April’s Dads Club is a Slam Dunk

Our Literacy Committee is So Sweet!
Our Literacy committee created a world of fun for our Sparks this year. Giant game boards, sweet surprises, an escape room, and so much more. Your enthusiasm made our Sparks love literacy even more! Thank you for your hard work, love of reading, and truly impressive amount of creativity!

2023 Literacy Committee:
Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Potempa, Mrs. Hastings, Ms. Zavacki, and Mrs. Donovan

PK Easter Egg Hunt
Before Easter, our PreK 3 & 4 Sparks “hopped” at the chance to do an egg hunt. They discovered our playground full of colorful eggs and tasty treats for them to find!

April’s Virtue Vista
Our April Virtue Vista features Pope John Paul II. As we read of his inspiring forgiveness, we encourage our families to also be seeking forgiveness by participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

Click for April’s Virtue Activity

First Communion: April 22

On Saturday, April 22, our 2nd Grade classes will be receiving their Sacrament of First Holy Communion at St. Mary of the Angels Church. Mass is at 10:00 a.m. We invite all Embers families that would like to attend to join us as we celebrate this holy day!

At the Embers Parents Association’s fall presentation of Parenting in the Digital Age, Mr. Nial Fagan and Dr. Josh Williams led a wonderful discussion on the struggle parents face when balancing their children’s digital desires and healthy guidelines. Those in attendance raved about the practical applications of their presentation, and we are thrilled to be able to share that presentation with you today. We encourage all families struggling with the tech/life balance to watch this encore presentation!

Click to view “Parenting in the Digital Age”


Little Sparks Playgroup
Wednesday, April 26 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Greenwood Park*

A parent-child playgroup open to the community! Welcoming children ages 0 to 5 and their parents.

  • Positive play environment
  • Outdoor play
  • Arts and building
  • Snacks … and coffee!

*Rainy Day Location is the Embers Academy Bonus Room

Coffee & Convo
Friday, April 28 | 8:45-10:30 a.m. | Paluch Hall

Join us for the second half of Dr. Pascale Burns’ talk on the Love Languages (previous attendance not required!). Transform your marriage and parenting approach by truly understanding the power of the 5 love languages.

Complimentary babysitting & coffee will be provided. Please RSVP: epa@embersacademy.org

The Week Ahead:
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)


Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, April 26
Little Sparks
(9:00-10:00 a.m.)

Friday, April 28
Coffee & Convo, Part 2
(8:45-10:30 a.m., Paluch Hall)

Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 3
May Crowning (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 5
Virtue Assembly / Spirit Day:
Red shirt

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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