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Dutch Weekly November 12 - 18

DUTCH WEEKLY: November 12 - 18

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Holland Hall Football on the road against Stigler

The varsity football team is set to play in Stigler at 7 p.m.

You can watch online at gotohh.org/stream

HH wows at Student Council State Convention

Nineteen student council leaders participated with other student leaders from around the state in a weekend of leadership and community-focused learning. Holland Hall won the Gold Chapter of Excellence Award for the fourth year in a row. Congrats!

Blood Drive set in Upper School

Students and families can participate in a blood drive next week.

Students who are younger than 18 should pick up a parent permission form from Ms. Alford, Ms. Baumann or Mrs. Kelly.

When: Tuesday, November 15

Where: Upper School Mini-Commons

Sign-up Link >>

Grandparents and Special Friends are welcome!

Join us for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day on Tuesday, November 22, for a welcome from Head of School JP Culley, followed by a campus tour where the students will show you around their buildings! Visit the school website, www.hollandhall.org/events, for the day's schedule and parking details

Help welcome our guests on for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day on Tuesday, November 22. Sign up here.

Don't forget to RSVP to Beth Thorpe at bthorpe@hollandhall.org or (539) 476-8112.

A health reminder from the nurses

Health officials are cautioning us to take care in the prevention of COVID, flu, and RSV this season. Unfortunately, it is the season for these and other viruses. It is up to each of us to do everything possible to reduce the chance of getting sick as well as reduce the likelihood of spreading illness to others.

The health office strongly encourages the following prevention methods:

* Stay up to date on your vaccinations!  It’s not too late! Flu vaccinations are available for adults and children at the Tulsa County Health Department, at local pharmacies, or from most primary care physicians.  There are also many pharmacies and clinics offering the bivalent COVID booster shot.

* Wash your hands!  Practice good hygiene, washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the ABC song).

* Get your rest! Did you know 6-12 year olds should have 9-12 hours of sleep per night? Kids 13-18  year olds  need 8-10 hours and adults should have at least 7 hours.

* Eat a well-balanced diet!  Choose lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.  Limit salt, saturated fat and sugar.  A well fed body is better equipped to fight off infections.

* Stay hydrated! Among many other things, water helps regulate body temperature and prevent infections. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.  

* Stay home If you develop symptoms of the flu, strep throat, or a stomach virus, it is recommended that you contact your primary care physician, stay home, and follow your doctor’s orders to treat the symptoms before returning to school or work.

* Cover it!  Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, not your hands.

Remember, students must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the aid of fever reducing medications, and feel well enough to attend before they may return to school.

Holland Hall’s greatest priority is the health and well-being of our community.  We never want a student to feel obligated to attend school when sick.  Administration and faculty are dedicated to assisting all students in making up missed assignments/tests due to illness.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.  Thank you for doing your part to help our community stay healthy this season!

Your school nurses,
Kathleen Alabbasi and Kimberly Seabolt

A way to help tornado victims in Idabel

A this letter from Bishop Poulson Reed:

Dear Friends,

Below you will see the latest update from the Reverend Gloria Walters about St. Luke's response to the devastating tornado in Idabel. While St. Luke's building was not damaged, several parishioners' homes were, and the community of Idabel has many short and long-term needs as a result of this crisis.

To help Mother Gloria and St. Luke's in their relief efforts in Idabel, please join me and our diocese by sending funds.

And please hold all those affected in your prayers.

Message from Mother Gloria:

1. We are partnering with Phatt Tabb’s, a barbecue restaurant owned and run by a family in our church, that has been providing food for first responders, construction workers, linemen, and crews for clean up. They have a network of fellow pit-masters who are coming in to work with them. Funding has been coming in through Tabb, our church, and other concerned friends as we continue to feed those working in our community. We are also housing the pit-masters in our parish hall. There are no available rooms in Idabel or Broken Bow at this time. We currently have the funding for this outreach.

2. A longer term problem is the increased number of those who will be experiencing food insufficiency. Many businesses were destroyed and people are out of jobs who already live pay check to pay check. We have a large blessing box and already have trouble keeping it filled because of the need. We would like to step up our blessing box ministry to feed more people but are limited by the size of our congregation despite their generosity. If we could have more funds, we would order food to keep it stocked in this time of crisis in our community. Our church is committed to feeding the hungry.

3. We ask for the prayers of the diocese as our community finds its way through this challenging time.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Under the drop-down tab labeled " I want to support," select St. Luke's Idabel Tornado Assistance.

Yearbooks are on sale now

Names and icons for personalization are available for sale through Jan. 27. Regular copies will be on sale through March 1 for $75. After March 1, price will increase to $100 until we are sold out.

Click here to order now.

DutchZone has new merchandise, new hours!

The DutchZone has new toddler merchandise in this week. Visit the store between 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center.

New merchandise comes in all of the time, so make sure you check back often!

Golf Tournament: Support HH by becoming a corporate sponsor

Longtime teacher, football coach and athletic director Charlie Brown invites you to become a corporate sponsor in support of Holland Hall while participating in an extraordinarly fun Scramble golf tournament this spring. The proceeds help fund the physical education and athletics programs at all levels of the school.

