Dutch Weekly January 21 - 27
DUTCH WEEKLY: January 21-27
State of the School Recording
If you missed the Virtual State of the School on Wednesday you can watch the recording by clicking here.
Get tickets for the MS production of 'Elsewhere'
When: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Branch Theatre of the Walter Arts Center
At a boarding school in New Hampshire, the old head of school’s house is haunted — abandoned four decades ago after his child disappeared inside. But when four friends break in and try to spend the night on a dare, they discover a magic doorway into another world, Elsewhere. Elsewhere is everything they’ve always wanted – adventure, magic, purpose, a place where they can be their true selves.
But the world of pure imagination hides a darker secret full of nightmares — and the friends must embark on a harrowing and emotional journey into their fears to save themselves.
Tickets available online by clicking here. Adults are $10 and students are $7.
Jazz in the Box is back next week
The Upper School Jazz Band and Chamber Strings will perform in the Newman (blackbox) Theatre of the Walter Arts Center. This is a favorite for all ages.
When: Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newman Theatre
Want to personalize your yearbook?
A personalized yearbook will help your student keep track of their book and add a special layer of memories.
Jostens will take personalized orders through Jan. 27. Add a name or 29 characters of type for $10 and icons for $5 each: the year, lion paw, interests, extracurriculars, causes, etc. Lots to choose from on their website.
Regular books will be on sale through March 1 for $75 and the extras for $100 until we sell out.
Click here to order now.
Parents' Association seeking nominations
Watch Dutch Weekly for a link in February to nominate yourself or other HH parents/guardians to serve on the 2023-24 PA Council. This is a great way to meet other parents and help support the school.
You can read about these positions by clicking here.
New merchandise available in the DutchZone
The forecast is calling for colder temperatures, so come get new zipped hoodies and colorful crewnecks in the DutchZone! Hours are 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We also have a selection of gently used outerwear and uniforms in the Dutch Exchange, which is now housed in the DutchZone.
We also need volunteers in the DutchZone — especially on Wednesdays. Volunteers get a 20 percent discount in the store the day they work and get the first peek at new merchandise! Sign up here!
Support our students and teachers!
The Gezellig online auction is gearing up for April 10-14. Join us in support of our students and teachers by donating an item or service from your business. We’d love to include it in our fantastic online auction offerings!
Please contact email@example.com to participate.
Thank you so much for supporting Holland Hall and making this such a special community!
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.
Play golf and benefit Holland Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary School Parent Association Meeting
Please join us for our third Primary School Parent Association meeting on Wednesday, February 8, at 9:30 a.m. We will be discussing how to get involved in your Holland Hall community. This will be a virtual event, so be watching for the link in the coming weeks. Hope to see you there!
After-school enrichment classes offered
Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Let your young artists expand their creativity as we adventure into a winter-themed January with a snowy owl, crystalline snowmen and picturesque, snow-laden landscapes! February brings a rascally raccoon adorning a Valentine's sweater too! Come join Ms. Ariel for a delightful art enrichment adventure.
When: January 23 - February 13, Monday - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Where: PS - Multi-purpose
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $75 (4 weeks)
MS Spelling Bee
Grade level finalists will be competing in the MS Spelling Bee on January 27.
8th Grade Dinner Dance set
Mark your calendar for MS PA meetings
We hope Middle School parents can join us for two upcoming Parents' Association meetings.
February 7: 8:30 a.m. (in-person in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center)
April 4: 8:30 a.m. (virtual — watch Dutch Weekly for a Google Meet code closer to the event)
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. 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.
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:
Facebook - Holland Hall College Counselors
Instagram - hhcollegecounseling