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Dutch Weekly November 5 - 11


DUTCH WEEKLY: November 5 - 11

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Congrats, Cross Country!

HH Cross Country boys finished in 5th place a the 3A State Cross Country meet. Congratulations to freshman Andrik Rameriz, who medaled with a 14th overall finish!

Let's go, HH Field Hockey!

The Holland Hall Field Hockey team, which returned to the SPC this season, is competing in the SPC tournament in Houston this weekend. With a 3-0 win, they play for 5th place on Saturday at 9 a.m. against St. Andrew's. To stream the game go to, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9ugvqwdaaOpcyvxwjBv5Q

Holland Hall Football on the road against Jay

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

You can watch online at gotohh.org/stream

Fall Choir Concert set

The Fall Choir Concert will feature Holland Harmony, and all Middle School and Upper School choirs. Middle school students and families may leave at intermission or stay for the Upper School portion, which will begin about 7:45 p.m.

When: Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m.

Where: Branch Theatre of the Walter Arts Center

Join us for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day

Grandparents and Special Friends make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer.  

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.

Please remember to RSVP to Beth Thorpe at bthorpe@hollandhall.org or (539) 476-8112.

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.

Honoring our veterans with photos, special dress

The JK students dressed in red, white and blue for All-American Day. MS students may dress up for Veterans Day.

This year for Veterans Day, the Middle School will honor our veterans with a photo display in the hallway of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center hallway. If you have a photo of a special veteran, please fill out the information on the attached document and send it to school by Wednesday, November 9.


These photos will be displayed throughout November and returned at the end of the month. Though photos will be displayed carefully, you may prefer to send a copy instead of the original. Please include the student’s and advisor’s names on the back of each photo with a sticky note.


To celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, Middle School students are welcome to wear patriotic (red/white/blue) colors.

We want your opinion on Back To School Night

Thank you to all of the families who came out to our recent Back to School nights. We'd love to know what you think about the current format, and if you have opinions on what we could do differently.

Please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFNY9RV

The Dutch Exchange has moved

In an effort to better serve our community, the Dutch Exchange has moved.

A rotating selection of seasonally appropriate gear will be displayed in a section of the DutchZone. It is absolutely free for the taking — no need to bring in anything to exchange, despite the name. There is also a healthy stock of pants, shirts, ties and belts for all branches. Come into the Dutch Zone and browse, or ask anyone working the register — or at the front Tandy desk — for help locating sizes.

If you'd like to drop off gently used clothing to the Dutch Exchange, there is a yellow bin in the Tandy. The Dutch Exchange has plenty of red and white shirts, pants and skirts but could use Dutch sweatshirts and jackets, Middle School gray shirts, recent Dutch Day Ts, and Middle/Upper School band/orchestra clothing: black pants, black skirts, white shirts.

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!

Holland Hall Youth Wrestling Club

Youth Wrestling for K-6th Grade is back! If your child is interested, please fill out the form below. We are taking the first 40 applicants. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Yancy at erinyancy@gmail.com Go Dutch!!

Youth Wrestling Club Form >>

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 Parent Association Meeting is Wednesday

Please join us for our second Primary School Parent Association Meeting! Our featured discussion this session will be on overall student wellness. This will be a virtual event on Wednesday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m. Cassie Gray and Kristin Lees will share an update on student wellness.

Meeting link

meet.google.com/eyp-dwoa-wwr

Join by phone

(US) +1 720-580-1270
PIN: 182448195

Thank you, parents!

Thank you to the Parents' Association and coordinator Marissa Nobles for the incredible table-treating event on Halloween. The kids and teachers had a wonderful time!

And thanks to all for your active participation in parent-teachers conferences this week.

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day is just around the corner. Please check Schoology for updates about grade level events.

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 7 - 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: $120 (6 weeks)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

American Girl Friendsgiving Fun!

Please join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for... American Girl Friendsgiving Fun! Playing a must...Crafting a plus!

Who: Grades JK - 4th
When: Thursday, November 10 - 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

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 Morning Meeting — a beloved Upper School tradition that includes all faculty and students. Then hear from a student panel and take a tour. The event should end by 10 a.m.

Private tours are also available.

Middle School Parent Association Meeting is Tuesday

The Middle School Parents Association meeting is set for Tuesday, November 8, at 8:30 a.m. This will be a virtual event — please see link to meeting below.

Speakers will include Gina Johnson talking about the ERB CTP5 tests that will be starting the next day on November 9 and run through November 11 and Chaplin Christy Utter to do a brief overview of the religion curriculum and chapel services held each Monday.

Google Meet Link
meet.google.com/ffg-zqgg-tne

Phone Number
+1 513-839-2917
PIN: 884 832 869#

ERB testing and why we do it

Middle School 6th-8th grade students will take the ERB CTP5 tests on November 9-11. Please have students at school by 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, with a fully charged iPad. Testing begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Standardized testing allows the school a unique look at our curricular strengths and weaknesses. It provides a group profile that can be compared to other independent schools and suburban schools who use this instrument. It also lets us see how we compare on a larger scale with national norms. Additionally, this yearly assessment gives us a snapshot of individual student performance.

Just as important is what standardized testing is not. We do not use it as a means of promoting students or as a predictor of future academic success or failure at Holland Hall. It is important to note that we do not "teach to the test" with our content. Students will practice the test to become familiar with the format and the instructions, but our curriculum drives our content, not any standardized test.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. Make sure your student gets adequate sleep.
2. Make sure your student eats breakfast in the morning.
3. Do not schedule appointments for your student before noon on test days.
4. Make sure students bring a fully charged iPad, a book to read and a water bottle.
5. Students cannot have cell phones, smart watches, any devices that make noise or food or drink other than water.

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Friendsgiving Fun!

Please join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for... American Girl Friendsgiving Fun! Playing a must...Crafting a plus!

Who: Grades JK - 4th
When: Thursday, November 10 - 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 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

US Community Service

The Leading by ServingFood Drive is set for October 31 to November 11.  Non-perishable food items are being collected by each class.  HERE is a list of possible food items that can be donated.

A Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday November 14. The drive is open to the entire Holland Hall Community.  We will have a mobile lab set up in front of the Tandy, and a lab set up in the US mini-commons.  More information to come next week (including the digital sign up link.)

11th Grade Parents College Chat scheduled

College Counseling is in the final stretch with seniors and we look forward to working with your junior student in the spring semester! Please plan to join us for an overview of college counseling and what will take place from now until college application season ends for your student. Some of these things involve you, so you'll not want to miss this informative, and hopefully fun, meeting. We'll meet in-person only.

When: Monday, November 7
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: US Lecture Center

Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline in 2 Weeks

If you'd like to place a yearbook ad to honor your senior, the contract is due in two weeks, Nov. 18. Once you submit, you will get more information via email.

Senior Ad Contract >>

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 7: 11th Grade Parent College Chat

November 9: MS PA Meeting - virtual

November 9-11: MS ERB testing

November 9: PS PA Meeting - virtual

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