Dutch Weekly Oct. 8-15
Here's a 'CLUE'
The Holland Hall Upper School Theatre Department presents 'CLUE, On Stage' October 8-9 in the Walter Arts Center. Online tickets are available and selling fast, so make sure to buy in advance.WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, 9WHERE: Walter Arts Center - Newman TheatreADMISSION: Adults - $10, Students - $7NOTE: Masks are required in the audienceTICKETS: https://www.hollandhall.org/arts/theatre/
Make plans for Field Day
Field Day will happen on Wednesday, October 13, from 5-7 p.m. on the Chapman Green and the area around the Tandy building.Field Day is the annual fundraiser for Middle School and Upper School clubs and grade levels that older students put on for younger students. It is helpful to think of Field Day as a fall carnival, where each club and class put on a booth activity in which children can participate.There will be over 25 booths this year, including the Octopus Toss, pie a freshman in the face, the soda pop wrangle, pumpkin painting and more!. Each booth "costs" a certain amount of tickets, and each ticket costs 50 cents. You can pay with cash or check. We cannot accept cards.For more information, please contact Jennifer Boots-Marshall at email@example.com.
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
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 and chicken tenders at this event catered by local restaurant owner and chef Justin Thompson '98 and Juniper head chef Myles McClanahan '98, and current parent Kate Atkinson. 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!
Something big is coming!
Keep an eye out for the biggest party on campus — coming April 9, 2022.
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.
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. 8-9: Upper School Play
- Oct. 8: Varsity Football at Vinita
- Oct. 13: NO LATE START FOR UPPER SCHOOL
- 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. 15-18: Fall break: No classes
- Oct. 21: Distinguished Alumni Awards
- Oct. 22-23: Reunion Weekend for alumni
- Oct. 23: Varsity football vs. Jay
- Oct. 23: US Homecoming Dance
- 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.
Primary School PA Meeting
Join us for a virtual Parents' Association meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.. Here is the info for that:
The Primary School staff is happy to make arrangements to store a carseat or booster seat for the day if someone other than you is picking up your child. State law requires primary school-aged children to be in a carseat, even if driving only a short distance away.
Middle School News
Help us raise money for breast cancer research by bringing in donations during Pennies for Pink on Thursday, Oct. 14. It's a free-dress day as long as you wear pink!
Spirit Week set
Have fun and help us celebrate our Dutch spirit on homecoming week — Oct. 19-22.Monday - No SchoolTuesday - NEON DayWednesday - “Sports Day” (favorite sport, team, or coach)Thursday - HH/Dutch Spirit (wear HH gear, Dutch colors)Friday - Tie Dye Day
Comments are coming
You should be able to view comments that your child's teachers have written on Nov. 2 by logging into the parent portal. gotohh.org/parentportal.
There will be no school on Nov. 5 to allow for parent/advisor conferences.
Middle School basketball tryouts
Save these dates for Middle School basketball tryouts
- 7th grade girls: October 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the MS gym
Upper School / College Counseling
No late start this week!
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT or Pre-ACT. We are required to start that testing promptly at 8 a.m., so 9th-11th grade students must arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. in uniform.
Students are free to leave after testing, which will be around 11:30 a.m. Set-up for Field Day will begin at 1 p.m. (Students do not need to be in uniform for Field Day set-up).
Parents of Seniors: 12th grade students need to arrive at the Tandy by 9:30 a.m. — in uniform — to attend career panels with Holland Hall alums. They will wrap up by 11:30 a.m., as well.
Dutch Spirit and Service awards
The Upper School Student Council has kicked off a new tradition, awarding the "Dutch Spirit" and "Heart of Service" awards to members of each class. They will be passing the sashes to different students each month who demonstrate outstanding school spirit or outstanding hearts for service. In addition, a giant trophy adorned with an apple is being presented to the teacher of the month! Please congratulate the following members of the community for this month:Dutch Spirit:
- 9th: Johnny Myers
- 10th: Karsen Williams
- 11th: Noel Hosterman
- 12th: Annabelle White
Heart of Service:
- 9th: Sarah Sturm
- 10th: Althea Ivins
- 11th: Ben Rouget
- 12th: Jordan Nolin
Teacher of the Month:
- Karen Holmes
FAFASA Applications open
Senior parents, the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened 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!
Holland Hall hosts Pinnacle cross country meet
Holland Hall will host the Pinnacle Conference Conference Meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.Middle and high school runners from Lincoln Christian, Cascia Hall, Victory Christian, Regent, Rejoice Christian and Metro Christian are set to compete. Feel free to come out and cheer our Dutch runners on.
Holland Hall at Vinita tonight
The undefeated Dutch football team heads to Vinita tonight.Livestream the game starting at 6:50 p.m. at gotohh.org/stream.
The Nuckolls Trophy is on the line
JV/Varsity field hockey are off to Kansas City this weekend for three games before returning on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to host Casady in the season finale. All games will be played on the turf beginning with 8th grade at 2:30 p.m., 7th grade at 3:30 p.m., JV at 4:30 p.m. and ending with the varsity game at 6 p.m. We will celebrate with our seniors at 5:45 p.m.