Dutch Weekly: Oct. 1-8
Come out tonight — Friday, Oct. 1 — and cheer on the Dutch at Primary School Night at the Football Game!Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the south lawn for food from Andolini's, Curb-Side Comfort, Frios and T-Town Gourmet — all of which will take cash or credit cards — starting at 5 p.m. Make sure you're on campus by 6 p.m. for a big surprise! Admission is free.Then:6:30 p.m. — Drumline and line up
- PS students will line up at their grade-level signs at the 50-yard-line on the visitors' side. Parents, please walk with your EPK-K students.
6:35 p.m. — Primary School Parade begins6:45 p.m. — K-3rd grade performance6:49 p.m. — Spirit Line and National Anthem6:57 p.m. — Exit through south gate
- Student pick-up will be on the south lawn.
7 p.m. — Kick-Off against Tulsa CentralPlus: Stay until halftime for a peformance from the PS/MS Cheerleading campersIf you can't come to the game, make sure to stream it at gotohh.org/stream.
New DutchZone merchandise!
Find new cold-weather gear in the DutchZone on Thursdays and Fridays from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Or catch the DutchZone pop-up shop at the football game Friday at the concession stand.
A special invite for grandparents and special friends
One of the many unique Holland Hall traditions we hope to continue this year is Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day. It is set for Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 8:30 a.m. Please enter contact information for your grandparents and special friends here by Oct. 11 so that we can invite them to be a part of this celebration.Enter grandparents' information here.
School pictures are ready
School Pictures are ready to view online. Please note, you must connect using the emails you provided the school. If you have extended family or others who wish to order, please help them log on. Alternative emails will be denied by the system as a security measure. If you missed the first day or want a retake, retakes and primary groups will be taken on Nov. 1. There will only be one retake day.To access your photos, go to https://shop.jostenspix.com and use Event Code: FE42121
Here's a 'CLUE'
The Holland Hall Upper School Theatre Department presents 'CLUE, On Stage' October 7-9 in the Walter Arts Center.WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 9WHERE: Walter Arts Center - Newman TheatreADMISSION: Adults - $10, Students - $7NOTE: Masks are required in the audienceTICKETS: https://www.hollandhall.org/arts/theatre/
Murder is the on the Menu
We invite you to enjoy a "CLUE"-themed dinner before the production complete with photo booths, games and more! It's no mystery that fun will be had!WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 8th ONLYWHERE: A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining HallPRICE: Dinner - $10 each (must also purchase a separate play ticket too). Dinner must be paid for by Monday, Oct. 4TICKETS: tps://www.hollandhall.org/arts/theatre/DINNER MENUColonel Mustard's Honey Mustard Chicken FlatbreadMiss Scarlet Velvet CupcakesMrs. Peacock's Blueberry Salmon Puff PastryProfessor Plum's Blue Cheese Stuffed Red GrapesMrs. White's Agua Fava Meringue CookiesMr. Green's Pesto Caprese CrostiniWadsworth's Black and White Cookies
Get ready for ARTworks
Holland Hall’s signature ARTworks program is Oct. 25-30. All Kindergarten-12th grade students will have the opportunity to enjoy an in-person workshop with our acclaimed artist-in-residence, Whitney Forsyth.The clay pieces the students create during the workshops will become part of a collective community mandala honoring Holland Hall’s Centennial. Visit our website to learn more about the program.Volunteers needed for art workshopsWe need volunteers to help with workshops in each branch! Please click the links below to sign up:PRIMARY SCHOOLMIDDLE SCHOOLUPPER SCHOOL
We're proud to honor our Distinguished Alumni
Please join the Holland Hall Alumni Association as it celebrates the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, Oct. 21.This year's honorees include Dr. Deborah Jenkins '75, LeAnne Taylor '80, and Kathy LaFortune '76 along with Young Alumni Achievement Award winner Adele Beasley Weaver '11 and Service Award winners Heather Snoke Pohl '89 and Keith Goddard '87.The night will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center.For tickets, go to https://hollandhall.wufoo.com/build/2020-2021-distinguished-alumni-awards-dinnerhttps://www.hollandhall.org/events/alumniawards/
It's simply Dutch Divine
The Holland Hall Alumni Association is bringing back Dutch Divine — a night of gourmet food, fine wines and music provided by alumni — on Nov. 6.This year's menu is Cafeteria Chic, in honor of its new location at the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center. But you know you won't get macaroni and cheese at this event catered by local restaurant owner and chef Justin Thompson '98 and Juniper head chef Myles McClanahan '98. Wines are provided by wineries with local ties — Darms Lane, 32 Winds and Downward Dog — and Nicholas Foster '10 will serenade the crowd, hopefully with some tracks from his latest album, "Trophy Husband," from Horton Records.Tickets are $125, and sponsorships are available to honor your favorite alumna/alumnus, faculty member or class. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Fund for Financial Aid.Tickets and sponsorships: https://hollandhall.wufoo.com/forms/q2nk2zg19fnzuy/Cheers!
