Weather Forecast: Flower Showers!
On a misty Wednesday morning this past week, the Development team “showered” our families with flowers, celebrating Embers’ Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is our most important fundraiser of the year and supports every facet of daily life at Embers, including teacher salaries, classroom maintenance, and so much more. As of this week, Embers has raised over $117,000 of our $250,000 goal!

We hope you will “Come Grow with Us” by making your donation today!

Donate Today!

Many thanks to our student helpers…

Michael Carpenter
Marco Castillo
Lucia Fernandez
Anthony Lakowski
Noah Lastovich

Alena Mikan
Natalia Rasjka
Peter Ortega
Adam Zacharewicz

…and to our parents who so graciously gave up their morning to assist!

Meredith Carpenter
Laura Castillo
(with tiny Spark, Josie Castillo!)
Javiera Ortega
Ewelina Zacharewicz

First Moms Club of the Year!

Please RSVP: epa@embersacademy.org

Halloween Celebrations This Tuesday!

Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Sign-ups Available Soon

Trimester I ends on Friday, November 17. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held in-person at Embers on Monday, November 2o, from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The sign-up form will go live via the Pick-A-Time link in next Saturday’s Spark Newsletter.

To be respectful of our teachers’ schedules, please note that conferences will only be held on Monday. Conferences may not be scheduled for any other day. If you plan to be out of town, please schedule your appointment and then contact your student’s teacher(s) to set up a virtual conference. If you do not contact your teacher, it will be assumed that you are doing an in-person conference.

Basketball Begins Today!
Several of our basketball teams will kick off their season today with a fun and competitive afternoon. We welcome Embers families & friends to attend any game this season and cheer our Sparks on to victory!

For the most up-to-date information on game times and locations, please refer to the online school calendar.

Online School Calendar

Feed My Starving Children

On Thursday, our 4th and 5th grade classes took a field trip to Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg. Together, they packed over 30,000 meals; feeding 83 children a meal – every day – for a year!

Picture Retakes:
November 14

Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 14. If you would like your child to have a new photograph taken, please notify Mrs. Donado by Monday, November 13.
Email Mrs. Donado

Dads Club Packs the House

Nearly 30 dads attended the Embers Dads Club presentation “Guardians of the Home” with speaker Coach Rey. Mark your calendar now for next month’s gathering on Thursday, November 16. More info coming this week!


Embers Open House
Friday, November 10 @ 9:00 a.m.

Our Open House is just around the corner, and we’d love if you’d help us spread the word! Feel free to share our Open House information with your neighbors, book club, or even on the library bulletin board (with their permission, of course!)

Open House Flyer

Embers Ofrenda: Photos Welcome
In celebration of All Souls Day on Wednesday, November 1, our Spanish faculty has been building an Ofrenda in the lobby to honor our recently departed. Students may bring in a picture of someone they know who has passed away in the last year. These photos will be included in our Ofrenda and we will pray for the repose of their souls during the month of November.

The Week Ahead:
Tuesday, October 31

Out of Uniform Orange & Black
Classroom Halloween parties


Wednesday, November 1

All Saints Day Mass (8:45 a.m.)

Friday, November 3

Spirit Day & Virtue Assembly (10:45 a.m.)


Upcoming Events:
Monday, November 6

Moms Club (7:30-9:00 p.m. | Bahjat Home)

Friday, November 10

Embers Prospective Family Open House (9:00 a.m.)

Sunday, November 12

Embers Fire Choir @ Chicago Wolves Game (2:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 14

Picture Re-takes

Thursday, November 16

EPA Dad’s Club (6:15 p.m. | Northridge)

Friday, November 18

EPA Poinsettia Fundraiser Ends
Trimester I Ends


Monday, November 20

No School: Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 21
No School: Faculty In-Service

Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24

No School: Thanksgiving Break

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.


Christina Williams: Director Parents Association
All families are welcome to help with the EPA! More information on volunteer opportunities are available here.

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

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
www.embersacademy.org  |  847.518.1185  |  info@embersacademy.org

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