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Dutch Weekly September 17 - 23

DUTCH WEEKLY: SEPTEMBER 17-23

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Holland Hall celebrates Founding Day with an event/Dutch Day

Holland Hall wraps up its 100th anniversary celebration with Founding Day — the actual day Holland Hall started classes in 1922. All students and faculty are invited to wear their 100 shirts — or any Dutch shirts — with non-athletic bottoms.

Students will gather on the Chapman Green at 11 a.m. to hear some special announcements and celebrate the school's birthday.

Picture retake/make-up day is Oct. 3

Click here for more information.

If you have questions about your order please contact Customer Care by email at jostenspix@jostens.com or call 1-877-515-1447.

DutchZone open extended hours

The DutchZone is open 8-noon and 2-4 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.

New merchandise comes in all of the time, so make sure you check back often!

Be in the yearbook

Be in the 2023 Yearbook The Eight Acres staff invites all students to respond to a survey for possible inclusion in the book. We ask that the parents of younger students work with them to submit the survey. Each Holland Hall student email address will be allowed one response, and they may be edited until Friday, Sept. 23. To participate, please click on the branch link below.

Yearbook Surveys

Primary School >>

Middle School >>

Upper School >>

Bark By Popular Demand! Ulti-Mutt Family and Dog Walk

Bark by popular demand! Explore the school's beautiful 162-acre campus on the Ulti-Mutt Family Dog Trail Walk.

A couple of notes: Please keep your pet leashed, stay off playing fields and scoop and dispose of your pets' poop.

Water and treats for dogs as well as trail maps, water fountains and bathrooms will be available by the Primary School Preschool Circle Drive Porch Entrance.

Who: HH families and their dogs

What: Open Trail Walk

Where: The Trail System on the HH campus. Bathrooms, water, maps, and dog treats will be available at the Primary School Preschool Circle Drive Porch.

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, September 24

Sponsored by the Holland Hall Parents' Association

20th annual Buddy Walk returns to Holland Hall

Holland Hall will host the Buddy Walk in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa on Sunday, Sept. 25, with Holland Hall faculty member Leslie Long serving as chair for the second 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.

* DSAT Buddy Walk Page:  You can make a donation to this amazing organization, order a shirt or even register to walk in honor of a friend or family member you know who has Down syndrome.

https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk

* Volunteer sign up form: More information regarding volunteer spots will be distributed closer to the event.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/184OfuxNNU5f3-D3N5UmNdyXrU6nqMBw97ryS_fomZIM/prefill

Get involved — Volunteer opportunities available!

The DutchZone needs volunteers. Please sign up here to volunteer for a shift. The hope is to be open more this year, but we need your help!

Get a head start on volunteering for the 2022-23 school year by becoming visitor aware-compliant! Fill out the application here — https://app.visitor-aware.com/apply/loSWUxykms

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Save the date for Primary School Night at the Football Game!

PS families, come cheer on the Dutch, enjoy food trucks and cheer your students on as they take the field on Friday, September 30.

Starting at 5 p.m., food trucks will be open so bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair. Park in the back Upper School parking lot and enter through the South Gate.

It will be students and teachers only on the field this year. Families, arrive early to get a prime spot to watch the kids' performance before kick-off!

Click here for more information.

Navigating Primary School car lines

Please continue to use the car line for drop-off in the mornings. If you need to walk with your child, please go only as far as the front door. Please remember parking is extremely limited, and it is often more efficient to use the curbside drop-off service.

Kindergarten morning drop-off is in the front of the school and afternoon pick-up at the EDP circle on the east side of the Primary School.

For students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, the school day begins at 8 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 7:50 a.m. Please do not leave your child unattended on the front porch before this time. For students in EPK, PreK, and JK, the school day begins at 9 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 8:55 a.m.

On late start Wednesdays, curbside car service begins at 8:45 a.m. All cars, including PreK cars, should use the inside line to avoid “cutting off” other drivers. All drivers should remain in the curb lane until you reach the drop-off area. There is no morning merging.

During dismissal, 1st grade families should be in the inside lane closest to the school building, while Second grade families should be in the outside lane. We will direct traffic to allow for the crossover of lanes.

