Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required
To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.
Here is a link to our Midpoint Review 2016-2017 for James Mowat School. The purpose of this review is to update parents and community members about all of our accomplishments, to inform parents and community members about some of our programs and most importantly, to celebrate parent and community involvement. Please take a few minutes to read through the midpoint review and celebrate the fantastic school year we are having so far. If you have any questions about anything listed on the midpoint review, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 780-992-1272.
Please be aware that Elk Island Public Schools is also doing a parent survey. If you have not yet filled it out, it is not too late. The survey closes on Monday, January 30, 2017. EIPS Parent Survey 2016-2017
We look forward to an equally successful part 2 of this school year!
Kindergarten registration will begin 1 week later this year. We will be accepting registration forms on January 16, 2017. To register for Kindergarten in the 2017–2018 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2017.
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!
Pay School Fees Online
School fee information for the 2016–2017 school year will be available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by Sept. 19, 2016. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted.
To access your fee information, simply login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account
(https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html) and click the tab entitled, “Student Fees.” Once logged in, you will be able to view and pay fees online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online (if available from your financial institution).
Remember to regularly login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities including field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees, and more.
For more information about school fees and payment deadlines visit
www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees/acorn. Alternatively, you can contact Karen Bidniak in the school office at 780-992-1272.
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3rd Street Beat!
Posted on Jan 31 2017
Throughout the week, our James Mowat students have been "getting their groove on" with 3rd Street Beat! On Friday, February 3, we will be showcasing the amazing hip hop routines and dances we have learned. Parents and family members are invited to…
Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS)
Posted on Nov 30 2016
James Mowat School will be supporting the Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS). YESS is an organization located in Edmonton, that supports at risk teens and youth all across the province. YESS provides youth who are in crisis and experiencing homelessness…
Report Card Feedback!
Posted on Nov 23 2016
The CSL Elementary Report Card: Parent Feedback Survey Our EIPS board of trustees would really like to hear your thoughts about the new elementary report card which was piloted in our school last year and has now been implemented by the entire EIPS school…
EIPS Students Gear Up for Annual 24-Hour Bike-A-Thon
Posted on Feb 23 2017
Fort Saskatchewan, AB — Students from Fort Saskatchewan High can add cycling to their list of skill sets thanks to the school’s upcoming Spinning for Smiles Second Gear Bike-A-Thon, which takes place February 24-25. Now in its…
Students from EIPS and EICS Master the Art of Storytelling
Posted on Feb 23 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — More than 400 young artists and writers will have the opportunity to master the art of storytelling at the 28th annual Young Authors’ Conference this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at F.R. Haythorne Junior High…
EIPS Students Take a Stand Against Bullying by Wearing Pink
Posted on Feb 21 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — On Feb. 22, 2017, students and staff throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will show their support for welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments by wearing pink. Division wide, students…