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Dutch Weekly October 14 - 21

DUTCH WEEKLY: OCTOBER 14 - 21

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Holland Hall ARTworks 2022

ARTworks is Holland Hall's annual fundraiser in support of the arts. Students, families, faculty, and alumni, as well as the larger Tulsa community, can engage deeply with the visual arts through hands-on instruction, workshops, presentations, and a month-long gallery exhibition and sale. The ARTworks program reinforces the values that shape lives at Holland Hall, engaging students from PreK through Upper School graduation in artistic experiences and opportunities.

We are excited to welcome Andrew Ramiro Tirado, acclaimed artist from Colorado Springs for our 45th year of ARTworks. Click here to learn more.

Become an ARTworks Patron
ARTworks Patrons support the rich range of educational art offerings to all of our students, including the ARTworks program itself.

Click here to become a patron.

Gallery Opening Tickets
Celebrate the 2022 ARTworks exhibit at a gallery opening featuring Andrew Tirado. Come and go from 6–8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 to view and purchase original works of art, meet the artist, and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres in an outdoor setting.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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 Zone, 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 adult crewneck sweatshirts and jackets, and new youth merchandise should be in next week. Visit the store between 8-10 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center, and at every home football game in the DutchZone Plus trailer.

The DZ Plus trailer will also be set up at the Halloween Parade and at various events throughout the year.

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 >>

Buy Your Yearbook

Yearbooks go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 12. Personalization will be available through Jan. 27.

Order your copies online.

Flu Shots

WHEN:
October 26, 2022

WHERE:
7:30-11:30 a.m.: Tandy Lawson Conference Room
12-4 p.m.: Primary School Teachers' Lounge

1. Insurance billing and payment process information:

* Each insured member will need to provide a front and back copy of the insurance card OR you can bring your actual card with you at the time of vaccination. Capturing the picture with your phone is easy when you register with the online portal using the link below!

* Free vaccinations will be offered to Health Choice, Community Care, Blue Lincs and Global Health insurance members, as we have a special contract that we know will result in a $0 copay.

* For patients that have prescription insurance coverage other than HealthChoice, Community Care, or Global Health, we will bill your insurance, although a copay may apply. We ask for $35 upfront (Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit Card) and we will mail you a refund if your insurance pays for it.

* Anyone not insured can get vaccinated for $35.

2. Parent/guardian must be present for anyone under 18 years of age.

3. No appointment needed. Please complete the online vaccination intake form using the link below. (Additional forms available onsite if needed.)

CLICK HERE to register for your vaccination at Holland Hall

Join us as we honor our Distinguished Alumni

The Holland Hall Alumni Association will kick off Reunion Weekend on Oct. 20 by honoring five distinguished graduates of the school.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center on the Holland Hall campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale at hollandhall.org/alumni.

This year’s honorees include:

Distinguished Alumni Award: Wendy Wilk Markarian ’82 and Jeff Jaynes ’96

Young Alumni Achievement Award: Andrew Collins ‘06

Alumni Service Award: Doug Bromley ’66 and John Bennett ’70

Wendy Wilk Markarian, the Washington Bureau Chief for Hearst Television, began her journalism career her senior year at Holland Hall at KJRH, Channel 2.

In 2004, she was named Washington Bureau Chief at Hearst, which has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism under her leadership. She won a national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2003 for her coverage of the Maryland sniper attacks.

Jeff Jaynes, the executive director of Restore Hope Ministries, was named one of Tulsa World Magazine’s Tulsans of the Year in 2020 for his work with the organization, a United Methodist outreach. Restore Hope focuses on helping Tulsans stay in their homes — preventing homelessness.

Andrew Collins is the CEO and cofounder of Bungalow, the leading, full-service tech platform for long term residential real estate. Bungalow provides renters with access to more than 1,500 homes with a convenient digital-first experience and has expanded to 25 major markets across the U.S., with 5,000+ residents.

