Please Note:
There is NO SCHOOL or EDP on Monday, March 6.
School and EDP resume on Tuesday.

Spirit Week Success
Spirit Week filled our halls with smiles, laughter, and a lot of creativity!

Silly Sock Day!

Silly Sock Day!

Sports Team Shirt Day!

Sports Team Shirt Day!

Crazy Hair / Hat Day!

Crazy Hair / Hat Day!

Terra Nova Testing This Week
Terra Nova testing for all 3rd-5th grade students will take place from Tuesday – Thursday this week, with a makeup day on Friday. Parents, please plan ahead to help your students shine!
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a hearty breakfast so hunger isn’t an issue
  • Be in school and on time every day

And the Winner Is…
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Extravaganza raffle winner!

The students from our top-selling families helped announce this year’s winner! Thank you to Emily Javier, Claire Gorzelanny, Ba’lance Jihaad, Alicia & Frank Bohacyk, and Elena Paganis for all your hard work.

PK4 Has Pulled Off A Win!
Congratulations to our PK4 class for winning Extravaganza Competition #2: Movie Day! It was such a tight race, and we are incredibly proud of our Sparks (and their parents!) for making our raffle a success. This year, we raised close to $20,000 on the raffle alone. Thank you for your passion in supporting Embers Academy!

At the beginning of the year, we challenged each family to sell 15 raffle tickets. Thank you to the following families who rose to the occasion and met or surpassed this goal!

The Beck Family
The Becker Family
The Beckman Family
The Bohaczyk Family
The Carpenter Family
The Coyle Family
The Fiduccia Family
The Foster Family
The Gauna Family
The Gorzelanny Family
The Habib Family
The Javier Family
The Jihaad Family

The McIntire Family
The McNamara Family
The Mikula Family
The Paganis Family
The Ptacek Family
The Richards Family
The Samikkannu Family
The Sather Family
The Schak Family
The Smith Family
The Trojanowski Family
The Whalen Family
The Zacharewicz Family

Student Contracts & Financial Assistance

Enrollment contracts for new families are now available. We encourage all current families to finalize your 2023/24 enrollment contacts as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Reardon at kreardon@embersacademy.org.

Tuition assistance applications are also being accepted through Friday, March 17. For detailed information on how to apply for tuition assistance, please follow the link below.

Extravaganza weekend has proven that the future is indeed bright for Embers! We look forward to serving your family again in the upcoming school year.

Re-enrollment & Tuition Assistance Information

March is Literacy Month

Literacy month has begun! Read-A-Thon logs / pledge sheets, and templates for the Bookmark Contest went home this past Wednesday. Please refer to Friday’s Literacy Week email (also available at the link below) for information on everything that is planned for this literary celebration!

Note: submissions for the Bookmark Competition are due to your teacher by this Friday, March 10th. No late entries will be accepted.

Literacy Month Email

Spring Break Ahead!
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17:
No School / EDP.

Drop-off Safety Reminder

We would like to remind all parents to maintain a safe atmosphere for our students during morning drop-off. It is important that the following safety procedures are followed:

  • Please pull all the way up to the front of the drop off line when motioned to do so by an Embers staff person.  
  • Please do not go around other cars that are in line in order to move to the front of the line.  Drivers should only  go into the second lane if they are ready to exit onto Greenwood.  
  • Please do not turn left into the front circular driveway after entering the main driveway from Greenwood Avenue. Proceed to the North parking lot and merge into the drop-off lane as requested.
  • Always drive at a slow and safe rate of speed when in the parking lot and drop off line. 

Thank you for your support in keeping all of our Sparks safe!


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

The Week Ahead:
Monday, March 6
No School or EDP

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

Wednesday, March 8
Little Sparks, Bonus Room (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

Friday, March 10
Literacy Month Bookmark submissions due


Upcoming Events:
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17
Spring Break: No School or EDP

Friday, March 24
Coffee & Convo, Paluch Hall (8:45-10:30 a.m.)

Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31: Literacy Week
Please make sure that your students all have a quality book to read that is appropriate for their reading level. 
Monday: Hansel and Gretel Puppet Show
Tuesday: Usborne Preview Day (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Uborne Book Fair (11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Thursday: Read-A-Thon Ends; Uborne Book Fair (11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Friday: Read-A-Thon money & forms due

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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