Tuesday! Wear Red for Rosewood

On Tuesday, February 13, Embers is sponsoring a red out of uniform day to support the Rosewood Foundation. Embers students are asked to contribute $1 (or more, if they like!) to wear red.  Thank you for your support!

Northridge Robotics Visits Embers

On Friday, the Northridge robotics team provided our 4th and 5th Grade students with a peek into the world of robots! The team brought two machines that had many talents, including the ability to fly paper airplanes. They challenged our Sparks to fold airplanes for the robots to fly and then had the students draw ideas for their own robot creations. Thank you to our presenters, Anthony Fragola, Peter Henschell, and Damian Mikan, for giving our Sparks this opportunity!

Willows Open House
Registration Now Open!


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!

The Week Ahead:
Saturday, February 10
-2nd Grade First Reconciliation (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Northridge)

Monday, February 12
-PreK Classroom Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Tuesday, February 13
-Wear Red for Rosewood Day ($1 donation)
-K-5 Classroom 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
Upcoming Events:
Monday, February 19
-NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Break

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

Friday, March 1
-Trimester 2 Ends
-Spirit Day & Virtue Assembly


Monday, March 4
-Trimester 3 Begins
-Terra Nova Testing Begins
-Art Club: Architecture Begins


Friday, March 8
-Tuition Assistance Applications Due

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

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