While our classrooms are closed and we are proceeding with online learning, we want to share a few websites recommended by our teachers. This page also contains the Weekly Update letters from Mr. Wood.


Additionally, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is an absolutely wonderful resource for cardholders. They have many resources for parents and educators, even though they are currently closed to patrons. It can be especially hard to figure how to apply e-learning for very young students.Try Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art and music.Hundreds of fully interactive, guided lessons and over 2,500 activities are available. See all of the options from the Library for online learning: https://www.ahml.info/onlinelearning
You can also follow their social media channels for the best information. Twitter: @ahml Instagram: @ahml Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/arlingtonheightslibrary/posts/?ref=page_internal
The library also offers thousands of books, movies, music and more to download if you are a cardholder:  https://www.ahml.info/borrow/ebooks

Letters from Principal David Wood to parents regarding COVID-19, school closure and e-learning.
DWood letter April 17 2020
DWood letter April 2 2020
DWood letter March 26 2020
DWood letter March 13 2020
DWood letter March 12 2020

Message from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Friday March 17, 2020
Based on current guidelines from local public health departments, which recommend the cancellation of public gatherings involving 250 or more people, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, mandated the suspension until further notice of all liturgical services effective Saturday evening with the regularly scheduled weekend services. In addition, he has mandated the closing of schools operated by the archdiocese, and to close the Pastoral Center and related agency offices until further notice.

“This was not a decision I made lightly,” Cupich said in the statement. “The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life as Catholics. And our schools and agencies provide essential services to many thousands across Cook and Lake Counties. But, in consultation with leaders from across the archdiocese, for the sake of the safety of our students, parishioners, and all the women and men who serve the people of the archdiocese, it is clear that we must take the better part of caution in order to slow the spread of this pandemic.”

Message from the Parish, Friday, March 17, 2020
What this means at Our Lady of the Wayside Parish

  • Stations of the Cross will occur tonight at 7:30pm, but no soup will be served
  • Men’s Lenten Talk at 9:00am tomorrow will occur
  • Mass is suspended this weekend; this includes 5pm Mass on Saturday March 14, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 6pm Mass on Sunday, March 15
  • Morning Communion Services at 7:30am weekdays, 8:00am Saturday and weekday Masses at 8:30am are suspended
  • The Church will be open for private prayer at the following times, but please follow social distancing guidelines and remain six-feet apart from other worshipers
    • Saturday March 14 from 4-6pm
    • Sunday March 15 from 7am-12noon
    • Weekdays March 16-20 from 7am – 3pm
  • The Parish Office will be open from 9am to 5pm during the week.
  • Televised and online Masses allow you to remain connected in some way to the Mass. The archdiocese broadcasts the Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls at 9:30 a.m. on WGN-TV Channel 9.
  • https://radiotv.archchicago.org/television/broadcast-masses
  • OLW School is closed starting Monday March 16 until further notice; teachers and students will move to e-learning during the school closure.
  • Our maintenance staff will continue to ensure that public areas on our campus are thoroughly cleaned.

Message from Fr. Artur:
I will be praying for all our parishioners during this time, especially the homebound and the sick. I will pray for the continued physical and spiritual well-being of our students. I ask that you pray for me as well.