Mrs. P. Gyftakos' Middle School Writing Class



                                                                                            Waters Elementary School Annex & Renovations - PBC Chicago

                                                                     Thomas J. Waters Elmentary Fine and Performing Magnet Arts School



Our school’s mission is to provide hands-on, authentic learning in all content areas focused on the development of the whole child, through integration of the arts, environmental studies, multiculturalism and technology. ​                                                                                        


We are  a multilingual, diverse school of community of parents, students, teachers, staff, community, and external partners as a family of learners.

We have a hands-on curriculum-based literacy, math, science and social studies program that comes alive through fine and performing arts, environmental studies, and technology.

We celebrate and nurture cultural diversity, family history, life experience, language, in a culture of social awareness, change, and action.

We inspire and promote  a positive school community culture, school leadership, shared decision making, collaboration, and external and parent partnerships.


Thomas J. Waters Elementary Fine and Performing Magnet Arts School

4540 N. Campbell

Chicago, Illinois 60625

Telephone:  773 534-5090    Fax:  773 534-5087

     Principal: Mr. Peter Rutkowski      AIC: Mrs. Sandra Carlson

Counselor:  Mrs. Hadley Bricker

Case Manager:  Mrs. D. Garrison

Cecibel Amerson   | Office Clerk   |
Melissa Mendez   |  Office Clerk   |


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Peggy Gyftakos (M.Ed) E-mail: