School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal shortly and you will receive notification from your school. For more information visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees.
Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School
Welcome to James Mowat School, “A Caring School”. Our goal is to look after the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students during the school day. James Mowat is an elementary school serving students from Kindergarten to grade 6. The school day is broken into 30 minute periods. We offer the regular elementary program with French as a Second Language for 4 periods a week starting in grade 4.
At James Mowat, we incorporate the principles of restorative practice in our everyday life. We use the principles of restorative practice when dealing with discipline issues as well as incorporating it into our weekly circles. Our Character Education Program focuses on helping students learn characteristics that will help them to succeed both academically and socially throughout their school career and someday when they are in the work force. It also gives us a common focus and language within the school which is used by the staff and students when discussing school behaviour and expectations.
A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available for students who choose to participate (examples include choir, safety patrols, school council, track team, hand chimes, newspaper club, badminton club, SYNC, adopt-a-shelf, basketball team, and chess club). Information on these activities and events can be found in the monthly newsletters which are posted on our school website.
Please take some time to browse our site to see for yourself all of the great things that happen at our school.
Kindergarten classes begin on Aug. 30, 2017
1. Kindergarten has a staggered start on August 30, 31 and September 1. If you haven't yet signed up for a time, please contact the school office any time after August 23 at 780-992-1272 to do so.
2. The mornings will start at 8:30 AM and the afternoon will start at 12:30 PM. Each will run for approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
3. One parent must attend with your child as we share a lot of important information during this time. We would ask that younger siblings don't attend.
5. You don't need to bring a snack for your child.
6. You are welcome to bring your child's school supplies on the day of your staggered start.
Regular Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, September 5. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school once the office reopens on August 23.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.
If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar.
Purchasing school materials? Before you shop, check your child’s School Supply List.
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
At James Mowat, we love volunteers! For the safety of our students, staff and volunteers, please always sign in at the office. Thank you!
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Meet the Teacher
Posted on Sep 2 2017
We invite you to come meet your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and the entire James Mowat staff Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Back to School Info
Posted on Jul 3 2017
Here are some important dates for back to school: August 23 - James Mowat School office will re-open (office hours are 8:30am-4:00pm) Aug 25, 28, 29 - Write-On Stationary orders ready for pick up at the office August 30 - First day of school…
Volunteers Needed - Fun in the Sun Day!!!
Posted on Jun 9 2017
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! We have our annual FUN IN THE SUN on Monday, June 26th. We are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the various fun-filled stations for the full day or for the AM/PM only. Please let us know via email, agendas, or…
Superintendent Message: Remember the time
Posted on Jul 13 2017
Time. It never ceases to amaze me where it goes. It feels like just yesterday the school year was beginning. And, now we’re getting ready to start another one. For me, this is one of my favourite times of the year. There’s so…
Summer 2017: Office Hours for Elk Island Public Schools
Posted on Jun 30 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — During the summer break, June 30 to August 29, all schools within Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will be closed. The Central Administration building will remain open throughout the summer to complete year-end…