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

"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 

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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 **

​March 8th - Quarter 3 progress report                   distribution; LSC meeting at 8 AM
March 10th - Daylight Saving Time begins 
March 11th - Leader of the Month                           celebration from 8-8:45 AM in                     Gymnasium
March 14th - NJHS Induction Ceremony 
           6:00-7:00 PM
​March 15th - Wear GREEN for St.                         Patrick's Day
March 17th - St. Patrick's Day
March 22nd - Pre-K trip to Museum of                   Science and Industry
March 25th-29th - IAR testing (Math and               ELA - grades 3-8)
March 26th - 2nd grade walking trip to                   Chinatown Library
March 28th - STEAM Night from 5:00-                   7:30  PM - Join us for a night of                   STEAM fun including a raffle,                     rocket launches and a straw tower             challenge

"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