Don’t Miss this Unique Opportunity! 
Art Club: Architecture Starts Soon

Beginning in March, our 3rd-5th Grade Sparks will have the unique opportunity to learn about the world of architecture. This after-school class, led by architectural designer Mrs. Maggie Rivas, features a hands-on experience where students can brainstorm, sketch, design, and construct their own projects.

Students will gain a deeper understanding – and appreciation – of their own communities and the world around them.

Registration closes this Friday, March 1.

Register Today for Art Club

Are You Feelin’ Lucky?
NEW for 2024: Basket Raffle

This year, the Extravaganza will feature a fabulous basket raffle! Baskets are filled to the brim with exciting prizes, including theater and sports tickets, jewelry, and even a week at the elusive Northridge Jr. Dangerous Camp!

Excited to enter the raffle? You won’t have to wait long! In addition to being open during Extravaganza evening, the Basket Raffle will be available online starting Saturday, March 16. Take a sneak peak at two of this year’s baskets:

Guy Stuff | Value: $700
This tailgate masterpiece includes a $200 gift card to Second City Prime butcher, portable grill, oversized cooler, bottle of Hennessy, and much more! Once your stomach is full, head to Wrigley Field with 2 tickets to a summer Cubs game.

Where a Kid Can Be A Kid | Value: $1,200
There is no summer boredom with this basket! Prizes include Coach Mullen’s Soccer Camp, Mrs. Burn’s French Camp, Goldfish swim lessons, Guardian Way Martial Arts & Fitness, Bowlero, and more!

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s biggest event! Purchase your event tickets today and be in the room when one table works with the Embers’ Eleven crew to open the safe for a special prize.

Extravaganza Tickets Now Available!

100 Days Smarter at Embers!

This past Tuesday marked 100 days of learning this school year. Our 5th Grade Sparks led the celebration by dressing as their 100 year old selves and parading through each classroom. They certainly made for a festive bunch!

New Trimester Approaching:

Trimester II ends on Friday, March 3rd and Trimester III will begin Monday, March 4. Report cards will be be available on myEmbers! starting Saturday, March 11.

Get Ready for…

Monday: Patriotic Day!
Students may come to school dressed in red, white, and blue clothing to celebrate America.

Tuesday: Career Day!
Will you grow up to be a doctor? A mother? An athlete? Students may come to school dressed as their future selves.

Wednesday: Silly Sock Day!
Students may wear silly socks with their regular uniforms.

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day!
Our Sparks are challenged to come up with creative hair and hat styles that they may wear with their red Embers Spirit Shirts.

Friday: Decades Day!
Do you love flare pants of the ‘70s? Are you into ’80s neon? Sparks may come to school dressed as their favorite decade.

Our Best Ambassadors Are YOU!
On Friday, March 15, we will be hosting our first Spring open house. Please share our flier with your friends & family!

Open House Flier to Share!

School Supply Wish List
This past summer, we reviewed our supply lists and decreased the overall number of items requested from each family. However, as we head into our third Trimester, there are a few items that have been nearly depleted throughout the school. If you would be interested in helping us re-stock the shelves, please refer to our SignUp Genius Wish List HERE. We are grateful for your generosity!

Photobooth Fun!

We are excited to share with you the photobooth photos from the 2024 Daddy Daughter dance, along with several wonderful snapshots that parents have shared with us. We hope you enjoy reliving (or living vicariously!) through these great photos available HERE.


Tuition Assistance for 2024-25

Applications for Tuition Assistance may be completed on the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management website through Friday, March 8. For more information, please refer to the Tuition Assistance Guide HERE.

Terra Nova Testing: Update!

Terra Nova testing for 3rd-5th grade students will be held March 5 & 6, with a makeup day on March 7. 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:
Friday, March 1
-Trimester 2 Ends (Report cards available 3/11)
-Spirit Day & Virtue Assembly

Upcoming Events:

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


Tuesday, March 5
-Terra Nova Testing

Wednesday, March 6
-Terra Nova Testing


Thursday, March 7
-Terra Nova Testing Makeup Day

Friday, March 8

-Tuition Assistance Applications Due

Monday, March 11
-Trimester II Report Cards Released
-EPA Moms Club (7:30-9:00 p.m. | Bahjat home)


Thursday, March 14
-EPA Dads Club (6:15 p.m. | Northridge)
Friday, March 15
-Embers Open House (9:00-10:30 a.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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