From the Head of School's office: Continue to mask next week
Based on the data from this week and likely projections for the next, we will maintain our mask requirement for adults and students for the coming week. Please trust we would all like to get to a mask optional stance as quickly and as safely as possible. The current numbers and lack of access to a vaccine for our youngest simply do not make that reasonable right now.As a reminder, we are taking a measured approach to masking. We require them for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals when the daily Tulsa County Covid numbers are at 31 cases per 100,000 residents or more. We will announce the following week's mask status in Dutch Weekly every Friday. The policy is listed here below for reference.
COVID on campus
When there is a confirmed COVID case on campus, we will update our website here. If your child has been identified to quarantine, you will be contacted personally. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any signs of illness and contact our Director of Health Services Kathleen Alabbasi, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if your child develops symptoms typical of allergies, a sinus infection, or the common cold, we ask that you contact your physician for determination of the need for a COVID test. Data indicates that the Delta variant primarily presents with similar symptoms and thus can be easily overlooked, according to our nursing staff.
Flu shots available
Holland Hall families are invited to get flu shots on campus, courtesy of Med-World Pharmacy, on Oct. 20.Shots are free for Holland Hall employees, and there is no copay for families with Health Choice, Community Care, Blue Lincs and Global Health insurance. Those with other insurance companies — or those paying out of pocket — will be charged $35. If your insurance pays for the shot, you will be refunded by mail.Bring a copy of your insurance card or take a photo of it when you register online.No appointment needed. Please complete the online vaccination intake form using the link here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/212564062155147. (Additional forms available onsite if needed.)Morning session
- 8 a.m.-noon October 20 in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy's Self Conference Room
- 12;30-4:30 p.m. October 20 in the Primary School Teachers' Lounge
- Oct. 1: Primary School Night at the Football Game
- Oct. 5: MS PA meeting
- Oct. 6: Virtual 12th Grade Parent Meeting
- Oct. 6: Welcome Wednesday for prospective families
- Oct. 7-8: Upper School Play
- Oct. 8: Varsity Football at Vinita
- Oct. 8: Middle School SOOD
- Oct. 13: Field Day
- Oct. 13: PS PA meeting
- Oct. 13: Virtual Welcome Wednesday for prospective families
- Oct. 13: FIELD DAY
- Oct. 14: Varsity Football at Berryhill
- Oct. 15: Fall break: No classes
- Oct. 21: Distinguished Alumni Awards
- Oct. 22-23: Reunion Weekend for alumni
- Oct. 25-30: ARTworks with Whitney Forsyth
- Oct. 29: Primary School Halloween Parade
- Nov. 1: Picture Retake Day and Primary School Groups photos
- Nov. 6: Dutch Divine dinner presented by Alumni Association (stay tuned!)
- Nov. 23: Grandarents and Special Friends' Day
Primary School News
Getting ready for candy
The Primary School will once again host a costume parade, this year on Friday, Oct. 29, instead of individual class parties.Be watching for more information about hosting a candy booth and watching the parade.
Middle School News
It's time to SOOD
MS SOOD (School Out of Doors) is set for Friday, October 8, during the school day on the Holland Hall campus for 4th-7th grade students. Each grade level will plan engaging learning activities outdoors, and it's always a very exciting experience!That day, all students will need to wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the day, bring a refillable water bottle, and have sunscreen/bug spray as needed. We will be catering Chick Fil A chicken sandwiches, a cookie, and chips for lunch that day. We will also provide snacks. If this does not meet your child's dietary needs, please have your child bring a sack lunch.Eight grade SOOD8th grade SOOD will be at Camp Loughridge. Busses will depart Holland Hall at 8:20 a.m., please be sure your child arrives to school on time. Students will return to Holland Hall at 4 p.m. That day, all students will need to wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the day, bring a refillable water bottle, and have sunscreen/bug spray as needed. We will be catering Chick Fil A chicken sandwiches, a cookie, and chips for lunch that day. We will also provide snacks. If this does not meet your child's dietary needs, please have your child bring a sack lunch.
Buy your Field Day shirt
Order your Field Day T-shirt by Monday, Oct. 4.
