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 1,362
Megan Huang 1.200
Cathy Chacon 1,075
Joyce Hui 985
F H 880

* 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
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video

​If anyone missed the third grade meeting on the clarification of third grade expectations here is the power point that was presented at the meeting.

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.

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

Important Dates

Dec. 21st - Pre-K to 4 - Multicultural                    Assembly at 9 am & 1 pm; Holiday              Potluck; Stations.
Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 - Winter Break

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. Start the New Year off right help people and get a wonderful piece of jewelry for yourself and friends. Order now for January delivery.  View items 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. 
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. 
JWS will be opening a holiday store on Monday Dec.18th until Wednesday Dec. 20th. Watch the video below to see some of the great items that will be available at the store in room 309. Translation Here.