We all appreciate your attention to these guidelines. They ensure a safe and efficient experience for everyone.

PS Arrival Map >>

PS Dismissal Map >>

Primary School lunchroom volunteers needed!

We need your help in staffing the Primary School lunchroom! Any HH parent or grandparent can volunteer to serve! This is a great time to mingle with the wonderful students at our Primary School.

Sign-up Form >>

Before volunteering, you MUST complete the following two items:

1) Food Handler's Permit — Please bring a copy to the Primary School front desk. 1-Year Validation (Free)- https://www.tulsa-health.org/volunteer-online-training -OR- 3-Year Validation ($20)- https://tulsa.foodemployeepermit.org.

2) HH Volunteer Application (This must be completed before you can volunteer in any capacity this year).

Please contact Laura Johnson, llhjohnson41@gmail.com, if you're interested. The kids will thank you for it!

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Teacher's Pet Soirée!
Turn your doll into your favorite teacher ... and why not create a beloved class pet while you're at it?! What better way to celebrate back-to-school?

When: Tuesday, September 13 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Grades: JK-4th
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $45
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Ms. Ariel's Art Studio
Let your young artists expand their creativity as we adventure into the wonderful Fall season! Crisp colors light up the landscapes! Fall holidays bring forth berries, harvest, owls, woodlands 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 12 - October 24, Monday - 3:15-4:15 p.m. (no class 10/17)
Grades: K-3rd
Where: Primary School Art Room
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Craft Club

Craft Club for 4th, 5th and 6th grades begins on Wednesday, September 21 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the CRAFT CLUB SIGN-UP GENIUS.

There has been a lot of interest in Craft Club and spaces are limited. We can accommodate the first 12 people who sign-up on the sign-up genius. New sign-ups will go out each month.

October Craft Club will be for 7th- and 8th-graders from 3:45-4:45.

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.

MS Play 'Elsewhere' Auditions

"Elsewhere" by Don Zolidis
At a boarding school in New Hampshire, the old head of school’s house is haunted. When four friends break in and try to spend the night on a dare, they discover a magic doorway into another world, Elsewhere. But the world of pure imagination hides a darker secret full of nightmares — and the friends must embark on a harrowing and emotional journey into their fears to save themselves.

Who: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
When: Wednesday, Sept 28, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
What: Cold Reading from the script - no need to prepare anything!
Where: Black Box & the BT

*Rehearsals will begin after Fall Break.

UPPER SCHOOL

Senior College Application Night set

Seniors — students only — should plan to attend this evening of concentrated college application work. We'll have pizza and snacks ready! This 2.5 hours gives students a great opportunity to catch up with essay writing or applications while having the college counselors close by to help answer questions.

WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26

WHERE: US SMT Commons

FAFSA workshop for 12th Grade parents scheduled

Parents, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens to you on Oct. 1. Mark your calendar! You may apply for your Federal ID PIN number now at studentaid.gov.

Gather your 2021 tax information and materials and come work with the University of Tulsa Student Financial Services staff one-on-one for help completing the FAFSA.

This event will be on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be four counselors from TU to meet individually with Holland Hall families. The last families will be taken no later than 6:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

There is important information you will need in order to be ready to meet with a financial aid counselor. Email Director of College Counseling Brent Casey for your to-do list: bcasey@hollandhall.org.

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US math classrooms

Olin College of Engineering planning Tulsa visit

Olin College of Engineering, a small and highly selective engineering college in Needham, MA, will host an information session at Holland Hall on Sept. 27.

The event is open to the public, so tell your friends.

WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

WHERE: US Lecture Center

Vanderbilt Roadshow coming to campus

Vanderbilt University will host an information session at Holland Hall on Oct. 10.

This event is open to the public, so tell your friends.

WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US Lecture Center

NEW! Introducing #dutchcollegevisit

Families, many of you are planning college visits during the Experiential Learning Days. While you're on a college campus, take a picture of your student in front of a sign with the college's name clearly visible. Collect your photos and then hashtag them on Instagram: #dutchcollegevisit

This is not just for Experiential Learning — keep on taking visiting colleges and keep on taking pictures! Just remember to always take a picture with the college's name and tag it #dutchcollegevisit