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Dutch Weekly: Sept. 3-10

Posted on: Sep 09, 2021

All-School Information

Go Dutch! Beat Cascia!

The 54th Hall Brawl — the annual Holland Hall-Casica Hall football game — will be played Friday on campus. If you can’t make it to the game, it will be livestreamed at gotohh.org/stream.

HH Varsity Football Game

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Holland Hall Hardesty Field, 5666 E. 81st St.
  • Admission: $5. Holland Hall students are free.
  • Note: Families, please help us create a safe and fun atmosphere for everyone by accompanying your young children to games and keeping an eye on them while on campus.

Photo credit: Sara Carter

School photo day set

JostensPix will be on campus Monday, Sept. 20, to photograph students through 11th grade.

Using an online ordering system, Jostens provides an online portal to make buying photos easy and quick.

Some notes:

  • You may set up an account in advance of picture day.
  • If asked for an event code, it is FE4121. You will not be able to place an order until the photos go online. Watch the Dutch Weekly for more details as the date approaches.
  • IMPORTANT: To access your photos, you must use one of the email addresses you provided to the school in August.
  • If your child is unable to participate on Sept. 20 or requires a retake, Retake and Primary Class Group Day is Monday, Nov. 1.
  • All students should be in school uniform. Photos will be taken against a green screen to allow for several background options when you order prints.

Thank you for celebrating with us

If you missed Digital Media Specialist Chris McConnell’s Convocation video, you can watch it here!

And, if you loved your kids’ Convocation shirts, they’ll be for sale soon in the online store, where you can also find other 100-year merchandise. Purchase them here.

Convocation photos available

Convocation photos are now available to download at hollandhall.smugmug.com

 

From the Head of School’s office: Mask up next week

Based on the data from this week and likely projections for the next, we will maintain our mask requirement for adults and students for the coming week. Please trust we would all like to get to a mask optional stance as quickly and as safely as possible. The current numbers and lack of access to a vaccine for our youngest simply do not make that reasonable right now.

As a reminder, we are taking a measured approach to masking. We require them for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals when the daily Tulsa County Covid numbers are at 31 cases per 100,000 residents or more. We will announce the following week’s mask status in Dutch Weekly every Friday. The policy is listed here below for reference.

 

COVID on campus

When there is a confirmed COVID case on campus, we will update our website here. If your child has been identified to quarantine, you will be contacted personally. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any signs of illness and contact our Director of Health Services Kathleen Alabbasi, nurse@hollandhall.org. Also, if your child develops symptoms typical of allergies, a sinus infection, or the common cold, we ask that you contact your physician for determination of the need for a COVID test. Data indicates that the Delta variant primarily presents with similar symptoms and thus can be easily overlooked, according to our nursing staff.

DutchZone volunteers needed!

The DutchZone is looking for volunteers for football games and more! The store will be open on Thursdays and Fridays this school year contingent on volunteer availability. Volunteers will receive a 20%  discount monthly during their shift. Hours are  Thursdays and Fridays  8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caeab23abfdcf8-volunteer  

Questions? Please contact Jolie Fredieu cogbiz@verizon.net 

 

Faculty in the news

Upper School Theatre Arts Director Leslie Long stars in the Theatre Tulsa production of “The Guys,” directed by Laura Heidinger-Skoch (HH alum from the class of ’85). Written by Oklahoma native Anne Nelson and based off her real-life experience, the play takes place shortly after September 11th, 2001, and tells the story of a NY fire captain who lost most of his men and must enlist the help of an editor (Long) who helps transform his stories into unforgettable memories of the fallen. It is a story of finding hope and kindness in times of devastation.

The play runs for one final weekend in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept 3-4, and 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 5. Tickets available at the Tulsa PAC box office or at https://www.tulsapac.com/events/2021/the-guys

Photo Credit: Josh New


Primary School News

Primary School Back to School Night is Thursday, September 16

This event will be for both families and students. Families will visit the classrooms and Specials areas to see many of the exciting things already happening this year in the Primary School. Students will have the opportunity to “show off” their classroom and learning spaces to their families.

