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Free Tickets to Hamilton Bulldogs Game!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Hamilton Bulldogs donated 175 tickets to this Saturday’s Hamilton Bulldogs game versus the Saginaw Spirit. The game is at first Ontario Place and starts at 4:00 pm. If you would like free tickets for the game, please contact Adelaide Hoodless (905-549-1339) or Mrs. Simpson … Read more about Free Tickets to Hamilton Bulldogs Game!

How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.

New North Secondary School Information

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please see below for important information regarding the new north secondary school scheduled to open in 2019. If you would like to be a parent representative, please contact Mrs. Simpson.We are now preparing to restart the transition process for the new north secondary school projected … Read more about New North Secondary School Information

Important letter regarding school entry

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Good Afternoon,Please see attached for a important letter going home today regarding school entry. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. entry letter november 23

HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.

French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.

Lockdown Drill

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The lockdown drill was conducted at 12:15 pm in conjunction with the Hamilton Police Service. The lockdown ended at approximately 12:25 pm. The Hamilton Police Service congratulates Adelaide Hoodless students on a successful lockdown. The students were quiet and followed staff direction.If you have any … Read more about Lockdown Drill

Lockdown Drill Today

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Adelaide will be holding our first of two mandatory lockdown drills today. The drill will be held at 12:15 in collaboration with the Hamilton Police Service.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

NCCH First Gear Program Opportunity!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The National Cycling Centre Hamilton is offering an incredible opportunity for youth to become involved in cycling. Please see the attached flyer for information.

Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up. 

View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.

Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.

Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).

The open house is taking place on 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m. 

French Immersion Boundary Review Advisory Panel Meeting #2

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

On October 26, 2017, HWDSB staff held a public consultation meeting to provide community input regarding the recommendations for French Immersion boundaries and school locations for Lower Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.
To support ongoing community input, we are meeting with the Advisory Panel to review data from the public meeting and collaboratively identify key information to help Trustees to make an informed decision on December 18, 2017.
Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Glen Brae Middle School

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.

The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.

To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at 

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Please join us for our planting day tomorrow Saturday, October 28th at 9:00 am. It will be a fun day for all! We are planting rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. We are welcoming donations of food, drink, and labour!All of these … Read more about Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

De-pave Schedule for Saturday, October 28th

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hello Adelaide Friends! The weather looks nice and dry for the next few days so we’ll be letting the soil we added over the past few days settle. We have more soil to add as a community so we will need LOTS of volunteers for … Read more about De-pave Schedule for Saturday, October 28th

Green Venture Planting Day Saturday, October 28 9:00-3:00

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Things are getting exciting around Adelaide Hoodless! The permeable pathway is almost installed. We are in the process of moving soil into the gardens. The plants and trees will be delivered Friday in preparation of our planting day on Saturday.We need all the volunteers we … Read more about Green Venture Planting Day Saturday, October 28 9:00-3:00

Playground revitalization is happening…

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Adelaide Playground Revitalization project is in top-gear!! Installation of the permeable pathways started today! We are looking for any volunteers to help us move soil tomorrow.

Letter regarding playground

Monday, October 23, 2017

Please see the letter below regarding our playground revitalization.

October Newsletter

Friday, October 20, 2017

Please see attached for our October newsletter. October Newsletter to post

Green Venture Waiver Form

Friday, October 20, 2017

Please find attached the waiver form for our planting day scheduled for October 28th. All participants must sign a waiver. Waiver forms will be available at the event.If students wish to volunteer (and we really want them to!) and they aren’t coming with their parents, … Read more about Green Venture Waiver Form

East Hamilton & Lower Stoney Creek French Immersion Boundary Review Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As the French Immersion program is moving from Glen Echo and Glen Brae, let us know where you feel the program should be moved to in East Hamilton and Lower Stoney Creek.

Please consider joining us at an upcoming French Immersion Boundary Review public meeting on Thursday, October 26 at Glendale Secondary School.

Click on the title of this post to learn more.

Our New Sign!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The sign was installed a few months ago, but we were only finally hooked up today! We look forward to sharing messages with our community.

Exciting Things Happening at Adelaide!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We had a highly successful depave day on October 14. Excavationbegan today in anticipation of our planting day on October 28th. We ask that our neighbours and friends keep an eye on our playground after hours and on the weekend to ensure our construction fence … Read more about Exciting Things Happening at Adelaide!

Depaving Day a Success at Adelaide Hoodless

Monday, October 16, 2017

The sounds of pry bars, sledgehammers and elbow grease filled the play area at Adelaide Hoodless elementary this weekend, as a record-setting crowd of volunteers helped to depave the playground.

More than 80 volunteers helped the central Hamilton school remove 2,250 square feet of asphalt in less than three hours to clear an area for planting.

What An Amazing Day!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thank you to the 100+ community members, parents, students, and staff who came out today to participate in the depave paradise initiative at Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School. It was an amazing day and accomplishment.We removed 2200 square feet of asphalt by hand. Everyone worked as … Read more about What An Amazing Day!!!

Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.

Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.

Wednesday, November  1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m. 

