District Notice

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.

Midpoint Review

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 2017/2018

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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