Dutch Weekly for February 11 - 17


All-School Announcements


Holland Hall Book Fair Preview Party

The Book Fair Preview Party, restricted to Holland Hall family members age 21 and over, is a special first look at the thousands of interesting, low-priced fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and rare books we'll have on sale for the general public at the Book Fair the next day. Come enjoy appetizers, drinks, good books, good friends, AND be entered into a drawing! You will have a chance to win one of several gift baskets including a wine basket, college prep basket, golf basket, travel basket, feng shui basket, and a parenting basket.


When: Friday, February 24, 6 - 8:30pm

Where: Middle School Gym
Cost: $25 per person


Click here to RSVP online. A password is required. Please contact Christy Zahn at czahn@hollandhall.org for the password or more information.



Speakeasy Auction Meeting
Do you love to decorate? Do you have some ideas for sign up parties?
 Everyone is welcome!


When: Monday, February 27 at 2pm
Where: Middle School Alumni Center


If you would like to donate an item click here to fill out a donation contract. 


Free tuition for a year! Raffle tickets are available for $100 (cash or check). Watch for volunteers selling them in the pick-up lines and at school events.


For more information or to donate items, please contact Christy Zahn at czahn@hollandhall.org.



Volunteer for the Book Fair
The Book Fair isn’t possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers. Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends – YOU are the reason the Book Fair continues to be one of Holland Hall’s most beloved and long-standing traditions.


There are many important volunteer positions available from set up to the Teacher Sale and Preview Party to the Book Fair itself! Please click here to read job descriptions of each position.


To sign up for a volunteer position, please click here or contact Christy Zahn, Special Events Coordinator and Parent Liaison, at czahn@hollandhall.org or (918)879-4738.



$10 Tickets to TU Basketball Game

Saturday, February 11 at 5pm, our 3rd Graders will sing the National Anthem at the TU Basketball game. All Holland Hall families are offered discount tickets to this game! To reserve your tickets, please call Kaleb, TU Event Coordinator, at (918) 631-3049 before 1pm on February 10. You will be given a special $10/ticket price, be seated together with other Holland Hall families, and given a complimentary ticket if you have a 3rd Grade singer.



Athletic Announcements
Upper School Spring Sports Meeting: The parent meeting for Upper School spring sports will be Wednesday, February 15 in the US Commons at 6:30pm. We will have a short general meeting, followed by individual meetings to meet coaches and ask questions about the upcoming spring season.


District Basketball Games: Dutch basketball will host 3A District 6 game vs. Cascia Hall on Saturday, February 18. Girls at 6:30pm, followed by boys at 8pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and students. Only coaches playoff passes will be accepted.


This is an OSSAA playoff event so DutchBacker passes are not valid.


1000 Point Club: Congratulations to sophomore Gabby Gregory for scoring her 1000th point vs. Lincoln Christian. Gabby now has 1005 points in her two seasons at Holland Hall!



It Really Adds Up – Retailers with “Give-Back” Programs
As you shop for Valentine gifts and items for spring break travels, please consider using a retailer with a “give-back” program. The following retailers donate a portion of your purchase price to Holland Hall and that gift goes straight to supporting our students and our school. If you know of another retailer that offers a similar program, please let us know so we can add Holland Hall to the recipient list. Happy shopping!

Office Depot
Provide Holland Hall school ID: 70083086

Amazon Smile
Choose Holland Hall as your charity
Choose Holland Hall as your cause
Nielsen’s Gifts
10% of each sale (mention Holland Hall at 
time of purchase)



Primary School

Primary School Admission Tour
If you know anyone who is interested in Primary School admission and would like a tour of the school, please encourage them to join us on Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30am, in the Primary School lobby. We will tour the entire Primary School, provide admission packets and answer questions about the school and the admission process.


If you have questions, please contact Susan Bibens at (918) 481-1111, ext. 4767.



Primary School Parents’ Association Meeting
Please join us on Thursday, February 16 at 8:15am in the Primary School Library! We will hear presentations on Primary School PE and Music programs, the upcoming Visiting Illustrator Author, and the Holland Hall Yearbook. Contact Shelley Carter or Bert Bibens for more information.



Upcoming Dates to Remember

February 11

Members of the 3rd Grade will sing the National Anthem at the TU Basketball game at 5pm.To reserve your discount tickets, please call Kaleb, TU Event Coordinator, at (918) 631-3049 before 1pm by February 10. You will be given a special $10/ticket price, be seated together with other Holland Hall families, and given a complimentary ticket for your 3rd Grade singer.


February 14
The Tulsa Opera is coming to the WAC to perform Little Red’s Most Unusual Day for the Primary School students as well as Kindergarten and 1st graders from McKinley Elementary (TPS) at 10am.



