Monday, May 29: NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30: 5th GRADE FAREWELL
Award Ceremony & Promotion. Students report to their classroom at 4:45 p.m. The presentation in Paluch Hall begins at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31: PK CELEBRATION
Paluch Hall, 10:30 a.m. *Last day of school for PreK students

Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, 8:30 a.m.
*School building closed until 9:45 a.m. All students must arrive by 10:00 a.m. for instruction.

Friday, June 2: EMBERS FIELD DAY
Last Day of School K-5th
*Out of uniform; please wear casual clothing!

Fine Arts Fair
Our halls were alive with captivating artwork and delightful music this past Friday during the Fine Arts Fair. Kudos to Mr. Sadlowski for leading our Sparks as they grow in music, to Mrs. Wasserman & Mrs. Fernandez for bringing out our Sparks’ inner talent, and to Mrs. Nelson for helping the 4th Grade Living Artists discover the passion behind their artists.

The Lobby came alive with our students’ artwork…

…as our Living Artists shared their iconic artwork.

Fire Choir performed their Extravaganza songs live for the first time…

…and Embers Band showcased how much they’ve grown in music this year!

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups: Coming Soon
Our Soccer Club wrapped up this past Friday, but never fear … another season of soccer is once again on the horizon! Due to the fall soccer program beginning prior to the school year, we will be offering soccer sign-ups in the coming week. Be on the lookout for more information!

Did you get the scoop on all things summer? Our summer email covering learning, activities, and logistics went out this week. Bookmark it now for reference this summer!

Summer Scoop Email

Summer Music Program Update

Exciting update! To accommodate for the daytime campers, Mr. Sadlowski has extended his hours for lessons. Instruction will now be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

More Information
Link to Sign-Ups & Lesson Reservations

Summer Art Workshop

Registration is now available for Mrs. Wasserman’s summer Art Workshop. Don’t miss out on this chance for a hands-on experience across the arts!

More Information
Link to Workshop Sign-Ups

After completing their unit on the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, our Kindergarten classes celebrated with a grand feast and ceremonial knighting, designating them Lords and Ladies of Narnia!

Math Contest Winners

Our 3rd-5th grade students participated in one final Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Math Contest. We had several Sparks with individual perfect scores! Congratulations to:

  • 3rd Grade: Alicia Bohaczyk, Pierce Nomellini, Sam Lukens, and Rose Stepansky
  • 4th Grade: Romona Allen, Natalia Rajska, and Cristina Roth
  • 5th Grade: Vivian Macfarland

Additionally, our Sparks delivered some incredible team scores:

  • 19/20 Points: Kassia Hadnagy, Dylan Lukens, Daniel Lulkiewicz, and Mary Claire McEwen
  • 18/20 Points: Ellie Ayers, Genevieve Lavaccacre, Liam McIntire, and Jasiu Predki

Orders are due on Wednesday 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.

Yearbook Order Form


Used Uniform Drop Off
Kids grow fast! Uniforms that they have outgrown can be dropped off in the Main Office from June 1-30, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Our Used Uniform Sale will be held August 15-17. More info to come later this summer!

Extravaganza Survey
We have heard from more than 25% of our families, and your feedback has been wonderful! The survey will remain active until the end of this month, so there is still time to give us your thoughts on a brief 5-10 question survey that is completely anonymous.

We would love your feedback, regardless if you attended the event or sold a raffle ticket. Thank you for your time!

Click for Short Survey

The Week Ahead:
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)


Next Year’s Events:
Thursday, August 31
Back to School Fair

Tuesday, September 5
First Day of School (11:30 a.m. Dismissal)

Sunday, September 10
Ice Cream Social (2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, September 21
Curriculum Night (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

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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