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.
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.
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.
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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Posted on Oct 19 2017
Our James Mowat T-shirts arrived today! All students and staff got a t-shirt and we took a big group picture with a drone...how exciting!! A HUGE thank you to parent council for supplying t-shirts for all our students. We are all proud to be a…
Posted on Sep 29 2017
Elk Island Public Schools is committed to creating and maintaining school environments in which students, staff, parents/guardians and others feel safe. Schools cannot ignore any threats of violence. The complete Violence Threat Risk Assessment protocol is…
EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Keeping Students Safe On and Off the Bus
Posted on Oct 16 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 16–20. The theme this year: “Rider Rules = Safe to School,” which focuses on teaching children about…
Superintendent Message: Journey to Literacy
Posted on Oct 11 2017
We all have our own literacy journey that has helped to influence our character, intellect and imagination An annual event I look forward to every year is Read In Week, a Division-wide initiative meant to encourage a lifelong love…
Acclaimed Canadian Authors Bring Literacy to Life During EIPS Author Tours
Posted on Sep 29 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are being treated to a day of reading and storytelling with the help of four special guests. On October 2-4, award-winning Canadian authors Sigmund Brouwer, Natasha…