Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School - the "Home of the Jays".
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, basketball team, SYNC (Seniors & Youth Networking Communities), Handchimes 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.
Parent Teacher Interviews - February 11 & 12, 2015
Our next round of parent teacher interviews will be February 11th and 12th from 4:30-7:30pm. Conferences will be scheduled using the same online booking system as was used last October. To book your conference(s) please go to http://www.schoolinterviews.ca, type in event code HPA6T. The online booking system will open on February 1, 2015. Interview times will be set for 10 minute blocks for a one on one conference time with the teacher (grades 1-6).
You may also set up meeting times with Mrs. Sikora (Music), Mme. Bossert (French), Mrs. MacNutt (Counselor), Mrs. Sauder (Assistant Principal) and Mr. Lastiwka (Principal).
Extra scheduled times will be available for ECS Thursday, February 12th (8:30-11 and 1-3pm). There will be NO KINDERGARTEN on this day. These will be student led conferences (30 minute blocks) with three families scheduled in each block.
All Interviews will be scheduled through the booking system.
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to our school from February 9-13, 2015. The book fair will be open during the day and will also be open during Parent/Teacher Interviews. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the book fair. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Statham at 780-992-1272 or email@example.com.
The school is now accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration forms can be obtained from the school office or online at:
When submitting your registration form, please remember to bring your child’s birth certificate with you so the office staff can make a copy, as required by Alberta Education. We also require documentation indicating proof of residency for families new to our school (i.e. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).
Your child may begin Kindergarten in September 2015 if he/she will be five years of age on or before December 31, 2015.
Registration Guides, with a spotlight on Kindergarten, can be obtained from the office or viewed online at www.eips.ca
For more information on our ECS program, please see our ECS page.
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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Say Hello to our NEW Playground!
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 http://www.eips.ca/parents.