Ms. Karen D. Anderson        **         James Ward Elementary School         **        Mrs. Maria Norville
            Principal                                               2701 South Shieds Ave.                                    Asst. Principal                        Chicago, Illinois 60616               
                                                                              Phone: 773-534-9050
                                                                                 Fax: 773-534-9044

                                                        "A World Language Magnet Cluster School"
Our Reading Theme Song

Dream Believe Achieve

Mission Statement

Vision Statement



James Ward School in the News

* Please have a safe and happy summer!! *

New Student Family Orientation
Friday August 1st, 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Pay Student Activity Fee* ($50**/per student) (cash or mo)
Complete lunch/emergency/media form
Purchase uniform/gym shirts
Parent Portal set-up
LSC/PAC/BAC will meet Aug.1st 12:00-1:00 pm (join us)

Returning Student Family Orientation
Primary Pod (K-2nd): Tuesday Aug. 5th, 10 am-12 pm
Intermediate Pod (3rd/4th): Wednesday, Aug.6th, 10 am-12 pm
Upper Pod (5th/6th & 7th/8th): Thursday, Aug. 7th, 10 am-12 pm

Summer Reading/Math in a Glance

James Ward Reading Program
Time: 9:00-12:00 (hourly) Only on Friday
Dates: June 27th...July 11th...July 18th...
July 25th...August 1st

James Ward Math Enrichment
Who: 3rd-7th graders
Time: 10am-1pm
Dates: August 11th through August 22

Read! Read! Read!

Read a book or two and post it at
* Title
* Author

* Short Summary (What was it about? What did you like\not like?)
* Rate the book 1-5 stars


Please take your alunimum cans (pop, soup, etc..) to Chase Steel and tell them to put the money towards James Ward School's account. You can also email us at to let us know what you donated. Thank you bunches!!!
Chase Steel, Inc.
813 West Cermak Road
(Cermak & Halsted)

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2013-2014 Calendar

Welcoming (Opening) Letter
Please Read

James Ward School Clothing Store - Check It Out!

The Office of Access and Enrollment News

Activity Fee is
$50.00 per child
$15 - Field trip
$10 - Great day
$7 - School spirit
$8 - Student Planner
$10 - Classroom materials
$8.00 sm to xxxl
(Navy Blue & Royal Blue School Shirts)

* Previously used and outgrown uniforms are accepted *

Books have been expected late aug-early sept. A notice will be posted when they're here. Extra books will be available in limited with any questions.

Join Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Norville and read a good book and post it on jwsgottakeep

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