Welcome back to the 2015 - 2016 school year! We hope you and your family had a great summer. We are already looking forward to a fantastic year!
Grade 1 - 6 classes resume on Monday, August 31 at 8:25 am. Class lists will be posted in the gym on the morning of August 31 so please come into the gym at the 8:25 am bell. Staff will be available to help you find your class.
Kindergarten Orientation days (Please contact the office 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 still need to register your child for the 2015–2016 school year, it's not too late. You can do so by downloading the registration package from: http://www.eips.ca/registration or dropping by the school office during school hours. Please remember to bring your child's birth certificate.
The school supplies orders have arrived and are ready for pick up. School supply lists can also be found for each grade under "About Us".
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, 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.
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 https://www.studentquickpay.com/eips. 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.
Tim Horton's Camp Day
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.