Dutch Weekly December 10 - 16
DUTCH WEEKLY: December 10 - 16
Flik Food Service Survey
Flik, who provides food service to campus, has put together a survey for our school community.
Please follow this link to let Flik know what you think about food quality, options and more.
For those who had issues with the link before, it has been fixed.
Come shop the sale in the Dutch Zone and a pop-up shop
Come shop our sales wall, with select styles at 50 percent off.
And, while you're in the store, the Dutch Zone has new hoodies in Youth S-XL and Adult S-M.
The Primary School will host a pop-up shop from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, for your last-minute Christmas shopping. Stop by after your child's holiday party and see what's new!
The Dutch Zone is located in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center lobby and is open from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.
A health reminder from the nurses
Health officials are cautioning us to take care in the prevention of COVID, flu, and RSV this season. Unfortunately, it is the season for these and other viruses. It is up to each of us to do everything possible to reduce the chance of getting sick as well as reduce the likelihood of spreading illness to others.
The health office strongly encourages the following prevention methods:
* Stay up to date on your vaccinations! It’s not too late! Flu vaccinations are available for adults and children at the Tulsa County Health Department, at local pharmacies, or from most primary care physicians. There are also many pharmacies and clinics offering the bivalent COVID booster shot.
* Wash your hands! Practice good hygiene, washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the ABC song).
* Get your rest! Did you know 6-12 year olds should have 9-12 hours of sleep per night? Kids 13-18 year olds need 8-10 hours and adults should have at least 7 hours.
* Eat a well-balanced diet! Choose lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Limit salt, saturated fat and sugar. A well fed body is better equipped to fight off infections.
* Stay hydrated! Among many other things, water helps regulate body temperature and prevent infections. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
* Stay home If you develop symptoms of the flu, strep throat, or a stomach virus, it is recommended that you contact your primary care physician, stay home, and follow your doctor’s orders to treat the symptoms before returning to school or work.
* Cover it! Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, not your hands.
Remember, students must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the aid of fever reducing medications, and feel well enough to attend before they may return to school.
Holland Hall’s greatest priority is the health and well-being of our community. We never want a student to feel obligated to attend school when sick. Administration and faculty are dedicated to assisting all students in making up missed assignments/tests due to illness.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for doing your part to help our community stay healthy this season!
Your school nurses,
Kathleen Alabbasi and Kimberly Seabolt
Yearbooks are on sale now
Did you know students create the Eight Acres yearbook? A staff of 22 upper school students learn journalism skills and take the book from 292 blank pages to the stories of the year. For 2023, we are also joined by more than 30 eighth-graders who are prepping a spread about democracy and mid-term elections and writing about their experiences. Be sure to get your book soon. There's nothing like it.
Click here to order now.
Tulsa Ballet's Nutcracker
Golf Tournament: Support HH by becoming a corporate sponsor
Longtime teacher, football coach and athletic director Charlie Brown invites you to become a corporate sponsor in support of Holland Hall while participating in an extraordinarily fun Scramble golf tournament this spring. The proceeds help fund the physical education and athletics programs at all levels of the school.
Enjoy a round of golf with friends, or reward employees. All sponsorships include lunch, range balls, carts, green fees, a $5,000 Hole-in-One shot and more. Following the tournament, sponsors receive a letter stating the tax deductible portion of their sponsorship level.
For more information, please contact Charlie Brown, Director of Stewardship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levels start at $1,800 for the Par Sponsor to $5,000 for the Patriot Sponsor. Details available in the Golf Tournament tab at hollandhall.org/events.
After-school enrichment classes offered
Dance Dayz Enrichment Class
Come and learn the basics of ballet and contemporary dance movement with Ms. Allison. This class will cover a basic ballet class with stretching, barre work, center floor exercises, as well as opportunities to explore the process of learning to create choreography. Other activities and styles of dance will be included. Even if this is your first time, leap into class with us!
