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Dutch Weekly August 27 - September 2

DUTCH WEEKLY: AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 2

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Home football ticket information

A quick guide to ticketing for home varsity football games:

* Dutch athletic passes - Dutchbacker members gain access to the game with Dutchbacker athletic passes. If you want to become a Dutchbacker, here is the link: Dutchbacker membership.

* Holland Hall students and faculty - No admission fee for regular season home contests!

* All other attendees must either purchase a digital ticket through gofan.co for $5 or pay $8 cash at the admission table.

* Live stream - gotohh.org/stream

* Link to purchase tickets for the first home football game on Friday, August 26 vs. Lincoln Christian: hollandhall.org/dutchtickets.

Meet Dutch!

Convocation 2022 was a rousing success. Thank you to all of our student performers and participants who made it special.

Your kids may have shared an extra special announcement with you. We introduced a new mascot — a lion named Dutch! We are still the Holland Hall Dutch, but this lion has a long history with our school — it's on the crest, on our playground equipment, and its qualities of bravery and courage resound with our students.

You'll see Dutch soon — on the sidelines of football and field hockey games, at academic meets and in the classroom. But, first, Dutch gave our students a fun challenge. All over campus, there are 100 golden tickets. When a student finds one, they turn them into their branch office, and they'll get an invitation to a meet-and-greet party with Dutch, and maybe a few extra prizes too.

Mark your calendar: Parents Association Meetings set

Primary School Meetings:

October 12 - 9:30 a.m. in person PS Library
November 9 - 9:30 a.m. Virtual format
February 8 - 9:30 a.m. Virtual format
April 12 - 9:30 a.m. in person PS Library


Middle School Meetings:

October 4 - 8:30 a.m. in person Tandy
November 8 - 8:30 a.m. Virtual format
February 7 - 8:30 a.m. in person Tandy
April 4 - 8:30 a.m. Virtual format

Upper School Meetings:

September 8 - Noon in person Tandy
November 17 - Noon Virtual format
February 16 - Noon Virtual format
April TBD - Noon in person Tandy

Leadership development opportunity for 6th-12th grade students

Tulsa Changemakers is inviting students in 6th-12th grade to apply for their Power Of Youth Fall 2022 Program. During eight sessions students will learn and practice critical skills in community advocacy and discover how to use these skills to make positive changes in their clubs, organizations, and schools. Sessions take place Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. from September 26-December 5 and include dinner.

This program is free and open to all students in 6th-12th grades in the Tulsa area. Applications are due by September 16 and can be found at https://forms.gle/c1DGZarRXRSqGwgS6 or using the QR code on the information flyer by clicking here.

5th Annual Buddy Walk returns to Holland Hall

Holland Hall will host the Buddy Walk in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa on Sunday, Sept. 25, with Holland Hall faculty member Leslie Long serving as chair for the second year. This event is free and open to families and friends who want to support, raise funds and bring awareness to those with Down syndrome.

* DSAT Buddy Walk Page:  You can make a donation to this amazing organization, order a shirt or even register to walk in honor of a friend or family member you know who has Down syndrome.

https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk

* Volunteer sign up form: More information regarding volunteer spots will be distributed closer to the event.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/184OfuxNNU5f3-D3N5UmNdyXrU6nqMBw97ryS_fomZIM/prefill

Get involved — Volunteer opportunities available!

The DutchZone needs volunteers. Please sign up here to volunteer for a shift. The hope is to be open more this year, but we need your help!

Get a head start on volunteering for the 2022-23 school year by becoming visitor aware-compliant! Fill out the application here — https://app.visitor-aware.com/apply/loSWUxykms

School picture days set

JostensPix makes the process easy for you by communicating through the emails you provided to the school. Only you will have access to your child's photos. There are no envelopes to return and your orders will be shipped directly to you. Please communicate with Jostens always using the same emails and follow the directions in the emails they send.

Middle School
Thursday, September 8

Primary School
Monday, September 12

Retake day will be October 3.

Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Shirley Sokolosky, ssokolosky@hollandhall.org.

Field Hockey Camp set for grades 4-12

Do you want to learn the game of field hockey in a fun and exciting environment? Join field hockey coaches from Holland Hall, Casady School (OKC), and Lone Star Field Hockey Club for our own Oklahoma club team experience.

The fall session runs for eight Sundays in September and October, alternating between Tulsa and OKC. This is not a travel club — it's a learn the game, compete, and have fun club!

Open to beginners through experienced players in grades 4-12!

Contact Head Field Hockey Coach Christy Utter, cutter@hollandhall.org, for more information about this exciting opportunity!

Click here for more information.

Welcome back from the Parents' Association

Welcome new and returning families to the Holland Hall community and to the PA! As soon as you enroll your child at Holland Hall School, you are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association!

The Parents’ Association (PA) supports our school in many ways, including:

* Facilitating parent connections through a variety of social activities

* Filling numerous volunteer and leadership opportunities

* Providing support for faculty and staff through appreciation events and in times of need

* Organizing community-wide celebrations for parents and students

Each grade level has parent representatives. They will help you navigate our activities and find ways for you to participate and optimize your Holland Hall experience.

