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Dutch Weekly Sept. 2 - 8


Read this before the Friday football game — or watch from home

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2023.

WHERE: Will Rogers Stadium, 3909 E. Fifth Place, enter from Fourth Place on the north side of campus.

* Tickets and game entry are on the west side of the stadium. Tickets are $7 adults/students and $4 for senior adults. CASH ONLY.  
* High School Students: All high school  students must show their Holland Hall ID when purchasing their ticket for entry.
* Middle school students and younger: All middle school students and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

*TPS athletic events have a clear bag policy.
* Clear tote bags only up to 12”x6”x12” are allowed.
* Small clutch purses and diaper bags are allowed.
* All bags are subject to search.
* Everyone entering must pass through a Weapons Detection Screening System.

* Backpacks are not allowed into games. Clear totes only. All bags are subject to being searched.
* The 3rd quarter is “EXIT ONLY.” Tickets will not be sold after the third quarter begins! NO RE-ENTRY!
* There is no loitering in the stadium or parking areas; attendees should be in their seats during the event.
* Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and other weapons are not allowed on school property.
* Patrons who leave the stadium will not be allowed to re-enter without the purchase of another ticket. This includes patrons with passes.
* Authorized personnel only will be admitted onto the field before, during, or after the game.


This week's Holland Hall Football game vs Rogers can be viewed in the new Holland Hall app (using the "Live!" button at the bottom right) and on the new Holland Hall Apple TV app! No more searching for locations - just open the app and tap! Many previous events will be available to rewatch there too. (Broadcasts will also continue to be streamed to YouTube (gotohh.org/stream).)

Did someone ask for hoodies?

The Dutch Zone is fully stocked with hoodies and sweatshirts in youth sizes! Come get them starting Wednesday. 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 as soon as next week. Also come see our Stanley-style cups, clear purses and more.

The Parents' Association wants your ideas!

We are 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!

Communicating school attendance policies

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

A new app — connect now

Families may have noticed that their Holland Hall app has updated. If yours has not, you can visit Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore, search for the app and click “update.”

Parents will want to click the ‘Parents’ tab at the top of the home page to access the Parent Portal, Schoology, a quick directory of school numbers, the Family Directory and more. To use the Family Directory, you will need to sign into the Parent Portal, but your phone's password manager should save your password for future use.

Please do not create an account at this time. One is not needed to use the app as it is. Group applications — allowing parents in a grade level to talk to each other and receive messages from the grade coordinator — will roll out soon.

First grade families: You'll be the first to start using the app's group feature. Other grades will soon follow. Be watching for more information soon!

Traffic note — the zipper merge is a real thing!

We are aware that 81st Street eastbound between Yale Avenue and the entrances to Holland Hall can get very busy at the start and end of the school day, and the transition from two lanes to one can be challenging.

This new school year, we would like to suggest that our students and families use zipper merge when traffic is heavy. In a zipper merge situation, cars take up the available space in both lanes until shortly before the road narrows. Then, cars take turns moving forward — one from the left, one from the right. That should help more cars fit along 81st Street and should make for a more peaceful entry to campus.

Here is a 90-second video about zipper merge and why it can be helpful.

Volunteer in the Dutch Zone and get a discount!

We need volunteers in the Dutch Zone most weeks of the month 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.

Opportunity to help Dutch Exchange!

Has Dutch Exchange helped you out? Do you have an hour to help out Dutch Exchange? Dutch Exchange needs help sorting and hanging all the gently used uniforms and Dutch Wear that has come in since school started. Come give back any Wednesday morning from 9-11. We will be there and would love our help. Would you like to help but don't have time Wednesday morning? Please reach out to Ashley Parrish, aparrish@hollandhall.org, to organize another time to help that works with your schedule. Thanks!

The Dutch Exchange is open to all Holland Hall families and students any time the Tandy Dining and Wellness Center is open. Take what you need, and if you have donations, there is a yellow bin in the hallway leading to the Communication Office next door.

Visit the new exhibit in the Walter Arts Center

"The Source" by David Holland

The Language of Clouds, new cloudscape paintings by David Holland & Marc Barker, will soon be installed in the Walter Arts Center. This exhibit runs from August 25 - October 12 and is open to the public during school hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.).

You are invited to an Artist Reception on Thursday, Aug 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the Holliman Gallery. For more information, call (539) 476-8128.

Notes from the Nurse

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.


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 Night at the Football Game

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of fun, school spirit, and football! We're thrilled to invite you to our annual Primary School Night at the Football Game on Friday, September 8, with festivities starting at 5 p.m. This is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a school community. Here is what to expect:

Delicious Food Trucks: Satisfy your taste buds with a variety of delectable options from local food trucks.

Socializing: Connect with fellow parents and build new friendships as we celebrate our school's spirit.

Student performances: Before the game kicks off, our talented Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students will dazzle you with a special performance organized by PS Music Teacher Lori Swisher.

Spirit Line: Students only will gather to show unwavering support for our Dutch football team as they make their entrance onto the field. Parents, please watch from the track.