Who: Grades K - 3rd
When: Friday, January 6 - February 24 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Where: Walter Arts Dance Studio
Pick-up: Walter Arts Center front entry at 4:30 p.m.
After School Enrichment Class: (8 weeks) $150
Limited class size: 14
MS Holiday Dress Days
With the holidays approaching, the Middle School will celebrate with themed dress days.
Monday, Dec. 12: Holiday colors with uniform bottoms
Tuesday, Dec. 13: Holiday sweater with uniform bottoms
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Holiday Movie Dress Day (dress like favorite character, movie T-shirt, etc.)
Thursday, Dec. 15: Dutch Day or Holiday PJ day
ERB test results are ready to view
The results from the ERB CTP V test your child recently took are in. You can find your child's ERB scores on the PCR Parent Portal, gotohh.org/parentportal.
Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 were tested in the following categories: Quantitative Reasoning, Math, Verbal Reasoning, Writing Concepts, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Writing Mechanics. The testing was scheduled on three consecutive mornings and generally took place in your child's advisory group.
The primary function of these results for us is to use them as a tool for curricular reflection. Additionally, these test results allow us to look at the academic achievement and potential of each group. They allow us to make some comparisons between Holland Hall and other independent schools.
Data such as this is best considered with three years of test results using the same instrument. Three years of data provides adequate information to identify patterns and trends within groups of students as well as with individual students. This is our second year of data from ERB, therefore, caution should be exercised in drawing definitive conclusions.
Information from this test should be seen as a "snapshot" only of your child's overall academic performance and should be viewed in the context of what you know about your child's daily classroom performance and teachers' observations.
If you have any questions about how to read this report, please feel free to contact Holland Hall Director for Learning Support Gina Johnson or Middle School Head Jennifer White.
MS Uniforms for 2023-24 school year
The results of our uniform survey are in. Thank you all for your interest — we heard from a majority of you.
Starting with the 2023-24 school year, the Middle School shirts will be navy.
This year’s gray shirts — which were discontinued — and the cardinal red shirts may be worn for the 2023-24 school year.
Girls also will be able to wear khaki skirts, pants or shorts, as well as the navy or plaid skirts.
You may buy the navy shirts from C&J or Lands’ End, both of which will have logoed shirts in a Dry-Fit material, as well as a pique cotton. C&J will have a closeout stock of gray shirts at a discounted price if you’d like to replenish your supply.
We are exploring whether it would be feasible for the DutchZone to carry them, as well.
Please stay tuned for more information.
Upper School 2022 Fall Semester Exam Schedule
Monday, December 12
9:00-11:00 a.m. Science
1:00-3:00 p.m. Review
Tuesday, December 13
9:00-11:00 a.m. Math
1:00-3:00 p.m. Social Studies
Wednesday, December 14
9:00-11:00 a.m. English
1:00-3:00 p.m. Tech, Religion, Review
Thursday, December 15
9:00-11:00 a.m. World Languages
1:00-3:00 p.m. Dual, Make-up
College Application January Deadlines
Seniors, if you have a January 1-6 college application deadline, ALL application materials must be submitted to college counseling NO LATER than Wednesday, December 14.
If you have a January 7-15 deadline, those applications may be processed when we return from break. PLEASE CHECK YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINES.
Reminder: The college counseling office is closed December 17 through January 3. Classes resume January 4.
REMINDER! Oklahoma's Promise Information
Oklahoma’s Promise allows students who meet certain income, academic and conduct requirements to earn a college or technology center tuition scholarship.
Qualified students must register for this program in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
Click here to learn how to register.
Click here for more information about Oklahoma's Promise.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information
As of October 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for you to complete. Go to: www.studentaid.gov.
Beware of knockoff and look-alike websites. They will do the job, but you will be charged for the service. The correct site will end in .gov and have the words at the top of the page "An official website of the US Government."
If you have questions, please contact College Counseling.