Wishing You a Holy and Blessed Easter
May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. Happy Easter to all our Embers families!

Memories Made in Monte Carlo!
It was a joy seeing our community come together last Saturday for the annual Embers Extravaganza! Our Night in Monte Carlo was full of laughter and friendship; memories from this great year and the promise of a bright future. With the combined efforts of those who supported the Extravaganza both online and in-person, we were able to raise over $285,000! Thank you to everyone who supported Embers during this fundraiser.
Event photos can be found HERE
Embers Eleven videos can be found HERE

Last Chance to (Sign-Up) Party!
We are excited to welcome all families to participate in our Extravaganza Sign-Up parties! Registration is now available online for our remaining party spots. These parties offer a range of fun activities – for Sparks and their parents! – and also provide support for our Extravaganza fundraiser.

Ready to Party? Here’s how to sign up:

  • Visit our Sign Up Genius form and register for the parties you’d like to attend.

Sign Up For Parties HERE!

  • Send your payment via Zelle to payments@embersacademy.org. Please include the name of the parties you are signing up for in the memo line of Zelle.
  • Your party spot will be held once payment is confirmed!
Full details on each party can be found on our Extravaganza website HERE. We look forward to partying with you!

Congratulations to our Raffle Basket Winners!

“Relax and Rejuvenate”
Chris and Alison Richards (225)
“Can You Dig It?”
Kenneth and Joan Carpenter (129)
“Where A Kid Can Be a Kid”
Patrick and Maggie Maloney (206)
“Willows Eagles”
Brian and Jacqueline Lastovich (199)
“Joy in Motherhood”
Isaias and Diana Chaves-MacLean (143)

“A Celebration of the Arts”
Michael and Beatriz Gray (176)
“Family Fun Summer”
Francisco and Michelle Parada (Online)
“K-2nd Grade Masterpiece”
Kevin and Mary Adley (101)
“Instant Date Night”
Marco Rossi and Christine McParland (230)
“Guy Stuff”
Brian and Diana Silhan (235)

“Northridge Knights Unite!”
Tom and Elizabeth Simutis (237)

Behind the Scenes Heroes
Many thanks to our Behind the Scenes Heroes who helped make our Extravaganza a success:
  • To Maggie Rivas, Denise Wasserman, and Brenda Fernandez for guiding our Sparks to create such beautiful artwork!
  • To Rob Sadlowski and the Mikula Family for starring alongside the Embers Eleven crew in our blockbuster videos!
  • To our dedicated Extravaganza Committee who worked tirelessly to create a Monte Carlo Masterpiece: Jessica Bartel, Mary Therese Brown, Tanya Habib, Allison Smith, Buzz Theodoropoulos, and Kerry Whalen!
  • And to all our prize and live auction donors whose generous donations helped make our Extravaganza a success: The Beck Family, the Brown Family, Kevin Buggy, the Carter Family, the Gauna Family, the Holohan Family, the Lechner Family, the Rahimi Family, Chris Richards, Maggie Rivas, Charlene Roland, and the Smith Family!

Set & Stage Crew Signup
All 4th and 5th Grade Sparks (regardless of participation in Fire Choir) are welcome to join Stage Crew for Annie! Students can now register for the day(s) they will be able to assist; building days begin April 13!
  • Responsibilities include construction of the set,
    stage setup, moving scenery, and supporting the cast and director.
  • Volunteers will be under the supervision of Mr. Boville and Mr. Shane Ayers of Northridge Prep.
  • Please note that all construction will take place at Northridge Prep and that the rehearsals and production will be at Embers Academy. 
  • Parents will be responsible for providing transportation to and from Northridge Prep.

Sign up HERE for Stage Crew

Coming in April…
We have a fun and energetic April on the horizon. Mark your calendars now!

Immersive Science at Embers
Our Sparks had a thrilling day last Friday during Professor Habib’s immersive Science Day! Prof. Habib demonstrated the “super powers” of handwashing, dry ice, chemical reactions, and more. Cheers, squeals, and chants rang throughout the halls as our Sparks relished the world of science! Thank you to Professor Habib (and your wonderful assistant Tanya) for so generously donating your time, talent, and treasure to provide this experience for our students!

Soccer Club Registration Closing Soon
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. For more information, or to register, please click on the link below! Deadline to Register is this Friday, April 5.

Register for Soccer Club


Embers Book Fair starts April 10
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Ignatius Book Fairs for our spring fair! Parents are welcome to join us for shopping during any of our fair hours.
  • 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

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.

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

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 8
-Classes Resume

Tuesday, April 9
Book Fair 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)

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

Monday, April 15
– Summer Uniform Begins

Thursday, April 18
– EPA Dads Club

Friday, April 19
– Embers Open House (9:00-10:30 a.m.)

Saturday, April 20
– First Communion (10:30 a.m. | Saint Mary of the Angels)

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

Who to Contact

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

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.

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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