Dutch Weekly April 16 - 22
Get involved in Parents' Association
We want your feedback! Please complete this survey to share your preferences about PA meetings for next year.
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Save the date for the Centennial Family Carnival
When: Saturday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Behind the Upper School
Cost: Free except for food truck food
Dutch Athletics banquet and Hall of Fame set
When: Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Where: Tandy Dining and Wellness Center
The ceremony provides current student-athletes and their families the opportunity to celebrate the great tradition of Holland Hall sports with alumni athletes being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Upper School student-athletes and teams will also be recognized for their athletic accomplishments during the 2021-22 school year.
Click here to RSVP.
From the Student Billing Office...
If there is a balance on your account, your payment is due by April 15. Aren't sure? Log in to the Parent Portal, click on Billing, and then look at the Closing Balance.
For questions, contact Erin Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-879-4731
Gezellig Sign-Up Parties available!
Thank you to everyone who helped Gezellig exceed expectations! For those who could not attend, you don’t have to miss out on making your Gezellig impact. Sign-up parties are available by clicking here. Join your friends for a variety of fun experiences — Primary and Middle School Movie Nights, an exclusive evening at Tulsa Botanic Gardens, and a Botox Party. Sign up by April 22!
Photos from this year's Gezellig are now available for download at hollandhall.smugmug.com
Middle and Upper School Dance Concert featuring alumni dancers
Calling all former Holland Hall dancers! In honor of the school's 100th year, all alumni who were involved in the dance program are invited back to take part in a specially choreographed piece during the Middle and Upper School Spring Dance Concert on April 27.
When: Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: Branch Theatre (Walter Arts Center)
Tyne Shillingford '03, who leads the dance department, is looking for dancers to perform that night or to send a video of themselves performing the choreography. Contact Tyne at email@example.com for more information.
Please share this information with any interested alumni!
Summer Programs registration is now OPEN
Registration is open for Holland Hall Summer Programs. Go to hollandhall.org/summer to register today. Find more than 150 camps, with many favorites including Culinary Creations, Star Wars and Harry Potter-themed sessions and academic math and reading weeks.
Camps are filling quickly!
Session 1 - 5/31 - 6/3 (T-W-Th-F)
7270-01 - Adventure Camp ~ Summer Fun - 12:30-3:30 - PreK-4
7286-01 - Culinary Creations - 9:00-noon - K-5
7262-01 - Driver's Education - *9:00-12:30 - T-W-Th - 9-12
7401-01 - Dutch Golf Camp - 9:00-noon - 4-8
7243A-01 - J-A-W-S!!! Just About the World of Sharks!!! - 12:30-3:30 - 1-5
7246A-01 - Reader's Beach - 9:00-noon - 1-4
7267A-01 - Summer Theatre Dramatics - 9:00-noon - 2-4
7267B-01 - Summer Theatre Dramatics - 12:30-3:30 - 5-8
7276-01 - Ultimate PE Camp Games - 9:00-noon - 1-6
7261-01 - Wizardly World Harry Potter - 9:00-noon - 1-3
7261-02 - Wizardly World of Harry Potter - 12:30-3:30 - 4-6
Full and Closed Camps:
7253A-01 - Bugs Life for Tikes! - 6/13-6/17 - A.M.
7209-03 - Lego Robotics - 6/20-6/24 - P.M.
7230-01 - Welcome to Second Grade - 6/20-6/24 - A.M.
7205A-02 - Superheroes, Obstacle Courses & SkyZone -
6/27-7/1 - P.M.
7268-01 - Hooray for Art! - 6/27-7/1 - P.M.
Newly Added Camps & Sessions:
7284-01 - Introduction to Disc Golf - 6/27-7/1 - P.M. - 3-8
7284-02 - Introduction to Disc Golf - 7/18-7/22 - A.M. - 3-8
7230-02 - Welcome to Second Grade - 7/18-7/22 - A.M. - 2
Lands' End offers uniform discount
Stock up on school uniforms for next year with the 40% off sale at Lands' End. Many school uniform styles are included in the special offer. Discount will be applied at checkout.
This offer valid April 14 through 11:59 p.m. Central, April 27, 2022. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.
Deadline for Windmill submissions is next Thursday, April 21
The Hallway staff is tasked with collecting, selecting, and publishing our community's creative works. The content, as before: artwork, ceramics, short stories and poetry, photography, any creative work by a Holland Hall student will be considered.
