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Dutch Weekly October 8 - 14

DUTCH WEEKLY: OCTOBER 8 - 14

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.

Be in the Book!

Stop by the Yearbook Club booth at Field Day and you might just find your face in the 2023 Eight Acres.

Buy Your Yearbook

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

Order your copies online.

Holland Hall Upper School Theatre presents an almost sold-out show ...

'Sense & Sensibility'
By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. "Sense and Sensibility" examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

When: October 6-8
Where: Walter Arts Center, Newman Theatre
Times: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students $7

Click here to purchase tickets.

Field Day is Wednesday!  

Field Day is on Wednesday, October 12, from 5-7 p.m. on the Chapman Green and the area around the Tandy building.

Field Day is our annual fall carnival that raises money for Middle and Upper school clubs that older students put on for younger students. Each club and class hosts a booth activity in which children can participate. There will be over 25 booths again this year, including the Octopus Toss ... AND the Haunted House is back after a 2-year hiatus!  

Each booth costs a certain amount of tickets, and tickets cost 50 cents each. You can pay with cash or check but NOT with credit cards.

For more information, contact Philippa Kelly at pkelly@hollandhall.org or Elizabeth Morgan at emorgan@hollandhall.org  We look forward to seeing you there!

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

DutchZone has new merchandise!

The DutchZone has new adult crewneck sweatshirts and jackets, and new youth merchandise should be in next week. Visit the store between 8 a.m.-noon and 2-4 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.

New merchandise comes in all of the time, so make sure you check back often!

Help with your Schoology account

Parents, have you checked Schoology yet? This is where you will find your students' classes, homework and important messages from faculty. This system replaced PowerSchool, which is no longer being supported. Our IT department found a few videos that should help with any issues you may encounter. To login to Schoology for the first time, visit your parentportal, gotohh.org/parentportal, and follow the Schoology redirect.

Welcome Parents! >>

Differences between Parent and Student Accounts >>

Taking It Mobile: Using the Schoology iOS App as a Parent >>

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. All are invited. 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

Primary School Parent Association Meeting set

Please join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary School library for our first Primary School Parent Association Meeting of the school year! Our highlighted topic of discussion for this session will be campus safety. Hope to see you there!

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.

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Halloween Soirée!
Come join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for a Halloween Soirée! We will craft a trick-or-treat bag for your doll along with some treats to go inside! If that wasn't enough, you and your doll can create and craft a Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin for her too! We will have a "howling" good time!

When: Tuesday, October 11 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Grades: JK-4th
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $45
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Basketball tryouts set

7th & 8th Grade Girls
Oct. 10 & 11
2:30-3:30 p.m. in the MS gym

Athletes must attend both days of the tryouts or have communicated with the coach prior if they have a conflict.

Hey, Parents! Wanna 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!

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Halloween Soirée!
Come join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for a Halloween Soirée! We will craft a trick-or-treat bag for your doll along with some treats to go inside! If that wasn't enough, you and your doll can create and craft a Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin for her too! We will have a "howling" good time!

When: Tuesday, October 11 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Grades: JK-4th
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $45
Register: dalmohandis@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

Meet the new face in the Upper School

Jenna Alford has been hired to manage all of the attendance in the Upper School. This allows Nancy O’Neil to focus more on the Upper School’s management and support.

When your child has a doctor's appointment, is sick, or needs to be away from campus for a family emergency, please contact Jenna at jalford@hollandhall.org, usattendance@hollandhall.org, or call her at 539-476-8287. Please bring a note back to school if your child visits a doctor during school hours. If your child will be absent or late due to illness or an appointment, please let us know. Finally, if a student is absent in Morning Meeting and we have not heard from a parent or guardian, Jenna will contact the family in order to verify the student is safe and didn’t have any troubles on the way to school. Welcome, Jenna!

FAFSA workshop for 12th Grade parents scheduled

Parents, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens to you on Oct. 1. Mark your calendar! You may apply for your Federal ID PIN number now at studentaid.gov.

Gather your 2021 tax information and materials and come work with the University of Tulsa Student Financial Services staff one-on-one for help completing the FAFSA.

This event will be on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be four counselors from TU to meet individually with Holland Hall families. The last families will be taken no later than 6:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

There is important information you will need in order to be ready to meet with a financial aid counselor. Email Director of College Counseling Brent Casey for your to-do list: bcasey@hollandhall.org.

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US math classrooms

Vanderbilt Roadshow coming to campus on Monday

Vanderbilt University will host an information session at Holland Hall on Oct. 10.

This event is open to the public, so tell your friends.

WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US Lecture Center

College Visit - Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is hosting an admission information session at Cascia Hall this Monday evening, October 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. For more details, please contact Cascia Hall College Counseling at 918-746-2607.

Upper School Testing Day!

On Wednesday, October 12, 9-11th grade students will be testing from 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Students should plan to test.

9th Grade: Will take a Pre-ACT test. This is a practice test only and we hope gives your student an idea of the types of questions and format included in an ACT test.

10th Grade: Will take a practice PSAT test. It is still important. This test will be utilized to help identify students who might be eligible for the College Board Recognition Programs of Native American, African American and Hispanic students.

11th Grade: Will take the PSAT / NMSQT qualifying test. This test is utilized to identify those students who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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

Monday, Oct. 10: College FAFSA Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Upper School testing

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Primary School PA Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Field Day starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Varsity football at Tulsa Central

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