Proud to be part of Elk Island Public Schools

Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School - the "Home of the Jays".

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We are an outstanding school that provides a top notch education to children in kindergarten through to grade six. Learning Support, weekly circle time and RAINBOWS, are just some of the programs that make our school great.

We also offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including intramurals, choir, school safety patrol, student council, SYNC (Seniors & Youth Networking Communities), Handchimes, Newspaper Club and Fantasy Club.

Please take some time to browse our site and see for yourself all of the great things that happen at our school.


Communicating Student Learning (CSL)

Our new report cards are coming home and are available online as of 3pm on November 23rd. To access the new report card, you will need to either log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal, or create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Both can be found at:

The Parent Portal allows parents the capacity to create a single sign on for all students in one family who are currently registered in elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Elk Island Public Schools. Once the account is created, parents will be able to manage their own account information and to link all of their students to one account. This account will remain in effect for the duration of the student’s enrollment in Elk Island Public Schools. If you are currently registered in the Parent Portal with junior and/or senior high students, you will now be able to add the elementary student. There is no need to create a new account. A video demonstrating the steps to creating a PowerSchool parent portal account is found at:

If you are having difficulty logging into your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact us at school. Once you set up and/or log into your account, click on the “Communicating Student Learning” button. This will take you to the report card. Click on a scale to view a description of the scale levels. Click on the + to expand subjects or comments.

If you wish to print the report card, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “print” button. You can either print the condensed or full version.

Again, thank you for agreeing to be a part of this exciting change in our school district. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in need of further information.

Click here to answer a survey regarding the new report card.

EIPS Parent Survery: We Want to Hear from You!

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) supports parent engagement at the Division and school levels. Gathering feedback from parents about the overall performance of EIPS and its 42 schools is an important component of that engagement. While parents of students in grades 4, 7, and 10 currently participate in the provincial Accountability Pillar Survey, EIPS is launching a Parent Survey designed to offer all parents an opportunity to provide their feedback about the Division and their school.

EIPS encourages all parents and guardians to take a few minutes to complete the brief online survey. It will take approximately three minutes and will help to supplement the Division’s Accountability Pillar Survey data. The survey is open until Nov. 24, 2015.

Complete the 2015 Parent Survey now.

Thank you for your participation.

Weekly Circles

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Every Monday at 9:30am, we have circle time.  Students come to the gym and they work in small groups that include Kindergarten through grade 6 students with the groups being the same each week.  The circles are built on Restorative Justice circles with the grade 6 students taking a strong leadership role in their groups.

The topics change each week and we focus on character education as well as problem solving and creating strategies to help all of our students be successful.  If you would like to see what we have covered each week so you can continue the conversation at home, please check Mrs. Sauder’s e-teacher page for weekly updates.


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Remember to check out our November newsletter:

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  • Nov 30Parent Council Meeting
    From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Dec 1Choir and Handchime Field Trip
    From 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm
  • Dec 2Early Dismissal
    No Kindergarten Class Today
    SYNC Visit to Southfort Bend Gardens (AM)
    Hot Lunch
  • Dec 4Popcorn Day

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Student Attendance

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Division Bus Status

~November newsletter is now available online~

Report cards go home November 23!

Parent teacher interviews - November 25 & 26