Middle School PA meeting Tuesday
A virtual meeting of the Middle School Parents' Association Meeting is set for 8:30-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 5.October's topic is "Student Success - How Families Can Help," with Middle School learning specialists Gina Johnson and Amanda Josserand, who will provide specific and practical advice on how you can help your student(s) thrive academically in the Middle School.MS PA meeting information:Meeting IDmeet.google.com/xxa-xbax-ditPhone Numbers+1 669-221-2939PIN: 922 276 019#
Middle School clubs announced
- Academic Team, Thursdays 3:15-4:30 p.m., beginning in mid-October for 6th-8th grade students
- Ceramic Club, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, after sports for 7th/8th grade students
- French Club, second semester, Tuesdays after school
- GEMUN, A Days at lunch for 7th grade students
- Math Counts, Mondays 3:15-4:45 for 5th-8th grade students
- Science Club, Thursdays 3:10-4:15 2 times per month for 4th grade students
- Spanish Club, every other Monday 3:15-3:40 for 4th-6th grade students and 3:40-4:10 for 7th/8th grade students
Middle School reminders
- 6th-8th grade students need to have their IDs with them each day. Please help them remember these each morning. They are keys to open doors and they are the payment method for lunch.
- We have a number of students forgetting their masks. Parents, please be sure they exit your vehicle in the morning with a mask in hand to put on when they enter the building.
- If your student forgets something, including lunch, and you want to drop it off, there is a gray bin outside the main MS entrance. Please email Kelly Danner if you place something in the box.
- Lastly, if your student arrives late or leaves early for any reason, they need to sign out in the office with Kelly Danner so that we know who is on campus and who is not!
Middle School basketball tryouts
Save these dates for Middle School basketball tryouts
- 7th and 8th grade girls: October 6 and 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the MS gym
Upper School / College Counseling
Mark your calendars
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 9th-11th grade students need to arrive around 7:30 a.m. to start testing (PSAT and Pre-ACT) at 8 a.m. sharp! We are required by national regulations to begin at 8 a.m., despite our normal late arrival on Wednesday.
Seniors will be in career panels with alums from 9:30-11:30 a.m. After testing and career panels, students will set up for Field Day, which is that afternoon from 5-7 p.m.
FAFASA Applications open
Senior parents, the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens to you Oct. 1. Make sure you utilize the government's website and the FREE application. There are look-alike websites that do the same thing, but charge you.Go to: www.fafsa.ed.govIf you've not done so, you will also need to apply for a Federal Student Aid I.D. number (FSA-ID). Your student will have his/her own number and one parent per household will have a number. Keep these safe as you will use the number throughout your student's college career when reapplying for aid each year. Go to: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch. Questions? Contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, email@example.com
College FAFSA Workshop set
Senior parents, would you like help completing your FAFSA? Would you like an expert to review your FAFSA before submitting? Bring your paperwork and come to Holland Hall and meet privately with a University of Tulsa Financial Aid Counselor. We'll begin individual appointments on a first-come, first-serve basis at 4:30 p.m. and take the last appointment at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, Oct. 11.
- WHEN: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11
- WHERE: Upper School - SMT Commons and Mathematics Classrooms (at the back of the upper school)
Please let us know you plan to attend. Email Brent Casey, director of College Counseling: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name(s) and approximate time you plan to arrive. There are instructions and information that will be emailed to you ahead of your appointment. Thank you!
What do we mean by "Good Fit" for College?
We have shared the white paper from Challenge Success linked here with the seniors and we wanted to get it to parents, as well. Because so many juniors and seniors are on College Trips right now, we wanted to provide this thought-provoking, research-based article as a source of discussion. It makes a compelling argument that engagement in college is more important than selectivity. We hope you will enjoy reading and discussing!https://challengesuccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Challenge-Success-White-Paper-on-College-Admissions-October-2018.pdf
The Upper School is going through more than 50 disposable masks per day. Parents, please remind US students to bring their own masks. Thank you!
Holland Hall to host 4A Volleyball Regionals
Come out to support our volleyball girls as we host a regional Thursday. Ticket information will be available next week.WHEN: Thursday, October 711 a.m. - #1 Holland Hall vs. #4 Weatherford12:30 p.m. - #2 Oklahoma Bible vs. #3 Chickasha2 p.m. - Winner of game 1 vs. winner of game 2
DUTCH IN THE NEWS
Tim Blake Nelson '82 can be seen on the silver screen at Circle Cinema starting tomorrow! Nelson's lead role is that of a farmer who takes in an injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse comes for the money, he must decide who to trust.Find the story in the Tulsa World here: https://bit.ly/3orUklg