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Dutch Weekly Sept. 9 - 15


Primary School Night at the Football Game - TONIGHT

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.

Holland Hall vs. Cascia Hall football shirts on sale

Click on the link below to order your 2023 Hall Brawl t-shirt.

Order forms closes on September 13 at noon.


Did someone ask for hoodies?

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 as soon as next week. Also come see our Stanley-style cups, clear purses 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!

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!

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

A new app — connect now. Cool things are coming.

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!

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.

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 — we're seeing an uptick in illness

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.

And click here to see the latest Holland Hall Illness Protocol.


Nut policy in the Primary School

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.

Primary School Picture Day is Monday, Sept. 11

As soon as the photos are ready you will hear from JostensPix at the email address you provided to the school. Please use the same address for all communication. There are no envelopes to return and your orders will be shipped directly to you. Please communicate with JostensPix always using the same emails you provided to the school, and following the directions in the emails they send. If you have questions, please contact JostensPix customer service 1-877-515-1447.

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.

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.


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.

SOOD (School Out of Doors)

Overarching details below with more details to be sent out next week. Seventh- and eighth-grade families got an email on Thursday about medications.

4th Grade - regular school hours for SOOD on Friday, September 29

5th Grade - regular school hours on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29 with SOOD activities on Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning

6th grade - regular school hours for SOOD on Friday, September 29

7th Grade - no sports on Thursday, September 28, SOOD begins at 5pm with a campout on campus, pick up will be 10:30am on Friday, September 29

8th Grade - will depart on busses early Thursday, September 28 - arrive to school by 7am, will spend the night at New Life Ranch, will return to campus for pick up on Friday afternoon, September 29

Auditions for 2023-23 MS musical: 'Spongebob Squarepants' 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.

Chess Club sign-up available

WHO: 5th-8th graders

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 12th. After school through 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: MS 107, Pick up west side of MS

SIGNUP LINK: DigitalSignUp

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.

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 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


PA College Aged New Alumni Database

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: 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 September 16, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

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

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 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!