To volunteer, click here.

Some solutions to the uniform shortage

C&J Uniforms and Lands' End are currently experiencing shipping delays for uniforms. If — and only if — you can't find logoed shirts in the needed size, there are a few options until supplies are replenished.

1. The Dutch Exchange in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center can be opened for parents looking for shirts, pants and skirts. Everything in the Exchange is gently used. Just check in at the front reception desk during school hours — 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

2. Middle School students can wear any gray polo shirt — with or without a logo — for the time being. A Holland Hall Tshirt also would be acceptable for a very short time. Primary School students can wear plain white polo shirts until orders are in.

Extended Day Programs available

Many families require care for their children beyond the normal school hours. Holland Hall offers before- and after-school care for students, including drop-ins, allowing flexibility and convenience for our families. Our Extended Day Program is supported by the Procare app — found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Find more information at hollandhall.org/parents

Do you have your new car permit?

HH families and students will need to register their cars for a new permit this year.

To register your car, go to https://hollandhall.org/parkingpermit. You will be asked for the make/model/color and license plate number of your car. Permits may be picked up at the front desk of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center.

You are invited to chapel

The entire school community is always welcome in the chapel, but especially for the celebration of Holy Eucharist in the chapel on Thursday mornings.

We meet from 7:25-7:50 a.m. for a miniaturized version of what you'd see in an Episcopal church on Sundays. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your religious commitments; though the Episcopal Church offers the Sacrament only to those who have received Christian baptism (any denomination). We hope parents, grandparents, students, friends of the school, and faculty will feel able to take advantage of this quiet, centering moment, full of encouragement and hope from God.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Navigating Primary School car lines

Please continue to use the car line for drop-off in the mornings. If you need to walk with your child, please go only as far as the front door. Please remember parking is extremely limited, and it is often more efficient to use the curbside drop-off service.

Kindergarten morning drop-off is in the front of the school and afternoon pick-up at the EDP circle on the east side of the Primary School.

For students in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade, the school day begins at 8 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 7:50 a.m. Please do not leave your child unattended on the front porch before this time. For students in EPK, PreK, and JK, the school day begins at 9 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 8:55 a.m.

On late start Wednesdays, curbside car service begins at 8:45 a.m. All cars, including PreK cars, should use the inside line to avoid “cutting off” other drivers. All drivers should remain in the curb lane until you reach the drop-off area. There is no morning merging.

During dismissal, First grade families should be in the inside lane closest to the school building, while Second grade families should be in the outside lane. We will direct traffic to allow for the crossover of lanes.

We all appreciate your attention to these guidelines. They ensure a safe and efficient experience for everyone.

PS Arrival Map >>

PS Dismissal Map >>

Primary School lunchroom volunteers needed!

We need your help in staffing the Primary School lunchroom! Any HH parent or grandparent can volunteer to serve! This is a great time to mingle with the wonderful students at our Primary School.

Sign-up Form >>

Before volunteering, you MUST complete the following two items:

1) Food Handler's Permit — Please bring a copy to the Primary School front desk. 1-Year Validation (Free)- https://www.tulsa-health.org/volunteer-online-training -OR- 3-Year Validation ($20)- https://tulsa.foodemployeepermit.org.

2) HH Volunteer Application (This must be completed before you can volunteer in any capacity this year).

Please contact Laura Johnson, llhjohnson41@gmail.com, if you're interested. The kids will thank you for it!

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Teacher's Pet Soirée!
Turn your doll into your favorite teacher ... and why not create a beloved class pet while you're at it?! What better way to celebrate back-to-school?

When: Tuesday, September 13 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Grades: PreK-3rd
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $45
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Let your young artists expand their creativity as we adventure into the wonderful Fall season! Crisp colors light up the landscapes! Fall holidays bring forth berries, harvest, owls, woodlands and pumpkins too! Abstract art, which uses visual language of shape, form, color and lines to create a composition will enhance any imagination.

When: September 12 - October 24, Monday - 3:15-4:15 p.m. (no class 10/17)
Grades: K-3rd
Where: Primary School Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Back to School Night set

MS Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 8 at 5:45-8:30 p.m. This is for parents only.

Save the date for MS SOOD (School Out of Doors)

Students are expected to attend SOOD, and many more details will be sent out soon.

4th-6th Grade
Will take place on Holland Hall campus on Friday, September 16, with regular school hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.).

7th Grade
Will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 for a campout on the Holland Hall campus and will end midday on Friday, September 16.

8th Grade
Will travel to New Life Ranch early morning Thursday, September 15, and will return to campus by the end of the school day on Friday, September 16.

UPPER SCHOOL

Freshman O and experiential learning coming

Upper School families, Sept. 15-20 is a special time at Holland Hall.

The Freshman head off to the wilderness for campfires, hiking and bonding, and Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take college trips. Sophomores can expect meaningful service days and more. Be watching for more information about all of the opportunities.

Use the college trip hashtag

Upper School students, when you go on college trips, make sure to take a selfie and post it to social media with the hashtag #dutchcollegevisit so we can find it!