James Ward Elementary School
2701 South Shields Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60616
Phone # 773-534-9050
Fax # 773-534-9044
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Ms. Karen D. Anderson
Principal
kdanderson@cps.edu
Mrs. Maria Norville
Assistant Principal
mlnorville@cps.edu

"Stay Positive..Work Hard..Make It Happen"
Level 1+ World Language School
Our theme for this school year is 
“We’re On The Winning Team”.  
When we work together towards a 
common goal, we allow individuals 
to bring forth his/her skills and talents
while coordinating efforts of other 
team members to produce a
desirable outcome.  James Ward 
School consists of several teams 
(students, parents, administrators, 
custodians, paraprofessionals, 
lunchroom workers, guardians, 
community members, etc.).  
We must all learn to trust one 
another, make decisions and take 
risks, and cooperate for the success
of our students and our school.  
Teamwork enhances our
skills of coordination and communi-cation.  It forces us to see the 
BIGGER picture and celebrate 
successes (both of individuals 
and of teams).  Together we can 
make our game plan for this winning 
season!

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Please join JWS in Shoparoo. Help JWS raise funds by shopping anywhere and scanning your receipts into the shoparoo app for Roo Bucks and Raffles or send receipts to Mrs. Chacon (room 209) and I will scan them in for you. Instructions

* Download the Shoparoo app
* Sign up with our school
* Use the code maf17620 for extra        Roo $
* Scan receipts in as you shop 
* See how you rank on the School        Leaders list.
* Watch our funds grow

Top 5 Shoparoo School Leaders

Joyce Hui 2,345
Mrs. Ray 1,245
Elaine 670
Cathy Chacon 615
Anonymous 520


* I want to thank everyone for scanning your receipts to help JWS to get the greatly needed extra funds. Every dollar counts. If you need assistance just email cachacon@cps.edu.
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video

Attached please find a letter that informs parents about the application process for current prekindergarten students and students who have a sibling currently enrolled at your school.

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Go CPS Calendar 10/15/18

** Important Dates **

​April 1st - African Acrobats show (9:00                AM  for Pre-L to 4th; 11:00 AM for             (5th-8th) parents invited to attend               either assembly.
April 4th - 1st grade field trip to the North            Shore Center for the Performing Arts          in Skokie (Magic School Bus); end of          third quarter.
April 5th - School Improvement Day (no              school for students).
April 8th - PAC meeting at 8:15 AM
April 9th - Reading Buddies from 8:30 AM          to 9:45 AM; Field trip for 6th, 7th,                and  8th grade students to the Latino          Film Festival to see El mejor verano            de mi vida (The Best Summer of my          Life 2018)
April 10th - Report Card Pick-up from 12-          3  PM and 3:45-6 PM; no school for            students; Girl Scout cookies will be            sold this day.
April 12th - LSC meeting at 8 AM; Primary           team Easter Celebration from 12-1             PM.
April 15th-19th - Spring Break
April 21st - Easter Holiday
April 22nd - ASPEN begins
April 25th - Physics Day at Six Flags for              8th grade students. All students that          summit a permission slip, make a                payment and are in good academic            standing by Wednesday, April 10th            will visit Six Flags Great America for          a day of learning about the Physics            of  Roller Coasters!
April 26th - Junior Achievement
April 29th - SEL Townhall for grades 6-8            from 8-8:45 AM in auditorium.
April 30th - 2nd grade walking trip to                  Chinatown Library.


"We're On the Winning Team"
2018 - 2019
"Readers Are Leaders" 
Mrs. Anderson read to Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade. Lots of great questions were asked and students did activities along with their stories. 
JWS students participated in the Chicago Student Invention Convention. Check them Out!!!
Join us for the parent SEED meetings

STEAM Night by "Gabriel Sanchez"