Depave Update – Urgent

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

With the impending weather forecast, we have had to change the date our contractor comes to cut the asphalt. Please be advised that tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11, the contractor will be on site cutting the asphalt. Access to the creative and portions of the main … Read more about Depave Update – Urgent

School Council Nomination Forms

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Please find attached the school council nomination forms. We apologize for the delay in getting them out. We had difficulty locating the forms.There will be a school council meeting Wednesday, October at 6:00 pm in the staff room. All are welcome to attend. school council self nomination form 2017 2018 school council nomination form

Sub Day Order Forms

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Please find attached the order form for subway days. Please note orders for those Friday were due today. subway form

Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.

Hold and Secure

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Please see attached for the Hold and Secure letter outlining today’s Hold and Secure event at Adelaide Hoodless. hold and secure letter

Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more

Orange Shirt Day Friday, September 29

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Friday Please see attached for information regarding Orange Shirt Day being held this Friday, September 29 at Adelaide Hoodless.

School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.

There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.

Engineering Opportunity for Kids at McMaster

Monday, September 25, 2017

Please see the link below for exciting opportunities for our kids at McMaster University.

New Tab

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Please visit the new tab on our web page that provides you with up-to-date information on activities for students.Also, please ensure your child is dressed in comfortable clothing and has lots of water to keep cool for the upcoming week. As we are under a … Read more about New Tab

Pizza and Yogurt!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Please see attached for information regarding pizza and yogurt sales.Popcorn – Tuesday and Thursday Second Break $2.00 a bagPizza – Wednesday Second Break $1.50 a slice (first come first served, please bring a snack just in case we sell out).TCBY Yogurt (starting September 25th) Monday … Read more about Pizza and Yogurt!

PA Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Please be reminded that Friday, September 22 is a Professional Activity Day. Teachers will be in school learning. There is no school for students.

Terry Fox Run

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The annual Terry Fox run is tomorrow afternoon at Gage Park. Student participation is important, so please make sure your child brings in his/her walking trip form (sent home on the first day of school). Our goal is to raise $500 for this cause.

HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

September newsletter

Monday, September 11, 2017

Please find attached the updated September newsletter. September newsletter

September Newsletter

Friday, September 08, 2017

The incorrect version of the September newsletter was posted. The correct version will be posted shortly. The first three pages of the newsletter were correct. The remaining pages were archived pages that somehow merged into the file. Mrs. N. Simpson september 2017

Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Adelaide Hoodless, Memorial City to see playgrounds revitalized

Thursday, September 07, 2017

In co-ordination with City of Hamilton Councillor, Matthew Green (Ward 3), Adelaide Hoodless and Memorial City elementary schools will have their playgrounds revitalized for September 2018.

Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.

Exciting Announcement September 7th!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Please join us at 8:30 am on Thursday, September 7th to hear exciting news about Adelaide’s playground transformation! Everyone is welcome to join us on the back playground.

Welcome to Adelaide!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year!We are excited to get back to learning in our amazing Adelaide Hoodless community. I have spent many days down in the neighbourhood ensuring construction was happening according to timelines. It is such a great experience riding through our neighbourhood … Read more about Welcome to Adelaide!

Shortened Registration Hours Thursday, August 31

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Office staff are working off-site today uploading data for the 2017/2018 school year. The office will be open from 12:00-3:00 pm.Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kindergarten Start Date

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tuesday, September 5 is year one kindergarten interview day. You should have a time scheduled with your child’s teacher for this intake meeting.Wednesday, September 6 is the start day for all FDK students (year one and year two). Please enter in the kindergarten play area … Read more about Kindergarten Start Date

School Starts Soon!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just a reminder that school starts on Tuesday, September 5th at 8:50. It is important all students arrive on time to meet their teachers.Classes will assemble on the playground to meet their teachers. Primary classes will line up by the new gym doors on the … Read more about School Starts Soon!

We are now on twitter!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Follow us @adelaidehwdsb for up to date information as it happens.

De-Pave Paradise Playground Project

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Adelaide has received a Green Ventures Grant to de-pave a part of our playground and to add trees and nature space. This is something all of our community has identified as a priority.Please complete the brief survey below as we want to hear as many … Read more about De-Pave Paradise Playground Project

June Letter

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Good Afternoon,Please find attached the June letter.Please have a safe, happy, and restful summer. See you all on September 5th! june 29th letter

Report Cards Go Home June 27th

Monday, June 26, 2017

The last day of school is Thursday, June 29th.

Exciting things happening at Adelaide!

Friday, June 09, 2017

You may have noticed the front sign at Adelaide is missing. It was removed Wednesday, June 7th to accommodate the installation of a digital sign. The digital sign will allow us to share information quickly and efficiently. The new sign is also a harbinger of … Read more about Exciting things happening at Adelaide!

