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Dutch Weekly November 19 - December 2

DUTCH WEEKLY: November 19 - December 2

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Join us for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day!

Join us for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day on Tuesday, November 22, for a welcome from Head of School JP Culley and special student performances, followed by a campus tour where the students will show you around their buildings!

If you are unable to attend in person, we welcome you to join us via live stream beginning at 8:30 a.m. at gotohh.org/stream.

Visit the school website, www.hollandhall.org/events, for the day's schedule and parking details.

Tulsa Youth Rowing hosts free clinic

Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is offering a free rowing clinic for youth ages 13 to 18 on Saturday, Dec. 3, at The University of Tulsa from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic is geared toward middle and high school students interested in learning more about rowing and how they might get involved in our community youth rowing program.

Click here to register for the event.

Click here for more information.

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

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.

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

Kids Heart Challenge

A HUGE thank you for all the donations, volunteers and over all support of the American Heart Association! Our 23rd year of supporting the American Heart Association was a wonderful success and we are thankful for the generous PS families supporting this important cause. We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family.

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, Nov. 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.

After-school enrichment classes offered

"Holiday Edible Creations"
Now that December is almost here, let's start thinking about FUN holiday treats. Join Mrs. Dougall and Mrs. Spencer for an afternoon of delightful snack making. Learn how to create snowmen, reindeer, and Santas from ingredients you can buy and put together right from your own supermarket! We are planning to have a HOLLY JOLLY good time! 🎄

Who: K-5th grade
When: Thursday, December 1 - 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Where: PS Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:30 p.m.
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
After School Enrichment Class: $35
Maximum class size: 30


American Girl Holiday Hootenanny!
Please join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for... an American Girl Holiday Hootenanny! Come craft & play & we'll jingle all the way!

Who: Grades JK - 4th
When: Thursday, December 8 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
After School Enrichment Class: $45
Maximum class size: 30

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

Grandparents' 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

Weigh in on Middle School uniform changes

Middle School parents received an email survey about possible changes in the uniform for next year.

If parents of students in 3rd-7th grades haven't yet filled out  this survey, please do so before the Thanksgiving break. We will try to communicate any changes as soon as possible.

After-school enrichment classes offered

"Holiday Edible Creations"
Now that December is almost here, let's start thinking about FUN holiday treats. Join Mrs. Dougall and Mrs. Spencer for an afternoon of delightful snack making. Learn how to create snowmen, reindeer, and Santa's from ingredients you can buy and put together right from your own supermarket! We are planning to have a HOLLY JOLLY good time! 🎄

Who: K-5th grade
When: Thursday, December 1 - 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Where: PS Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:30 p.m.
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
After School Enrichment Class: $35
Maximum class size: 30


American Girl Holiday Hootenanny!
Please join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for... an American Girl Holiday Hootenanny! Come craft & play & we'll jingle all the way!

Who: Grades JK - 4th
When: Thursday, December 8 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
After School Enrichment Class: $45
Maximum class size: 30

UPPER SCHOOL

INFORMATION MEETING: Soccer Trip to the United Kingdom (Summer 2023)

Upper School soccer players, enthusiasts and parents will have an opportunity to travel to Scotland and England next summer. There will be a meeting for those interested in getting the details at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Upper School Lecture Center.

If questions arise, feel free to contact Coach Hart (ext. 8148) or Coach Tokarchik (ext. 8177).

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 22: Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day. School dismissed at 10:30 a.m. for Thanksgiving holiday

November 28: School resumes