Dutch Weekly Feb. 4-11
Senior Internships 2021-22: Gauging Interest
Senior Internships are a graduation requirement — and a long tradition — in the Upper School. We had to cancel the internship program in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID and workplace circumstances. We are assessing whether the program could happen this spring, and are looking for work places that would be willing to host a student for a 40-hour internship between May 12 and May 20.
If you or your company is willing to host an intern, please click here to fill out the form. Thank you.
Masks required next week
With COVID numbers still high, masks will be required in all indoor spaces next week. Check Dutch Weekly for any changes in that status next Friday.
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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week set
Let’s make sure our teachers and staff hear us when we say thank you! The Parents’ Association hospitality team has planned five days of tasty snacks and lunches that will take place Feb 14-18 in the branch lounges.
A portion of the meals are funded by the PA, but we rely on parents bringing food items to make this event happen. Please look for signups going out via class coordinators next week and help show our appreciation. Kind words mean just as much or more — why not let someone at Holland Hall know how thankful you are!
Trivia Night, which is open to the whole Holland Hall community and hosted by the Alumni Association, has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Deans' and Directors' Event has been moved to Monday, March 28.
The Book Club meeting of Sasha Martin's book "Life from Scratch" has been postponed to a later date, date to be determined.
Primary School News
After-school enrichment classes
Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Expand your creativity! Create drawings with oil pastels, markers and colored pencils. Learn about line, balance, perspective and color theory. New themes every week.
When: February 9 - March 23, Wednesday - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Where: Primary School Art Room
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Holiday Cookie Decorating Event
Bake and Take! Hosted by none other than Primary School's Betty Dougall and Millie Spencer. Your children will bake, create, and decorate a 1/2 dozen cookies each for the Valentine's holiday under the direction of Mrs. Dougall and Mrs. Spencer. Let the culinary confections begin!
When: Option 1: Thursday, February 10 - 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Option 2: Friday, February 11 - 3:15-4:30 p.m. (note corrected date)
Maximum class size: 15
Where: Primary School multi-purpose room
Youth Science Enrichment Class
Come and join Alex for four 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 ow to create habitats for roly-polies. 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. Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8
Class limit: 20
Where: Primary School multi-purpse room
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $75 (4 weeks)
Middle School News
Submit your questions for the Middle School PA meeting
Middle School Parents' Association Meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 8, online at noon. (Please note the new time in response to parent request).
Please join Middle School Head Jennifer White, School Counselors Cassie Gray and Ryan Myers, Learning Specialists Amanda Josserand and Gina Johnson, Parents' Association President Annatina Aaronson and Vice President Tobey Ballenger and fellow parents for a Middle School Parents' Association Meeting based on your questions.
Middle School Parents, what is on your mind? Do you wonder .....
- How do I support my family's mental health while maintaining high standards?
- My kid has lost all their sweatshirts. Where the heck is the lost and found?
- Why does money I pour into my child's lunch account disappear so quickly?
- I feel disconnected. How can I get more involved at school?
- Can parents buy food at the cafe?
All questions are welcome. No question is too small. Please submit questions anonymously using this link - Middle School PA Meeting questions. If time allows, you may also ask questions live during the meeting.
Google Meet Code:
Upper School / College Counseling
Congrats to all of our student athletes who signed to play in college on Wednesday! They are:
Nunu Campbell - Football - Universty of Tulsa
Tre Carter - Football - Fort Hays State
Holt Heldebrand - Football - DePauw
Hunt Heldebrand - Football - DePauw
Josh Holt - Baseball - Washington University
Magnus Lepak - Football - Harding
Jordan Nolin - Football - Pitt State
Harper Siemens - Field Hockey - Trinity
You can find photos of signing day at https://hollandhall.smugmug.com/2021-2022/US-Signing-Day-2022/
Click here to view all the pictures from signing day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.