Dutch Weekly May 20-26
Is your family interested in a south Tulsa bus route?
There has been some interest in starting a school bus route that serves south Tulsa. If your family would be interested in this option, please fill out this Google Form. https://forms.gle/LGgtAiGDDRCkK4mX7
Volunteer bus drivers needed
Thank you to the parents who answered the Parents' Association's call for volunteer Bus Drivers in last week's Dutch Weekly! In case you missed last week's announcement, Holland Hall needs more bus drivers to take students on field trips, to sporting events, and meetings and contests at other schools. Teachers and coaches who can drive school buses are in short supply.
Parent volunteers willing to become licensed school bus drivers could greatly help our students, teachers, and community. Becoming a licensed school bus driver isn't difficult, but it does require passing the written CDL (Commercial Drivers' License) test and a 25-hour class. The Parents' Association is hoping to recruit enough parent volunteers to conduct a bus driver training class on campus late this summer or early next fall. If you want to help or get more details, please contact Tobey Ballenger, next year's PA President, at Tobeyjeff@hotmail.com 918-625-2169. Thank you!
Summer Programs registration is open! Act fast.
Have you planned your summer? Camps are filling quickly! We have Dutch athletic camps, Summer Athletic Commitment to keep our athletes conditioned and primed, Geometry & Reading, Coding & Fishing, BAM Circus Fun & Magic Camp, Welcome to Holland Hall prep camps for your child's rising grade, Gardening, Science, Jewelry Making and Theatre to name a few. We look forward to sharing our summer with you!
Seven one-week sessions run from May 30 - July 21.
Classes are available for 3-year-olds through adults. Call the Summer Programs office at (539) 476-8169 with any questions.
Newly Added Camps/Sessions
7254-02 - Little Sprouts Gardening - EPK-PreK
#5 - 6/26-6/30 P.M.
7322-01 - Interactive International Cuisine - 3-7
#6 - 7/10-7/14 A.M.
7337-02 - Okie Dokie BBQ! - 3-7
#6 - 7/10-7/14 P.M.
7322-02 - Interactive International Cuisine - 3-7
#7 - 7/17-7/21 P.M.
7337-01 - Okie Dokie BBQ! - 3-7
#7 - 7/17-7/21 A.M.
7230-02 - Welcome to Second Grade - 2nd
#7 - 7/17-7/21 A.M.
To register, go to www.hollandhall.org/summer.
Don't forget to download photos!
We're still adding photos from the last days of school to Smugmug. Download your favorites for free, or order prints right from the site. https://hollandhall.smugmug.com/2022-2023
Missing any yearbooks for your family collection? Leftover yearbooks and supplements from past years are available at no cost to Holland Hall families through Thursday May 24. Come to 121B of the Upper School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you'll find a table in room 121A of the SMT Commons.
Books available include 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2022. Supplements are available for the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 books.
Gezellig (in person) returns!
Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to get involved with the Holland Hall community? Gezellig (an in-person party) is back in 2024 and we want your help! We are excited to welcome anyone interested in helping plan this spectacular evening filled with great food, entertainment, and a gathering of friends. If you would like to be a part of the Gezellig experience, please complete this form or reach out to Gezellig 2024 co-chairs, Bronya Zamarin email@example.com and Kulsum Siddiqui firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulsa Youth Rowing hosts free clinic in May
Tulsa Youth Rowing will host a FREE introduction to the sport of rowing on May 27 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Tulsa Rowing Club.
Designed for students in 7th through 12th grades and their parents, this clinic will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the rowing community. Rowing is a fantastic full-body workout that challenges both your physical and mental strength. It’s also a great way to make new friends and be a part of a supportive team.
During the clinic, you’ll learn the basics of rowing technique and safety from our experienced coaches. We’ll provide all the equipment you need, so all you have to do is show up in comfortable athletic wear and be ready to have fun.
Aimed at beginners, this clinic is the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of rowing. Who knows, you may even discover a new passion that you’ll love for years to come.
Click here to register.
Click here for more information.
Tulsa Youth Rowing offers summer camps as well. Click on the link below for more information.
Don't forget the Dutch Exchange — visit or volunteer!
As the year nears an end, has your child outgrown their uniforms? Need new shorts or uniform shirts? Choose from carefully curated, gently used khaki and navy shorts and pants, as well as primary, middle, and upper school shirts and skirts, in all sizes.
Dutch Exchange is located in the Dutch Zone in the Tandy and is open Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., Thursdays from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., Fridays from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., and by request at the front desk.
Do you have a donation for the Dutch Exchange? You may drop off outgrown, clean, gently used Dutch outerwear, pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, and shirts in the yellow bin near Ms. Silkman's desk in the Tandy anytime the Tandy is open. Please check for stains, rips, and tears before dropping your items off. Please donate only uniforms and Dutchwear in good condition that you would want your child to wear. Thank you!
Are you interested in volunteering at the Dutch Zone or Dutch Exchange next year? Each comes with a 20 percent discount pass in the Dutch Zone, and it's a chance to meet other parents and get to know the students. Contact Ashley Parrish, email@example.com, for more information.
Primary School, have a great summer!
Advisors for next year
Currently, advisors are working hard to build the advisory groups for next year. A lot of time and thoughtful effort goes into the student groupings as well as the advisor/student match. Often, the team of teachers has more and different information about how your child presents him/herself at school. We try very hard to balance many criteria with our placements. If you have a request, please notify Jennifer White by May 22. Due to the process we have and our big picture view, we may not be able to honor all requests. We hope you understand.
Fifth Grade Advisory
A slight change for the upcoming school year is that fifth grade will have advisory groups and academic class groups. They will travel to classes with one academic group and they will have Advisory and HLA with their advisor group. Both of these groups are being very carefully created. This is one step closer to the academic schedules that students experience in 6th grade and we feel it is a good stair step for our fifth-graders.
Missing something? Check the Lost & Found
Haven't seen that hoodie in a while? Lost a water bottle, lunch box, etc?
PLEASE CHECK LOST AND FOUND near the Middle School maze.
We have a lot of items that need to find their homes. If unclaimed, they will be donated.
Book buy back set for May 5-June 2
Click here for more information on how to sell back your books.
Important Senior Events
Tuesday, May 23
* Senior Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - US Commons
* Commencement Rehearsal: 12:30 - 2 p.m.(ish) - Branch Theatre
* Baccalaureate: 5 - 6 p.m. - St. John’s Episcopal Church
Wednesday, May 24
* Commencement: 6:30 p.m. - Branch Theatre
* Dinner, Dance, and Lock-In - depart from Holland Hall by 8:45 p.m.
Senior pictures for class of 2024
Class of 2024, make your senior picture appointment now. Ervin Photography will help you complete this important task before school begins in August. 918-209-5050.
College Application Boot Camp set for rising seniors set
The college counseling office will host a college application boot camp on August 7-8. Seniors choose from either a morning session or afternoon session each day. Times will be 9-11:30 a.m. OR 1-3:30 p.m. Mark your calendar now. This event is optional, but seniors are encouraged to attend!
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