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 1,460
Megan Huang  1,145
Joyce Hui 1,005
Cathy Chacon 700
Kevin 600

An incentive for top person of the month will be awarded July 31st at 11 PM...Good Luck!!

* 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
Is your child worth less? Let's tell Governor Rauner! 
To learn about Parent Portal please watch this video
JWS PC had a family dance. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone that helped with this event.
JWS had a busy Saturday. Lots of families met at the Family Fun Run and others volunteered at the beautification of the front of JWS. We thank everyone who made our Saturday so wonderful. We  could not of done it without everyone's help.  
Leslie WOWed the audience at the Honor's Day Assembly on 6/19/17 with her version of "All of Me" by John Legend. 
Great Job!
JWS Honor's Day Assembly was June 19th, 2017. Congratulations to everyone who met their goals. It was an awesome day. Congrats to Mrs. Slowik who is retiring this year...We will miss you!
Missing a yearbook? Forgot to get one? Wish you had one from your child's previous year? Well JWS has some extra previous year books. They will be sold for for a price cut of $10. We have 07-08, 08-09, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14 and 15-16. Email cachacon@cps.edu if you would like to come and see which book you would like or if your looking for a different year. This years yearbook will be coming late August in order to get more into it. 
* New 5th & 6th Graders
Mandatory Summer Math
5th grade: IXL Sections D, E, F, R, Q, Z, X, W, DD, & EE (100 points)
6th grade: IXL Sections P, R, Y, II, GG, CC, DD, EE, and FF (100 points)

Mandatory Summer Assignments (2017)

Meet the Teachers Open House 2017

​Family Orientation 2017