The open house event will be from 6-7 p.m.

 

Primary School lunch orders

Students in PreK and JK  won’t be eating in the Multipurpose Room this year.

To order a lunch from the school, CLICK HERE and fill out the form by 9 a.m. Mondays. If you make changes to the form after 9 a.m. Monday, please contact your child’s teaching assistant.

After-school enrichment classes

Holland Hall is once again offering two after-school enrichment classes.

Ballet/Contemporary I-II Afterschool Enrichment Class

  • Come and join Ms. Allison for the basics of ballet technique and contemporary. We will begin with stretching, barre work, center floor exercises as well as exploring other dance movements to include contemporary floor work, rolls, and fun conditioning exercises.
  • When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 13
  • Who: PreK-3rd
  • Where: Walter Arts Center Dance Studio (shuttle bus provided)
  • Fee: $120
  • To register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

 

Ms. Ariel’s Art studio

  • Session 1
  • When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8-October 27
  • Who: K-3rd grades
  • Fee: $135
  • To register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

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Middle School News

MS Back-to-School Night

Come explore the Middle School and meet your child’s teachers on Thursday, Sept. 9. This event is for all grade levels and begins at 6 p.m. in the Tandy Dining Room. This is for parents only.

Upon arriving, parents should pick up a name tag and a personalized student schedule from the tables marked for each grade level. After the brief welcome and information session in the Tandy, parents will follow their schedules to visit classrooms and hear from teachers. The evening will conclude at 8:20 p.m.

Meet other parents before the event

The Parents’ Association is hosting a Middle School Parents’ Back-to-School Wine and Cheese Reception.

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, from 5:15 -6 p.m., before Middle School Back-to-School Night
Where: A.R. and Marylouise Tandy building and the Chapman Green

Parents’ Association meeting

The First Middle School Parents’ Association meeting of the year is set for Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 8:30-9:15 a.m. The meeting will be virtual.

Join Middle School Head Jennifer White, Parents’ Association Liaison Meredith Rogers, Middle School Parents’ Association Vice President Tobey Ballenger and other parents for a discussion about the many resources that Holland Hall offers to help with the sometimes challenging task of raising Middle School-aged children.

MS PA meeting information:
Meeting ID
meet.google.com/xxa-xbax-dit
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 669-221-2939‬
PIN: ‪922 276 019#‬

Middle School reminders

  • 6th-8th grade students need to have their IDs with them each day. Please help them remember these each morning. They are keys to open doors and they are the payment method for lunch.
  • We have a number of students forgetting their masks. Parents, please be sure they exit your vehicle in the morning with a mask in hand to put on when they enter the building.
  • If your student forgets something, including lunch, and you want to drop it off, there is a gray bin outside the main MS entrance. Please email Kelly Danner if you place something in the box.
  • Lastly, if your student arrives late or leaves early for any reason, they need to sign out in the office with Kelly Danner so that we know who is on campus and who is not!

Middle School basketball tryouts

Save these dates for Middle School basketball tryouts

  • 8th grade boys: September 20 and 22, 3:45-5 p.m. in the MS gym
  • 7th grade boys: September 27 and 29, 3:45-5 p.m. in the MS gym
  • 7th and 8th grade girls: October 6 and 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the MS gym

 


Upper School / College Counseling

Add/Drop period ending

Wednesday, Sept. 8, marks the end of the Add/Drop period for first semeseter classes. Please touch base with your child to make sure that they have their schedule as they need it to be by the end of the day on the 8th!

Experiential Learning change

An email went out on Thursday to all Upper School parents explaining that we are rescheduling our Experiential Learning Programming (Freshman Orientation; the FLAG 10th Grade leadership trip; 11th grade school-sponsored College trips) to the second semester. Of note: 11th and 12th grade students who have scheduled individual college trips for September 30 – October 5 (the time frame originally reserved for Experiential learning) should maintain their plans! Teachers will accommodate these students.