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Dutch Weekly October 29 - November 4

DUTCH WEEKLY: OCTOBER 29 - November 4

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Cheer on your Holland Hall football team TONIGHT

The Dutch take on Bristow at 7 p.m. You can livestream the game at gotohh.org/stream.

We will honor 22 seniors from football, cheer, sports video and cross country tonight before and at halftime of the football game.  Football and sports video will be at 6:40 p.m. and cross country and cheer will be at halftime.

Also tonight: We will honor former Holland Hall security and maintenance staff member, Chuck Hill. We will be naming the drive from the east side of the middle school to the softball field, Chuck Hill Drive. The recognition will take place around 6:50 p.m., after senior introductions. Chuck was a valuable member of the Holland Hall community for over 15 years until his death in March of 2020. Chuck knew your name, the car you drove and when you needed an extra hand. You never had to tell Chuck what you needed because he was always present and ready to serve.

Don't forget to stop by the Dutch Zone Plus trailer for some new hats, hoodies, jackets and more! Open until halftime.

And check out this Tulsa World column featuring Head Coach Tag Gross: https://tulsaworld.com/sports/high-school/football/bill-haisten-from-the-misery-of-0-5-holland-hall-savors-a-red-hot-october/article_d5910bbe-5634-11ed-bb74-63c55606ca17.html

Learn more about what your child's teachers have been studying all year — mind, brain, and education science

All parents are invited to a virtual parent workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with Glenn Whitman, who has been working with our faculty all year on brain science and the way students learn.

This work into MBE (Mind, Brain, and Education) has been a fascinating experience for faculty, and this one-hour session will give parents some insight into how to support student learning at school and at home.

When: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1, 2022

Zoom: Click here


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 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 are now on sale. Personalization will be available through Jan. 27.

Order your copies online.

Tulsa Ballet's 'Carmen' is sure to leave you breathless!

Based on Bizet’s much-loved opera, this ballet tells the story Carmen and her encounter with the soldier Don José, whose world turns upside down as he attempts to cage her free spirit. Filled with passion, jealousy and drama, this world premiere production by British choreographer Kenneth Tindall will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets are currently $30 for groups of 10 or more. USE CODE: GHH22CARM at checkout to secure your seats!

Purchase Tickets >>

Congratulations, Cross Country Team

Congratulations to boys cross country as they finished second place last week at Regionals to qualify for State on Saturday at Edmond's Santa Fe High School. The Dutch had two medallists: freshman Andrik Rameriz finished second place and junior Luke Nowlin finished 13th. Good luck on Saturday!

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Primary School calendar

Monday is our third annual table-treating event! Please look for details concerning costumes and times on your child's grade level Schoology page. Families are welcome to join us for the parade and table-treating.

Parent-teacher conferences are next week. If you haven't already arranged for a conference, please contact your child's teacher to set up these important meetings. Remember there is no school Friday, November 4.

Please mark your calendars for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day on Tuesday, November 22. More details will follow soon.

Primary School Halloween Parade volunteers needed

The Primary School Halloween Parade will take place on Monday, October 31! This has become a fun, annual event that our students look forward to, but we still need volunteers to make this a successful event for our kiddos! Make plans to come out to watch the kids parade, walk through candy booths and buy Primary School gear from the Dutch Zone trailer. To volunteer, sign-ups can be found below:

EPK >>

Pre-K >>

Kindergarten >>

1st Grade >>

2nd Grade >>

3rd Grade >>

Primary School Parent Association Meeting

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. A meeting link will be sent out closer to the date. We hope to see you there!

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

MS Advisories will be in group costumes . . . Monday for Halloween!!

Report cards will be posted by Nov. 2

Midterm report cards will be posted to the Parent Portal by November 2. Advisors will be contacting parents to schedule parent/student/advisor conferences. Conference days are scheduled for Thursday, November 3, after school and all day on Friday, November 4. There is no school on November 4. Conference times may be available at other times, please coordinate with your child's Advisor.

Middle School Parent Association meeting set

This will be a virtual event on Wednesday, November 8, at 8:30 a.m. A meeting link will be sent out closer to the date. We hope to see you there!

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

ACT Test deadline approaching

The next ACT is Saturday, December 10. The regular registration deadline is Friday, November 4. Register at www.act.org.

Questions? Contact College Counseling

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.