Report Cards
Congratulations to all our Sparks on their outstanding academic achievement this year! Report cards will be available on Saturday, June 10 on your MyEmbers! account. Please contact Mrs. Reardon at kreardon@embersacademy.org if you have any difficulty accessing your student’s report card.

Fall Soccer Signups are Live
Registration for our Fall soccer season is now available! Soccer is open to our incoming 4th and 5th grade Sparks and strictly limited to maximum of 22 participants. We will once again represent our school in the City Suburban Catholic Conference Soccer League.
  • The schedule will be finalized in August, but we expect the games to begin very quickly after the start of the school year!
  • We will play approximately 14 games.
  • Practices are expected to land on Mondays and Fridays, starting in August… But that depends on our coaches’ availability.
  • Speaking of which: we are always looking for parent coaches! Please contact Mr. Sadlowski if you are interesting in helping coach this year: rsadlowski@embersacademy.org.

Sign Up for Fall Soccer Today!

A Heartfelt Thank You…

Today, we bid a bittersweet farewell to two extraordinary leaders who have made a profound mark on our Embers family.

Mrs. Hanretty & Mrs. Thursby, your ongoing dedication, compassionate leadership, and unwavering commitment to Catholic education have left an indelible mark on the lives of countless students, teachers, and staff members.

Under your leadership, our school has flourished as a place where learning is cherished and each student feels valued. The impact you’ve had on our community is immeasurable, and the memories we’ve shared will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you for your exceptional leadership, friendship, and the abundant love you’ve poured into our school. You will be deeply missed!

A Fond Farewell

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!

5th Grade Recognition Awards

5th Grade’s highest honors were bestowed upon Kharlos Balbon, winner of the Power of Spark Award, and Genevieve Lavaccare, winner of the Gladys Davis Character Award!

The Power of a Spark award is given in recognition of outstanding tenacity, determination, and perseverance in spite of difficulty. The Gladys Davis Character Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and faith.

Honor Roll Recipients

At Tuesday’s Farewell, congratulations were given our 3rd Trimester Honor Roll recipients! These students received straight A’s with no more than one B. Well done, Sparks!

Ellie Ayers
David Barder
Grahm Grandinetti
Kassia Hadnagy
Katherine Jensen
Genevieve Lavaccare
Dylan Lukens
Vivian Macfarlane
Mary Claire McEwen

Liam McIntire
Elena Paganis
Nathan Philip
Jasiu Predki
Jaxson Quinley
Maria Ramos
Ben Richards
Annie Stepansky

PK Celebration

Our PreK classes came together for a beautiful celebration, showing off their impressive singing and awesome dance moves! We are so proud of their progress this year and cannot wait to see our littlest Sparks again in the Fall.

Giving Gratitude to Our Lady

Thank you to all our families who were joined us for the All-School Family Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday as we gathered in gratitude for a wonderful school year. It was a beautiful display of our faith and unity!

Awards Ceremony

Nearly 60 first place and recognition awards were handed out on Friday to our K-5th Grade students for outstanding performance in Geography, Spelling, Catechism, Handwriting, 40-Yard Dash, Band, Choir, and Math. Congratulations to all our recipients!

Field Day Success

Our Sparks had a very enthusiastic Field Day! We enjoyed fabulous (and hot!) weather for an afternoon of games and ice cream. Many, many thanks to all our faculty and staff who helped organize and run this fun morning. It really helped to kick of a fun summer break!


Summer Scoop
Summer Learning… Summer Activities… Summer Logistics!
Find all the info you need in the Summer Scoop email:

Get the Summer Scoop!

Art Workshop  & Music Lessons
Registration is still open for our summer activities! Don’t miss your chance for Fine Arts immersion this summer.

Art Workshop: Jun 12-15
Music Lessons: June-Aug

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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