Halftime Cheer Camp performance: You won't want to miss the annual halftime show! Our summer Cheer Camp students will take the field and energize the crowd with their enthusiastic routines led by coaches Camryn Winters and Sarah Cox.

This event promises to be a memorable evening for the entire family. So, bring your school spirit, your appetite, and your cheering voices! Let's make this Primary School Night at the Football Game one for the books.

Primary School Picture Day set

It's time to capture those beautiful smiles and cherish the memories! Our annual Picture Day is just around the corner on Monday, September 11. On this special day, we kindly ask that your child come dressed in their school uniform, ready to showcase their best smile. Individual pictures will be taken to create lasting memories of this school year and will used in our annual Yearbook. Our professional photographers will be on hand to ensure your child's individuality shines through in their portrait.

Click here to set up an account with Josten's.

Click here for more information.

Primary School Back-to-School Night reminders

Mark your calendars for our annual Primary School Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. We encourage you to make this a family affair, as it is a chance for your child to proudly introduce you to their classroom, teachers, friends, and the fantastic work they have been doing at school.

Primary School after school enrichment opportuities

American Girl Back-To-School Spirit!
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.

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


Uniform shirts and dress code information for 2023-24

The Dutch Zone in the Tandy has Middle School uniform shirts in stock. going forward. C&J Uniforms in the Fontana or landsend.com also have navy shirts. If you buy shirts from another retailer, please make sure they meet uniform guidelines — no visible logos please! — and use a recommended embroidery source.

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 Picture Day set

Middle school picture day is set for Thursday, Sept. 7.

Click here to set up an account with Josten's.

Click here for more information.

Back to School Night set for Sept. 7

Back to School Night is coming up very soon. We have adjusted the format this year after receiving your feedback on the survey sent last fall. We know that many of you value most being able to see your children’s classrooms, getting a feel for their schedules, and meeting their teachers — so Back to School Night will be an Open House format for you to do those things.

In order for you to learn a little bit about your child’s teachers, each teacher will have posted a slide to their Schoology page by September 1st in a Back to School Night Folder on their class Materials page. We hope you will take time with your child to view each page and read through each slide and class information before you attend Back to School Night.

This evening is not a time for individual meetings with teachers, it is more of a meet-and-greet while you tour the spaces and live the schedule your child has each day. If you need to communicate specifically with a teacher, an email or a scheduled meeting would be advised.

We hope that you will all join us on September 7 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. for this parents-only event. We will begin in The Tandy Dining Hall for a quick meeting at 5:45 p.m., you will then visit your child's Advisory room briefly, and the remainder of the time will be Open House concluding by 7:30 p.m.

8th Grade Family Picnic is next week

Calling ALL 8th graders and their families to the first home varsity football game on Sept. 8 for a social before the game. Please bring your own picnic.

MS winter sport enrollment begins

Middle School students will be enrolling in their winter sport next week. Options include Basketball, Wrestling, Strength & 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!
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.

Girls Fall Youth Basketball Drills & Skills!
Are you ready to work on the fundamentals of basketball? Coach Savage wants to assist you in improving your dribbling, shooting and passing. Coach Ann Savage graduated from Holland Hall in 2015, where she scored over a 1000 points for the Dutch. Coach Savage continued playing college basketball at Austin College, where she earned all conference honors all four years. Coach Savage is a part of the Holland Hall basketball coaching staff and is excited to work with the future Dutch basketball stars.

Who: Grades 5-8
When: September 5 - 26 (4 weeks), Girls - Tuesday - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Middle School Gym
Pick-up: East circle drive behind the Middle School
Class fee: $75 (invoice to be generated through Procare-9/6)
Maximum class size: 20
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org


The Senior Charge

This year's senior class did a fantastic job with their Senior Charge, which helps set the tone for the school year. Watch here to see what I Am Because We Are means to them.

US Club Fair

The Upper School Clubs had a Fair Day to showcase their clubs. Students were able to walk around and explore the different options before signing up for a club. The due date for the selections is September 8.

The final club list can be viewed here.

Upper School pictures are ready

You should receive an email to the address you provided the school that your child's school photos are ready for purchase.

Click here to view and use event code FE63223.

If you student was not photographed on Aug. 17 or you would like a retake, this will happen Oct. 23.

Information about student parking on campus

Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year all students and seniors will have assigned, numbered parking spaces that correspond with their issued parking decal for the vehicle they will be driving to campus. The decals will be issued on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier the vehicle is registered, the closer the parking space will be.

Click here to begin the registration process for your vehicle.

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.

Upper School Parents Association business meeting set

Welcome back parents! This will be the kickoff meeting for the Upper School Parents Association Council. As the parent of an ipper schooler, you are part of the PA! We would love for you to join us as we go over our plans and goals for the year, as well as some introductions from a couple new staff members we will be working with. Wednesday, September 13, at 9 a.m. in the Tandy. See you there!

Senior yearbook ad information

Senior ads on sale thru Oct. 1.  Click here to fill out the agreement and pay via wufoo.