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. It also gives a common focus and a common language within the school which is used by the staff and students when discussing school behaviour 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.
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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Fun in the Sun
Posted on Jun 26 2016
A heartfelt thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers for Fun in the Sun! Thank you also to everyone who supported the Parent Council concession stand. While we didn't have a lot of sun in the afternoon, everyone had a very fun day!
Freezie Sale (June 14, 2016)
Posted on Jun 13 2016
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14, our SYNC students (Seniors and Youth Networking Communities) are selling large Freezies for one dollar. Please consider supporting this fundraiser as the proceeds will be going towards next year’s SYNC program. Thank you…
Summer 2016 Office Hours for Elk Island Public Schools
Posted on Jun 24 2016
Sherwood Park, AB. — During the summer break (June 29 to August 29), all schools within Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will be closed. However, the Central Administration Office will remain open to complete year-end activities…
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…