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Dutch Weekly Aug 13-20

Posted on: Aug 13, 2021

All-School Information

Regular lunch service is back!

The Servery in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center will reopen this school year, and there will be a streamlined process for adding funds to accounts.

Instead of individual student accounts, families will have one debit account that will work for all students in a household.

Prices will remain the same:

 

        • PK – $5
        • K – 3rd – $5.75
        • 4th-12th – $7 for the daily Meal Deals (Entree, 2 sides and a cup/dispenser drink of water or juice)
        • Individual items available at à la carte prices

To set up your household’s account, be watching for an email. Or click here.

 

HH mask policy

Head of School JP Culley announced the opening-of-school mask policy on Monday. Find a copy of his letter here.

 

Welcome back to the Primary School

Pop over to see your friends — old and new — for a bubbly extravaganza at the Primary School! And get your new school gear at the DutchZone pop-up shop that will be set up in the PS gym.

Monday, August 16

          • 9:-9:45 a.m. Early PreK
          • 10-10:45 a.m. PreK and Junior Kindergarten
          • 11-11:45 a.m. Kindergarten
          • 12-12:45 p.m. 1st grade
          • 1-1:45 p.m. 2nd grade
          • 2-2:45 3rd grade
          • Holland Hall Primary School — 1st Grade Playground

Enter through the PS Gym breezeway (1st-3rd drop-off)

Note: Swimwear and goggles preferred for students

We need volunteers! Please sign up to volunteer here

 

Get your new Dutch Day gear

The DutchZone inside the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center will be open on Thursdays and Fridays with lots of new gear. Hours are 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Come in for T-shirts, hoodies and more items that are perfect for Dutch Days, when students can wear any shirt from the DutchZone with jeans or other nonathletic pants. Dutch Days are every Friday. DutchZone outerwear in black, gray, white, red and Columbia blue with a logo can be worn over uniform shirts during the school day.

 

DutchZone volunteers needed!

The DutchZone is looking for volunteers! The store will be open on Thursdays and Fridays this school year contingent on volunteer availability. Volunteers will receive a 20%  discount monthly during their shift. Hours are  Thursdays and Fridays  8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caeab23abfdcf8-volunteer  

Questions? Please contact Jolie Fredieu cogbiz@verizon.net 

 

Uniform information

This year, local retailer C&J School Uniforms has added an online store! Buy shirts, skirts, outerwear and more at https://tulsa.myaplusuniforms.com/collections/holland-hall-private-school-1, or make sure to visit the store in the Fontana Shopping Center, 4984 S. Memorial Drive.

New this year, Holland Hall has partnered with online retailer Lands’ End for select items. Families in the Primary School can find white shirts with the Holland Hall logo, and all students can find select skirts. skorts and outerwear that are uniform-approved. When logging on to landsend.com, make sure to go to School tab, then click on Shop By School — our school ID is 900195249, or you can search for the school with the name and state. 

 

Find photos from the 2020-21 school year and summer 2021

Just a reminder that we post photos all year long on hollandhall.smugmug.com, and you can order photos directly from the site. Check back often, as we upload new galleries all summer.

For our 100th year, all downloads are free! So download and share all of the images that show off our beautiful campus and students. You can still order prints from SmugMug, or download and print them from your printer of choice. And make sure to hashtag #BeTheOneHH or #BeThe1

Holland Hall is 100. Let’s celebrate!

Holland Hall’s Centennial Committee has been hard at work planning a year’s worth of celebrations for our community. Keep checking Dutch Weekly for the latest.

Save the date

Convocation — an all-school ceremony that starts with a student parade around Hardesty Field and ends with a rally in the Walter Arts Center — is set for Friday, August 27. For the centennial celebration, families are invited to watch the opening festivities from the football stands. The Walter Arts Center ceremony will be broadcast on the new video scoreboard. Then families will leave before students enjoy a morning of carnival games and pizza.

Convocation volunteers needed

While the Middle and Upper school students are enjoying games and pizza on the Chapman Green for Convocation, the Primary School will have its own celebration. And there’s one way for parents to watch.