Middle School

Middle School Parents’ Association Meeting
We hope you can join us for our monthly Parents’ Association Meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at 8:15am in the Alumni Center. In addition to notes from Mr. Bicknell, Mr. Myers and Mrs. Gray will join us to discuss how we, as parents, can support our children in living positive digital lives.



Middle School Admission Tour
If you know anyone who is interested in Middle School admission and would like a tour of the school, please encourage them to join us on Tuesday, February 14 at 10am, in the Middle School library. We will tour the entire Middle School, provide admission packets and answer questions about the school and the admission process.


If you have questions, please contact Olivia Martin at (918) 481-1111, ext. 4740.



Upper School Open House for 8th Grade Parents

Are you the parent(s) of an 8th Grade student? Do you have questions about 9th Grade courses? The modular schedule? Upper School athletics and/or arts offerings? If so, please join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30am for an Upper School Open House designed just for you. You will observe morning meeting, hear from teachers and students, enjoy a light breakfast, and tour the building. We are excited to welcome your family to the Upper School and look forward to seeing you at the Open House.


If you have questions, please call Olivia Martin at (918) 481-1111, ext. 4740.



Middle School Day of Service Reminder
This past week, we sent an email to all MS parents with more details regarding one of our outreach projects on the Middle School Day of Service on February 23. Students will be putting together Kids' Packs for IronGate and we need to collect the items for those packs. As a reminder, we are asking each grade-level to bring in the following items by Tuesday, February 21.


4th Grade
765 non-refrigerated pudding cups. (That’s about 16/student.)


5th Grade
765 individual goldfish or pretzel bags. (That’s about 12/student)


6th Grade
765 individual goldfish or pretzel bags. (That’s about 12/student)


7th Grade
765 granola bars. (That’s about 11/student)


8th Grade
1020 100% juice boxes. (That’s about 14/student)


Thank you for your generosity as we pull together as a Middle School community to serve others!



Middle School Honor Choir at the Tulsa Oilers
The Middle School Honor Choir will sing the National Anthem at the Tulsa Oilers ice hockey game on February 24.



Student Math Festival at TU
On Saturday, March 25, the University of Tulsa is hosting a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival to inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The event will take place from 9-11:30am at the Student Union - Allen Chapman Activity Center.


This free event is open to Middle School students in 6th-8th Grade, but preregistration is required. Registration and more information can be found at jrmfattu.utulsa.edu. Additionally, you will need to bring a completed Photo Consent Form with you.

More information about Julia Robinson Mathematical Festivals which take place at numerous locations around the country can be found at jrmf.org.



Upper School


Winter Social at the Roller Rink

The Social Committee of student government is excited to announce that our winter social will be on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7pm at Broken Arrow Roller Sports. The theme is “Galaxy”!



Upper School Culture Week
The week of February 13-17 will be Culture Week during morning meeting. We will have French, Spanish, and Chinese songs by our students, martial arts performances, dances, and food booths hosted by our cultural clubs. Please join us for these performances in morning meeting!



Looking Forward: AP Exams
If your child plans to take an AP test this spring and is NOT currently enrolled in an AP class at Holland Hall (such as AP chemistry or AP Calculus), we need to know if he/she is taking an exam and currently qualifies for accommodations. For example, many of our seniors choose to take one of the AP English exams. Please contact Whitney Schmidt at wschmidt@hollandhall.org if your child is in this situation by Wednesday, February 15.



Class Rings
Tuesday, February 21, a Josten’s representative will be on campus to meet with Sophomores about class rings. An information packet will be given to the students to bring home. The Josten’s representative will return Monday, February 27 at 7:30am to take orders.



Looking to April
Career Shadow Day and Service Day will take place April 6-7. Just under half of our student body will be at the ISAS Arts Festival on these days. Those who are at Holland Hall are being asked to set up a shadow day with a professional in the community for Thursday, April 6. On Friday, April 7, students will be on campus during the morning and then off campus for the rest of the day. Next week, we will send materials home with students. Please be sure to look over the information and let us know if you have questions! We are asking students to nail down their Career Shadow Day by Monday, February 27.



Announcement for 9th Grade Parents

As part of our unit on Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, on Wednesday, February 22, all 9th Graders will participate in a field trip to explore Oklahoma’s relationship to the Dust Bowl, Route 66, and other historical contexts of the novel.


We will begin by going to the Woody Guthrie Museum in downtown Tulsa. After a presentation and tour of the museum, we will enjoy lunch from "Food Truck Wednesday" on the Guthrie Green. Then we will head down the Historic Route 66, including sights in Tulsa and out near Sapulpa. The observations that students make from this experience will culminate in a visual essay assignment. Here are the details...


