Dutch Weekly: Aug. 6-13
Back to school — what you need to know
Families won't receive traditional welcome-back packets in the mail this year. Instead, all of the information — including letters from the Branch Heads — are on the Parent Portal.
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 studentsWe 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 Friday, August 13, will lots of new gear. Hours are 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.Come in for T-shirts, hoodies and more 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.
The DutchZone also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time to buy uniforms
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.
Join other Holland Hall parents for a fun night out!
Join other parents tonight — Friday, August 6 — at 7:30 p.m. for a brewery crawl. Families will meet first at Marshall Brewing Co., 1742 E. Sixth St., Tulsa.Note: This is an adult-only event and is not school-sponsored.
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.
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.
- Early PreK letter
- PreK letter
- Junior Kindergarten letter from Jill Coulter
- Kindergarten letter
- 1st Grade letter
- 2nd Grade letter
- 3rd Grade letter
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.mNew students in 6th-8th grades will get their school iPads on that Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the MS Library.
Upper School / College Counseling
College application “Boot Camp” for rising seniors
Save the dates and join the college counselors for Boot Camp 2021! Together, we’ll work on your Common Application and get it close to being completed so that you’re ready to hit the ground running when school starts. We’ll also have break-out application groups for various other quick, online applications and, yes, you’ll write some essays and short answers. In mid-October, you’ll thank yourself for attending!Dates: August 10 and 11Details: Attend TWO sessions – one each day.Times: Pick your time: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. OR 1-3:30 p.m.Note: This event is optional. If you attend, $40 will be billed to your family’s account.Where: Upper School Lecture Center. Questions? Contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling. email@example.com
Attention, Senior parents!
Mark your calendar for Monday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m. The College Counseling team will host an Orientation for College Counseling. This meeting helps walk you through what is about to take place with your senior student in regard to the college application season. We’ll talk about the application process within the college counseling department, discuss key fall and spring dates, give you financial aid information and deadlines, and more. The meeting will take place in the Upper School Lecture Hall, but we’ll also offer a virtual format. Questions? Contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling. firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore colleges at Dallas event
If you’re planning to be in the Dallas area on or around August 9th, think about attending the Colleges That Change Lives College Fair. Admission representatives from this outstanding collection of 44 smaller, liberal arts colleges from across the nation travel together at the beginning of each school year (click here to see a list). At the fair, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with each school’s admission representative and gather more information.When: Monday, August 9, 2021Where: Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum Hotel by the Galleria, 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75254Time: 7-9 p.m.Registration: They like to know you’re coming! CTCL College Fair RegistrationCan’t make it to Dallas? Other area cities include:Houston – August 7San Antonio – August 8For more information, go to: College Fair Information
Holland Hall Media Day
We are asking for all Dutch athletes in grades 9-12 who play a fall or winter sport to come get a picture taken at Hardesty Field on Wednesday, August 11. Here are the time slots:
- 6 p.m. - Cheer
- 6:20 p.m. - Cross Country
- 6:40 p.m. - Boys/Girls basketball
- 7 p.m. - Field Hockey
- 7:30 p.m. - Football
These photos will be used for the media guide, new video board, senior banners and media releases.Josh's Sno Shack will be on campus to serve up some free sno cones.
Become a DutchBacker!
If you love Dutch athletics, think about supporting the athletic program by becoming a DutchBacker. Membership/sponsorship support impacts all athletic programs in many ways, including the following:
- Meals for teams when traveling
- Highlight videos
- Senior night activities
- Celebrate Excellence (Hall of Fame/Athletic Awards Ceremony)
- Team camps
- Athletic media guide
- Gameday spirit giveaways
- Playoff/ State t-shirts for teams
Check out the various levels here, and enjoy everything from sponsored ads on the school's new video scoreboard to parking passes. Go Dutch!