District Notice

School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal shortly and you will receive notification from your school. For more information visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees.

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.

Kindergarten classes begin on Aug. 30, 2017

1.  Kindergarten has a staggered start on August 30, 31 and September 1.  If you haven't yet signed up for a time, please contact the school office any time after August 23 at 780-992-1272 to do so.

2.  The mornings will start at 8:30 AM and the afternoon will start at 12:30 PM.  Each will run for approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

3.  One parent must attend with your child as we share a lot of important information during this time.  We would ask that younger siblings don't attend.

5.  You don't need to bring a snack for your child.

6.  You are welcome to bring your child's school supplies on the day of your staggered start.

Regular Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, September 5.  If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school once the office reopens on August 23.


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

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.

School Fees

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.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
James Mowat Elementary fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

Volunteers

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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