• Trip date — Wednesday, February 22 (
E day)
9:10am — Load HH buses and depart
— Return to Holland Hall
• Students involved in athletics are expected to attend required practices.


• Students will need to bring at least $10 for
 lunch, or pack a lunch to eat at Guthrie Green.
• Students should bring their phones or camera in order to take pictures, record sounds, etc.
We are excited to provide this experience-based learning opportunity. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Please contact Michael Berglund or Eder J. Williams McKnight with questions.



College Counseling

SAT Test Registration
TODAY, Friday, February 10, is the regular registration deadline for the March 11 SAT test.


Note: There are no Subject Tests (SAT II's) administered on this date.


The late registration deadline is February 28, however, there is an additional fee.


Click here to register for the SAT test.



Summer Program Suggestions

Click here to view an updated list of summer program suggestions.


For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashley Lowry at alowry@hollandhall.org.


Diversity, in all of its forms, is important to an outstanding, world class education. To that point, did you know that Holland Hall students represent over 40 different zip codes in and around Tulsa? What's more, we also have students who attend from as far away as China. Along with a bedrock academic foundation, Holland Hall students also learn from all of these different backgrounds and perspectives!



PreS/JrK: 11,888

Kindergarten: 17,786

1st Grade: 11,904

2nd Grade: 18,238

3rd Grade: 14,466

4th Grade: 13,355

5th Grade: 14,590

6th Grade: 16,013

7th Grade: 10,353

8th Grade: 18,977

9th Grade: 12,951

10th Grade: 25,379

11th Grade: 9,588

12th Grade: 13,128


This is your last weekend to donate books, toys, games, etc. prior to this years Book Fair as the white bins will be removed on Monday, February 13 until after the Book Fair.



February 11

US Roller Rink Party

9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


7pm, 4th-6th Grade Movie Night, MS Black Box


February 13

6pm, Heritage Museum, Holliman Gallery


February 14

4th Grade Crosstown Learning Center Field Trip


JK/K/2nd Grade Valentine Parties


8:15am, Middle School Parents’ Assoc Mtg, Alumni Center


8:30am, PS Admission Tour


10am, MS Admission Tour


February 15
9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


1pm - pick-up, MS Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 16

5th Grade Engineering Fair, MS Gymnastics Room


7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


8:15am, Primary School Parents’ Assoc Mtg, PS Library


9:15am, Admission Play Day


12pm, Upper School Parents’ Assoc Mtg, Alumni Center


February 18
9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 20

Winter Break - NO CLASSES


February 21

6:30pm, 3rd to 4th Grade Transition Mtg, MS Library


February 21-24
8am - 4pm, Book Fair Set-up


February 23-24

7pm, US Production, Newman Theatre


February 23

7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


February 24

6pm - 8:30pm, Book Fair Preview Party


February 25
8am - 5pm, 57th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair



March 1
8:15am, Ash Wednesday Service, All Saints Chapel


3:30pm, Ash Wednesday Service, All Saints Chapel


March 2
7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


March 3
8:15am, Coffee w/College Counseling, Alumni Center


March 6
6:30pm, Freshman/ Sophomore Parent Night, US Lecture Center


March 7
8:15am, MS/US Admission Testing


9:15am, PS Admission Play Day


2pm, 4/5 Grade Music Program, Branch Theatre or Chapel


March 8
9am, Book Fair Wrap Up Mtg, Alumni Center


March 9
7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


March 10
10am, 2nd Grade Father’s Coffee, Classroom


March 13 – 17
Spring Break


March 21
8:15am, MS/US Admission Testing


8:30am, PS Admission Tour


8:45am, US Admission Tour


March 22
8:45am, US Admission Tour


March 23
7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


6pm, Dutch Divine, Spain Ranch


March 24
7th Grade to Greenwood


2:15pm, 1st Grade Ocean Play, Newman Theatre


March 27
7th Grade to Greenwood


March 28
5:30pm, Spring Phonathon, IA Office


6:30pm, 8th to 9th Pre-Enrollment Mtg, MS Library


March 29
6:30pm, Senior Parent Dinner, Primary School Gym


March 30
All School Evening Parent Conferences


7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


March 31
All School Parent Conferences, NO CLASSES



Upper School
D days, 8:15 - 8:45am

6th–8th Grade
D days, 10:50 - 11:25am
4th and 5th Grade
D days, 2:05 - 2:30pm

Holy Eucharist Service – All-Family, Faculty, & Staff
Thursdays, 7:15 - 7:45am
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm-4pm







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