Orders are now being accepted for the 2022-23 Embers Academy yearbook! Filled with class photos, extracurriculars, EPA events, and more, this keepsake is the perfect way to remember all the fun we had this school year.

Orders due by Wednesday, May 31.
Please return your form to the front office. Yearbooks will be distributed when we return to school in September! (5th grade families without younger sibling will receive their yearbook via mail.)

Yearbook Order Form

5th Grade Wax Museum
On Friday, our 5th Grade students transformed themselves into a wonderful array of historical figures. Saints, explorers, presidents, and more flooded Paluch Hall, telling us of their struggles and triumphs. Congratulations to our Sparks on their excellent presentations!

Our final Fantastic Friday event will feature Embers’ Fine Arts Fair this Friday. Don’t miss this chance to delight your eyes and ears!
  • Annual Spark Art Show | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Families are welcome to view the many works of art created by our K-5 students during art class this year. Our Sparks have been learning about art ‘through the ages’, including history highlights, famous artists, and the progression of art styles from ancient to modern times. Artwork will be displayed throughout the front lobby and South hall.
  • 4th Grade Living Art Museum | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Our 4th grade Sparks have been diligently preparing the “Living Art Museum”, featuring famous artists and their artwork. Students worked with Mrs. Nelson on a writing project to collect information and with Mrs. Wasserman to bring their artwork to life! Stroll down our hall and experience art in action.
  • Embers Music Performance | 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
    Embers Band students in beginning, intermediate, and advanced band will each perform a selection of music followed by a Fire Choir presentation of their Extravaganza songs. The performance will take place in Paluch Hall.

Final Little Sparks on Wednesday!

Extravaganza ’23 Survey
Thank you to all the families who have taken the time to fill out our Extravaganza survey. Your feedback has been very helpful!!

If you have not yet responded, there is still time. We would love to hear feedback from you on a brief 5-10 question survey that is completely anonymous.

This survey is for everyone; regardless if you attended the event or sold a raffle ticket. Thank you for your time!

Click for Short Survey

OLR International Night Fundraiser
Our Lady of Ransom is so excited to welcome you and your family to International Night!

More Info


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.

The Week Ahead:
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)


Upcoming Events:
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)

Willows Academy Summer Camps
New this year: Athletic Camps!

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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