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 

Upcoming Events
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Welcome to 2016-2017

We're on the winning team!
JWS Opening Bulletin 2016

Pom (Problem of the Month)

Scale Model Project

The Back of the Yards Library will be hosting a Human Library Event on March 11th at 12 - 4 pm. Check out that event and others on this flyer.

NEW! Preschool Enrollment 2017-2018: The preschool application for the City of Chicago is set to launch in April 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year! Only the new incoming children will need to apply. Options for Knowledge pertains to children going to K-8th.  chicagoearlylearning.org

March 10 - Progress Reports Distributed.
March 12 - Daylight Savings Time begins
March 17 - 5th/6th trip to Lyric Opera                    (Backstage Tour)
March 18 - CJML competition at Whitney                 Young
March 21 - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown                   Library; PAC meetings at 8 am                 & 5:30 pm
March 28 - BAC meeting at 8:00 am
March 29 - 3rd grade trip to Shedd                           Aquarium
March 30 - STEAM Night from 5:30-7:00                   pm
March 31 - Kindergarten trip to Peggy                       Notebaert Nature Museum

CPS Approved Healthy Snacks List

Parent Letter from CPS Important

Interested in becoming a CPS Volunteer - Click Here

** Check out our "Funding Family" page for opportunities to help our school. Give to a classroom project by just donating on donorschoose.org
or send the donation in an envelope to me Mrs. Chacon ​and I will make sure the donation gets there. Thank you in advance for your kindness.


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Join JWS in Shoparoo

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 2,380
Joyce Hui 1,385
Cathy Chacon 911
LaShanda Curry 630
Megan Huang 620

An incentive for top person of the month will be awarded March 31st at 11 PM...Good Luck!!

* 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
Ms. Anderson really hit a home run with her "teamwork reading challenge". She read to each class and gave them a baseball souvenir. 
Valentine's Day Dance at JWS what fun!
Thank you Mr. Kee our great DJ!
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chinese New Year's Day of 4715 January 28, 2017. Year of the Rooster. JWS had activities, marched in a parade, and had a fabulous luncheon.