Welcome message from school principal
At École Annie Whiskeychan Memorial Elementary School, we are committed to providing a safe, caring and rich learning environment for all students. In partnership with our parents, & community. Student well-being and achievement are our top priority. We encourage every student to reach his or her full potential in an inclusive community and to live and work in a multi-lingual centre. We hope to nurture, support and inspire students on their road to becoming compassionate, confident and responsible graduates.
We remind you to like us on Facebook and visit this page and our calendar for upcoming events and information. We also ask that you ensure that we always have your updated contact numbers as well as an email address. We regularly send out information through email. Our office door is always open, and we welcome you to come in and discuss any ideas, questions or concerns that you might have. We look forward to working in partnership with you for a successful school year!
Des livres on en mange
Cook for Books (Des Livres, on en mange!) is an innovative program for the French sector students. A collaboration between Cree Health Board and the Cree School Board, the objectives are to increase literacy level and cooking skills through fun and hands-on workshops.
Once or twice a week, four (4) different students prepare healthy snacks with Joanie Flibotte, nutritionist from the Cree Health Board. While the "snacks" are in the oven, Annie Loyer, remedial teacher from EAWMS, reads the students a story. The students enjoy their snack and after, they choose a book they like from our collection and take it home with them, as a gift. We believe that in order to increase the students literacy level, family must be involved, and having books at home is a good start.
The extra snack are put on sale for community members and the money is used to get more books for the students.
Like an Open Book
We believe in community involvement. So, to help improve our students' literacy levels, we engaged community members to model reading for our students. We wanted to show them that everyone can read, not only their teacher in the classroom: the chief is reading, the deputy chief is reading, the doctors and nurses are reading, the electricians are reading, the fireman and policeman are reading, etc. Starting as a pilot in May 2019, (Our School is) Like an Open Book was such a great success, it was repeated for the 2019-2020 school year.
We have three (3) buses. We provide transportation for the Pre-K to Grade 2 students.
Our students benefit from a custom-designed behavioural enrichment program. SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) teaches students to think through the consequences of their actions.
Our school runs on a Response to Intervention model. The RTI model ensures that students are meeting specific learning targets and that there are interventions/supports in place for those students struggling to meet specific targets and/or extension activities planned for those students who have already mastered the target
Students whose could benefit from one-on-one support outside the classroom are given the alternative to spend 3 to 5 days in this off-site program.
Pre-K and Kindergarten are offered on site to 4 and 5 year olds.
Lunch-time and after school activities are available to students through our partnership with Youth Fusion. Some of the activities include robotics, leadership development, media, and healthy living.
Waskaganish QC J0M 1R0
P.O. Box 1874
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.