Monday Memos

On this page, you will find many of the OLW forms, deadlines, etc that come in our weekly newsletter, Monday Memos.

Be a part of the OLW Outdoor Family Mass of Joy and Thanksgiving! This mass will be celebrated (rain or shine) in the parking lot between the rectory and our middle school. Two large canopies with folding chairs – safely distanced – will be available for those who require shade. A large area will be available for families wishing to sit together. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets. For the safety of all, facemasks must be worn, we ask that you use hand sanitizer before receiving communion and continue the practice of safe social distancing. For Mass planning and staffing purposes, we ask that you preregister below. Please check the “Sign Up” box, then click the “Submit and Signup” button at the bottom. Registration closes 90 minutes prior to the start of Mass. Register to attend Mass

Summer Birthdays – With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is important that we take time to celebrate those students with birthdays in the months of June and July. Birthdays will be announced on the dates listed below. Students should also dress down for their birthday on these days. If there is a conflict due to a classroom activity, please consult the homeroom teacher. As was done at the beginning of this school year, a schedule for celebrating August birthdays will be sent out when we return to school in August.

  • Tuesday, May 18th (8th grade / May 19th – July 31st)
  • Tuesday, May 25th (June 4th – June 30th)
  • Wednesday, May 26th (July 1st –July 31st)

As we move into the final school weeks of the school year, there are a few calendar changes for the end of the year that parents need to know.
th Grade – Last day of school will be Friday, May 21st. Graduation will take place on Monday, May 24th at 6:30pm in the church
Kindergarten – A graduation prayer service will be held on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9:30 AM in the church. Students will be dismissed following the prayer service
Preschool – Last day will be Wednesday, June 2nd.  Pray and Play ends on Friday, May 28th
1st-7th – Last day of school will be Thursday, June 3rd. This day will have early dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

Marla’s Informational Flyer        Registration/Ordering Page
PIZZA DAY – Pizza orders can be placed on the Marla’s lunch website. Log in to your existing account or create a new account. The password for OLW is CS301. No drink orders are placed. Students who order milk for the year will receive theirs that day, otherwise you need to bring your own drink or use your water bottle (no glass containers).
*** Please remember that PIzza Day is also Dollars for Donations Day, where money collected is given to a charity group chosen by OLW Student Council. Even if your student doesn’t choose pizza that day, please bring a donation. 

The Next Supper Club is on Tuesday May 4, all day from 11:30am to 7:00pm
Savory Salads
2932 W. Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights
They will donate 10% back back to OLW when you mention Our Lady of the Wayside or show the flyer.
You can use dine in – carryout – curbside – delivery – or online ordering 
(You can’t use grub hub/uber/door dash/or third party delivery.)

You can help our school while you shop at Amazon or when using the Amazon app. Simply follow the instructions below to select “OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE Parish & SCHOOL” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.


How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE Parish & SCHOOL” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Don’t forget about Camp Galileo which will be running their program at OLW this summer.

:  Please send any pictures you have from HALLOWEEN at OLW or ALL SAINTS DAY Mass to Full/Actual resolution of photos is preferred but we will work with what you have. Be sure to identify students’ names, grades, and event if possible. Thank you!

Here is the PowerPoint from Mr. Wood’s Back To School presentation video.
2020-2021 Back To School Slides – final

Don’t Forget to Shop With Scrip to earn easy money for OLW:
Place your order:
Family Enrollment Code: 67A6F2EA55922
STEP 2: Visit school website for all instructions
Contact Ashley Romanacce or Ann Lang with questions 

Access the new Our Lady of the Wayside Directory now (Membership Toolkit)