If there is any piece, installation, moment of captured wonder that you've created and would like to see immortalized, please contact Austin Stember, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immerse yourself in nature with special event
Awaken your senses, calm your mind and replenish you soul on a Nature Therapy Walk with 6th grade science teacher and Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides certified instructor Pam Rogers. Based on the principles of the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing, Nature Therapy Walks nurture connections and wellbeing by immersing participants in intentional, guided experiences within the natural world. Come see the HH campus and yourself in a new light. Limited to 15 participants. Adults only please. Please plan to stay for the entire 3-hour walk.
Who: HH Parents
What: Nature Therapy Walk
Where: The Trail System on the HH campus
When: Saturday, April 23, 12-3 p.m.
Why: Awaken your senses, calm your mind and replenish you soul!
Questions: Contact Pam Rogers - email@example.com
Want to reserve your spot? Email Parents' Association Middle School Vice President Tobey Ballenger - firstname.lastname@example.org
AI summer enrichment opportunity available
Inspirit AI is an enrichment program that introduces elementary, middle and high school students to fundamental artificial intelligence concepts to build socially impactful projects such as fake news detection, COVID-spread prediction, art-generation, self-driving car simulation, and more! Developed and taught by a team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and other leading universities, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience in small-group classrooms. No programming experience is required, and advanced cohorts are available!
Applications for the 2022 Summer programs are due April 30.
Feel free to contact our program coordinator, Aidan, at email@example.com with any questions.
Athletic Physical Night is set for May 3
If you need a physical to participate in Holland Hall athletics, there will be a special night at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma on May 3. Please print and fill out the physical information below.
These physical exams are open for Holland Hall students entering 6-12th grade.
Please complete both pages of the form. The Medical History side needs to be filled out as well and both sides need to be signed before turning in.
Tulsa Youth Rowing Association hosts free rowing clinic
Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is offering a free rowing clinic for youth ages 13 to 18 on Saturday, May 21 at The University of Tulsa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic is geared toward middle school and high school students who are interested in learning more about rowing and how they might get involved in our community youth rowing program. Holland Hall's own Neil Bergenroth is instrumental in the program.
Click here to read more.
Your COVID questions answered
A quick reminder: if a child/student or any family member is diagnosed with COVID, please notify the nurse's office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The answers to other questions can be found in our FAQs.
Click here to read more.
Primary School News
Primary School students are not allowed to walk off campus at dismissal time. Please continue to use our car line in the afternoons.
After-school enrichment classes offered
Ms. Ariel's Art Studio - New dates
Expand your creativity! Create drawings during our special week dedicated to oil pastels! We will also bring our drawings to life with markers and colored pencils. Learn about line, balance, perspective and color theory ~ New themes weekly.
When: Wednesday - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - April 20 - May 11
Class limit: 20
Where: Primary School Art RoomPick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $75 (4 weeks)
All American Girl Holiday Soirée
Please join Mrs. Bucholtz & Mrs. Gollihare for our last Soirée of the Season! Mother's Day is on its way! Let's gather together with our American Girl Dolls and honor Mom by making her something SPECIAL!
When: Monday, May 2 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Class Limit: 40
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Middle School News
Get summer strategies from MS Parents' Association meeting
If you were unable to attend the Middle School Parents' Association Meeting last Tuesday, here is the link the recording.
At this meeting Jennifer White gave information about where and when to expect supply lists and information about next year, Ryan Myers and Cassie Gray spoke about strategies to promote rest and relaxation, Michah Keyan provided resources for setting tech boundaries, and Gina Johnson and Amanda Josserand talked about summer work strategies. This was our last meeting of the 2021-2022 school year. See you next year!
Parent Workshop - Survival Guide for Finals 2022
When: Wednesday, April 27 at 2:15 p.m.
Where: Tandy - Self Conference Room
We will be discussing:
* The non-academic supports that have a dramatic impact on student performance.
* Introducing Mind, Brain, Education Science (MBE) - NeuroTeach and how it is informing our teachers' approach to finals and studying.
* Research-informed study strategies that will help students create knowledge that is durable, flexible, and usable.
Planning ahead for the end of the school year
Final Exams for 6th-8th grades
May 18-20 will be final exams for 6th-8th grade students. Exams each day will begin at 9 a.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday, exams will end at 12:30 p.m. Students should bring a snack and no lunch will be served.
