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

First things first: Have you signed the petition at cps.edu/equality
Next view this pdf to see what else you can do.

NEW! Preschool Enrollment 2017-2018: Only the new incoming children will need to apply. Options for Knowledge pertains to children going to K-8th.  
Chicago Early Learning Information

Parent Empowerment Expo
Click here for English
Click here for Spanish

GoCPS Communications for 2017-2018 7th graders 
High School Information

May 26 - Pre-K celebration.
May 29 - No school Memorial Day.
May 31 - Algebra Exit Exam.
​June 7 - Principal's Scholars trip.
June 9 - LSC meeting at 8 am.
June 16 - 8th grade luncheon
June 18 - Happy Father's Day.
June 19 - Honor's Day at 8:30 am                      (classrooms) and 9:30 am                        (auditorium); 8th grade graduation           at 6 pm.
June 20 - We are Great Day! Last day of            school for staff and students!

CPS Approved Healthy Snacks List

Parent Letter from CPS Important

** 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  2,155
Megan Huang 1,275
Joyce Hui 1,250
Mrs. Ray 1,125
Cathy Chacon 835

An incentive for top person of the month will be awarded May 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
March - Joyce Hui
April - Mrs. Ray
Ms. Anderson really hit a home run with her "teamwork reading challenge". She read to each class and gave them a baseball souvenir. 
JWS held a 4 week computer course for parents. It covered google drive, google docs, google sheets, google slides and internet safety. Mrs. Anderson states "I am very proud of our parents for completing the course". More pictures to come.
Is your child worth less? Let's tell Governor Rauner! 
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video
JWS had "Twin Day"
JWS chicks go home on Thursday. Their getting big for their cage and need more space. We have greatly enjoyed them being here. 
JWS PC had a family dance. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone that helped with this event.