Tulsa’s only PreK-Grade 12 independent Episcopal school.

Dutch Weekly Sept. 16 - 22


Take note: Football home game guidelines have changed

* HH Upper School students must enter through the south admission tent and show their HH student ID for free admission. All student parking and drop-off for Upper School students will be in the south lot.

* MS students and younger must be accompanied by an adult to attend the football game.

* No large bags or backpacks are allowed.

* No outside drinks allowed within the perimeter of the stadium.

* Students are not allowed to go to their cars during the football game unless they are leaving the campus.

* The Primary and Middle School playgrounds will be off limits during Friday night football games.

* Only coaches, players, game officials and administrators are allowed on the field area.

* Post game: Once the game is over all players/coaches will exit the field through the south exit and family and friends may greet them at the south exit. At this time, we will not have fans coming onto the field area post game.

Holland Hall vs. Cascia Hall football ticket info

Tickets for the Cascia Hall game are $7 (digital) or $10 cash. Holland Hall students are admitted free with their HH student ID or accompanied by an adult. Dutch athletic pass or OCA coaches pass or OSSAA playoff digital pass will be accepted.

Click here to purchase your online tickets.

Buddy Walk returns to Holland Hall

For the sixth year, Holland Hall will host the Buddy Walk in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1:30-4 p.m., with Holland Hall faculty member Leslie Long serving as chair for the third year. This event is free and open to families and friends who want to support, raise funds and bring awareness to those with Down syndrome.

For more information or to make a donation visit: https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk

Get involved in planning Gezellig!

Gezellig 2024 — one of Holland Hall's premier events — will be here before we know it and we are excited to invite you to the Gezellig Kick-Off Committee meeting!

When: Monday, Sept 18., 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Where: Walter Arts Center Conference Room

Gezellig 2024 Co-chairs Kulsum Siddiqui and Bronya Zamarin will be reviewing this year's committee opportunities and Annie Brady, with Annie Brady Designs, will be joining us to reveal the 2024 Gezellig theme!

This is an informational meeting and we hope you will be inspired as we begin planning our largest fundraising event of the year. Our volunteers are essential to the success of this spectacular evening and there will be an opportunity to sign up for a committee that best fits your interests and skills. Come join us (bring a friend!) and be a part of this unique Holland Hall experience.

We will conclude in time for student pick-up.

Please rsvp to dshen@hollandhall.org

Did someone ask for youth sizes in the DZ?

The Dutch Zone is fully stocked with hoodies and sweatshirts in youth sizes, and more adult sizes are on the way! Hours are 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets in adult sizes should be in stock soon. Also come see our Stanley-style cups, necklaces, bracelets and more.

And look for us at home football games! The Dutch Zone trailer is set up by the stands at Hardesty Field.

The Parents' Association wants your ideas!

The PA is hosting listening sessions every Friday in September from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Tandy.

* What parent resources would you like to see offered?
* What types of activities and learning opportunities would you like to attend?
* What kinds of information and communication would help you feel more informed and connected?

Come make your voice heard! If you have ideas and can't make it to a listening session please call PA President Tobey Ballenger. You can find her contact information in the family directory under her kids' last name — Alderman. Thank you!

How to let the school know your child will be absent or late

When communicating about your child's absences or tardies, please use the below emails for the different branches.

Primary School - psattendance@hollandhall.org

Middle School - msattendance@hollandhall.org

Upper School - usattendance@hollandhall.org

Volunteer in the Dutch Zone and get a discount!

We really need volunteers in the Dutch Zone on Thursdays, Fridays and during home football games. If you're interested in volunteering — and getting a 20 percent discount during your shift — sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v86W39KTQIrGBvhCSzE5LTBNgoD0PeVT_-cTU6LieEk/edit?usp=sharing.

Notes from the Nurse — SOOD and when to keep kids home

With the upcoming School Out of Doors (SOOD) event, I wanted to share with you this important information about medications during the event.

If your 7th or 8th grade child needs any medications to be administered during this overnight event, please complete this form and return it to the nurse's office with the medication(s) in their original container(s), by Wednesday, September 20. Please only send the amount needed for the event.  (Please see the form for more detailed instructions.)

Medication will be dispensed by HH Faculty. No student will be permitted to have any medication in his/her possession with the exception of emergency medication like rescue inhalers, epi pens, or other personal medical equipment.

ALSO ...

With the recent rise in respiratory and other illnesses, we want to remind the Holland Hall community to keep your child (or yourself) home if you are ill. Please also consider having them tested for COVID-19, especially if there is a known exposure and/or recent travel. 

