Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews will be held March 20 & 21 from 4:30 - 7:30pm. Conferences will be scheduled using the same online booking system as was used last November. To book yourconference(s) please go to, type in event code 94qb7. The online system will open on Friday, March 9 at 9:00 am. Interview times for grades 1-6 will be set for 10 minute blocks for a one on one conference time with the teacher. Interviews for kindergarten students will be student led conferences (30 minute blocks) with three families scheduled in each block. If you feel that you would like a longer meeting time with your child’s teacher, you are welcome to contact the teacher and set up an alternate time to meet.

Extra scheduled times will be available for Kindergarten (ECS) on Wednesday, March 21:Miss Scott (8:30am-11:00am, 12:30pm-3:00pm)
Miss Bartz (8:30am-11:00am, 4:30pm-7:30pm)
Please Note: There will be NO KINDERGARTEN CLASS on this day.

In addition to your child’s teacher, you may also set up meeting times with:
Mrs. Watson (Music) - Wednesday, March 21
Mrs. Bartz (Counselor) - Wednesday, March 21
Mrs. Sauder (Assistant Principal) - available both
Mr. Boyko (Principal) - available both

More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury

This session will help caregivers increase awareness about adolescents who might be experiencing sadness, depression and intentionally injuring themselves.  We will explore factors that contribute to depression and the motivation behind self-injurious behavior.  Caregivers will learn about treatment options for depression as well as strategies to help support youth who may be engaging in self-injury.

Register for session at

Wednesday, March 21

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Rudolph Hennig Junior High

9512-92 Street

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey: We Want to Hear from You!

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensures its parents’ voices are heard is by conducting an annual parent survey. 

James Mowat encourages all parents and guardians to take a few minutes to complete the brief online survey. It will only take a few minutes and will help to supplement the Division’s Accountability Pillar Survey data. At the end of the Parent Survey, French immersion families also have the opportunity to answer an additional series of questions regarding the French immersion programming offered within EIPS. 


Midpoint Review

Please take a few minutes to check out all of the amazing things that are happening here at James Mowat School!

Midpoint Review 2017-2018

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year begins Jan. 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Kindergarten families can register online starting Jan. 15, 2018.  Schools will not be accepting paper registrations at the school office.  If you do not have access to a computer, there will be a computer in the school office for online registrations. Please refer to the Elk Island Public School website for more information.

Kindergarten Registration 2018-19

2018-2019 Kindergarten Calendar - Group A

2018-2019 Kindergarten Calendar - Group B

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.


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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