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 975
Megan Huang 600
Happy 8th Grader 360
Emily 360
Mrs. Ray 275

* 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 - G B
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Student Projection Info

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

May 21st - Begin NWEA Spring End-of-              year testing (May 21st-June 15th)
May 22nd - 2nd grade trip to Chinatown              Library
May 28th - Memorial Day (no school)
June 2nd - Urban Initiatives-Midway                     Plaisance; Chicago Fun Run.
June 4th-8th - Spring Book Fair
June 8th - LSC meeting at 8 am;                         Father/Daughter Dance from 5:30-             7:30 pm ($10 each).
June 11th - Principal Scholars Trip
June 13th - Kindergarten Expo; 8th Grade           Luncheon at Maggiano's.
June 14th - Honor's Day (8:30 am in                   classrooms; 9:30 for K-4th and                   10:30 for 5th-8th in auditorium);                   Graduation at 6 pm.
​June 15th - Pre-K to 4th grade Field Day.
June 17th - Happy Father's Day.
June 18th - 5th to 8th grade Field Day.
June 19th - WE ARE GREAT DAY; Report           Card Distribution; Last day of school           for students.

"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. 
JWS students participated in the Chicago Student Invention Convention. Check them Out!!!