Welcome Back!

The new school year kicked off with lots of excitement and smiling faces. We love having our students back from summer!

Attendance Policies

Absence / Late Arrival / Early Dismissal:
If your child will be absent from school or needs to arrive / depart outside of the normal school hours, please notify the student’s teacher and front office by 8:00 am. You may notify the office by phone (847-518-1185) or email Mrs. Sylvia Casaletto at scasaletto@embersacademy.org.

Students may enter the building from 7:55 – 8:10 a.m. If your student is arriving after 8:10 a.m., they will need to sign in at the front desk. Students will receive a slip to deliver to their teacher and the tardy will be recorded.

Fire Choir

Embers’ Fire Choir starts Wednesday, September 14th. All 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students are eligible to participate regardless of experience, skill, or talent. See flyer for more information.

Fire Choir Flyer
Register Online for Fire Choir

Embers Band

Band is eligible to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Any child from these grades can choose to start an instrument. Please see the flyer for more information.

Embers Band Flyer
Regsiter Online for Embers Band

Ice Cream Social – Change of Venue!

Due to the rain forecasted for Sunday, our incredible Ice Cream Social event has been moved to our big brother school, Northridge Prep (8320 Ballard Rd., Niles). Same time, same fun, same ice cream! 


September’s Virtue: Order

Our Virtue for September is Order.  As a whole school, we are working on practicing this month’s by making our bed each day. You student(s) have received a calendar to check off each day that they make their bed. They should bring the calendar back to school and turn it in to their teacher on September 30! (A replacement copy is available at the link below.)

September Virtue Calendar
Click for September’s Virtue Vista!

Usborne Sale Ending Soon

Kelsey Skender hosted an Usborne Book Fair at Embers last Thursday. If you missed it, click on the link below to shop online!  The Book Fair closes on Monday, September 12th.  Teacher Wish Lists are online as well, so you can help build some classroom libraries.  

Please reach out to Kelsey with any questions: Kelsey.skender88@gmail.com.

Click to Shop the Usborne Fair

Are You Social?

We are considering adding more content to the social media pages for Embers Academy and want to know who’s interested! Please take our two-question survey so we can learn more about your social media preferences:

Two-Question Social Media Survey!

Thank You, EPA!

Thank you to the Embers Parent Association for hosting a lovely back-to-school coffee break for our parent communmity.


Walk-up Pickup Procedure

In an effort to keep our new pickup procedure safe and efficient, please be aware that we have an change for walk-ups.

All parents who would like to park and pick up their children in person are asked to sign in on the Walk-up List located by the front door and then congregate in the small front chruch lot. This will leave the entryway and sidewalks clear for students who are headed to their cars. Once all the drive-up students have been collected and the walkway is clear, we will begin calling names off the Walk-up List.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Faculty Email Procedure

To foster greater presence in the classroom, we have updated our faculty email procedures. Once the school day has begun, teachers will refrain from viewing and responding to emails until the end of the school day. If you have time-sensitive communication, please contact the school office directly.

Upcoming Events

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 Little Sparks
Wednesday, September 14 (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
Greenwood Park, 8411 N. Greenwood Ave.

A parent-child playgroup welcoming children ages 0 to 5!


Embers Parent Association Dads Club
Tuesday, September 20 (6:15 p.m.)
Northridge Prep, Room #201

Five Things Every Son Needs to Hear from His Dad! Presentation by Coach Will Rey, Northridge Prep.

Click to Register by September 15:

Who to Contact

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records. Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, and general questions about the school day.

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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