Monday, May 27 | NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 | 5th Grade Farewell (5:00 p.m., Paluch Hall).
Students to report to their classrooms at 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29 | PreK Celebration (10:30 a.m., Paluch Hall).
PreK will be dismissed after the celebration. This will be the last day of school for all PreK Sparks.

Thursday, May 30 | All-School Pilgrimage (8:30 a.m., Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe).

Friday, May 31 | Last Day of School K-5 & Field Day.
All Sparks should wear their red spirit shirts with casual bottoms.

Pilgrimage this Thursday:

Important Note:
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 a.m. All students must arrive at Embers no later than 10:00 a.m. for instruction.

5th Grade Wax Museum
Last Friday, our halls were filled with historical and influential figures who have inspired our Sparks. Thank you to our 5th Grade Sparks for sharing these inspiring stories and congratulations on your excellent presentations!

Sir Isaac Newton

Mother Teresa

Christopher Columbus

Saint Joan of Arc

George Washington

Blessed Carlo Acutis

Final Call for Yearbook Orders!
Orders for the 2023-24 Embers Yearbook are due this Friday.

Filled with class photos, extracurriculars, EPA events, and more, the Embers yearbook is the perfect keepsake to remember all the fun we had this year! Order now; yearbooks will be available for pickup at the Ice Cream Social on Sept. 8th where our Sparks will have the opportunity to sign each other’s books!


Click HERE for more information.

Orders Due This Friday: Click Here!

Report Cards: June 10
As the Trimester comes to an end on May 31, we would like to congratulate all our Sparks on their outstanding academic achievement this year! Report cards will be available on June 10 in your myEmbers! account. Please contact Mrs. Reardon at kreardon@embersacademy.org if you have any difficulty accessing your student’s report card.

A Bazillion Bubbles in Action!
Over the past few weeks, we have seen an assortment of exciting Extravaganza parties in action. Monday’s party featured Mr. Scott’s Giant Bubble Show. We had beautiful weather for his presentation and a bazillion bubbles for our Sparks to pop! Thank you to our families who supported this and all our sign-up parties this spring!

Bishop Bartosic Mass: May 29
This Wednesday, Bishop Mark Bartosic, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be visiting to preside over our all-school Mass at 8:45 a.m. We welcome all families to join us!

Water Safety from “Bubbles”!
Bubbles the Goldfish and his friends from Park Ridge’s Goldfish Swim School stopped by on Tuesday to teach our Sparks about water safety. They reviewed how to be responsible around all bodies of water and demonstrated devices we can use to keep ourselves and others safe.

Business Office Notice
All final charges for music programs, EPA, Extravaganza, and EDP not paid by May 31st – as well as charges for summer programs – will be billed to your Blackbaud Tuition Management account. If you have any questions, please contact Lelia Harig at lharig@embersacademy.org.

Welcome, Baby Joseph!

Congratulations to Gaby and Thomas Burke on the birth of their son, Joseph! Baby Joseph was born at the end of April and is welcomed by his siblings, Jack and Lucci (PreK3).

A meal train has been set up for the Burke family. To participate, please click HERE.

Thank you to the Northridge Middle School Band for treating our students to a concert this week. Our Sparks experienced a range of classical and modern music, which left them “dancing in their seats”!


Did you get the “Scoop”?
Embers Family Day at the Chicago Dogs, the EPA summer picnic, and much, much more! Have you read the Summer Scoop email? Click HERE to get the “scoop” on all things summer!

Mrs. Wasserman’s Summer Art Mini-Camps
Registration now open! Each mini-camp is limited to 15 participants. More information can be found HERE.

Register for Art Mini-Camp

Fall Soccer Team: 10 Spots Remaining!
Registration is now open for Embers fall soccer team. Soccer is for 4th and 5th Grade Sparks and limited to 22 participants. Click HERE for more information.

Register for Fall Soccer Team

The Week Ahead:
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 no later than 10:00 a.m.

Friday, May 31

– Last Day of School: 11:30 a.m. dismissal
– Field Day:
All Sparks should wear their red spirit shirts with casual bottoms.
Upcoming Events:
Monday, June 10

– Report Cards Released in myEmbers!

Tuesday, June 25

– EPA Family Picnic (4:30 p.m. | Embers North Lawn)

Sunday, July 21

– Embers Academy Family Day at the Chicago Dogs (3:00 p.m. | Impact Field).

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

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