Welcome Mr. Christopher Goffos!
Mr. Goffos joined us on campus this week, warmly welcomed by our faculty, staff, and Sparks. He has made time for many important meetings, including stopping by several classrooms to read and even joining our boys for a game of football at recess!

Mr. Goffos will continue to be a presence in our community after the Easter break. We hope you will join us in extending an enthusiastic Embers welcome!

Christopher Goffos with his wife, Kristine, and children Luke (4), Lucy (2), Cece (1), and Baby #4 due in October

A Millions Dreams
Our Embers Fire Choir left hardly a dry eye with their presentation of A Million Dreams. Please enjoy their 2023 Extravaganza video:

“Oh, a million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.”

Our Backdrop Architect
A “million” thanks to Brenda Fernandez for creating the most beautiful backdrop for our Million Dreams video. Each element of the staging was made to reflect the invitation’s design and the final result was stunning! It was the perfect backdrop to showcase our student’s – and Mrs. Fernandez’s – talents.

Final Moms Club This Monday
Monday will be Moms Club’s final event for the 2022-23 school year. Haven’t had a chance to sign up? Good news! The RSVP date has been extended through today, Saturday. Don’t miss your chance; RSVP now for a delicious evening!

Easter Break

Embers will be closed for Easter break from Thursday, April 6 – Monday, April 10.

There will also be no school on Wednesday, April 5 for Parent-Teacher conferences. We hope you and your family have a blessed break!

Literacy Week was a Sweet Surprise

Our students enjoyed a Hansel and Gretel puppet show…

Students put together wish lists and shopped at the book fair…

They “Dropped Everything And Read” daily…

…And were rewarded for being such wonderful readers!

Some “Sweet” Artwork
Congratulations to the winning artists from our Literacy Month bookmark competition! Their “sweet” bookmarks have been distributed throughout the school so our Sparks can always remember: Reading is Sweet!

Winning Submissions:

PK3: Emma Bartel (not pictured)
PK4: John Kasarski
K: Therese Potempa
1st: Imre Hadnagy
2nd: Sophia Kasarski

3rd: Teresa Whalen
4th: Carloline Sather
4th: Cristina Roth
5th: Javi Humber
(not pictured)
5th: Mary Claire McEwen
5th: Vivian McFarlane


Literacy Week Book Fair
Thank you to all those families who visited our Book Fair this week! Embers Academy receives 50% back in free books to help us enrich our classroom libraries. Haven’t had time to shop? The online store is still open! Teacher Wish Lists are also available for online shopping. Look for the “Find A Wish List” link at the top of the page:

Our online store is available at the link below. Orders will be accepted through Monday.

Shop Now

Willows Academy Easter Carnival
Willows will be holding their Easter Carnival on Friday, April 14. Please note, new this year, Embers students are invited to attend from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We hope your family has a chance to visit our “sister school” to enjoy a festive afternoon!

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
There is still time to register for our parent-teacher conferences which are being held in-person on Wednesday, April 5. (There will be no class or EDP on Wednesday to accommodate conferences.) Please use the link below to choose from available times.

Register for Conferences

Welcome to the Newest “Little Spark”!
Please join us in congratulating the Ayers family, who welcomed Baby Athanasius last week! Athanasius joins siblings Noelle (5th), Robert (3rd), Owen (K), Penelope (PK3).


April Dads Club
April 18, 2023 | 6:15 p.m. | Northridge

Coach Will Rey presents-
Developing a Domino Effect: the Generational Impact of Fatherhood

Join us as we explore the impact of previous generations on our approach to fatherhood. Coach Will Rey shares his lived experiences in developing his identity as a father and offers insight on balancing experiences and expectations. Refreshments, wine, cheese, & beer will be served. Please RSVP to MichaelGray98@gmail.com

The Week Ahead:
Monday, April 3
Virtue Assembly / Spirit Day:
Red shirt
Moms Club (7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 4
Spark Party: Reptile Show!

Wednesday, April 5
NO SCHOOL: Parent / Teacher Conferences

Thursday, April 6 – Monday, April 10
NO SCHOOL: Easter Break


Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 11
Classes Resume

Monday, April 18
Dads Club (6:15 p.m., Northridge)

Friday, April 21
Coffee & Convo, Part 2 (8:45-10:30 a.m., Paluch Hall)

Saturday, April 22
First Communion
(10:00 a.m., St. Mary of the Angels)

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

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