School News

2017

Panago Pizza Hot Lunch - Wednesday, December 20 (Orders due Sunday, December 17 by noon)

Hot Lunch Order Form - December 2017

T-Shirts!

Our James Mowat T-shirts arrived today!  All students and staff got a t-shirt and we took a big group picture with a drone...how exciting!!  A HUGE thank you to parent council for supplying t-shirts for all our students.  We are all proud to be a…

Fair Notice

Elk Island Public Schools is committed to creating and maintaining school environments in which students, staff, parents/guardians and others feel safe. Schools cannot ignore any threats of violence. The complete Violence Threat Risk Assessment protocol is…

Orange Shirt Day

On Friday, September 29, staff and students will be participating in Orange Shirt Day by wearing orange to school.  Orange shirt day is a day for everyone to come to together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope for the future as we remember and…

Meet the Teacher

We invite you to come meet your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and the entire James Mowat staff Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Back to School Info

Here are some important dates for back to school: August 23 - James Mowat School office will re-open (office hours are 8:30am-4:00pm) Aug 25, 28, 29 - Write-On Stationary orders ready for pick up at the office August 30 - First day of school…

Volunteers Needed - Fun in the Sun Day!!!

Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS!  We have our annual FUN IN THE SUN on Monday, June 26th.  We are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the various fun-filled stations for the full day or for the AM/PM only.  Please let us know via email, agendas, or…

THANK YOU! Bus Driver Appreciation Day is May 1

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!

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…

2016

Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS)

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…

Report Card Feedback!

The CSL Elementary Report Card: Parent Feedback Survey Our EIPS board of trustees would really like to hear your thoughts about the new elementary report card which was piloted in our school last year and has now been implemented by the entire EIPS school…

School Interview Site Now Open!

School interviews will be on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 - 7:30 PM.  To book an interview, please visit https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/ and enter the code meu2c. James Mowat Elementary School is also hosting a community resource…

Literacy Tips!

Parents...here are some fantastic tips for reading with your child! http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/RR_tips_kindergarten.pdf http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/RR_tips_first.pdf  http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/RR_tips_second.pdf…

Thank you Gr. 6 Volunteers!

A HUGE thank you to the parents who volunteered at the Gr. 6 Outdoor Ed. trip last week.  The students had an amazing time creating memories that will last a lifetime.  We couldn't have done it without you, volunteers!

Read In Week

Last week, James Mowat staff and students celebrated Read In Week.  Thank you to everyone who came into the school to read with students. 

Lead in Drinking Water Study

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is currently conducting a study on the level of lead in the drinking water at all of its schools. The study is a proactive effort to ensure drinking water in all of its buildings is safe for staff and students. In June,…

Orange Shirt Day ~ Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first…

Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraiser

If you would like to order Little Caesar's Pizza Kits, orders are due on Monday, September 19th.  Pizza kit orders will be available for pick up in the school gymnasium on Monday, October 3, from 12:00-5:00pm. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser…

First Day of School!

On the first day of school (Tuesday, August 30), please enter through the front doors of the school.  Teachers will be waiting for students in the gym and students will find out which class they are in.  The doors of the school will open at 8:10 AM.…

Write-On School Supplies

If you ordered Write-On School supplies, they are now available for pick up. Please stop into the office first and we will be happy to help you find your child's supplies. 

Thank you...happy summer!

We would like to thank all of our parents, students and staff for such an amazing school year!  We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer.  Enjoy time relaxing with your family...and take some time to read a few good books!  See you in the…

Fun in the Sun

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)

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…

Write-On School Supplies

We recently sent home school supply lists for the 2016/2017 school year.  To find a copy of the lists, please go to "School Supplies" under the "Parents" tab.  Orders are due back by June 20, 2016.  Parents can also order supplies online throughout…

Helping Hats - Alberta Strong!

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

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…

Grade 6 Badminton Team

It’s that time of year again when the James Mowat Badminton Team starts in full swing!  Our school will be holding tryouts for the grade six badminton team on Tuesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 14th after school from 3:15 to 4:15 in the school…

Track Team

The track team will be having practices starting Tuesday, April 12.  Practices will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50 to 8:25 AM as we prepare for the 33rd Elk Island Invitational Relays on Thursday, May 5 (4:00 to 6:00 PM)

New Floors!

After several years of use, hundreds of students and countless footsteps, our portable floors are finally ready for retirement. Starting this spring break, Mrs. Percy, Mr. Pel and Mr. Overn will be getting new floors in their classrooms. Over the summer,…

Way to go, track team!

Our track team participated in the Running Room Games today at the Butterdome.  Our students were amazing!  The definitely represented our school incredibly and we were so proud of them!!  Thank you to the parents who came out to support us! As a…

Accountability Survey 2016 -2016

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensure its parent’s…

Jump Rope for Heart

This week, information went home about Jump Rope for Heart.  Students are welcome to join us in raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Also, as part of our heart healthy month, student can participate in our Jump Rope Club which runs on…

Drills

This week, we practised On Alert, Hold and Secure as well as Lock Down drills.  We will do another Lock Down drill next week so the morning ECS students get a chance to practice this important drill. 

Donation!

On January 8, 2016, leadership students from Bev Facey High School did a popcorn and cotton candy fundraiser at James Mowat.  All proceeds were given to James Mowat for us to donate to charities of our choice.  After giving the students some suggestions…

Grade 4-6 Track Team

Please note, track practice will now start at 7:50 AM instead of 8:00 AM.  

Remind

You can always join our school Remind account by texting @jamesmowat to (647)496-0902.  This will allow you to get weekly literacy tips as well as reminders of important school events. We will not be able to see your phone number and you won't be able…

Grade 5 & 6 Basketball Team

Students in grade 5 and 6 who are interested in trying out for our school basketball team can join us Monday and Wednesday mornings @7:30 AM starting Monday, January 11, 2016.