Dutch Weekly: Nov. 20-Dec. 3
From the Head of School: Masks are optional
Masks are optional for all students and faculty, whatever their vaccination status, at this time.
Remember to RSVP to Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Remember that grandparents or a student's special friends are invited to a day designed just for them on Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. RSVP here: https://www.hollandhall.org/events/grandparents/ Expect some special performances and a tour of your student's classrooms and branch.
Volunteers Needed: Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Grandparents and Special Friends day is next week. We are so excited to host but we need your help. Many guests will be visiting for the first time or will have a new branch to navigate. We need parents to help greet and direct for a few hours on November 23.Please sign up by clicking on the link below!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AACAE2FAAF8CF8-grandparentsThank you for volunteering.
Last call for ARTworks
The beautiful ARTworks exhibit will come down on November 24. Do not miss the opportunity to experience the installation and purchase a piece of art. All pieces exhibited can be purchased. The artist has generously offered to commission any piece even if the original is marked as sold. If a piece is purchased within the next two weeks, a portion of proceeds will benefit Holland Hall's faculty and students.Please contact Meredith Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more purchasing information.Also remember that ARTworks journals featuring Whitney Forsyth's work are for sale in the DutchZone. They would make a great Christmas gift.
Lands' End uniform sale
Lands' End is experiencing some of the supply chain issues other retailers are feeling. But many orders are arriving soon, according to a representative.
See 'The Nutcracker' at a special price
Holland Hall families are invited to see the all-new "The Nutcracker" for almost 50 percent off the normal price. Tickets must be purchased before Dec. 1 using the online code: G22NUT28SHH. Seats eligible for the promotion would be priced at $46-$67 in the orchestra level and mezzanine.
Primary School News
Third-grade lunch moving
Parents, the 3rd grade students will begin eating in the cafeteria after Thanksgiving break.
A reminder for the pick-up line
Please remember that the inside lane — next to the Penguin — is reserved for third-grade parents.Third-grade parents, please remember to yield to the other lanes, who are going around you to get to the PS drive and the EPK circle drive.Thank you!
After-school enrichment classes
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 holidays under the direction of Mrs. Dougall and Mrs. Spencer. Let the culinary confections begin!When: Thursday, December 9th, 3:15-4:45Who: K-3rdWhere: Primary School Multi-purpose roomFee: $35Maximum class size: 30Register: email@example.com
Middle School News
MS students visiting TU
Monday, November 22, all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will travel to the University of Tulsa with their teachers to participate in a full day of STEM challenge activities. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and we are excited to be able to attend. T-Shirts and lunch will be provided. More information can be found here. We will travel by bus, departing Holland Hall campus at 8:30 a.m. and we will return to Holland Hall by 3:10 p.m. 7th and 8th grade students will not have sports practices that day, all students will need to be be picked up at 3:10 p.m. or go to after care.
Fourth-graders will celebrate reading at B.E.A.R. Night on Thursday, December 2. They were challenged to read 400 pages in the month of November to be able to attend this special night. We encourage everyone to Be Enthusiastic About Reading!
Warm weather gear
With the weather getting colder, students need to bring a jacket or coat daily. NO BLANKETS will be allowed in the Middle School.
Upper School / College Counseling
Yearbook Senior Ad Submissions
Thanks to all who bought senior yearbook ads. If you think you submitted a contract and haven't had a response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.If our staff is preparing your ad, your survey with content is due to no later than Dec. 1.Staff Designed Ad Information FormIf you are providing a finished ad, the file is due Jan. 15.
Lessons and Carols Service
We will be bringing back our traditional Lessons and Carols program on Sunday, December 5, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church downtown.All 11th- and 12th-graders will be required to attend unless there is an excused absence cleared through the Deans of Students.Ninth- and 10th-graders are encouraged to attend, as well.This hour-long service is a meaningful and important part of our identity as an Episcopal school. Thank you for marking your family calendars and helping to support this service.
