Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for every child. Independently planned by a diverse coalition of individuals, schools and organizations, NSCW features thousands of special events across the country.
Embers has a theme for every school day during NSCW!
Monday began with an all school assembly with Niles Fire Chief visiting to talk to students. Focus was on "giving back". Students were encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item for a local food pantry. Collection is open for the whole week. Also focused on being grateful for the choice to go to Embers Elementary School, and for our parents who make that choice.
Tuesday's all school morning assembly had the Park Ridge Mayor visit. Special theme was "Crazy Socks Day". The Mayor spoke to students about making good choices and wore his crazy socks too!
Wednesday was Open House Day. The Open House included a visit from Park Ridge Police Chief who spoke to students about how their lives would be formed by the choices they make. Also included a visit from a founder of "For Character", Dr. Gary Smit, who spoke to the faculty about Character Education. The Open House included many visitors.
All the assemblies concluded with the NSCW dance!
Embers Elementary School, located at 8340 N. Greenwood Ave. in Niles, IL is an independent, PK3-5th grade school, rooted in the Catholic faith, that focuses on academic excellence, and character formation. A monthly virtue program is incorporated into all aspects of each day.