The Final Countdown

The halls at Embers are a buzz as we eagerly prepare for your students to return to school! Don’t forget to finalize all forms and sign-ups as you complete your school year checklist.

Back-to-School Fair

Embers’ first Back-to-School Fair will be this Thursday, September 1 during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Some of the informational booths include:

  • Marla’s Hot Lunch Program
  • myEmbers! Cafe
  • Embers Parent Association (EPA)
  • PikMyKid Dismissal Management system
  • Dennis Uniform
  • Gently Used Uniforms Sale

Our Usborne Books representative will also be at the Fair, with a full stock of new books for purchase.  Help your children start off the school year with a focus on literacy by selecting some high-quality books and stories for them to read at home and at school.  You can also select books to donate to our classroom libraries!

And… don’t forget to pick up your yard sign on the way out!

 Parent Teacher Conferences
are Thursday!

Parent-Teacher Conferences 
Thursday, September 1 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Don’t forget to schedule your Parent-Teacher conferences for this Thursday. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your children prior to the start of school!

Click here to schedule conferences

Teacher Assignments
As a reminder, you can view your student’s teacher, by logging into myEmbers! Your child’s homeroom teacher will be listed as “Advisor” on the student’s page. Please refer last week’s Spark newsletter for more information.

Uniforms & Spirit Shirts

Please review the Parent Handbook located on Embers’ website for details on uniform requirements.  Don’t forget your red Embers Spirit Shirts to be worn (with casual bottoms!) throughout the year on designated All-School Spirit Days.

Uniforms & Spirit Shirts can be purchased through Dennis Uniform using School Code G24GV.

Click HERE for Dennis Uniform

Hot Lunch and Milk Program

Marla’s Brown Bag Lunch:
Embers Hot Lunch Program will again be provided by Marla’s Brown Bag Lunch program. Marla’s partners with local vendors to provide fresh and delicious lunches that kids love to eat!  

Marla’s Lunch Sign-up Form

Milk Program:
Milk delivery will begin Monday, September 12th.
To order milk for your child(ren), please complete the form below and return to School Office. For additional information, please see the Milk Form.

Milk Form

Extended Day Program

The Extended Day Program beings the first full day of school and is open to all students Preschool – 5th Grade. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Casaletto at scasaletto@embersacademy.org.

Before School Care – 7:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m
After School Care – 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m

Extended Day Online Registration
Extended Day Printable Registration Form

Embers Back-to-School Ice Cream Social

Sunday, September 11 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Join us to celebrate the start of a new school year! Popsicles and ice cream sandwiches are on us! Punchbowl invitation to follow.

 Cross Country: Grades 3 – 5
Embers students will compete in three City Suburban Catholic Conference (CSCC) meets in September! For more details on practice/meet dates and to register your student, see below.

Forms must be returned by Wednesday, August 31. Both online registration and printable forms are available. Please email questions or forms to Mr. Sadlowski at rsadlowski@emberersacademy.org. 

Online Registration Form
Printable Registration Form

Final Registration for Soccer
Grades 4 – 5

We still have limited availability welcome students to our soccer roster. The season has begun, but with games through early October, there are still several opportunities to get out on the field!
Availability is first come, first serve. Reach out to Mr. Sadlowski with any questions at rsadlowski@emberersacademy.org. 

Register for Soccer

New Volunteer Opportunity!

We hope you’ll consider being a Sparks lunch monitor so that our wonderful teachers can enjoy lunch together… in the new faculty lounge! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated (and your kids will love seeing you, too!)

Wondering how to sign up?! Click here!
Lunch Period I: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  |  Lunch Period II: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drop-off / Pickup Procedures
Have Been Updated

Our beautiful new entry way is ready to accept students! We have updated our drop-off and pickup procedures to utilize this space. Please take note of the following changes:

For All Drop Offs and Pickups*
Traffic will enter as usual and merge in the North Lot. Cars will then proceed to the new
Drop-off / Pickup Zone in the front circle.

*Full-day preschool see below.

Click for Map of New Drop-Off / Pickup Zone

Full-day Preschool Pickups

Full-day preschool families will continue to park in the Church lot and walk to the West Porch to collect their students. When exiting, please use the Normal Ave. driveway.

(If your PK Full-day student has siblings in K-5th grades, they will dismiss together at the front circle through the new procedure detailed above.)

Click to view the Full-day Pre-K Pickup Map

School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists can be found on Embers’ website.

Click HERE to view Supply Lists

We are saddened to announce the passing of a dear friend and former Embers parent, Molly Kurt. After a long battle with cancer, Molly was born into eternal life on Friday, August 19 at 8:20 a.m. She was the mother of four Embers Spark alums: Caroline ‘16; Jack ‘17; Michael ‘19; and Thomas ‘20.

Molly, with her husband, John, were steadfast in their support of Embers’ mission, as well as our big-brother and big-sister schools, Northridge Prep and Willows Academy. Molly’s greatest attribute was her ability to always live for others. Her selflessness and thoughtfulness was constant and natural in the way she carried out her life. She demonstrated this throughout her years as a parent at Embers and beyond, as her children continued at the other two schools.  

Molly was a devoted and loving wife, mother and loyal friend. We are grateful for her unwavering dedication to supporting Embers’ mission which extended beyond her children’s attendance. Molly always found time to share her many gifts with all three schools, especially by her attentiveness towards ensuring new families felt welcome to our community. Whether by providing her expert advice in employment law or serving refreshments at a school event, Molly embodied the Christian principle of giving of self.  

Please keep her husband and children in your prayers.

 – Dedication by Mrs. Lisa Hanretty

Important Dates

Parent Teacher Conferences 
Thursday, September 1 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Please sign up for a conference time. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your children!

First Day of School
Tuesday, September 6

The first day of school is a half-day with early dismissal beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Welcome Coffee 
Tuesday, September 6 (8:15 – 11:30 a.m.)

ALL PARENTS are invited for a Welcome Coffee immediately after drop-off until 11:30 a.m. on the first day of school. Please join us in the field across from the Breezeway Entrance.

Embers Back-to-School Ice Cream Social
Sunday, September 11 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Join us to celebrate the start of a new school year! Popsicles and ice cream sandwiches are on us! Punchbowl invitation to follow.

Embers Academy Summer Office Hours

Due to construction and facility maintenance, Embers school office will be closed through August 31.

Phone messages and emails will be monitored daily.

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School 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


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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