Final exams, projects, and papers in US
During exam week: if students have a seated exam or are required to be present for an assessment, they should check in by 8:45 a.m. We will ring the bell at 8:45 a.m. in the Commons to give directions about the exam that day. Students are free to come and go that week, outside of required assessment times. They are asked to spend most of their time in the Tandy when exams are going on in the US building. If a student would like to meet with a teacher, they should be sure to set that up in advance, as teachers have some required meetings and such throughout the week. Students must be in uniform during exams. Remember: the temperatures vary in the buildings, so students are advised to bring layers. It is a good idea to bring a water bottle, calculator (for math/science exams), extra batteries, and extra writing utensils.Exam week plans: Every final assessment is due on the day of the final exam this year, with the sole exception of presentations. If a presentation factors in to the final 20% assessment, those may be done prior to exam week. If students have a written portion of the presentation that they must submit, they should submit those before dead days. If they need to do the actual presentations on dead days, that is fine!Dead Days (no new material and no graded assignments other than presentations that factor into the final exam score): Thursday, December 9, and Friday, December 10. Friday will be a late start schedule (mod 1 starts at 9:10 a.m.) in order to have our Holiday party in the Commons.Students who are doubled up in a subject: you will take the second exam at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. on a day established by the department chair, taking into account the student's exam schedule.Everyone must sit for 1 hour. Students may leave after that, as they finish, and they must leave the US building and patios to head to the Tandy in order to minimize noise for other testers. All exams start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. or they start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.Monday, December 137:45 a.m. - Breakfast for everyone in the Commons9 a.m. - Math Exam; 12 - 12:50 p.m. optional PEP presentation with a visiting speaker in the Lecture Center for extra credit on the examTuesday, December 149 a.m. - Social Studies Exam1 p.m. - Conflict examsWednesday, December 159 a.m. - World Language Exam1 p.m. - Technology / ReligionThursday, December 169 a.m. - Science12-12:50 p.m. - Optional Physics and Honors Physics presentation with a visiting speaker in the Lecture Center for extra credit on the exam1 p.m. - Conflict examsFriday December 179 a.m. - English1 p.m. - Make up exams (if a student has been ill, for example)Locations of exams will be determined in the next few weeks by department chairs and we will publish locations on The Commons on PSL and on the pillars in the Barnard Commons.
Upper School Parent Council Meeting Video
If you were unable to join us for the Parent Council meeting at 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, please click below to watch the video. Ronda Cooper was the featured speaker and explained the college counseling curriculum and answered questions about the changing college admissions landscape.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZEnAhP3vZK3FLTAtCZb_84E-R4CAQbco/view?usp=sharing
Senior class rings and graduation announcements
The Jostens representative joined our seniors for their class meeting on Thursday, November 18. They talked about ordering class rings and ordering graduation announcements. All seniors receive 10 free graduation announcements. If you would like to order more, you need to do so by January 31. Please go to Jostens.com and enter Holland Hall or order through the packet that your senior brought home from the meeting.
The Dutch football team hosts Perkins-Tryon tonight for the first round of the playoffs. Remember, tickets are $10 cash at the gate if you haven't bought them online.You can watch the livestream at gotohh.org/stream starting at 6:50 p.m.
Charlie Brown books are in!
Coach Charlie Brown has documented his life and his 56 years at Holland Hall in a new book. All proceeds from the book will be donated to the Charlie Brown Endowment for Financial Aid."Consider this book your opportunity to spend time in conversation with Coach Brown as he tells stories of his determined life journey that reveals what I believe to be his greatest gift — his ability to build relationships and positively influence young men," University of Tulsa standout and Buffalo Bills (NFL) Offensive Lineman Jerry Ostroski, Jr. wrote for the back of the book.Order your copy for $20 — $25 shipped — at hollandhall.org/cbbookTo give to the Charlie Brown Endowment for Financial Aid, go to hollandhall.org/charliebrown