Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School
Welcome to James Mowat Elementary, “A Caring School”. Our goal is to look after the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students during the school day. James Mowat is an elementary school serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school day is broken into 30 minute periods. We offer the regular elementary program with French as a Second Language for four periods a week starting in Grade 4.
At James Mowat, we incorporate the principles of restorative practice in our everyday life. We use the principles of restorative practice when dealing with discipline issues as well as incorporating it into our weekly circles. Our Character Education Program focuses on helping students learn characteristics that will help them to succeed both academically and socially throughout their school career and someday when they are in the work force. It also gives us a common focus and language within the school which is used by the staff and students when discussing school behaviour and expectations.
A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available for students who choose to participate (examples include choir, safety patrols, school council, track team, hand chimes, newspaper club, badminton club, SYNC, adopt-a-shelf, basketball team, and chess club). Information on these activities and events can be found in the monthly newsletters which are posted on our school website.
Please take some time to browse our site to see for yourself all of the great things that happen at our school.
First Day of School - Tuesday, September 4
To learn more about Back to School visit eips.ca
Kindergarten classes start Tuesday, September 3
Kindergarten classes have a staggered entry (September 3-6). If you are unsure of your child's start day, please contact the school office at 780-992-1272. Regular classes will begin the week of September 9 for both Track A & B kindergarten students. We look forward to meeting all of our kindergarten students!
Haven’t registered for the 2019-20 school year yet? That’s ok, there’s still time. Simply complete the New Student Registration Form. For tips on filling out the form, see How to Register a New Student.
At James Mowat, we love volunteers! For the safety of our students, staff and volunteers, please always sign in at the office. Thank you!
Purchasing school materials? Before you shop, check your child’s school supply list.
Tools for School
If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2019-20 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten to Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, the backpacks are respectfully distributed to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Services office at 780-464-3477.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2019-20 school year have received a tentative route schedule and the applicable invoice—transportation fees can be paid online by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal or at the EIPS Student Transportation office.
Haven’t registered for Student Transportation yet? There’s still time.
Contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Bus passes and updated route information are mailed to families in August.
Still have questions about school startup?
We look forward to a great year ahead and seeing all of our students back on September 3!
How the year has flown by and here we are with summer minutes to fill! For those rainy days and quiet evenings, here are some sites that might make it easier to fit in some reading.
This is a free site that you have to sign-up for. You can make individual accounts for each child and customize the books to age appropriate interests. It’s also available as an APP for your phone or tablet. All bases are covered. Books at your fingertips without having to keep track of them on your summer travels.
Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 6 – 14
This is a great site with lists of age appropriate titles to help steer their search in the right direction when you are at the library or they are bored with everything and need some new ideas for books.