Dutch Weekly: Jan. 2 - Feb. 4
Celebrating 100 days of school
In honor of our centennial, all students are invited to wear their red 100-year T-shirt on Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 100th day of school.
If students can't find their centennial shirt, they may wear any red Holland Hall shirt.
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 in our community, masks will be required in all indoor spaces next week. Check Dutch Weekly for any changes in that status next Friday.
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.
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.
Calling volunteers from all branches: Primary School help needed
The Primary School staff has struggled to find enough volunteers to help in the cafeteria recently. School wide, we are calling on any parent or grandparent that has a few hours to give to help the Primary School bridge the gap. If you want to help our awesome primary school teachers and adorable younger students by serving lunch and wiping down tables, please email or call your grade coordinator or the Primary Office office.
Warm Clothing Collection for Afghan Refugees
Holland Hall Upper School is collecting gently used warm clothing items for all ages to donate to the newest members of the Tulsa community, Afghan Refugees. Please clean out your closets and bring items to the Upper School by Feb. 4. There are blue containers in each corner of the Commons.
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 2 - March 9, 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
Dinosaur Enrichment Class
Calling all paleontologists! Explore the world of dinosaurs as we learn more about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Research your favorite dinosaur through print books, online books and clips. We will play dino games, make dino treats, create dinosaur art, and participate in a dinosaur dig! We are sure to have a ROARING good time!
When: Wednesdays (February 2, 9, 16, 23, & March 2, 9), 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Maximum class size: 20 - Enroll early!
Where: Primary School multi-purpose room
Instructor: Mrs. Susan Connor
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
American Girl Doll ~ Holiday Soiree
Full and Closed
Middle School News
Middle School dance concert set
When: 7 p.m. February 1
Where: Newman Theatre
This concert will feature the dance and choreography of the middle school ensembles under the direction of Ms. Tyne Shillingford.
The current Holland Hall mask requirement is that anyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status should be masked while inside any campus building. This includes all performance spaces such as the Branch and Newman Theaters.
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:
School absences policy
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. And have your child check the lost and found in the Middle School maze.
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
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.