Wishing all our families a relaxing, enriching, and joyful summer.
See you in the fall!

Registration Now Open:
Mr. Sadlowski is offering summer music lessons in voice and band. This 8-week program runs from June 10-August 9 and includes a weekly, 45 minute, private lesson held at Northridge Prep. For more information please click HERE!
Registration is due by Monday, June 10.

Click HERE to Register for Summer Music Lessons!

A Fond Farewell to 5th Grade!
Congratulations to our outgoing 5th Grade class who made their promotion on Tuesday evening. You have been a wonderful example to our younger Sparks, leading with virtue and spirit. We hope you carry Embers in your heart during all your future adventures!

Distinguished Award Recipients
5th Grade’s highest honors were bestowed at Tuesday’s Farewell celebration. Congratulations to both our award recipients!

Daniela Duffy received the Power of a Spark Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding tenacity, determination, and perseverance in spite of difficulty.

James Wasserman received the Gladys Davis Character Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and faith.

Fire Choir at St. Paul of the Cross
The Fire Choir will be singing for Mass at St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge this Sunday, June 1st at 12:00 p.m. All families are welcome to join us!

Art Camp Registration Closes Today!
Today is the final day to register for Mrs. Wasserman’s summer art mini-camps. Two camps are offered:

  • In the Garden     9:00-10:30    6-9 yr olds
    Together we will build a walking rainbow, paint with bubbles, and create an Eric Carle inspired butterfly.
  • Summer is a Blast!    11:00-12:30    9-12 yr olds
    Explore the connection between art and science by making a sun print, creating fluffy rainbow slime, and shooting off exploding paint rockets!
Please see this FLIER for complete information.

Last Day to Register; Click Here!

Final 6 Spots: Fall Soccer Team

Soccer is open to our incoming 4th and 5th Grade Sparks and strictly limited to a maximum of 22 participants. Please see this FLIER for complete information.
  • Practices are expected to start in August.
  • We anticipate that games will begin very quickly after the start of the school year; the full game schedule will be available in August.

Register for Fall Soccer Team

Embers Family Day at the Chicago Dogs
July 21 | 3:00 p.m.
We’re excited for a fun day out with our Embers community at the Chicago Dogs! Sunday games include pre-game catch on the field and the opportunity for player autographs. Check out this FLIER for more information. Tickets are $9/each and available at the link below using offer code EMBR.

Buy Tickets Now

Used Uniform Reminder

Kids grow fast! Please consider donating your gently used uniforms for the fall uniform sale.
  • Uniforms that they have outgrown can be dropped off in the Embers Main Office on weekdays in June, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Our Used Uniform Sale will be held August 19-22. More info to come later this summer.

End-of-Year Thank You’s!
Faculty Committees
Thank you to our faculty and staff who gave extra time and attention to enrich our Sparks’ year:
  • Literacy Month Committee: Miss Noteman, Mrs. Baehl, Mrs. Grandinetti, Mrs. Mikan, and Miss Pedrinaci
  • Spirit Committee: Ms. Black, Mrs. Dabe, Mr. Klatt, Miss Miller, Mrs. Ullman, Mrs. Wasserman, and Mrs. Silhan
  • Sacramental Preparation Committee: Mrs. Potempa, Miss Casaletto, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Hanretty, Mrs. Casaletto, Mrs. Donado, and Mr. Boville
  • Curriculum Committee: Mrs. Boville, Mrs. Ptacek, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Potempa, Ms. Roy, Mrs. del Rosario, and Mrs. Mikan
EPA Coordinators
As our year comes to a close, we would like take a moment to thank the coordinators who made EPA a success:
  • To Michael and Beatriz Gray for their enthusiasm and dedication to Dads Club.
  • To Dr. Luma for so generously hosting the monthly Moms Club gatherings, and to Pascale Burns and Karyn Macfarlane for sharing their knowledge and insights with our Embers moms.
  • To Kate DeCanto and Kelly Beck for providing warm and welcoming hospitality at all our school events.
EPA Teacher Appreciation Week
A special thank you to all the parents who showered our teachers with appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week:
  • To Kelly Beck, Kate DeCanto, Gabby Katsantones, and Shannon Kovacs for orchestrating the week’s celebrations.
  • To our parents who covered classroom lunches and recess so that our teachers could eat together: Sylwia Bohaczyk, Crystal Floeder, Kelly Gayares, Colleen Gilligan, Tanya Habib, Ammie Kessem, Janet Masterson, Luma Naim, Joanna Presz, Jamie Simon, and Maryem Telche.
  • And to all our parents who donated a bottle of wine or dessert for our teachers to enjoy!
EPA Parent Ambassadors
Our amazing Parent Ambassadors were instrumental in keeping our families connected and informed. Thank you for so generously donating your time!
  • Coordinators:
    Christina Williams (Preschool),  Karen & John Ostrowski (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade), and Madeleine & Pat McEwen
    (3rd-5th Grade)
  • Parent Ambassadors:
    Georgia Sam Pedro (PreK3), Maggie & Luis Rivas (PreK4), Alli & Colton Smith (PreK4), Beth & Steve Samikkannu (K), Liz & Russell Fernandes (K), Kelly & Plinio Gayares (1st), Pilar & George Holohan (1st), Anita & Alphi Elackattu (2nd), Kerry & Billy Whalen (2nd), Buzz & Phil Theodoropoulos (3rd), Colleen & Bob Gilligan (3rd), Julie & John Galluzzi (4th), Jacqueline & Brian Lastovich (4th), Rosi & Chuck Roth (5th), Linda & Ray Allen (5th)
Your 2024-25 Parents Ambassadors will be reaching out later this summer to introduce themselves and kick off the new year!


Report Cards: June 10
Report cards will be available on June 10 in your myEmbers! account. Please contact Mrs. Reardon if you have any difficulty accessing your student’s report card.

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.

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!

All Around Embers:

We were honored to have Auxiliary Bishop Bartosic visit campus on Wednesday to celebrate our final all-school Mass of the year.

Mr. Katsantones demonstrated flag etiquette and folding techniques to our 2nd and 3rd Grade students.

Students and parents alike enjoyed 4th Grade’s Living Artwork – and our beautifully decorated walls – during our Fine Arts Fair.

Our PreK classes had a beautiful end-of-year celebration, displaying their impressive singing, dancing, and Spanish!

Our 5th Grade Sparks visited The Art Institute of Chicago to see in person many of the famous pieces they learned about this year.

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

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