Proud to be part of Elk Island Public Schools

James Mowat Elementary

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

Have a Happy and Safe Summer!

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What a fantastic year we have had at James Mowat.  On behalf of all the JMW staff, thank you to the students and parents for all your hard work this year.  Students, it is incredible to see how much everyone has learned and grown this year...and not just in height but also in how you think about your abilities and talents!

The office will re-open Monday, August 24 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  

Classes resume on Monday, August 31 at 8:25 am.  Class lists will be posted in the gym on the morning of August 31.

Kindergarten Orientation days (Please contact the office after August 24 if you haven't signed up for an orientation day)

  • Monday, August 31
  • Tuesday, September 1
  • Thursday, September 3

Kindergarten classes resume on Friday, September 4

Registering your Child

If you need to register your child for the 2015–2016 school year, you can do so by downloading the registration package from: or dropping by on:

  • Monday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • 8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring the child's birth certificate.

School Supplies

Don’t forget, if you ordered school supplies through Write-On Stationary, they will be available to pick up at the office on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!  Spend lots of time with your family and don’t forget to read a good book!


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, basketball team, 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.


Information Regarding Acorn and Student Fees

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system.  Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2014 – 2015 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost materials may be added until school lets out for the summer. 

For outstanding fees for 2014 – 2015, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2015 – 2016 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal.  After July 2, 2015, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.

All fees for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be available at the beginning of September.  PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted.  The course change deadline is September 11, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Karen Bidniak at 780-992-1272.

Pre-Order School Supplies for Next Year

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James Mowat School has chosen to offer the parents of children planning to attend James Mowat School next year the opportunity to pre-purchase their school supplies.  Write-On Stationary will purchase, package and deliver all of your children's school supplies for the next year.  As a part of this service, Write-On also provides pre-printed labels.

If you would like to purchase your school supplies through this program, please complete the order form which was sent home with students in early June and return it to your son or daughter's teacher no later than June 17, 2015.

Payment may be made by:

On-Line order (through our website

Cash (attached to order form)

VISA / MC (information written on order form)

Cheque (attached to form (payable to WRITE-ON STATIONERY SUPPLIES INC.))

All orders received by June 17, 2015, will be packaged, returned to the school and available for pick up on August 27 or 28 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. This will give you one less thing to worry about over the summer and provide you with one less expense in September.

For copies of the school supply lists and order forms click here.

Tim Horton's Camp Day

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Thank you to our Principal, Mr. Lastiwka, for supporting Tim Horton's Camp Day on Wednesday, June 3, 2015!  You did a great job!

Kindergarten Registration

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

For more information on our ECS program, please see our ECS page.

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.


Summer Youth Camps

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Next Step Continuing Education offers a variety of camps "to keep the youth in your household engaged and active this summer!"  For more information, please see the EIPS Continuing Education website.


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!

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Remember to check out our June newsletter.

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Student Attendance

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


Division Bus Status

First day of classes is August 31, 2015

Have a fantastic & safe summer!!