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 1.220
Megan Huang 1,115
Joyce Hui 870
Happy 8th Grader 765
Emily 760

* 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
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video

Gung Hay Fat Choy
Happy Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog

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

March 16th - 4th Grade-Armour Park.
March 20th - 2nd grade walking trip to                Chinatown Library; B-PAC meeting            from 5:30-7:00 pm.
March 26th to the 30th - Spring Break.

April 12th - End of 3rd Quarter.
April 13th - School Improvement Day (no             school for students).
April 17th - 2nd grade walking trip to the             Chinatown Library.
April 18th - 3rd Quarter Report Card                   Pickup (12-3:00 pm; 3:45-6:00 pm).
April 20th - Pre-K Family Day.
April 26th - Spring Pictures

JWS Quarter 1 report card pickup raffle                  winners are listed here

"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. 
Our NJHS students painted a holiday tree to represent our school in the IIT Chinatown Festival of Trees (in collaboration with CBCAC).