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
Mrs. Maria Norville
Assistant Principal

"We're On The Winning Team"
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 

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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

LEGO Master 2,315
Megan Huang 1,330
Kevin 1,280
Happy 8th Grader 1,235
J Li 1,030

* There will be a winner every month.
* If you win then you are not eligible to win again until the following January. This gives other people a chance to win
* Please only register in one name...so that no one wins more than once a year.
* We will be going from January to January.
* Keep scanning even if you won already...it gives our school funds :)

January - Ms. Moy (Legomaster)
​February - Megan Huang
March - Joyce Hui
April - Mrs. Ray
May - Cathy Chacon
June - Don Don
July - Kevin
August - Grace Chung
Is your child worth less? Let's tell Governor Rauner! 
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video
JWS PC had a family dance. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone that helped with this event.
JWS had a busy Saturday. Lots of families met at the Family Fun Run and others volunteered at the beautification of the front of JWS. We thank everyone who made our Saturday so wonderful. We  could not of done it without everyone's help.  
Leslie WOWed the audience at the Honor's Day Assembly on 6/19/17 with her version of "All of Me" by John Legend. 
Great Job!
JWS Honor's Day Assembly was June 19th, 2017. Congratulations to everyone who met their goals. It was an awesome day. Congrats to Mrs. Slowik who is retiring this year...We will miss you!
​Important Dates

Sept. 18th-29th - Collection for Hurricane          Harvey.
Sept. 19th - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown           Library; PAC meeting at 5:30 PM.
Sept. 20th - BAC meeting at 8 AM in the           Parent Room.
Sept. 25 - School uniform policy will now           be enforced!
Sept. 25th -  TRC and Reach                             Performance Task.

Oct. 3rd - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown              Library.
Oct. 5th - Fall pictures (students may                come out of uniform).
Oct. 6th - Quarter 1 Progress Report                Distribution.
​Oct. 9th - No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 13th - LSC meeting at 8 AM
Oct. 17th - PAC meeting at 8 AM & 5:30          PM.
Oct. 19th - High School Fair at Mark                Sheridan from 6-8 PM.
Oct. 31st - Fundraiser-Walk-a-thon                    (Halloween costume parade); TRC            and Reach Performance Tasks.

JWS Opening Bulletin for Families 2017-2018

NTA Feeder News

Parents Please Read!!
We are continuing our push to get current 8th grade families to activate their GoCPS high school application accounts. So Please register your 8th grader on GoCPS.