Primary School students will celebrate with a big carnival on Convocation day — Friday, August 27. We have many volunteer opportunities to set up, break down, and supervise carnival stations. Shifts by grade are described so parents can sign up during the time slot during which their child is visiting the carnival. Go to the Signup Genius to pick your time!

 


Primary School News

A welcome from your teachers

Families, make sure you log on to the Parent Portal to find your child’s teacher, as well as other important information from Head of Primary School Vanessa Jones. You’ll also find letters from the teachers of each grade at the bottom of the PS Back-to-School notes, but they’re also here in case you didn’t see them.

 

We need volunteers!

Make sure you don’t miss the fun of seeing your child at the Convocation Day carnival by volunteering!

Primary School students will celebrate with a big carnival on Convocation day — Friday, August 27. We have many volunteer opportunities to set up, break down, and supervise carnival stations. Shifts by grade are described so parents can sign up during the time slot during which their child is visiting the carnival. Go to the Signup Genius to pick your time!

 


Middle School News

New family open house set

Save the date for the Open House for all New to Holland Hall Families on Tuesday, August 17, from 8:30-10 a.m

New students in 6th-8th grades will get their school iPads on that Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the MS Library.

 

First day of school coffee for Middle School parents

Join old friends and new for a coffee to celebrate the start of the school year.

Wednesday, August 18, 8:45-9:45 a.m. on the Tandy Porch.

 

Special Middle School lunches

A “picnic” lunch is provided for all Middle School students on Thursday, August 19. Regular lunch service in the Tandy will begin on Friday, August 20.

A pizza lunch also will be provided for all MS Students on Convocation, August 27.


Upper School / College Counseling

New Student/Parent Orientation — for all families who are new to Holland Hall

Tuesday, August 17, from 9:30-11 a.m., we welcome all students who are new to Holland Hall and their families to come to the main doors of the Upper School where we will provide you with your schedule, your locker, and we will take you to meet with your advisor.  We hope you will spend some time finding your classrooms, settling into your locker, chatting with your advisor, and getting any and all questions answered!  This open house overlaps with the one going on in the middle school from 8:30-10 a.m. so we welcome families with students in both branches to head to the middle school first and the upper school afterwards!

Class of 2022: Senior Retreat

Seniors are invited to come to the Newman theater (Black box) in the WAC to kick off the senior retreat at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17. We will do some bonding and leadership activities. After that, seniors have time to decorate the Commons before the first day of school. There will be a special treat, and we will wrap up by 3 p.m. On the first day of school, seniors are permitted to be out of uniform for their theme. They are asked to be appropriate for school. Masks will be required for this event.

August 18 – First day of school

  • Regular Dress Code
  • Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
  • Dismissal Time: 11:45 a.m.
  • Fully charged laptop
  • Feel free to bring anything you would like to go ahead and put in your locker.
  • We will have an extended morning meeting, advisory meetings, photo stations for student ids, and class meetings.  Students will receive schedules, move into lockers, get to know one another, and celebrate the start of the school year.

August 19-20: Community Retreat and 9th Grade Orientation

  • Dress: Comfortable clothing with athletic shoes; be sure to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and possibly a hat, as we will be spending time outdoors with all grades
  • Normal School hours (8 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.)
  • Both days begin with Morning Meeting in the Commons for grades 9-12
  • Grades 10, 11, and 12 have a Community Retreat; students need a writing utensil (they do not need their computers or their school books)
  • Grade 9 has an extended orientation.  Both days begin with a Technology session, so 9th-graders should  arrive with a fully charged laptop
  • Lunch will be provided, free of charge, on both of these days
  • These are required days of school that will be filled with important information for the school year.

Other Important Resources

As we begin the school year, it is important to review the expectations of the Upper School, as it pertains to Dress Code and The US Handbook.  Please click below to learn more:

  1. Click here for the US Handbook 2021-22: There are not many changes in the Handbook this year, but we have updated our Cell Phone Policy and our Anonymous Reporting system.

  2. Click Here to review the Dress Requirements 2021-22: We have not changed the dress requirements from last year, except to minimize the list of colors of outerwear students may wear on Non-Dutch Days (Monday through Thursday).