On Friday, exams will end at 11 a.m. Make-up exams will take place on Friday afternoon.
Last days of school for 4th and 5th grades
Wednesday, May 18, will be a regular day for our 4th and 5th graders.
Special Note - the last day of school for 4th and 5th grades will be Thursday, May 19. More information about this last day of school will be sent out by grade level teams. School will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m. on May 19 and students will not be at school on Friday, May 20. If you are in need of child care for May 20, please be in touch with Jennifer White as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
8th Grade Promotion
8th grade students will stay after their last exam on Friday, May 20, for an end-of-year lunch with faculty and a quick rehearsal for their promotion ceremony. They should be picked up at the Tandy at 12:30 p.m.
The 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 in the Branch Theatre. Students should wear nice clothing. Some examples are a sundress, khaki pants with a polo, a nice skirt with a blouse, etc. We ask that no athletic wear be worn and that skirts/dresses be of appropriate length to walk across the stage. Following the ceremony, there will be a dance/party for the students to celebrate.
Upper School / College Counseling
Upper School Parent Coffee set
Upper School parents are invited to stop by for an end-of-year coffee sponsored by the Parents' Association!
When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 20.
Where: Lawson Conference Room, Stuart Family Foundation Alumni Center.
Upper School choir concert is April 26
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Where: Branch Theatre (Walter Arts Center)
Last Upper School Parents Association meeting
Mark your calendars for the Upper School PA Council Meeting.
When: Noon Thursday, April 21
Freshman Orientation - medication authorization
Freshman parents, please fill out this form if your child needs over-the-counter or prescribed medication while on Freshman Orientation. Just like during the school day, with the exception of rescue inhalers and EpiPens, students will not be permitted to carry ANY medications with them while on Freshman Orientation. HH faculty chaperones will have access to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Benadryl and first-aid supplies as needed.
If your child will need any other over-the-counter medications and/or any prescription medications, please submit the medications along with the completed form to Kathleen Alabbasi or Nancy O'Neil.
Freshman Orientation this spring
We are excited to announce that we will run the Freshman Orientation program this spring for the class of 2025. Half the class will go on the trip Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30 and the other half of the class will go from May 1 - May 3. This longstanding tradition involves a camping trip to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, led by upperclass students and accompanied by faculty, as a means of reinforcing communal values to our 9th grade students. Please read the information in the link below for all of the important details, including timing of an evening parent information session and a packing list!
On Wednesday, March 30, we had a brief virtual meeting for parents of the class of 2025 to discuss Freshman Orientation. If you were unable to join us for the meeting, and would like to watch the recording, please click below!
Upper School exam schedule set
This week, we published our plans for exam week(s). Because they are doing internships, the seniors take their exams a bit earlier. We have coordinated our exams with the AP Exam schedule for this spring.
12th grade exams:
Monday, May 9: Math
Tuesday, May 10: Science; Social Studies
Wednesday, May 11: World Language; English
9th, 10th and 11th grade exams:
Monday, May 16: 7:45 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. World Language, and afternoon review sessions
Tuesday, May 17: 9 a.m. Social Studies; 1 p.m. Tech / Religion and math exams for dual enrollment
Wednesday, May 18: 9 a.m. Science, afternoon review sessions
Thursday, May 19: 9 a.m. English; 1 p.m. Science exams for dual enrollment
Friday, May 20: 9 a.m. Math; 1 pm make-up exams
The Class of 2022 will be doing their senior internships this spring! We are thrilled to announce the return of this graduation requirement and a wonderful opportunity for our students to engage in "real world" experiences for 40 hours at the end of their senior year. Please click below to read the details of the internship, and please be in touch with Dee Laskey with any questions.
Graduation announcements/class rings
On Nov. 18, Jostens met with the senior class to give them information about graduation announcements and class rings. We wanted to make sure that the information made it home to parents (there was a print packet that was handed out: Nancy O'Neil has extra copies if you'd like one).
You can access information at www.jostens.com. For information about Graduation Announcements, click on Graduation: shop.
Please be aware: Jostens supplies every senior with 10 generic graduation announcements free of charge. The website is useful if you'd like to order more or if you'd like to personalize them!
Summer program suggestions
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashlee Lowry at email@example.com.