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Punchbowl invitation will be sent in October

Curriculum Night Recap
Thank you to all parents who attended Thursday’s Curriculum Night. We hope that the event served as an informative and social evening, leaving you well prepared for the new year. We especially loved seeing our parents trying the Motor Lab for themselves!

Many parents also met with the Enrichment Faculty to hear more about their programs.  If you were unable to attend, but would like to learn more, their handouts are included below:

Family Directories
If you did not receive your 2023-24 Family Directory at Curriculum Night, they will be sent home this Wednesday. We hope this directory serves as a great resource for all your Embers needs:

  • Family Contact information
  • Classroom Rosters

  • Parent Handbook
  • NEW! Zip Code Directory

Embers Grandparent Database

Embers has always enjoyed a close relationship with the grandparents of our students and we’d love to keep in touch! We are currently compiling a database of our Embers Grandparents. If you have grandparents who would like to receive our weekly Spark News email and other communication, please fill out the form below. We look forward to keeping them up-to-date with all our exciting Embers happenings!

Embers Grandparents Database

EDP Update

Please note the following update to our Extended Day Program:
“EDP ends at 5:30 p.m. There will be a $20 charge per student for every 15 minutes a parent picks up past 5:30 pm.”

EDP enrollment is always open and we encourage all our families to enroll their students in EDP to accommodate unforeseen situations where a parent cannot not get to dismissal by 3:05 p.m.

EDP Information
EDP Enrollment

These Little Sparks went to (Embers) Town
A rainy morning didn’t spoil the fun at this week’s Little Sparks Gathering! Our pint-sized crew were treated to a special morning in Embers Town with lots to see and explore.

Attendance Policy Reminder
Thank you for the overwhelming support we have received regarding this year’s updated arrival policy. As a reminder:
  • Late Morning Arrival: Students arriving after 8:10 a.m. must be escorted inside and signed in at the School Office by their parent.
  • Tardy: If your student(s) will be arriving late for an excused reason, please call the School Office and/or email teacher(s) in advance.
  • Early Dismissal: Please notify your student’s teacher and the School Office ahead of time if you need to request an early dismissal for your child, either by phone or email.

Soccer season is in full swing! With more than half a season yet to play, you can still catch all the action on the pitch this fall.

Upcoming Games:
Monday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Game vs St. Eugene | Divine Savior

Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Game vs Mary, Seat of Wisdom | Jaycee Park

Friday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Game vs St. Elizabeth | Dunham (Robert) Park

Welcome to our Newest Little Spark!
Congratulations to the Predki family on the birth of their fourth baby boy on Monday, September 18th. Julian Michael joins his brothers, John Paul a.k.a. Jasiu (6th grade), Joseph a.ka. Joziu (2nd grade), and Jacob (4 years old).

Northridge Open House
Registration is now open!


Columbus Day Weekend
Embers will be closed Friday, October 6 for a faculty in-service day, and Monday, October 9 in honor of Columbus Day. This means a 4-day weekend for our Sparks!

Is Your Medical Info Up to Date?
If your student has a health concern that our faculty and staff should be aware of, please complete the forms below and return to Mrs. Casaletto in our School Office.

Embers Parents Association Volunteers Needed!
We welcome all families to join the EPA as we begin another year of excitement! There are many different opportunities to volunteer – from holiday events to ongoing school support. Learn more and sign up at the link below:

EPA Volunteer Form

The Week Ahead:
Monday, September 25

Beginning Band Begins
Embers Soccer Game vs St. Eugene (4:30 p.m. | Divine Savior)

Wednesday, September 27
Embers Soccer Game vs Mary, Seat of Wisdom (4:00 p.m. | Jaycee Park)

Friday, September 29
Embers Soccer Game vs St. Elizabeth (4:30 p.m. | Dunham Park)

Upcoming Events:
Monday, October 2

Embers Soccer Game vs St. Mary of the Woods (4:00 p.m. | Wildwood Park)

Thursday, October 5
Embers Soccer Game vs St. Paul of the Cross (4:30 p.m. | Ni-Ridge Park)

Friday, October 6
No School: Faculty In-Service

Monday, October 9
No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 10
Advanced Band Auditions

Thursday, October 12
Advanced Band Begins

Friday, October 13
Spirit Day & Virtue Assembly (10:45 a.m.)

Sunday, October 15
EPA Trunk or Treat (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office Secretary
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, Extended Day Program (EDP) 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
Tuition and billing questions.

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

serving students in PK3 through 5th grade

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