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
Principal
kdanderson@cps.edu
Mrs. Maria Norville
Assistant Principal
mlnorville@cps.edu

"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 
season!

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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

Joyce Hui 1,585
Mrs. Ray 905
Anonymous 840
Cathy Chacon 405
Don Don 400

* 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
May - Mrs. Ray
June - Don Don
July - Emily
August - 
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.

Welcome back to CPS

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2018-2019 Supply List

Important Dates

Sept. 4th - First Day of School 
Sept. 5th - Welcome back Assembly in                        Auditorium.
Sept. 9th - Happy Grandparents Day
Sept. 10th-14th - Scholastic Book Fair
Sept. 14th - LSC meeting at 8:00 am
Oct. 5th - Progress Report distribution for                 quarter 1.
Oct. 8th - Columbus Day-No school.
Oct 31st - Walk-a-thon and Halloween                         costume parade.




"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!!!
Zapata meets Alderman Solis:
Do you remember the little kid from Jerry Maguire, Ray Boyd? Yesterday I was paid a visit from one of my youngest constituents, 7 year-old Isaac Zapata, and he had his version of “the human head weighs 8 pounds” of information to share with me. Isaac, whose name is very fitting to the profession he wants to be when he grows up, a (nature) scientist, is a human encyclopedia, albeit a tiny one, of Monarch Butterfly knowledge. He had his mom reach out to my office so he could pitch me on his proposal to help preserve the monarch population in our own (Pilsen) backyard. This is necessary to help them complete their generational migration from Canada to Mexico. As it turns out, he nailed his scientific-based proposal, and our office is on board. 

Great job, Isaac, (and mom, Jessica Copilkiahuitl Zapata).