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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.


Weekly Circles

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Every Monday at 9:30, we have circle time.  Students come to the gym and they are in small group 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 success.  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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Gift Card Fundraiser 2014

Once again, James Mowat School is fundraising through Gift Cards.  This year, we are offering a larger variety of gift cards, not just for groceries anymore. 

For the Holiday Season only, we are selling Gift Cards to a number of different vendors.  These Gift Cards do NOT expire and are available in many denominations to suit your needs.  What a great idea for those difficult people to buy for, or even for Businesses to give to their Employees!

Below is the order form with all the different participating retailers.  You can order as many gift cards as you wish, to as many different retailers as you choose.


Only cash or cheque is accepted.  We require exact amount of cash.  Change will not be provided.  Cheques are to be made payable to James Mowat School Parent Advisory Association (JMSPAA).  

Order forms are due back by November 18, 2014, and we hope to have the cards available at the school by December 10.

Thank you for supporting this fundraising initiative.

FundScrip Order Form

List of Retailers

Say Hello to our NEW Playground!

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A heartfelt thank you to all the parents, staff, students, friends and community members who helped make our new playground a reality!

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. 

Halloween Dance

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Another amazing Family Halloween Dance!  Thank you so much to Cheri Peichel and the other volunteers for organizing and decorating this fantastic event.  You can go to the Photo Galleries webpage to see pictures of some of the wonderful costumes.

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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  • Nov 28Report Cards Sent Home
  • Dec 1Track Team Practice
    From 7:45 am to 8:25 am
  • Dec 3No Kindergarten
    Hot Lunch
    Early Dismissal
    Gr. 1 and 2 Field Trip to Peter Pan Production
    From 9:15 am to 11:30 am
    SYNC Field Trip to Southfort Bend Gardens
    From 9:15 am to 11:15 am

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Student Attendance

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Division Bus Status

It's getting colder...time to bring out the warm jackets, hats and gloves!!