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 1,455
Megan Huang 1,395
Joyce Hui 1,130
M H 855
Q L 815

* 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
September - Happy 8th Grader
October - J. Li
November - Fifth Grader
December - F H
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video

HOORAY! The CJML 8th grade team took 1st place in the math competition. The 6th and 7th grade lead in the candy round. Thanks to Mr. Kania and Ms. Ng for leading the team.

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.

Important Dates

Jan. 18th - PreK-2nd grade trip to DePaul          Merle Reskin Theater from 9 AM-                12:45 PM.
Jan. 23rd - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown              Library.
Jan. 26th - 8th grade Graduation Pictures.
Feb. 1st - End of 2nd quarter; Peace and          Justice sing-a-long (choir and                      student  presentation).
Feb. 2nd - School Improvement Day - No          School for students.
Feb. 9th - LSC meeting at 8 am; Report              Card distribution.
Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day dance (during          school day).
Feb. 16th - Wear the color RED for                    Chinese New Year; Chicago Auto              Show trip for 7th and 8th graders                from 10 AM-1 PM.
Feb. 19th - President's Day - No School
Feb. 20th - PAC meeting at 5:30 PM.
Feb. 21st - 7th and 8th grade trip to                    Shakespeare Theater from 8:30 -                2:30 PM.
Feb. 23rd - 8th grade graduation picture            retakes.
Feb. 25th - Chinese New Year parade,              activities, and luncheon.
Feb. 27th - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown              Library.

JWS Quarter 1 report card pickup raffle                  winners are listed here

JWS Opening Bulletin for Families 2017-2018

NTA Feeder News

SQRP Parent Letter

Rafikis! Rafikis!
Help JWS empower women and children from Kenya by ordering Rafikis. Thank you everyone who ordered Rafikis. JWS raised $475 for a great cause. I will have just 8 extra rafikis available when the order comes approximately Jan.19th, 2018.
"We're On the Winning Team"
2017 - 2018
"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. 
The 7th and 8th grade team hosted our 2nd Annual James Ward Alumni High School Fair on Thursday, November 16th. 31 graduates of James Ward School representing 13 CPS High Schools met with our 7th and 8th grade students to share their experiences and answer questions for our students. As our 8th graders are preparing to apply to high school, this was a wonderful event to bring our former and current students together.
The fourth grade Choir went to sing holiday songs for the senior group at Armour Square Park. The seniors were very appreciative of the students coming to sing for them. 
Our NJHS students painted a holiday tree to represent our school in the IIT Chinatown Festival of Trees (in collaboration with CBCAC).