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.
JMW Parent Survey Results 16.17
Please see the results of our 2016.17 parent survey.
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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THANK YOU! Bus Driver Appreciation Day is May 1
Posted on May 1 2017
Join us on May 1 as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment on May 1 to say thanks to our bus operators—all of whom go above…
3rd Street Beat!
Posted on Jan 31 2017
Throughout the week, our James Mowat students have been "getting their groove on" with 3rd Street Beat! On Friday, February 3, we will be showcasing the amazing hip hop routines and dances we have learned. Parents and family members are invited to…
Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS)
Posted on Nov 30 2016
James Mowat School will be supporting the Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS). YESS is an organization located in Edmonton, that supports at risk teens and youth all across the province. YESS provides youth who are in crisis and experiencing homelessness…
EIPS Students Learn from Scratch
Posted on May 12 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Sometimes the best way to learn is to meet, build and share. That’s the premise behind this year’s Scratch Day and Jour du Scratch, two fun-filled days of coding aimed at introducing students to computer-programming.…
EIPS Students turn Real-Life Problems Into “Aha! Moments”
Posted on May 4 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — With their self-created gadgets and products, market-wise slogans and well-rehearsed elevator pitches, young inventors from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are sure to impress at the second annual Invention…
EIPS School Bus Driver Celebrates 45 Years of Wheels Going Round and Round
Posted on May 1 2017
Sherwood Park, AB — When Rick Gabert first drove a school bus, Sherwood Park residents could buy five loaves of bread for $1.00 at the local Safeway, fans watched Paul Henderson score the Summit Series-winning goal against the Russians,…