Enjoy a round of golf with friends, or reward employees.  All sponsorships include lunch, range balls, carts, green fees, a $5,000 Hole-in-One shot and more. Following the tournament, sponsors receive a letter stating the tax deductible portion of their sponsorship level.  

For more information, please contact Charlie Brown, Director of Stewardship at cbrown@hollandhall.org.

Levels start at $1,800 for the Par Sponsor to $5,000 for the Patriot Sponsor. Details available in the Golf Tournament tab at hollandhall.org/events.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Primary School Announcements

Important Schoology Information
We want to make sure you are seeing updates in a timely manner. You will want to set your Parent Email Digest for your Primary School student to Daily. If you have children in other branches, I recommend leaving those on the default setting.

Here's Schoology's support article detailing the exact steps with a nice animated GIF!: https://docs.powerschool.com/SGYH/en/students/parents/parent-email-digest-and-overdue-notifications-email

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 22 for our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day. We will be hosting an Open House in the Primary School from 9:15-10:30 a.m. for all Grandparents and Special Friends. First Grade students will perform at the WAC during the 8:30 a.m. presentation. All students will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. that day. Please look for grade level specific information on your child's Schoology page.

Kids Heart Challenge

All JK, K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd-graders will participate in HH's 23rd year of raising funds and awareness for the American Heart Association! On Thursday, November 17, students will be jumping, listening to their hearts and raising money for this wonderful cause. Donations can be made on the Heart Heroes app or the paper packet that was handed out earlier this week. Let's keep the tradition going!

Volunteer opportunities for this event are available at the link provided.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4ba9af2ba5f94-heart

After-school enrichment classes offered

Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Let your young artists expand their creativity as we adventure into a wonderful Autumn inspired November and Winter inspired December! Gold and reds that carpet the grass, crisp colors light up the landscape! The holidays bring forth the fresh smell of pine trees and twinkling lights as nature gives way to new fallen snow, hot cocoa by the fire, and delightful gingerbread houses! Come join Ms. Ariel for a whimsical art enrichment adventure.

When: November 14 - December 12, Monday - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Grades: K-3rd
Where: PS - Multi-purpose
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $100 (5 weeks)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

A note about aftercare

As the weather turns cooler and more colds and viruses start circulating more, the aftercare staff gets asked if children can stay in from recess. Unfortunately, aftercare isn't staffed with enough people to stay inside while others go out. If a children are well enough to attend aftercare, they must be able to go outside when the rest of the students do. If the weather is too severe, all of the children stay indoors. We appreciate your cooperation!

A safety note for parents

If you need to drop off an item for your child, please leave it with Elyse and she will get it to your child's classroom. If you need to pick up your child early, please wait in the lobby. Elyse will call for your child and they will meet you in the lobby. We appreciate your attention to this.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

B.E.A.R Night

Fourth graders will be celebrating their month-long BEAR (Be Enthusiastic About Reading) challenge on Thursday, November 17, and Friday, November 18,. They will spend overnight on Thursday then a noon dismissal on Friday. Students had to read at least 400 pages to qualify to attend this exciting event! We are proud of our hardworking 4th-graders!

Shark Tank

On November 17, 18, and 21, 8th grade science classes will be presenting their Shark Tank projects in the MS library.

Parents are welcome to attend.

Please check with your student on their presentation date and time.

Section 1/2 - Thursday, November 17
Section 3/4 - Friday, November 18
Section 5 - Monday, November 21

Grandparent's and Special Friends' Day in the Middle School

This will be an Open House style opportunity for grandparents and special friends to spend time with their child and see their educational spaces and work. We will not have any regular classes that day, students will be in their advisory rooms all morning doing fun activities if they are not giving their grandparents/special friends a tour.

Eighth-grade parents invited to special morning in the Upper School

Eighth-grade parents are invited to get to know more about the Upper School on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The morning will start at 8 a.m. with a student panel, then Morning Meeting — a beloved Upper School tradition that includes all faculty and students. A tour will follow. The event should end by 10 a.m.

Private tours are also available.

RSVP here

A reminder about drop-off and pick-up times

The building opens each morning at 7:45 a.m. (8:45 a.m. on Wednesdays). If you need to drop off your child before then, before-school care is available.

Pick-up times are staggered to reduce traffic. If your child is out of school at 3:10, please arrive near that time. Those with children dismissed later than that due to clubs and sports, please arrive after the early pick-up line has been through so that you are not blocking the driveways. The first carpool is over by 3:20 or sooner.

UPPER SCHOOL

Upper School Dance Concert set

The Upper School Dance Ensemble will present their fall concert on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Walter Arts Center Newman (Blackbox) Theatre. Please come support the dancers and see "conversations" come to life through movement. We hope to see you there!

Yearbook Senior Ad due Friday, Nov. 18

Senior Parents, ad contracts are due Friday, Nov. 18. These reserve your space in the book. For more information, email journalism21@hollandhall.org.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information

As of October 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for you to complete. Go to: www.studentaid.gov.

Beware of knockoff and look-alike websites. They will do the job, but you will be charged for the service. The correct site will end in .gov and have the words at the top of the page "An official website of the US Government."

If you have questions, please contact College Counseling.

Calendar

November 17: US PA Meeting

November 17: US Dance Concert

November 22: Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day, school dismisses at 10:30 a.m.

November 28: School resumes