Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School
Welcome to James Mowat School, “A Caring School”. Our mandate 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 ECS 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 have started to incorporate the principles of restorative practice in our everyday life. We will be using the principles of restorative practice when dealing with discipline issues as well as incorporating it into our character education program. 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 a common 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, intramurals, 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.
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.
Information Regarding Acorn and Student Fees
Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system. For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal. After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link https://www.studentquickpay.com/eips. Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.
All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September. PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted. The course change deadline is September 12, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Karen Bidniak at 780-992-1272.
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Orange Shirt Day ~ Every Child Matters
Posted on Sep 27 2016
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first…
Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraiser
Posted on Sep 6 2016
If you would like to order Little Caesar's Pizza Kits, orders are due on Monday, September 19th. Pizza kit orders will be available for pick up in the school gymnasium on Monday, October 3, from 12:00-5:00pm. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser…
EIPS schools gear up for the Terry Fox School Run
Posted on Sep 28 2016
Sherwood Park, AB. — September 29 marks a special day for schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) as it’s a time to honour a true Canadian hero. EIPS students and staff are joining schools across the country to take part…
Mundare School hopes to fill its learning commons with Indigo Adopt a School
Posted on Sep 26 2016
Sherwood Park, AB. — Mundare School is hoping to soon have an influx of new books added to its learning commons. The school is one of 77 schools in Alberta participating in this year’s Indigo Adopt a School program—a national…
Acclaimed Canadian Authors bring literacy to life during EIPS Author Tour
Posted on Sep 20 2016
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are being treated to a day of reading and storytelling with the help of three special guests. On September 23-26, award-winning Canadian authors Sigmund Brouwer,…