Alumni Service Award: .

Doug Bromley spent 41 years at Holland Hall teaching physics, psychology, and math. He served for 23 years as varsity boys’ tennis coach and for 30 years as varsity boys’ soccer coach. Doug spent 15 years as Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities, and was chairman of the Science Department for 25 years, during which he led the science department’s design of the Duenner Science, Math, Technology and Engineering facility. After retiring in 2011, Doug spent the first few years substitute teaching, tutoring, and helping with football and track events. He also built homes with a group of Habitat For Humanity volunteers.

John Bennett taught math and science for 41 years, coached varsity football for 10 years, baseball for 34 years and C-team soccer for 4 years. He also served as Dean of the Upper School multiple times, earning the record for most “deaning jobs at HH ever.”

He has returned to Holland Hall as a tutor and substitute teacher many times since retirement.

See 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

Families are invited to "Jack and the Beanstalk," a Tulsa Ballet Studio K production, that also includes a Q. Tickets are $12.

Brookside Performances
Studio K | 1212 E 45th Place
Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m.

Best Availability
Saturday, October 15 at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

A safety note for parents

Parents, please help us keep everyone safe during the school day. 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

Pennies for Pink

Help support the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer care and research by donating cash or checks (make checks out to Holland Hall).

Collection boxes are located in the library now through October 19.

All donations through the 19th will earn your student a PINK free dress Wednesday, Oct. 19.


Amount raised as of October 11:
4th grade: $909.94
5th grade: $217.38
6th grade: $83.22
7th grade: $40.50
8th grade: $581.82

Craft Club!

Craft Club for 7th and 8th grades is on Thursday, October 20 from 3:45 p.m. (or after sports) - 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the CRAFT CLUB SIGN-UP GENIUS.

There has been a lot of interest in Craft Club and spaces are limited. We can accommodate the first 12 people who sign-up on the sign-up genius. New sign-ups will go out each month. November Craft Club will be for 4th-6th grades.

Hey, parents, want be a kid again?

Come join your 4th, 5th, or 6th-grader in their PE class on Thursday, October 20 for Bring your Parent to PE Day! It will take place during their regular class time.

THIS FORM will need to be filled out prior to attending and schedules can be found there as well. Reach out to Coach McCrary at smccrary@hollandhall.org if you have any questions! Hope to see you in class!

ERB testing set for Nov. 9-11

ERB CTP5 will be administered to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades on Wednesday, November 9, Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11 in the mornings.

Each day, students will take 2-3 subtests of the ERB and each subtest is 20-45 minutes. Students will have breaks and regular classes will resume after testing each morning. Please make every effort to ensure your child is at school on time those days, that students have a snack and refillable water bottle, and that they have a fully charged iPad each day.

If your student qualifies for extended-time testing, they must have current (within the last four years) psychoeducational testing on file with the Academic Support department in the middle school. The testing report must clearly state that the student should receive extended time for testing. This accommodation will also be listed on the student's current Learning Assistance Plan (LAP). Parents of qualified students in grades grades 6-8 will be contacted and asked to confirm whether or not their student will use his/her extended time accommodation for the ERB CTP5 test in November 2022. Students using the extended time accommodation for testing on November 9,10 and 11 should be prepared to have the accommodation for all tests given.  

For questions, please contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@hollandhall.org.

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

Senior Class Parent Meeting

Senior Year is in full swing! Come learn important info about Senior year activities and Graduation.

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Upper School Commons

Senior Parents: Yearbook Ad

Contracts are coming in late October. To claim your space, they will be due no later than December 1. Watch for more information here and at the Senior Parent Meeting.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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

Friday, Oct. 14-17: Fall Break, no classes

Wednesday, Oct. 19: 12th Grade Parents Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20: Distinguished Alumni Dinner, tickets at hollandhall.org/alumni

Friday, Oct. 21: Reunion Weekend

Friday, Oct. 21: Varsity football vs. Inola