Easter Break begins Thursday

Embers will be closed for Easter & Spring Break starting this Thursday, March 28 through Friday, April 5. We wish all of our families a safe, joyful, and holy break!

Fun Times All Week Long
This week our Sparks were on fire as they celebrated school spirit! Between themed dress-up days and special events, every day was an adventure!

Kindergarten had some crazy hair…

2nd Grade dreamed of their future careers…

3rd Grade tried to find their teacher on the “Guess Who” wall

1st Grade was full of future teachers, bakers, athletes, and more…

PreK had silly socks on tiny toes…

5th Grade took a trip through the decades…

4th Grade has big plans for their future selves…

5th (& 4th) ventured downtown to the Shedd Aquarium…

Kindergarten participated in a Living Last Supper during Atrium…

And 3rd and 4th Grade helped pack lunches for Uncle Pete’s Ministry!

The Online Raffle Ends Tonight!
Embers Extravaganza ’24

There are still a few hours left to participate in the Extravaganza Basket Raffle! Do you love concerts? Sports? Jewelry? Gardening? Relaxing? Our baskets have something for everyone!

Participating in our online raffle is a great way to support Embers’ mission, even if you cannot attend the Extravaganza. You may purchase your virtual chips through 9:30 p.m. tonight. Full information can be found HERE.

If you need assistance, please email events@embersacademy.org.

Browse Our Raffle Baskets!

Book Fair Begins After Break
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Ignatius Book Fairs for our spring fair! Ignatius Book Fairs invites students to explore more than a thousand Christian and secular works that feed their imaginations and nourish their minds. They aim to foster a love of reading and ensure that children can access literature that aligns with Christian values. Parents are welcome to join us for shopping during any of our fair hours. Save these book fair dates!
  • Tuesday, April 9: Student Preview Day, during school
  • Wednesday, April 10: Book Fair, 11:30-4:30 p.m. | Front Lobby
  • Thursday, April 11: Book Fair, 11:30-6:30 p.m. | Front Lobby *Extra shopping hours!
  • Friday, April 12: Book Fair, 11:30-4:30 p.m. | Front Lobby

Literacy Month Ahead
April is Literacy Month at Embers! We have a number of exciting events planned, as we celebrate all month long:
  • Book Fair: Tuesday April 10 – Friday, April 12. More info above.
  • DEAR = “Drop Everything and Read”: Teachers will be providing time slots all month for students to DEAR! Please make sure your students have a quality book to read that is appropriate for their reading levels.
  • Guest Readers: Teachers will be organizing Guest Readers all month long.
  • Literacy Week April 29- May 3: Full of creativity and fun. More info to come.

Bowling RSVPs due Wednesday!
Reservations for the 2024 EPA Mother-Son Bowling Outing are due this Wednesday, April 27. You can quickly register by clicking HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

Simple Machines
In Science, the 4th graders experimented with gravitational forces to build simple machines. They then added onto them to build chain reaction machines. Their results are quite impressive!


Please Join Us in Voting for Mr. Sadlowski!
Our very own Mr. Sadlowski has been nominated for the Dedication to Youth Excellence Award from the Niles Chamber of Commerce! Voting is taking place on the Chamber website linked HERE through Monday, April 8.

Soccer Club Registration due Friday, April 5
Registration is currently open for our spring Soccer Club. Practices will be divided into two groups: K-2 Grade, coached by Cathy Mullen, and 3-5 Grade, coached by Nawaf Habib. More information about the program can be found HERE.

Register for Soccer Club

The Week Ahead:
Saturday, March 23

-Embers Extravaganza (6:00 p.m. | Chateau Ritz)
-Extravaganza Online Raffle Ends (9:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 27
-Mother-Son Bowling RSVP Due

Thursday, March 28
-No School: Holy Thursday

Friday, March 29
-No School: Good Friday

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

Monday, April 8
-Classes Resume

Tuesday, April 9
Book Fair Student Preview Day (during the day)

Wednesday, April 10
Book Fair (11:30-4:30 p.m. | Front Lobby)

Thursday, April 11
Book Fair (11:30-6:30 p.m. | Front Lobby)

Friday, April 12
Book Fair (11:30-4:30 p.m. | Front Lobby)
– Spirit Day & Virtue Assembly

’24-’25 School Calendar
-Available on our website calendar page.

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado:
Office Secretary
School absences, uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, Extended Day Program (EDP), and general questions.

Christina Williams:
Director Parents Association
We invite all families to get involved with the EPA! Volunteer info is available here.

Lelia Harig
Business Office Manager
Tuition and billing questions.

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records.

Karen Reardon: Registrar 
Information and questions about myEmbers!, report cards & school registration.

Lisa Hanretty
Director of Development
Annual Fund, Extravaganza, and other donation opportunities.

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

serving students in PK3 through 5th grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
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