Please also allow them to stay home until they are well. Students should be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours before returning. The same applies for vomiting and/or diarrhea.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your school nurses.

Click here to see the latest Holland Hall Illness Protocol.


New addition to PS wellness announced

Our Primary School is adding to its wellness curriculum for all students for Preschool through 3rd Grade. “Stepping Up at Holland Hall” will feature Kristen Lees as the main teacher.

Second Step is a research-based curriculum designed to promote social and emotional skills in children and adolescents. If you would like more information about Second Step, you can find more information here. Additionally, we will be speaking briefly about this at the Primary School Parent Association meeting on Oct. 4.

Reminder: nut policy in the PS

The Primary School is a "nut aware" area. We need your help keeping everyone safe.
Snack Time: We kindly ask that you refrain from sending any snacks containing nuts or nut products with your child to school. This includes items such as peanut butter sandwiches, granola bars with nuts, and any other nut-related snacks.

If you choose to pack a lunch for your child from home and it contains any nut products, please be sure to clearly label these items within the lunchbox. This allows us to identify and safely manage any potential allergens.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

PS Lunchroom volunteers needed

Volunteer in the Primary School lunchroom! Do you want to see your child at lunch? Do you want to participate in mealtime without cooking or washing dishes? Then come serve lunch in the PS lunchroom! We are in need of parent volunteers to serve meals to kids who buy school lunch. It is a once monthly commitment from 11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit the link to get more info and to sign up!


EXTENDED DAY — Before and Aftercare information

When a family requires aftercare, please email students’ teachers/teaching assistants and copy Debbie Almohandis, dalmohandis@hollandhall.org, with your detailed request. Once a regular schedule is established, no further emails are required unless your child will not attend that day. Email the teacher with any changes to the regular schedule — or if you need drop-in care — copy Debbie Almohandis, dalmohandis@hollandhall.org.

For more information, click here, or visit hollandhall.org/parents.

Primary School after school enrichment opportunities

Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Let your young artists expand their creativity as we adventure into the spectacular fall season! Abundant, crisp colors light up the landscapes! Autumnal holidays bring forth bountiful harvests and berries, vibrant woodlands, farm owls, and pumpkins too! Abstract art, which uses visual language of shape, form, color and lines to create a composition will enhance any imagination.

When: September 11 - October 16,
Class Day/Time: Monday 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Grades: K-3rd
Where: Primary School Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Max: 15 students
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

American Girl Back-To-School Spirit Party!
Join Mrs. Bucholtz & Mrs. Gollihare for our monthly American Girl Party! It's time to "Get Back in the Game" creating D-U-T-C-H spirit crafts for you and your doll or favorite plushie! Come and join the FUN! GO DUTCH!

When: Tuesday, September 12 - After school until 4:30 p.m.
Who: Jr. Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Where: Kindergarten Pod (Middle School will be escorted to the Primary School)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
Fee: $45 Class Max: 35
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole/4:30 p.m. Let us know if your child needs to go to After Care.


Middle School pictures are ready

Middle school photos taken on Sept. 7 are ready to view. You should receive ordering information at the emails you provided to the school for official communication. Please be aware that using alternative email addresses will not allow access. If you are asked for an event code: it is FE63223. Students who were not present on Sept. 7 or who want a retake can do so on Monday, Oct. 23.

Click here to view and use event code FE63223.

Students who were not present on Sept. 7 or who want a retake can do so on Mon, Oct. 23.

If you have any issues ordering your photos, please call JostensPix customer care (877) 515-1447.

MS Parent Association meeting includes school lunch

Are you curious about the Tandy Lunch? Grab lunch and let's meet Chef Jenny and learn all about Flik and the Tandy lunch program on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

Please use your child's account to pay for lunch, they can't accept cash/card.

It's time for MS School Out of Doors — SOOD

4th Grade

When: Friday, September 29

Fourth-graders will will spend the day outside participating in class activities. Students should arrive in Dutch Day attire with the proper shoes to be on the trails in the woods.

They must bring their own refillable water bottle and a snack.

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 plan to send them a sack lunch and/or snacks as needed.

We encourage them to wear sunscreen and bug spray. Please apply both before coming to school. We also recommend a hat and appropriate clothing for the weather.

5th Grade

Thursday and Friday will be full school days with regular school hours. SOOD activities will be split over Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

When: 12:30-3:10 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, September 29

Please have your child wear a Dutch T-shirt with athletic bottoms both days. We will spend time enjoying our beautiful campus as we hike, take part in team-building activities, and have a special visit from Mr. Culley.

