March Calendar Highlights

School Calendar
The school calendar for the ’24-’25 school year is now available on our website calendar page.

Daylight Savings Time
Tomorrow, Sunday, March 10, is Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to spring ahead!

Report Cards
Report cards will be available on your
myEmbers! account on Monday, March 11.

Easter & Spring Break
Embers will be closed for Easter & Spring Break from Thursday, March 28 – Friday, April 5.

The EPA is on a Roll!

We know you’ve been on “pins” and needles, but the wait is almost over…reservations for the 2024 EPA Mother-Son Bowling Outing will be available this week! Each ticket includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, a $10 arcade gift card, and lunch: pizza, chicken tenders, fries, unlimited soft drinks, and lemonade. Watch your email for a Punchbowl invite headed your way.

Sign-Up for Fun at the Extravaganza!
We are excited to showcase a full range of Sign-Up Parties at this year’s Extravaganza, including several hosted by our wonderful faculty! Sign-Up Party space is limited and registration is open to Extravaganza guests first. We currently have over 200 attendees for this year’s celebration and you won’t want to miss out! There is still time to buy your Extravaganza ticket and join us for an evening full of laughter and community.

Click to Purchase Extravaganza Tickets

This year’s NEW teacher-hosted Sign-Up Parties include…

  • Embers Cafe, hosted by Miss Noteman and Miss Miller: teachers serve the students at Embers hottest new “cafe”! A perfect party for friends of all ages to attend together.

  • Sleep “Under”, hosted by Miss Black: this special party just for girls focuses on nurturing strong female friendships through games and “spa” activities with Willows students.

  • Sports Day, hosted by Miss Black: it’s boys-only at this sports day featuring an emphasis on sportsmanship and building deeper male friendships through games and activities with Northridge students.

  • Building Challenges, hosted by Mrs. Ptacek with special assistants, Mrs. Donovan & Mrs. Potempa: this party features building challenges with Legos, toothpicks & marshmallows, and more!

  • Karaoke Time, hosted by Mr. Sadlowski with special assistants, Mrs. Fernandez & Mrs. Wasserman: it’s your time to shine during this musical party filled with karaoke, dancing, and trivia fun!

And we haven’t forgotten our parents! We have a number of exciting parties featuring beer tasting, private shopping evenings, and mixology classes for all. More information about all this year’s Sign-Up parties can be found on our Extravaganza website by clicking HERE.

March’s Virtue: Forgiveness

Last Friday, our 2nd Grade students presented March’s virtue, Forgiveness. Recounting how special it was to receive God’s forgiveness during their First Confession last month, they reminded our Sparks how important it is to forgive friends, family, and ourselves.

This month’s Virtue Vista celebrates Imaculee Ilibagiza as our Hero of the Month. Imaculee, a survivor of Rwandan genocide, turned to prayer during her darkest hours to drown out the anger and resentment around her. More information about her brave path to forgiveness can be found in the Virtue Vista HERE.

Monday is Moms Club!
There is still time to register for this FREE event. Join us anytime throughout the evening! Please RSVP: epa@embersacademy.org

Friday’s Open House
This Friday is Embers’ first Spring Open House. Do you know a family who would love Embers? Let them know there is still time to register on our website. We’d love to have them on campus!

PreK Has the Luck of the Irish!
On Monday, our PreK3 and PreK4 classes were treated to a demonstration of Irish Dancing by Molly Baehl, daughter of Mrs. Baehl, and Siena Strohm, both Willows students. The ladies performed several dances and taught the students about technique and costuming before inviting our Sparks to participate in an Irish reel of their own!

Dads Club Social… in April
EPA Dads Club’s March meeting has been rescheduled for April when they will be hosting an end of the year social. All dads are welcome to attend as we send off the ’23-’24 school year! More information to come.

A Special Presentation This Friday:


Spirit Week: March 18-22

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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 (6:00 p.m. | Chateau Ritz)

Thursday, March 28
-No School: Holy Thursday

Friday, March 29
-No School: Good Friday

Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5
-No School: Spring Break

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

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