Theme of the Year:

The Year of the Family

under the patronage of
St. Joseph, Pillar of Families

The theme of our school year will be The Year of the Family, following Pope Francis’ declaration on March 19, 2021, the solemnity of St. Joseph. The Holy Father inaugurated a special Amoris Laetitia Year of the Family, describing the year as “a special year to grow in family love.” 

“I pray that every family may feel in its own home the living presence of the Holy Family of Nazareth, that it may fill our small domestic communities with sincere and generous love, a source of joy even in trials and difficulties.”

Welcome Back, Sparks!

We are looking forward to seeing all of our Sparks back in school on Tuesday, Sept. 7th!

For those Preschool students who will be attending MWF days, the first day of school will be Wednesday, Sept. 8th.

on Tuesday is at 11:00 a.m. West Doors

  • First Day of School
    Tuesday, September 7th, 8:20 – 11:30 a.m.
    All PK-5th grade students will enjoy a HALF DAY of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Please use this DIAGRAM for DROP OFF and PICK UP procedures. 
  • Welcome Coffee
    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 Ice Cream Social
    Be sure to mark your calendars and save the New date: Sunday, September 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., held at Embers Academy. More details coming soon!

Marla’s Lunch Program

Our School Lunch Program is provided by Marla’s Lunch. The first lunch date is September 13th.  To receive lunch the first week, orders must be placed by Monday, Sept. 6th at 12 noon.

Marla’s Lunch Form

Milk Orders 

Milk delivery will begin on Monday, Sept.13th.  2% and/or skim milk will be available at a cost of $.55 per carton.

Milk Order Form

Welcome to Our Newest Spark!

Congratulations to the McEwen Family on the arrival of Moira Kathleen Anne McEwen born August 23rd! Big sister, Sarah, is making sure she’ll be a reader!

Little Sparks Playgroup

Announcing Little Sparks, a parent-child playgroup welcoming ages 0-5.

Little Sparks Information

Our Lady’s Birthday

September 8th is the Birthday of the Blessed Mother.  The Sparks will celebrate Our Lady’s birthday with an All-School Rosary.

Some ways to celebrate at home:

  • Have a special dessert

  • Pray a Hail Mary or a Memorare

  • Buy a bouquet of flowers and put near a picture or statue of Mary

Girls Club

Sequoia is a club for girls in 4th – 6th grades. Through talks and fun activities, girls develop virtues, leadership skills, and friendships.  The first meeting will be on October 2nd.

Sequoia Information

Important Quicklinks

Medical Forms: Medical, Dental, Vision    Illinois Food Allergy Form

serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

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

Copyright © 2021 Embers Academy, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*

why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences