Dutch Weekly February 18 - 24
DUTCH WEEKLY: February 18-24
Winter Break - Monday, Feb. 20 - No Classes
Parents Association nominations open!
Nominations are open now through February 20 for the 2023-2024 Parents Association Council. This is a great way to get involved and support the activities going on in your child’s classroom. Many roles can be done with a fellow parent as a team! Please nominate yourself or a fellow parent using the link below. Detailed descriptions of the positions are included on the form. The new council will be voted on once the nomination process is complete.
Save the Date for Holland Hall’s first ever Giving Day!
One Day. One Dutch. is our inaugural day of giving. Make a gift of ANY AMOUNT on March 1 to show your love for students and faculty and support Holland Hall's educational excellence. Your gift will help meet our goal of 100 donors and unlock match and challenge gifts throughout the day. Learn more at the link below!
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Holland Hall Upper School Arts Department Presents "Into the Woods"
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite Brothers Grimm storybook characters (Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Ridinghood and more) and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. An epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.
While this show is based on popular fairy tale characters and appropriate for all ages, parents of younger children should be aware that darker themes are explored in the second act.
When: March 2 - 4, 7pm
Where: Branch Theatre, Walter Arts Center
Cost: $10 adults & $7 students
Click here to purchase your tickets online.
Yearbook staff is coming down to their final two deadlines
Yearbooks for sale online through March 1. Get a book for your student for only $75 at jostens.com.
Meet the new FLIK Chef Manager - Jenny Baxter
Jenny has been in the Food Service Management and Hospitality industry for over 20 years in different management roles and environments. Jenny’s first 9 years were spent managing Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchens at three locations including Albuquerque where she played a major role setting standards for openings still used today.Her experience also includes General Manager for The Canebrake Resort & Restaurant, Food Production Manager for all of Hillcrest Medical Center, and Chef Manager with Eurest at Hewlett Packard and Verizon centers. Jenny resides in Tulsa with her husband, JuLius, their three children: Riley (13), Maddie (12)and JuLius Jr. (8). When not working, she enjoys reading, dancing, karaoke, and spending time with her family.
2023 Goddard Scholarships for 6th and 9th grade students available
The Les and Ellen Goddard Merit Scholarship Program provides outstanding 6th and 9th grade students the opportunity to attend Holland Hall as merit scholars. The Scholarship Committee selects recipients on the basis of entrance exam test scores, recommendations, grades from the candidate’s present school, and a personal interview. The program is open to all new students entering 6th and 9th Grades in 2023-2024 and current Holland Hall 8th-graders. Click here for for more information.
Golf teams needed for tournament!
The 29th annual Holland Hall Golf Tournament is set for Monday, May 15, at Meadowbrook Country Club. Proceeds help fund the physical education and athletics programs at all levels. To sponsor a team, email Director of Stewardship Charlie Brown at email@example.com.
Please remember that we are unable to accommodate lunchtime visitors. The best way to see your student at lunch is to volunteer in the lunch room.
Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
Please check your child's Schoology page to sign up for upcoming conferences scheduled for March 9 and 10.
MS Uniforms for 2023-24 school year
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. A+ Uniforms — former C&J — will have a closeout stock of gray shirts at a discounted price if you’d like to replenish your supply.
Families also may buy navy polos without logos and have them embroidered from a list of preferred vendors in the Tulsa area, or from the DutchZone. More details to come.
College Athletic Recruiting - Trends, Tips, and Truths
Holland Hall and Casady will be hosting a webinar for high school students and parents interested in college athletic recruiting.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Participants will hear from coaches and liaisons from the NCAA Division I to Division III level that will provide insight into current trends in recruiting, tips to help students stand out, and truths about the current climate of college athletics.
Larry Kindbom, football coach, Wash U in St. Louis
Averill Erdody, head field hockey coach, Rhodes College
Matt Arant, Regional Director of Admissions, Athletic Liaison, Franklin and Marshall College
Brady Newville, Director of Compliance, University of Oklahoma
Thomas Thongmee, Recruiting Coordinator, Pomona-Pitzer College
Please click here to register.
For more information about this webinar, please contact Steve Heldebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer opportunities are on the horizon
It's time to begin conversations with your student about his/her plans to explore academic programs, jobs, volunteer positions, etc.
Each week, we'll showcase various programs at universities throughout the country and local options!
Follow College Counseling on social media for highlights about these programs:
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Instagram - hhcollegecounseling