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

Mrs. Ray 440
Joyce Hui 395
Anonymous 150
Cathy Chacon 95
Don Don 45


* 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.

Welcome back to CPS

Go CPS account activation

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Go CPS Calendar 10/15/18

** Important Dates **


Feb. 1st - School Improvement Day (no              school for kids)
Feb. 8th - LSC meeting at 8 AM
Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day dance during             school day for students (free)
Feb. 18th - President's Day (no school)
Feb. 21st - Black History Month-walking            museum & staff/parent lunch
Feb. 22nd- Black History Month assembly
Feb. 25th - PAC meeting at 8:15 AM; SEL          Townhall for grades 6th to 8th
Feb. 26th - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown              Library; NAEP testing for 4th graders




"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
It's Coming! It's Coming! STEAM Night
March 28, 2019