Your child will need a refillable water bottle. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bug spray are optional.

On Friday, we will be catering Chick Fil A chicken sandwiches, a cookie, and chips for lunch. We will also provide snacks. If this does not meet your child's dietary needs, please plan to send them a sack lunch and/or snacks as needed.

6th Grade

When: Friday, September 29
Location: Holland Hall's beautiful campus
Drop-off: 7:45 - 8 a.m.
Pick-up: 3:10 p.m.

Here are a few details to help you plan for your child:

Activities: Outdoor games, community game, team-building activities, first-aid rotation, Andy Goldsworthy nature art and more.

Clothing: Wear comfortable, outdoor-suitable free dress

Bring: A water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, hat/sunglasses

Food: 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 plan to send them a sack lunch and/or snacks as needed.

7th grade

All 7th grade students will spend one night on the Holland Hall campus. Students will learn to pitch a tent, make meals over fire and stoves, and explore nature on our campus. In addition, the focus will be on team building and bonding. In order to preserve this time together, no phones or electronics are allowed. It should be a great time!

Drop-off and pick-up information
* All students picked up from school Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. No sports

* All students dropped off for SOOD on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. at the middle school playground

* All students picked up Friday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the main middle school driveway (west side of campus)

* Field Hockey players will leave from campus on Friday morning with their coaches to travel to Ft. Worth

8th Grade

Who: 8th graders and faculty
What: School Out of Doors - boating, fishing, hiking, playing, eating, enjoying!
When: Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. - Friday at 2:45 p.m.
Where: New Life Ranch, Colcord, Oklahoma


Medical Form

Liability Form

Middle School Cornhole Tournament set

When: Friday, October 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where:  Tandy Greenspace

Who: Dads, Father Figures, and Caregivers of Middle School Students (grades 4-8)

Contact: Jacob Nichols, 918-869-9166

Sponsor: Dutch Dads

RSVP: Click here

Food & Drinks

An inclusive organization, “Dutch Dads” aspires to increase engagement within the Holland Hall community by establishing friendships and strengthening bonds among dads, father figures, and caregivers of Middle School students, leading to a greater connection to the Holland Hall mission.

Auditions for 2023-23 MS musical: 'Spongebob' set

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 20
3:15-4 p.m. Dance Auditions for 4th-6th grade
4-4:30 p.m. Vocal Auditions for 4th-6th grade
(4th-6th are dismissed once they have completed their vocal audition)
4-4:30 p.m. Dance Auditions for 7th-8th grade
4:30-5 p.m. Vocal Auditions for 7th-8th grade

WHERE: The BT & the MS Black Box (students can be picked up in front of the MS after auditions)

WHO: All Middle School students, 4TH-8TH are eligible.

Click here to get all the details.

MS Bring Your Parent to PE Day is coming!

Middle School PE is happy to say that Bring your Parent to PE Day is BACK! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 18. This will take place during your child's PE time slot in the middle school gym. Be on the lookout for an email closer to the date. We are excited to have you! Reach out to your child's PE teacher if you have any questions.

Uniform shirts and dress code information for 2023-24

The Dutch Zone in the Tandy has Middle School uniform shirts in stock. C&J Uniforms in the Fontana or landsend.com also have navy shirts. C&J also has gray shirts on sale. Gray shirts may be worn through the end of the year.

Find the uniform guidelines and a list of shops that do embroidery HERE. Please remember, you may not ask for logos to be put on any branded apparel — except Adidas for athletic purposes. The Holland Hall logo must be the only visible logo on shirts.

MS winter sport enrollment begins

Middle School students will be enrolling in their winter sport next week. Options include Basketball, Wrestling, Strength and Conditioning, Dance, and Physical Education.

Some sports may require a tryout depending on the number of students that enroll.

The Winter Season will begin on October 23.

View the 2023-24 Middle School clubs

Click here to view all the club for the Middle School that are offered this year.

Middle School after school enrichment offered

American Girl Back-To-School Spirit Party!
Join Mrs. Bucholtz & Mrs. Gollihare for our monthly American Girl Party! It's time to "Get Back in the Game" creating D-U-T-C-H spirit crafts for you and your doll or favorite plushie! Come and join the FUN! GO DUTCH!

When: Tuesday, September 12 - After school until 4:30 p.m.
Who: Jr. Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Where: Kindergarten Pod (Middle School will be escorted to the Primary School)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org
Fee: $45 Class Max: 35
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole/4:30 p.m. Let us know if your child needs to go to After Care.

