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James Mowat Elementary

  • 9625 - 82 Street
  • Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 3T6
  • Phone: 780-992-1272
  • Fax: 780-992-1267

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, character education assemblies 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, track teams, rocket club, tech club, chess club and a grade six badminton team.

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


Calendar Consultation

For informaiton on the Calendar Colsultaion and to complete the survey about next years calendar, please click Calendar Consultation. All survey responses must be completed by November 15, 2014. 

Celebration of Learning Conferences (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Our Celebration of Learning Conferences will be October 22nd and 23rd 4:30-7:30pm.  They will be made with the same online booking system as last year.  To book please go to, type in event code V9H73.  Celebration times will be set for 30 minute blocks. This time will be divided into showcasing student work, station work and meeting with your child’s teacher for a one on one conference time (10 minutes).  You may also set up meeting times with Mrs. Sikora (Music), Mme. Bossert (French - 23rd only), Mrs. MacNutt (Counsellor), Mrs. Sauder (Assistant Principal) and Mr. Lastiwka (Principal).

Extra scheduled times will be available for ECS. Thursday, October 23rd

(8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3pm).  There will be NO KINDERGARTEN on this day. 

All Interviews will be done through the booking system. 

For additional information regarding parent/teacher/student interviews and teacher schedules, please see letter that was sent home with students on Friday, October 3.

Bake Sale

The James Mowat Parent Advisory Council will be hosting a Bake Sale in conjunction with our Parent/Teacher Interviews.  They will also be having a Giant Teddy Bear Raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each. 

Noon Hour Supervisors Needed!!!

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Are you a stay at home mom or dad???  Would you be interested in earning  $19.00+ for an hour a day???

We are currently looking for noon hour supervisors for the 2014-2015 school year.

For full time and on a casual basis (full time - everyday, casual - as needed).

Time of shift would be 11:30am - 12:30pm (approx.).

If you are interested please contact Karen Bidniak in the school office at (780) 992-1272.




Saying Good-Bye to our Playground

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We are getting closer and closer to our new playground!  Soon, our old playground will be torn down and we will begin the construction of our new playground.


Please Come Help Build Our New Playground! 

Volunteers Needed!

Everyone (18+) is welcome!!!

Projects for all skill levels.

Work will run from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

Full time commitment is not required.

(Just let us know the hours you can provide.)


October 15 & October 16   Digging, unpacking equipment, clean up.

October 17   Wood border installation (requires heavy lifting, use of a chainsaw/sledge hammer).

October 30 (weather permitting)  Sand installation


We are also looking for any donations of food, snacks or drinks  for our wonderful volunteers!

If you can help, please contact the James Mowat Parent Council at

or call the school at 780-992-1272


If you haven’t contacted us, still feel free to show up on any of the build days to help out. 

Or bring some family and friends!  No one will be turned away.  

Fee Invoices are Now Available

As of September 2014, families are able to view and pay their 2014-2015 school fees through our online payment system – ACORN – which is accessible through the Parent Portal.

  1. Login to the Parent Portal
  2. Under the navigation menu, click on the student fees icon (the green dollar sign) to access the fee summary page for your child
  3. Click on the appropriate student name to review a detailed summary of fees to date
  4. Pay your fees online

School fees are due October 31, 2014.

Families who have provided a valid email address during registration will receive an emailed electronic copy of the same fee invoices on September 15. Even after you’ve paid your initial fees, please continue to monitor your ACORN account as additional fees may be added throughout the year (e.g., field trip and athletic team fees).

If you have trouble logging into the Parent Portal or questions regarding ACORN, please contact your child’s school.

Additional information and key dates regarding school fees are also available.

Tips and Guidelines for Home-School Communication

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has developed a Communication Protocol for Schools to provide a framework for communication between schools and our families. The purpose of this document is to guide, manage, and improve school-home communication by offering a standard format, structure, and sequence for regular, ongoing communication.

This document outlines how EIPS’ schools use a variety of communication formats, such as face-to-face meetings, email, Synrevoice, and social media. It also provides a process for parents/guardians to use if they need to bring forward a question or concern. We encourage families to review this information so they know what to expect and what we expect of families.

As communication changes, this document may also evolve. We will work to keep parents informed as any processes evolve and change.

The full EIPS Communication Protocol for Schools document is available at


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  • Oct 24Halloween Dance
    Hot Lunch Orders Due
  • Oct 27Parent Council Meeting
    From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Oct 30Retakes - School Photos
    Little Caesar's Pizza Kits - Pick Up Orders Today
    From 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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Student Attendance

Click here to report your child's absence from school.


Division Bus Status

Parent Teacher Interviews are October 22 & 23 from 4:30-7:30pm.

Go to to book your appointment (enter event code V9H73).