Dutch Weekly: Jan. 15 - 21
State of the School Address set
Head of School JP Culley and Board of Trustees Chair J.W. Craft will address the Holland Hall community about present and future plans for the school in the annual State of the School Address.
- When: 6:30 p.m. January 19
- Google Meet joining info
- Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zzu-znmi-hqm
- Or dial: (US) +1 605-646-0556 PIN: 313 494 326#
- More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/zzu-znmi-hqm?pin=2648206200857
Middle School Theatre presents 'Shrek Jr. — The Musical'
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in "Shrek Jr. — The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.
When: 7 p.m. January 21 and 22
Where: Walter Arts Center's Branch Theatre
Adults - $10
Students - $7
Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.
Masks are encouraged for all in attendance. Reserved seating will be available in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
36th annual College Deans' and Directors' Event
Holland Hall Deans’ and Directors’ Event, sponsored by the College Counseling office, and the first program of its kind in Oklahoma, has a wonderful and rich history. Dating back to 1985, this event hosts top college admission professionals from across the United States.
For our 36th annual event, we welcome:
Colorado State University
Heather Daniels, Dean of Admission
Mike Keaton, Dean of Admission
Justin Doty, Dean of Admission
These experts in their field will discuss current trends in college admission, talk a bit about their own institutions, and answer any questions you might have.
Plan to join us Monday evening, January 31, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the A.R. Marylouise Tandy Dining Hall on the Holland Hall campus. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP for the Parents’ Association Book Club
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022
WHERE: Chapman Library in the Upper School Building
**Please note location change due to repairs to the Stuart Family Alumni Center/Lawson Conference Room**
Click here to RSVP. Kindly respond by January 27.
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.
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.
Tulsa Ballet - Vendetta, a Mafia Story
Holland Hall students 12 and older, and any family in the community, is invited to see Tulsa Ballet's latest production. See discount information below.
New visitor check-in system installed
Holland Hall is changing the visitor check-in system the school uses. Student and staff safety is a top priority at Holland Hall. Every visitor is screened against sexual offender registries and government watch-lists, while keeping up-to-date visitor information and records. Our new system, Visitor Aware, speeds up, simplifies, and strengthens this process.
The next time you visit the school, please remember your Driver's License to do a one-time setup in Visitor Aware. From then on, Visitor Aware uses facial recognition when you need to check-in or check-out of buildings or at events at Holland Hall.
New website launches
Holland Hall has a new website! Over the weekend, you may see changes roll out at hollandhall.org. The goal was to create a site that was easier to navigate for prospective families, the community and our parents. Thank you to HH alum Susan Pray '85 Rainey of Yellow Dog Design Works for her work designing the site, and webmaster Greg Spencer '99 for building it out.
You will find a Parent tab at the top of the website — or in the hamburger menu on the right-hand side of the screen. Any information you need as a parent can be found in this tab. You'll still use the Parent Portal, gotohh.org/parentportal, to access most of your child's information. But the website is a handy resource to link you to the portal — or give you a quick snapshot of information without having to log in to a site. This is where you will find book lists, dress codes, handbooks, calendars and more.
Primary School News
Primary School PE Sharing Program - January 20
The 1st-3rd grade PE Sharing Program is set for Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Primary School Gym. This program celebrates the Primary School PE program and demonstrates our Physical Education curriculum. A combination of skills, cooperative games and fitness will be performed!
All parents, family and friends are welcome to attend! We hope to see you!
Schedule Of Events:
8:15-9 a.m. Blue and Green
9:15-10 a.m. Red and Yellow
10:45-11:25 a.m. Blue and Green
11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Red and Yellow
1:05-1:40 p.m. Blue and Green
1:55- 2:30 p.m. Red and Yellow
* Please wear a mask while watching.
Middle School News
With the rising number of absences, we want to remind you of the following:
If your child is ill at home, rest and healing is the priority. With an accumulation of absences, the child's advisor will help them catch up on work upon return to school as needed. As a general rule, students will be allowed one day per day missed to make up all assignments and assessments. We will certainly allow students who are out for five days a little more time to get caught up, as necessary.
If your child is at home but able to do schoolwork, PSL is the place to go. We have asked teachers to be diligent about posting information on PSL. If your child needs additional information, he/she should email the teacher.
Communication is the key. Please be in touch with our school nurse and ask your child to be in touch with advisor and teachers so that we can all jointly support our students.
Lost and Found
Lost water bottle? Check lost and found.
Lost lunch box? Check lost and found.
Lost jacket? Check lost and found.
Lost athletic clothes, gloves, uniform shirts/shorts, belts...check lost and found.
We have a lot of items that need to find owners.
Help us help you by labeling everything your child brings to school.
Learning specialists want parent feedback
The Middle School learning specialists provide direct support for teachers and curriculum and for students in all five grade levels. Their hope is to expand support to parents. There are times during a student's educational career when they will need help at home, and we want our parents to feel confident and informed about best practices to provide "just right" academic support.
So they're asking for feedback.
You can access the survey by clicking here.
Upper School / College Counseling
January Upper School Parents Association Meeting Cancelled
The January 20 US PA meeting has been cancelled. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on February 17 at Noon. Check website and Dutch Weekly for US news and information.
ACT 101 Strategy Session
We invite students to join Revolution Prep on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an interactive strategy session to practice for the official ACT! This free two-hour session is designed to give students insight into the ACT exam as well as provide tips and tricks for test day. In these sessions, one of our professional tutors will teach core test-taking strategies including a dive into the exam content and structure, how to avoid common traps, and how to create the best plan for success.
Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/21477/
Summer Program Suggestions
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashley Lowry at email@example.com.