This Friday evening, the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss is coming to Embers Academy! Embers Fire Choir will be bringing to life the story of Horton the Elephant during a one-hour vocal performance. We hope you will join us for this heartwarming story of friendship and loyalty.

All Hands On Deck!
Our 5th grade students have been working with Mrs. Wasserman to create whimsical backdrops for the show.

May Crowning
On Wednesday, our Sparks celebrated a beautiful May Crowning Mass. Following 2nd Grade’s procession of flowers and prayers, Mary was crowned by 5th Graders Mary Nomellini and Billy Svanascini.

May’s Virtue: Responsibility

Our 5th Grade class hosted Friday’s assembly on Responsibility, our May virtue. They gave a fabulous presentation explaining how we can be responsible at home, at school, and with God.

Teacher Appreciation Week
The Embers Parents Association hosted a wonderful week for our Teachers and Staff, featuring daily tasty treats and fun surprises. Thank you to our parents who volunteered and participated all week long to make this celebration a success!

Our teachers were overwhelmed with the generosity of our Sparks who brought in flowers.

The teacher’s vases were not big enough to hold all the beautiful buds they received!

Letters of appreciation were shared with our faulty throughout the week.

And a tasty lunch on Friday brought our faculty together for a special meal.

Little Sparks

Embers Parents Association will be having one more Little Sparks playgroup on Wednesday, May 24. Share the word and invite your friends for a fun morning. All are welcome!

Welcome Baby Javier!

Welcome to our newest Little Spark, Elizabeth “Ella” Irene Javier, born April 27, 2023! Congratulations to the entire Javier family, including big sister Emma (PK4).


All School Pilgrimage: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thursday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. | 1170 N River Rd, Des Plaines

Parents, Sparks, and siblings are invited to come together as our Embers family prays the rosary in gratitude for the completion of this school year! Each family is responsible for your students’ transportation to Embers when the pilgrimage concludes.

The school building will be CLOSED until 9:45 a.m. so that all faculty and staff can attend the pilgrimage. If you choose not to join us at the Shrine, please bring your child directly to school at 9:45. All students must arrive by 10:00 a.m. for instruction.

Get Ready for Fantastic Fridays All Month!

  • Friday, May 12: Seussical, Jr. | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Paluch Hall
  • Friday, May 19: 5th Grade Wax Museum | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Paluch Hall
  • Friday, May 26: Fine Arts Fair | Enter Through Front Lobby
    • Annual Spark Art Show: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Lobby
    • 4th Grade Living Art Museum: 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Lobby
    • Embers Music Performance: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. | Paluch Hall

The Week Ahead:
Friday, May 12
Seussical, Jr  (5:00 p.m., Paluch Hall)


Upcoming Events:
Friday, May 19
5th Grade Wax Museum (9:30-11:30 a.m., Paluch Hall)

Wednesday, May 24
Little Sparks  (9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Greenwood Park)

Friday, May 26
Fine Arts Fair, Enter through main lobby
– 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., Paluch Hall)

Monday, May 29
No School: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30
Fifth Grade Farewell (5:00 p.m., Paluch Hall)
Students to classrooms at 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31
PK Celebration (10:30 a.m., Paluch Hall)
Last day of school for PK students

Thursday, June 1
All-School Family Pilgrimage (8:30 a.m., Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
School building closed until 9:45 a.m. All students must arrive by 10:00 a.m. for instruction

Friday, June 2: Last Day of School K-5th
Embers Field Day: Please wear casual clothing
Dismissal 11:30 a.m. (No EDP after school)

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
www.embersacademy.org  |  847.518.1185  |  info@embersacademy.org

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