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Dutch Weekly April 8-14

DUTCH WEEKLY: April 8-14


Upper School senior portfolio gallery exhibit opens

Where: Holliman Gallery of the Walter Arts Center
When: April 3-28

Holland Hall senior visual art students will present their works in the Holliman Gallery. The gallery is open to our community each week day from 8:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

An Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. The Upper School and Middle School Dance concert will follow the reception in the Branch Theatre.

Modern Masters: An Evening with Jeannette Walls

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Jeannette Walls, bestselling author of the memoir "The Glass Castle," for an in-person celebration of her new novel, "Hang the Moon," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. This event will be held in the Pauline McFarlin Walter Arts Center on the campus of Holland Hall School, 5666 E. 81st Street.

This is a ticketed event, and each ticket includes one (1) copy of "Hang the Moon" ($28.00 value) and one (1) seat at the event.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Last chance to purchase tickets to Dutch Divine

Single tickets are still available for Dutch Divine 2023! The Holland Hall Alumni Association invites all Holland Hall parents to Dutch Divine, an evening of fine wine, food and dancing — all to benefit the Charlie Brown Endowment for Financial Aid. Tickets available here by scrolling to the bottom of the form.

Summer Programs registration is open!

Find dozens of sessions — from Bug's Life for Tikes! and Little Sprouts Gardening for the youngest learners to camps focusing on sports, writing or test prep for older students.

Seven one-week sessions run from May 30 and July 21.

Classes are available for 3-year-olds through adults. Call the Summer Program office at (539) 476-8169 with any questions. To register, go to www.hollandhall.org/summer.

Don't forget to download photos

Campus photos captured by school photographer Chris McConnell are available to download free on SmugMug. Find the Holland Hall site at https://hollandhall.smugmug.com

Holland Hall families get special rate for ballet

Join Tulsa Ballet for Jack and Beanstalk on April 21-22.


Primary School Parent Association Meeting set

Please join us for our final Primary School Parent Association Meeting of this school year! We will meet on Wednesday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary School library.

Head of School JP Culley and Head of Upper School David Parks will be joining us to discuss "The Value of a Holland Hall Education Through the Years." Hope to see you there!

Well-known children's author visits HH

Chris Barton will be our Susan T. Lawson visiting illustrator/author (VIA) at the Holland Hall Primary School. He will present to our students on April 14.

He is the author of books such as "Shark vs. Train," "Whoosh!," "How to Make a Book (About My Dog)" and many other award-winning books.

To learn more about Chris Barton visit his website.

Book order forms went home this week. Books can also be purchased through our Primary School Library website. To purchase from our website visit the PS Library website and click on the Visiting Illustrator Author banner. There you will find a book description page, a printable order form and autograph form. Below that you will find the online book order form.

The VIA Program allows our Primary School to annually bring a national author to our school. The program was named in honor of the former longtime Holland Hall primary school librarian Sue Lawson. Book sales help to support this program. We are excited for Chris Barton to be our VIA author this year.

Make plans to explore the Middle School

Third-grade parents, it is almost time to start thinking about Middle School! We are so eager to meet you and your children, and we hope that you are excited for this next phase.

All third grade students will visit the Middle School on Monday, May 1. More details will be coming from their teachers. That evening, we invite you to a parent open house in the Middle School. You will have a chance to meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and meet the support staff. We look forward to seeing you there and will be sending more details very soon.

Visit the PS to see your children's art

Please come inside briefly at drop-off or pick-up to view your child's artwork in the Primary School-Library hallway. If you are unable to walk through, do not worry as all of their awesome artwork will go home after the show.

3rd Grade: Monday, April 10-14
2nd Grade: Monday, April 17-21
1st Grade: Monday, April 24-28

After-school enrichment classes offered

All American GirlGarden Party!

Come join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for a blooming good time — American Girl Style! We will craft up a variety of beautiful April flowers, enjoy some springtime sing-a-ling-a-ling music while we snack and play during our All American Girl Garden Party!

Who: Grades PreK - 4th
When: Tuesday, April 18 - 3:05-4:45 p.m.
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
Class fee: $45
Maximum class size: 30


4th Grade Field Trip to the Tulsa Zoo

On Thursday, April 13, fourth-graders will spend the day at the Tulsa Zoo. This is in conjunction with our bird unit. Students will look at the different species of birds and notice their physical features. We look forward to a fun day!

Sakawa/Wanata Track Meet kicks off soon

April 18
5th Grade: 8:20-10:30 a.m.
4th Grade: 1-3:10 p.m.

April 19
6th Grade 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Sakawas wear red, Wanatas wear blue

MS Final Exam Schedule

Final Exams are coming up for 6th-8th grade students. In advisory, we will help them plan their time and organize their materials in preparation for these assessments. The schedule for exam days, May 17-19, can be found below. Gina Johnson will be in touch regarding extended time. Special times for 8th grade students on May 19 are also included.

Save the date for 8th grade graduation

Eighth Grade Graduation is right around the corner and co-chairs, Leigh Ann Moss-Sherburn and Kim Schutz, have plans well underway. They will be coordinating an 8th Grade Video montage for our students. To ensure your child is included in this video, please send 4-5 digital photos of your child (from any age, activities, or family events) in jpeg format with high resolution to HH8thGradeGraduation@gmail.com by April 15. Get out the tissues and start going through photos!


53rd annual ISAS Arts Festival coming up

Early Thursday morning, April 13, three charter buses will leave Holland Hall with 146 upper school students and 16 faculty members to attend the 3-day ISAS Arts Festival. This festival will bring 3,000 students from 36 various schools in the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) onto the campus of All Saints’ Episcopal School in Ft. Worth, Texas.

This is the first time since 2019 that the large festival has been held due to COVID restrictions. Students will showcase their work in band, choir, dance, orchestra, theatre, tech theatre, photography, digital media, 2-D art, 3-D art along with other solos/ensembles. Students will have the opportunity to attend performances, art exhibits and participate in art focused workshops. In addition, prominent art schools and institutes will host a college fair on campus during the festival.

We will return on Saturday evening, April 15.

Click here for more information about ISAS at All Saints.

Summer opportunities are on the horizon

It's time to begin conversations with your student about his/her plans to explore academic programs, jobs, volunteer positions, etc.

Each week, we'll showcase various programs at universities throughout the country and local options!

Follow College Counseling on social media for highlights about these programs:
Facebook - Holland Hall College Counselors
Instagram - hhcollegecounseling

Summer Program Suggestions »

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