Exciting Things Happen at Adelaide

Friday, June 09, 2017

You may have noticed the front sign at Adelaide is missing. It was removed Wednesday, June 7th to accommodate the installation of a digital sign. The digital sign will allow us to share information quickly and efficiently. The new sign is also a harbinger of … Read more about Exciting Things Happen at Adelaide

Kiwanis Youth Recognition Award

Friday, June 09, 2017

On Wednesday, July 7th, two Adelaide Hoodless students were awarded the Kiwanis Youth Recognition Award for their commitment to creating a positive school environment and service to the school community. This year the recipients are: Kerissa Emery Jonathan Gunnell Kerissa and Jonathan along with their … Read more about Kiwanis Youth Recognition Award

Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.

Mumps Fact Sheet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pleas HPD 08 040 Mumps Fact Sheet Feb 2015

HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.

Adelaide Artists Art Sale

Monday, May 08, 2017

Due to a generous HWDSB Foundation grant and from the success of our inaugural event last year, Adelaide Hoodless is proud to present our 2nd ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT!”

Adelaide Hoodless Open House and Art Show

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Adelaide Hoodless Open House is being held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 (classroom visits). Our second annual Adelaide Hoodless Art Show and Sale is being held in the gymnasium from 5:30-7:00. This is an amazing opportunity for you to own an original … Read more about Adelaide Hoodless Open House and Art Show

Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.

A Few Spots Left For Science Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017

If you would like to participate with your child in tonight’s MCYU Science night, there are still a few spots left. We will be running one session at 6:00 pm. It will be Microbes! Please print off and fill in the registration form posted again … Read more about A Few Spots Left For Science Night

Adelaide Hoodless Family Science Night

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Adelaide Hoodless School, in partnership with McMaster Children and Youth University, is holding a family science night. This FREE night is open to Adelaide Hoodless Families with students in grades 4-8. Please see the attached registration form.The registration form must be returned by Monday, April … Read more about Adelaide Hoodless Family Science Night

13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.

Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates

Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.

Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help

Tim Horton’s Camping Trip Shortened

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Please be advised that there was a flood at the Tim Horton’s camp. The students will be returning tonight at approximately 6:00 pm. Calls are being made to the parents of students affected.Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.

Kindergarten Information Session

Friday, March 31, 2017

Students new to kindergarten in September 2017 and their caregivers are invited to attend a kindergarten information evening on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30-6:30.This information session allows you to meet the amazing FDK team at Adelaide, visit the classrooms, and meet with community partners such … Read more about Kindergarten Information Session


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

McMaster Children and Youth University has been conducting inquiry-based learning sessions with our junior and intermediate classes since January. This valuable learning experience brings groups of facilitators in from McMaster to work with students in science-based inquiries. It has been an exciting experience for everyone … Read more about JUST CONFIRMED…MCYU SCIENCE NIGHT!

Fundapalooza is Coming Soon

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Adelaide Hoodless Home and School Association is hosting Fundapalooza on Saturday, April 22. Tickets are $10.00 and are available through the AHHSA.

Looking for Nutrition Volunteers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Our nutrition program provides every student in our school with access to a nutritious morning snack. The food is purchased through grants we have received (Tastebuds and Bulldogs) and also through fundraising efforts by our Home and School.We require volunteer support to help prepare the … Read more about Looking for Nutrition Volunteers

Things are getting busy at Adelaide…

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The soup fest that was held on March 2 by Ms. Kondo’s class raised over $2000 to send a student with Autism to a specialized summer camp with one to one support for campers. Adelaide was profiled in the Spectator as well as on the … Read more about Things are getting busy at Adelaide…

HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.

Jump Rope for Heart is Coming!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring is spring so let’s get jumping. Jump rope for heart kick-off assembly is scheduled for April 11th! Start jumping now so we can be in the best shape for the event. Let’s set a goal and surpass it!

Soup Fest a Great Success!!

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Adelaide Hoodless First Annual Soup Fest to raise funds to send a student with special education needs to camp was a great success! Ms. Kond’s 5/6 class planned, organized and executed an amazing event that raised over $2000 to send grade 8 student Lawson … Read more about Soup Fest a Great Success!!

Congrats to our Profiling Excellence Winners

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

At the Board meeting Feb. 27, HWDSB was proud to recognize the following students and staff with Profiling Excellence Awards.

Playground Consultation Meeting Postponed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The community playground consultation meeting scheduled for today, Wednesday, February 22 has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. A new date will be shared once it is determined. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Adelaide Hoodless Phones Are Down

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Please be advised that the phones are not working at Adelaide. We are able to receive incoming calls on one line only. We can only make intermittent outgoing calls on our emergency line (which is our fax number). We are unable to pick up any … Read more about Adelaide Hoodless Phones Are Down

Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.

Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Monday, January 23, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.

A Very Special Thank You

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Adelaide is so fortunate to have numerous community partners who ensure our students are given opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of their educational lives. Please see our attached newsletter with a complete list of our fabulous supports.Living Hope ChurchHillfield Strathallan CollegeLowes CanadaGoeman’s ApplicancesHamilton-Wentworth … Read more about A Very Special Thank You

January Newsletter

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

image2017-01-10-114158 january newsletter (2)Please see attached for our January newsletter.Adelaide Hoodless was selected “School of the Year” by “Food for Kids”. The school will receive a special award on January 12, 2017.