Dutch Weekly April 9 - 15
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.
Last chance for Gezellig Online Auction!
The Gezellig online auction closes tonight — April 8 — at 9 p.m.! Get your bids in for exciting items like:
* Name the Drive
* Fitness Packages
* Vacation Getaways
* Rock Star Parking
* Home and Garden Bundles
* And so much more!
An array of amazing parent- and alumni-owned businesses packages are available — there is something for everyone!
Visit the online auction here, click “Sign Up” in the top right corner and follow the prompts to set up your account. Once you create your account you can view the full catalog.
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.
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
HH hosts field hockey spring clinic
The University of Michigan Field Hockey Staff is hosting a spring clinic on Hardesty Field on Saturday, April 23, 2022! Open to all interested 4th-12th graders! Michigan Wolverine Head Field Hockey Coach and two-time Olympian Marcia Pankratz will lead the clinic! All abilities welcome!
Click here to register.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Third-grade field trip set
After two years, we are excited to return to Rose Hill! The third grade classes will visit next week. Please remember to arrive on campus by 7 a.m. on your child's day of departure. The bus should return to campus around 3:15 p.m.
Third grade will visit as follows:
Ms. Jackson's class on Tuesday, April 12
Ms. Lopez's class on Wednesday, April 13
Ms. Cardiel's class on Thursday, April 14
Please be in touch with your child's teacher if you have questions.
After-school enrichment classes offered
Theatre Enrichment with Mrs. Long
Ready, Set, ACT! Let Upper School's Theatre Arts Director, Leslie Long, guide your child into exploring the first steps to understanding what acting is all about! In this fun & supportive class, children will use theatre games, storytelling and role-playing to stretch their imaginations and discover the endless creativity and confidence in themselves.
When: Tuesdays (April 12, 19, 26 and May 3), 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Class limit: 20
Where: Primary School multi-purpose room
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $75 (4 weeks)
Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Expand your creativity! Create drawings with oil pastels, markers and colored pencils. Learn about line, balance, perspective and color theory. New themes every week.
When: Wednesday - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - April 13 - May 4
Class limit: 20
Where: Primary School Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $75 (4 weeks)
Middle School News
Last Middle School PA meeting of the school year
When: Tuesday, April 12 at Noon
Topic: Summer Strategies
Please join Jennifer White, Middle School Head, Gina Johnson and Amanda Josserand, Middle School Academic Support, Cassie Gray and Ryan Myers, School Counselors and Michah Keyan, Technology Specialist, as we discuss practical strategies for helping your children rest and renew while continuing to grow intellectually, emotionally, and academically this summer. We will touch on summer reading and packet strategies, freedom and boundaries (both virtually and in the physical world), intrinsic motivation, and where and how to find vital information about books, supplies, courses and forms for next year.
Google Meet Code:
Hope to see you there!
7th grade Downtown Tulsa studies wraps up
Downtown Tulsa Studies has been a pillar of the 7th grade educational experience, and we are delighted to offer such an opportunity to our students this year after lockdowns and shutdowns and a disruption to our traditional school year.
Check here for more information.
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
4th and 5th grades will have regular school days on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19. 4th and 5th grade students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20.
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. Following the ceremony, there will be a dance/party for the students to celebrate.
Upper School / College Counseling
Senior Sleep-In set for Tuesday!
We will be having very important class meetings with 9th, 10th, and 11th grades on Tuesday, April 12. The seniors may sleep in — they must arrive by 9 a.m. Mod 1 will start at 9:10 a.m.
Back to the Future Day / Free Dress
On Wednesday, April 13, we are going to have "Back to the Future Day" in the US! As the students are aware, we are moving back to the "old dress code" next year (now that we are finally moving past Covid protocols).
On Wednesday, we are asking all US faculty and students to be in the dress code of our past and our future. For girls, this means wearing an oxford cloth shirt and for boys, this means wearing an oxford cloth shirt and tie. I am attaching the new/old dress code below if you'd like to take a look and refresh your memory!
On Thursday, if all goes well with "Back to the Future Day" on Wednesday, we will give the students a Free Dress Day as a reward for their efforts. Thanks for your help in pulling this off by reminding your child of the special dress days!
GPACAC College Fair at Holland Hall
When: Monday, April 11
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Holland Hall
Meet admission representatives from 50 colleges and universities from across the country. All high school students and families from the Tulsa area are encouraged to attend. Electronic student scanning will be available at the fair.
Students should register for a barcode at www.strivefair.com. A barcode will be sent immediately via text and email. Admission reps will scan the student’s barcode directly from their phones.
Contact Ashlee Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Upper School instrumental music concert is April 13
When: Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newman (blackbox) Theater of the Walter Arts Center
Hello Holland Hall Community! The Holland Hall Jazz Band, Chamber Strings, and Percussion Ensemble are having their Spring concert. You won't want to miss these performances. All three ensembles have worked diligently this semester and are gearing up to perform at the OSSAA State Contest later this month. We hope to see you there!
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 Parents Association meeting set
Mark your calendars for the Upper School PA Council Meeting.
When: Noon Thursday, April 21
Where: Google Meet link coming next week
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 by April 13.
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.