Dutch Weekly

August 19 – 25

All-School Announcements

Solar Eclipse Safety at Holland Hall
While we are all excited about the solar eclipse on Monday, Holland Hall has the following guidelines in place to keep all students safe during this rare event. All NASA-approved glasses are checked by faculty and staff to ensure there are no cracks or scratches.


Early PreK – 5th Grade
During the timeframe of the eclipse, approximately11:30 am-2:30 pm, all regular outside activities will be rescheduled for inside.

For older grades, any structured activities for viewing the eclipse will only be conducted with individual parent permission and with school-provided, NASA-approved glasses.


6th – 8th Grade
Any structured activities for viewing the eclipse will only be conducted with individual parent permission and with school-provided, NASA-approved glasses.
Recess will still happen outside under the close supervision and guidance of faculty.


9th – 12th Grade
Students are being educated about the eclipse in Morning Meetings. Students may view the eclipse only with school-provided, NASA-approved glasses.

Approximately 50 students are traveling to Kansas with our astronomy teacher to view the totality.

NASA footage will be available to view in the WAC theater for those who would like to see the eclipse during free mods.



Construction and Traffic on Campus

Thank you for your patience and caution during the first few days back to school! As we all continue to get used to new traffic patterns and accommodate construction on the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center, please keep safety in mind, watch carefully for pedestrians, and obey the speed limit and traffic laws.


View maps and learn more about pick-up and drop-off changes »


Dutch Spirit Night
Come out to watch the varsity Dutch football team scrimmage Heritage Hall at Hardesty Field. We will recognize the fall athletic teams on Friday, August 18 at 6 pm. The Dutch Zone will also be open with the latest gear.


2016-2017 Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be distributed in a few weeks. We ordered a few extra, so if you’d like to join the waiting list, please email Shirley Sokolosky atssokolosky@hollandhall.org.


Book Fair Donation Bins have Moved
The new drop-off for all Book Fair donations is located at the Primary School Annex, just inside the East Gate by the Primary School. Click here to view the map. Thank you for your donations!


Calling Youth Rowers for the 2017-18 Season

The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association (TYRA) is looking for 8th-12th Graders to join their competitive rowing program. Learn to row or brush up on your skills at Basic Training August 21–September 1Interested? Learn more or register at okrowing.org or email Head Coach Tamara Clayton at coacht@okrowing.org.


Wear YELLOW in Honor of the Eclipse!
All Primary School students and teachers may wear yellow clothing items this coming Monday, August 21, to celebrate the solar eclipse. Beyond yellow clothing items, everything else that is worn should be in keeping with the Primary School uniform policy.

Example: A yellow shirt and shoes, but everything else should look like a normal school day.


Cafeteria Volunteers Needed
Primary School student lunches are served by parent volunteers and we need your help for this upcoming school year! There are several days of the month that are still open. Shifts are 11:20 – 1 pm. Duties include serving lunch and cleaning tables in-between grades. Can’t commit monthly? Consider being a substitute and add your name to the list. The sign-up sheet can be accessed by clicking here.

For more information, email Primary School Cafeteria Coordinator, Linh Mokhtee atlinh.mokhtee@gmail.com.


3rd Grade Scouts
Time to sign up for 3rd grade Scouts! Anyone interested in having their 3rd Grader join the Pack 44 Bears Den, please contact JJ Hurley at (918) 230-8878 or D.J. Lees at (918) 857-1221.


Middle School Lunch Room Volunteers Needed!
We still need volunteers to fill the schedule. The shifts are from 11:10 am-12:45 pm and we have open shifts available MondayWednesday most weeks. Your time is so appreciated!

Please contact Kathleen Jones kathleenjones50@gmail.come or Theresa Melegamtmelega@cox.net if you would like to sign up.


Course Adds/Drops
The first two cycles of the first semester are set aside for possible adds and drops to student schedules. Students must fill out the appropriate form (located in Ms. O’Neil’s office) and discuss all changes with their advisor during this time. Students will need to collect approval signatures from the advisor, the department head(s), and the Head of the Upper School before a change can take place.
9th Grade Parent Meeting
Parents of all 9th Grade students, please join us for an evening parents meeting the Upper School Lecture Center on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm. After your children have been in school one week, we would like to meet to talk about the transition, answer questions, and provide important information about Freshman Orientation.
Class Officer Elections
Students who would like to run for a class officer position need to have a conversation with Richard Spencer, the Dean of Students, by the end of the day,Wednesday, August 23. Elections will take place during class meetings on Monday, August 28.
Important Dates
Saturday, August 26
8:30 pm – Back to School Dance, Black Box Theater
Wednesday, August 23
6:30 pm – 9th Grade Parents’ Meeting, Upper School Lecture Center
Friday, August 25
9:30 am – Convocation, Walter Arts Center
Monday, August 28
7 pm – Parents’ Association Kick-Off Party, Barnard Commons
Thursday, September 14 
12 pm – Upper School Parents’ Association meeting, Alumni Center
Thursday, September 14 
6:30 pm – Upper School Back-to-School Night, Barnard Commons


Upcoming College and University Visits
Colleges and Universities from across the US have been making appointments to visit Holland Hall students beginning in September. Please view the list of scheduled visits here and check back often for new additions.

Please remember that to attend a visit, students must sign up on Naviance ahead of time.


2017-18 ACT/SAT Test Dates
Testing dates have been posted for the 2017-18 school year. Please click here to view dates and register. Questions? Contact your College Counselor.


August 11
8:30 am– Student/Parent iPad Training (6th/New Students), MS Refectory

August 14
2:30pm – Returning 9th Grade Orientation, SMT Mini Commons
5pm – MS/US New Student/Parent Orientation
6:30pm – MS Student Parent iPad Distribution, MS Refectory/MS Black Box
6:30pm – College Counseling SR Parent Orientation

August 15
12pm – Senior Retreat

August 16
All School Late Start
Opening of School
8:30pm – PS Open House
8:45pm – US Half Day
9am – MS Half Day
1:30pm – MS Student Parent iPad Distribution, MS Refectory/MS Black Box

August 17-18
8:05am – PS Kindergarten Half Day
9am – PS Early PreK-Jr. Kindergarten Half Day

August 19
7pm – MS 7th/8th Dance, MS Black Box

August 23
All School Late Start
6:30pm – 9th Grade Parent Orientation, US Lecture Center

August 25
8:10am – Emeritus Trustee Breakfast, Holliman Gallery
9:30am – Convocation

August 26
MS Honor Choir Kick Off Event, MS Black Box
7pm – MS 4th/5th/6th Movie Night, MS Black Box
8:30pm – US Opening of School Dance, Newman Theatre

August 28
7pm – PA Welcome Back Party – US Commons

August 30
All School Late Start


Upper School
D days, 8:15 – 8:45 am
6th–8th Grade
A days, 12:50 – 1:35pm
4th and 5th Grade

A days, 2:05 – 2:30 pm

Holy Eucharist Service – All-Family, Faculty, & Staff
Thursdays, 7:15 – 7:45 am

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm-4pm












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