Boys Fall Youth Baseball Building Program!
Hey, Hey, Hey Batter UP! Come join Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Ty Gunter, in the off season to hone in your baseball skills while working with your team-mates to become a more well rounded baseball player. We will work to build self-confidence, improve your hitting, throwing, fielding, and even some base running. If you believe it, you can achieve it!

Who: Grades 4-6
When: September 14 - October 26 (6 weeks) (No class 10/19 - Fall Break)
Day: Thursdays - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet up - MS BT @ 3:15 & walk over to CFPC
Pick-up: Clark Family Baseball Performance Center
Class fee: $112 (invoice to be generated through Procare)
Maximum class size: 20
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org


Reminder for Upper School parents

While half of the 9th grade and a small number of Junior/Senior leaders will be out for Freshman Orientation on Oct. 29-31 OR Nov. 5-7, everyone else will have a normal class schedule.

Please plan for your students to be in attendance. If your student is attending Freshman Orientation, they are expected to be in classes during the other session.

What to expect for Back to School Night on Sept. 21

We will begin promptly at 6 p.m. with a "Morning Meeting" in the Commons. Parents are welcome to sit in their child's class corner. This year, Back to School Night will be an open house format. After the meeting in the Commons, parents will have time to walk around the buildings (Upper School and Walter Arts Center), visit classrooms, and meet their student's teachers. In an effort to honor everyone's time, we hope to conclude the event around 7:30 p.m.

Senior Sunrise is coming soon

The Class of 2024 will gather for their Senior Sunrise at Hardesty Field on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6:45-7:45 a.m. Gates will open at 6:30 a.m. and breakfast will be provided.

Freshman Orientation dates set

New dates for Freshman Orientation have been set. The first session will be Sunday, Oct. 29 - Tuesday, Oct. 31 and the second session will be Sunday, Nov. 5 - Tuesday, Nov. 7. Ms. Weber will notify you about which session your child will attend.

If you need to request a session for your child, please email Ms. Weber at gweber@hollandhall.org as soon as possible.

Reminder about start times and building hours

* On regular start days, the morning meeting bell rings at 8 a.m.
* On Wednesdays, the morning meeting bell rings at 8:45 a.m.
* Students must check in before the ringing of the bell to avoid being tardy.

Unlike other branches of the school, the Upper School does not provide Before Care or After Care. Students may arrive as early as 7 a.m. and stay as late as 6 p.m., but they are asked to be in the Commons or with a teacher if they are on campus outside of normal school hours.

Get the scoop on college from a recent alum

Is your family planning a college trip this fall break? Does your student have questions about what life is like at a particular college? Recent Holland Hall graduates can provide a very honest and real perspective on their college experience and the college process. The PA keeps a list of recent alumni who have expressed interest in answering questions about their college experience and or giving tours of their college. If your student is seriously considering any of the following colleges or your family plans to visit, a conversation or tour with a recent HH grad could be very helpful.

Schools include: University of Arkansas, Dartmouth College, Brown University, University of Kansas, Hendrix College, University Of New Mexico, Austin College, Olin College of Engineering, University of Alabama, Sewanee, Oklahoma Wesleyan, University of Iowa, Wichita State, Howard University, Colorado School of Mines, Oral Roberts University, University of Texas- Austin, Johns Hopkins University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, OU, OSU, Fordham, Northern Arizona University, University of Oregon, Brandeis, Samford, TU, Furman, University of Georgia, TCU, Baylor, IE University of Spain, and New York University.
Please contact US VP Elect Rachel Monks (you can find her contact information in the school directory) to be connected with recent HH Alumni at these schools.

Classes of 2025 and 2026: Find the digital PSAT Practice Exam

We've partnered with Revolution Prep to offer another opportunity for students to take the new Digital PSAT practice exam. See below to register.

Digital PSAT Practice Exam

When: Saturday Sept. 16, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Register: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/21477/

Attendance policy reminder

Per the Parent/Student Handbook, a parent must call or email Jenna Alford (539-476-8287; usattendance@hollandhall.org) BEFORE a student will be permitted to leave campus for any reason.

Exceptions: school-related activities or Jr./Sr. privileges.

For appointments, a note is required from the provider in order for the absence to be considered excused. This should be turned in during check-in/the next morning or via email to usattendance@hollandhall.org.

Please contact Mrs. Alford with attendance-related questions.

Senior yearbook ad information

Senior Yearbook Ads on sale through Oct. 1. Please return the agreement by clicking here.


See what our student Environmental Club is doing

Click here to read the most recent Environmental Club newsletter. Our Upper School clubs provide opportunities for student leadership, service and community. Thank you for the submission, Vivian Alderman '26!