Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School
We are an outstanding school that provides a top notch education to children in kindergarten through to grade six. French as a second language, a fantastic music program and our strong focus on literacy and numeracy are just some of the things that make our school so great. We offer programs like RAINBOWS, anxiety and social groups and Roots of Empathy that help support student needs.
We also offer a variety of extracurricular activities including intramurals, choir, school safety patrol, student council, SYNC (Seniors & Youth Networking Communities), handchimes, newspaper club, chess club as well as jump rope club, basketball, track and badminton teams.
Please take some time to browse our site and see for yourself all of the great things that happen at our school.
Support for Fort McMurray Families
Any students who have been displaced from their homes in Fort McMurray are welcome to register at James Mowat School. Anyone needing to register a child can come by our office during regular school hours and fill out a registration form. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school. Please know that we are here to provide assistance in any we can during these challenging times.
Thank you to all parents, staff members and students who have volunteered countless hours to support people who have been forced to evacuate their homes in Fort McMurray. The work that you do is greatly appreciated and is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected and in the coming weeks and months we will continue to offer support in any way we can.
Over the next 7 days until May 12, students will be able to bring a donation each day which will allow them to wear a hat to school for that day. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross in order to help families who have been impacted by the devastating fires in Fort McMurray. This is a great opportunity for our school and students to show how much we care so please send a donation of your choice and together we will make a big impact! Thank you in advance for your support!
Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!
Do you have, or know, a child starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2016? If so, registration for the 2016–2017 school year is now open.
Please go to "Kindergarten" under the "Programs" tab for information and registration forms. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact the school at 780-992-1272.
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Helping Hats - Alberta Strong!
Posted on May 13 2016
We raised an AMAZING $2500.00 that will go to the Canadian Red Cross and families affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires. Thank you for your generosity and donations during our Helping Hats campaign. James Mowat is truly a caring school!!
Grade 6 PATs
Posted on May 6 2016
Please remember that Provincial Achievement Tests for students in Grade 6 start mid May and continue in the third and fourth weeks of June. Please check the calendar for specific exam writing dates. Students who are absent on the day of the scheduled…
Four EIPS teachers chosen as semifinalists in the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Posted on May 3 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is proud to announce four of its teachers—Bonnie Edgecombe, of Lakeland Ridge; Theresa Wells-Taylor, of Woodbridge Farms Elementary; Chantel Werner, of James Mowat Elementary;…
EIPS Board approves name of new school and the elementary boundaries in Fort Saskatchewan
Posted on Apr 26 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is pleased to announce the name of the new K-9 school in the City of Fort Saskatchewan: SouthPointe School. The Board of Trustees approved the name at a public Board meeting on…
EIPS students impress at the 2016 Young Speakers Invitational
Posted on Apr 8 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — More than 70 of the top student speakers from 24 elementary schools in Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are getting set to compete in the sixth annual EIPS/ATB Young Speakers Invitational on April 14. Throughout…