There will be NO SCHOOL or EDP on Monday, February 20 in celebration of Presidents’ Day. Classes and EDP resume on Tuesday, Feb 21.

Ticket sales for Extravaganza 2023 end on Wednesday, March 1. March seems far away, but that’s only 11 days from now! Coordinate with your friends, book a babysitter, and secure your tickets today. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting night !

Introducing the 2023 Keynote Speakers:
Brian & Mindy Lukens

The Lukens are current Embers parents with children in 5th, 3rd, and 1st grade, as well as a son at Northridge. Brian and Mindy will be sharing their personal experiences and speaking of their enduring dreams for their family!

Purchase Extravaganza Tickets

PK4 held their lead this week, but it was 4th grade making a big move, leaping two spots this week. This round is anyone’s game as our classes are very close in ticket sales. Don’t delay – it’s less than two weeks until we pull the name of our $2,000 ticket winner!

Tickets are available now at our event website below!
(Please note: if you’d like to purchase tickets via cash or check, please contact Event Planning Director, Jacqueline Lastovich: jlastovich@embersacademy.org)


5th Grade on the Hunt
Congratulations to our 5th grade classes on winning Extravaganza raffle ticket competition #1. Their race around school lead them to a prize basket full of new recess equipment and – of course – candy!

All Spark Celebration!

Re-Enrollment Contracts
Due February 28

Re-enrollment contracts for 2023-2024 are now available via the myEmbers! portal. Contracts for current students are due Tuesday, February 28. Interest for 2023-24 has already proven to be robust, and returning families who have not enrolled by February 28 could be placed on a waitlist.

Tuition assistance applications are also being accepted. These applications are due on Friday, March 17. For detailed information on how to apply for tuition assistance, please refer to Monday’s school announcement email or follow the link below.

Re-enrollment & Tuition Assistance Information

NEW Series Starts Friday!

Moms Club
Moms Club showed off their artsy side in January!

March’s Moms Club has been moved to April. Mark your calendars and join the fun on Monday, April 3!

Ash Wednesday

Please Note: Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday, February 22. Mass will begin early, at 2:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us for this holy day.

Pizza & Penance for 2nd Grade

This Wednesday, our 2nd grade class made their First Reconciliation in preparation for Communion this spring. They celebrated their sacrament at a lunchtime pizza party!

Daddy/Daughter Delight
Over 130 dads and daughters twirled across the dance floor at the annual Daddy/Daughter dance. Thank you to the Embers Parents Association for hosting such a memorable evening!!

As a reminder, student absences should be reported to our front office as early as possible on the morning your student will be out of school. Absences may be reported by leaving a voicemail with the main office (847-518-1185) or by emailing Office Secretary Mrs. Donado at ndonado@embersacademy.org. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, please let Mrs. Donado and your student’s teacher as soon as possible.

Friendship Stories
On Valentine’s Day, our 5th Grade classes shared a special “treat” by reading friendship stories with the younger grades!


February Dads Club presents –
St. Josémaria: Three Years with a Saint

February 21, 2023  |  6:15 p.m.  |  Northridge

Dr. Warren Diem will share his unique and personal experiences covering the three years he spent living with St. Josémaria. Included in his presentation will be personal letters, written by St. Josémaria to the Diem family, while Dr. Diem was studying in Rome. Refreshments, wine, cheese, & beer will be served.

Please RSVP to MichaelGray98@gmail.com

The Week Ahead:
Monday, February 20
NO SCHOOL: Presidents’ Day

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.)

Upcoming Events:
Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 4: Spirit Week
Monday: Super Hero Accessories
Tuesday: Indoor Picnic
Wednesday: Silly Socks
Thursday: Sports Team Shirt
Friday: Spirit Shirts & Crazy Hair / Hat

Tuesday, February 28
Last day for current student re-enrollment

Wednesday, March 1
Last day to purchase Extravaganza tickets
Re-enrollment opens to new families

Friday, March 3
Virtue Assembly
Trimester II Ends
Student Spark’stravaganza Celebration

Monday, March 6
No School

Tuesday, March 6 – Friday, March 10
Terra Nova Testing

Wednesday, March 8
Little Sparks

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
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