Dutch Weekly Feb. 19-25
Masks optional next week
Masks will be optional in all indoor spaces next week. Check Dutch Weekly for any changes in that status next Friday.
Coach Grober to be honored at district basketball game
Join us on Friday, Feb. 18, for the final home basketball game as the Dutch open up the 4A playoffs with their district game vs. Miami. At halftime of the boys' game, we will recognize Coach Sparky Grober and many of the former players from Coach Grober's 40+ years serving the Holland Hall basketball program.
Girls - 6:30 p.m.
Boys - 8:00 p.m.
Digital ticketing is available at: https://gofan.co/app/events/538458?schoolId=OSSAA for $7 ($8.35 includes processing fee) or you may pay $10 cash at the admission table. NO DUTCH Athletic passes will be accepted.
Both the girls and boys game will be livestreamed at gotohh.org/stream.
DutchZone Winter Sale
Come shop the biggest sale of the year! For a limited time, many items — even new ones — are marked down 25%, 50%, and 75%. Don't miss your chance to stock up on Dutch gear at a great price.
Sale will run Wednesday, February 23 - Friday, February 25. Yes, we are opening on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. for this special sale!
The Upper School Theatre Department presents 'Puffs'
"Puffs" is the story of Wayne Hopkins: a regular boy who finds out he's a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. This perhaps sounds familiar. But, Wayne is sorted as a Puff, he and the other Puffs simply want to learn how to be wizards and avoid attacks by evil wizards.
When: March 3-5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newman Theatre in the Walter Arts Center
Click here to order tickets online. Tickets will sell quickly.
New date for Parents’ Association Book Club
BOOK CLUB IS BACK ON! We are thrilled to have author Sasha Martin join us in our discussion of her memoir "Life from Scratch." Hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments inspired by her blog, "Global Table Adventure" will be served, followed by a presentation by the author, Q&A, and book signing.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2022
WHERE: Chapman Library in the Upper School Building
Click here to RSVP. Kindly respond by Tuesday, March 1
Click here for more about the book
Click here for more about Sasha Martin
Click here to purchase your copy via Magic City Books, where a number of copies have been reserved.
2022 Yearbooks for all
In honor of the school's centennial, every student will receive a copy of the yearbook at the end of the year. That's why you have not seen sales information during this school year. Watch for instructions in April about distribution and pickup.
2022 Holland Hall Golf Tournament set
This is your invitation to become a corporate sponsor in support of Holland Hall. The proceeds from this event help fund the physical education and athletics programs at all three branches. Enjoy an afternoon of golf with your friends, or reward employees. Following the tournament, sponsors receive a letter stating the tax deductible portion of their sponsorship level. All sponsorships include lunch, range balls, carts, green fees, all the beer you can drink, and a $5,000 Hole-in-One shot.
Click here to learn about being a sponsor.
For more information, contact Charlie Brown, Director of Stewardship at (918) 481-1111, Ext. 4737 or email@example.com.
Donate to the Gezellig online auction
The Gezellig online auction is gearing up for the first of April! Help us raise funds for our students and teachers by donating an item or service from your business. We'd love to include it in our fantastic auction offerings! Please contact Madison Graves, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Katie Land, email@example.com, or fill out the donation form here!
Parents’ Association leadership nominations now open
Many wonderful programs at Holland Hall rely on parent volunteer leadership, organization, and creative effort throughout the year. It’s a great way to show your support for Holland Hall and meet new people along the way!
Nominations are now being accepted for all leadership positions within the executive committee or branch council leadership. There are all kinds of opportunities available for various levels of time commitment, whether a couple hours a month to coordinating a one-time event, and for people with all kinds of skills, passion, and talents they are willing to share!
Click here for descriptions of all PA volunteer leadership positions.
Click here to access the nominations form. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28.
Get to know college deans at 36th annual event
When: Monday, March 28
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Where: A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center
Please join us in welcoming to campus Heather Daniels from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), Justin Doty from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), and Bob McCullough from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). These three outstanding professionals in college admission are dynamic and you will not want to miss this very entertaining and informative evening as they discuss current trends and the state of college admission in general. We'll have time set aside at the end of the program for your questions.
This event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The answers to other questions can be found in our FAQs.
Click here to read more.
Primary School News
PS Parents’ Association Meeting Recording
Thank you to all who joined our Primary School Parents’ Association meeting on Feb. 16. The recording of that meeting can be found by clicking here.
After-school enrichment classes
Youth Science Enrichment Class
Come and join Alex Shingleton - HH graduate, supported by US Keri Shingleton,Ph.D., for three more fun weeks of hands-on experiments and activities that will teach you about physical science and the world around you. What causes foam to rise from a beaker? How does one create slime? Can you place your hand inside of a bubble without popping it? Find out how to create a habitat for a roly-poly. You might even catch a glimpse of a bearded dragon along the way. Enroll now and release your inner Einstein!
When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., February 22 and March 1, 8
Class Limit: 20
Where: Primary School multi-purpose room
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $58 (3 weeks)
All American Girl Soiree!
Celebrate the upcoming holidays with your American Girl! Join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare once a month for the next three months for some after school fun! Get ready for sweet treats and some crafting for you and your special doll. We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Easter, & Mother's Day. Don't miss the party! We look forward to seeing you there! (Enrollment to take place monthly)
When: Session #1 - Monday, March 7 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Session #2 - Tuesday, March 8 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Middle School News
Please be sure that your child is wearing a uniform shirt each day under their HH sweatshirts/hoodies.
Also, as a reminder, students are not permitted to take food or drink out of the Tandy into the Middle School building.
Middle School parent college chat
When: Monday, March 7
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Upper School Lecture Center
Planning ahead, do you and your student have questions about college? Come to the Upper School and join Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, and college admission guests for a casual evening of questions and answers. We'll discuss college admission testing, when to start testing, test prep, test-optional admission, Upper School course selection, and more.
Upper School / College Counseling
US Parents’ Association meeting recording
If you were unable to attend the Parent Council meeting this week, check out this video! In it, you will hear from HH alum Dr. Katie Packell about a HH Graduate Survey and from Frances Fondren-Bales about "Course selection: Letting your transcript tell a story."
The recording of that meeting can be found by clicking here.
9th and 10th grade parent college chat
When: Monday, March 7
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: US Lecture Center
Come meet with the college counseling team and college admission representatives to chat about all-things college. We'll discuss the importance of a transcript, GPA range, academic and summer plans, setting up college visits, and more.
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.