It’s hard to believe that we’re down to the final month of school! With summer vacation around the corner, please mark your calendar for these exciting events during our last week of school:
  •  Monday – NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
  • Tuesday – 5th GRADE FAREWELL
    Students are asked to report to their classrooms at 4:45 p.m. The presentation will begin in Paluch Hall at 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday – PreK CELEBRATION
    Presentation in Paluch Hall at 10:30 a.m. This is the last day of school for our PreK Sparks.
    Held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines at 8:30 a.m. Please note: the school building will be closed until 9:45 a.m. Students must arrive by 10:00 a.m. for instruction.

    Last Day of School for grades K-5! All Sparks should wear their red spirit shirts with casual bottoms.

Award Winner: Mr. Sadlowski!!
Last Friday, Mr. Sadlowski was awarded the Dedication to Youth Excellence Award from the Niles Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sadlowski’s unwavering dedication to supporting out Sparks is truly commendable. His passion and hard work have clearly made an impact on our students, and this award is well deserved!
Congratulations from the entire Embers community!

The Niles Journal & Topics included a nice write up of the event winners, which can be read HERE.

Order Your Embers Yearbook Today!
Orders are now being accepted for the 2023-24 Embers Yearbook! Yearbooks are $15/each and orders are due by the last day of school, Friday, May 31. Yearbooks will be passed out at the Ice Cream Social on September 10 so that our Sparks will have the opportunity to sign each other’s books! (5th Grade families without younger students will receive their yearbook via mail.) Please see this flyer for more information.

Click to Order Your Yearbook!

4th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest
All 4th Graders are welcome to create an entry for the Yearbook Cover Competition. Entries must be received by Monday, May 20. Please see this flyer for more information. We can’t wait to see your creativity!

Embers Band Showcase
Congratulations to the Embers Band members on a fantastic Spring Concert! The concert demonstrated the talent and effort of our young musicians who have been working hard all year.

Get Ready for Annie!
This Friday, the highly anticipated Fire Choir production of Annie Kids hits the stage. All families are welcome to join us for this musical spectacular!

May Crowning is Monday

This year’s May Crowning will take place this Monday, May 6th. Our 2nd Grade class will lead our Sparks in the Rosary while honoring our Blessed Mother.

All our families are welcome to join us for the ceremony which begins at 10:45 a.m. Please note: May Crowning has been moved to the front lawn along Greenwood Ave. Parents are asked to park in the North lot.

Embers will hold its annual Fine Arts Fair on Friday, May 24. All parents are welcome to join us for this festival of arts!
  • Annual Spark Art Show | 12:00-3:00 p.m. | Front Lobby
    Featuring artwork created by our K-5th Grade Sparks.
  • Living Art Museum | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Front Lobby
    4th Grade students present famous artists & their artwork.
  • Embers Music Performance | 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. | Paluch Hall
    Embers Band and Fire Choir’s final performance of the year.

Literacy Month Ends on a High Note
All month long, our Sparks have been engaging in activities aimed at promoting a love of literacy. We hope that this month has helped inspire our students to a lifelong appreciation of reading!

Guest readers visited all month, including Mrs. McEwen and her youngest readers!

Literary opportunities “popped” up everywhere – even during lunch!

Our Bookmark Winners: Coco DeCanto (K), Giselle Castillo (1st), Paul Yalda (2nd), Anne Marie Bahjat (3rd), John McEwen (4th), and Caroline Sather (5th)

All sorts of characters walked the halls when our Sparks dressed as their favorite characters.

Our Spark’s favorite sound was Mr. Boville announcing: “Drop Everything and Read”!

The week capped off with a carnival full of exciting games and tasty treats!

Little Sparks Final Spring Playdate


Volunteers Needed for Annie Kids!

Fire Choir’s Annie Kids performance is this Friday and we could use your help making it a success! Click HERE to sign up for these volunteer opportunities, including setup, costuming, and chaperones. Thank you for donating your time!

Fantastic Fridays

We’re having a fantastic end to the school year! More information can be found HERE!
  • Friday, May 10 | Annie Kids musical performed by Fire Choir | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17 | 5th Grade Wax Museum | 1:00-3:00 p.m.* New time & location for 2024!
  • Friday, May 24 | Fine Arts Fair
    • Annual Spark Art Show | 12:00-3:00 p.m.
    • 4th Grade Living Art Museum | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    • Embers Music Performance | 2:00-2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 | Last Day of School & Field Day | 11:30 Dismissal
    All Sparks should wear their red spirit shirts with casual bottoms.

The Week Ahead:

Monday, May 6
– May Crowning (10:45 a.m. | Front Lawn along Greenwood Ave.)

Friday, May 10
– Annie Kids Musical (5:00 p.m. | Paluch Hall)

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 17

– 5th Grade Wax Museum (1:00-3:00 p.m. | Paluch Hall)

Tuesday, May 21

– Little Sparks in the Park (9:00-11:00 a.m. | Greenwood Park)

Friday, May 24

– Fine Arts Fair (12:00-3:00 p.m.)

Monday, May 27

– NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28

– 5th Grade Farewell (5:00 p.m. | Paluch Hall)

Wednesday, May 29

– PreK End of Year Celebration (10:30 a.m. | Paluch Hall)

Thursday, May 30

– All-School Pilgrimage to Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe
– School Opens 9:45 a.m. Students to arrive by 10:00 a.m.

Friday, May 31

– Last Day of School: 11:30 dismissal
– Field Day:
All Sparks should wear their red spirit shirts with casual bottoms.

Who to Contact

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

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

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

Lelia Harig
Business Office Manager
Tuition and billing questions.

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

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

 Click to view the ’24-’25 School Calendar

serving students in PreK3 through 5th Grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
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