From Imagination to Innovation!

Last Friday, our 5th Grade class brought a myriad of inventions to life at the annual Invention Convention. From dish-drying contraptions to Lego sorters, automatic dog feeders to a pocket-sized washing machine, their creativity and skillful model-making were on full display. We hope they carry this Spark of Innovation with them all life long!

Check out more Invention Convention photos HERE.

Today is the Final Day for a Discount!

Today, Saturday, March 2 is the final day to purchase your event tickets at a discounted price. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Click to Purchase Extravaganza Tickets

 Are You Ready to Do This?
Earlier this week, Ocean and Rusty clued our families in on the highlights of this year’s exciting Extravaganza. If you didn’t get a chance to watch their message yet, click on the picture below to hear about the Embers’ Eleven’s top secret mission!

Tuition Assistance Applications Due Friday

All applications for Tuition Assistance are due by this Friday, March 8. Applications may be completed on the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management website. For more information, please refer to the Tuition Assistance Guide HERE.

Terra Nova Testing Begins Tuesday

Terra Nova testing for 3rd-5th grade students will be held next week on March 5 & 6, with a makeup day on March 7. Parents, please plan ahead to help your students shine. We recommend that our Sparks:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Eat a hearty breakfast so hunger isn’t an issue.
  • Be in school and on time every day.

Little Sparks Musical Masterpiece
Little Sparks Music and Movement came to a close this past week and was a rousing success! For the past 5 weeks, our littlest friends (and their parents) have been visiting campus to joyfully sing, hop, shake, and pray together each Tuesday. 

Our Wonderful Instructors:
We cannot express enough gratitude to Mrs. Meredith Carpenter and Mrs. Alli Smith for sharing your passion for music! Your enthusiasm made this class a joy for everyone who attended.

As parents, we are leaders. And our families are the organizations we lead. The best leaders are self-aware, who know where they can contribute, how they show up, and how they impact those around them.

Join EPA’s Moms Club for a conversation with Pascale Burns and Karyn MacFarlane about The Six Types of Working Genius, and how it can help transform how you show up in your marriage and family. Learn where you can let go of guilt and frustration and instead lean into your God-given geniuses!

This is a FREE event and friends are always welcome!  Please RSVP: epa@embersacademy.org

A Message from Ted’s Diaper Drive
Dear Incredible Students of Embers Academy,
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your remarkable contribution of 8000 diapers to babies in need. Your dedication and enthusiasm have made a profound impact, equivalent to diapering four babies for an entire year. Your selfless efforts for such a worthy cause showcase the compassionate and caring spirit that defines Embers Academy. Your generosity will undoubtedly bring comfort and support to those who need it most. Thank you for sharing Christ’s love in the world and making a lasting difference in the lives of others. Your collective commitment to this cause is truly inspiring and reflects the outstanding character of each and every one of you.

Well done!
With heartfelt appreciation,
Ted’s Diaper Drive


New Trimester Approaching:

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

Spirit Week: March 18-22

Spring week is just over two weeks away! Details on our week of fun are available HERE.

Open House: Friday, March 15

Embers is currently enrolling new families for the 2024-25 school year. Do you know someone who would be a great fit? We’d love to have them on campus for our open house! Please share our flier with them:

Open House Flier

The Week Ahead:
Saturday, March 2
-Final day to purchase Extravaganza tickets at the reduced price. Click HERE to secure your tickets today!

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

Upcoming Events:

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

Friday, March 15
-Embers Open House (9:00-10:30 a.m.)`

Monday, March 18
-Spirit Week: Patriotic Day
Tuesday, March 19
-Spirit Week: Career Day

Wednesday, March 20
-Spirit Week: Silly Sock Day

Thursday, March 21
-Spirit Week: Crazy Hair Day

Friday, March 22
-Spirit Week: Decades Day

Saturday, March 22
-Embers Extravaganza (6:00p.m. | Chateau Ritz)

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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