February 15 – 21 (All School)

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

ISAS 2020: Best volunteer opportunity of the year!

The Parent Volunteer SignUp Genius Link for ISAS Arts Festival 2020 is now live!  Almost 4,000 people from 43 independent schools will be on campus April 2-4, and we need every part of the Holland Hall community to get involved. Plus, volunteering is the only way you’ll get to see the festival — a once in a decade kind of event.

Intimidated to volunteer for any reason? Don’t be! A quick orientation will tell you everything you need to know.

What do you need to do?

  1. You must have a  KeepNTrack online background check on file. (If you have completed this in the past, you do not need another one).
  2. Decide what you’d like to do — a detailed list of volunteer opportunities can be found by clicking here.
  3. Sign up for a shift here.
  4. Everyone should make sure they’re familiar with the ISAS Calendar and FAQ Page.

Faculty and staff will all be participating but have a separate sign-up sheet.

Thank you in advance for your help with making this festival the best ever.


As you travel – save those miniature toiletries!

During the ISAS Arts Festival we would like to help the students give back to the Tulsa community by assembling care packages for the local shelters with the donated toiletries included.

Blue collection bins for these donated items can be found in the reception areas of the Primary, Middle, and Upper School buildings as well as in the WAC. Thank you for participating in this project.


Holland Hall hosts sexual violence expert at free, public talk

Recent studies show that more than 20 percent of women and 5 percent of men will experience rape or sexual assault in college. And the risk is increased during the first few months of their first and second semesters, according to the Campus Sexual Assault Study published in the Journal of American College Health.

That’s why Holland Hall is bringing Dr. John D. Foubert, a national expert on sexual violence and the dangers of pornography, to speak to students before they go to college. And the school is inviting area parents, school administrators, teachers and college officials to come to a public talk with Foubert at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the Walter Arts Center’s Branch Theatre.

Foubert, who is the dean of the College of Education at Union University, also serves as an expert for sexual assault prevention in the U.S. Army and founded the national nonprofit organization One in Four, which has worked for 20 years to apply research to rape prevention programs on college campuses, in communities, and in the military. He’s been interviewed frequently by CNN, C-Span and NPR, as well as the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Time Magazine.

He will speak to eighth-grade and Upper School students on Friday, February 21. If parents have any concerns about their students attending, please talk to a branch head.


Tulsa Term Applications for Spring 2021 — Deadline February 21, 2020

Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for Tulsa Term’s Cohort 3 – Spring 2021. Tulsa Term is a partnership between Holland Hall and Tulsa Public Schools and is built on the core values of engaged citizenship that reflect understanding, awareness of, and responsibility for the places, people, policies, and promise of our city and beyond. Make the city of Tulsa your classroom, learn with and from experts in your community, and make a difference! Apply now! All application materials can be found online at www.tulsaterm.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

And did you see these stories about Tulsa Term in this Tulsa Kids and the Tulsa World? Check out all of the students’ great work here:

Tulsa Term: Where Street Smarts Meet Book Smarts

Tulsa Term students produce documentaries exploring how Tulsa’s past intersects with its present


Two Weeks Left to Buy Your Yearbook

With two weeks left to buy your book, here’s a look at the spine. Don’t be disappointed in May–buy a copy for your student now at Jostens.com.


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Follow us on instagram for more glimpses of what’s to come: hollandhallyearbook.


Holland Hall Book Fair Preview Party

Avoid the crowds and enjoy browsing a vast assortment of books, toys, games and puzzles while socializing with friends and family from the Holland Hall community. The cost of admission is $25 and will include an assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and adult beverages. You must register online.

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 • 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Holland Hall Primary School Gym

Entry Fee: $25 per person

Password to Buy Tickets: PP2020

Must be 21-years or older. 25 item limit per person.

Please RSVP online. For additional information refer to the Holland Hall website or call 918-481-1111 Ext. 4608.

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60th Holland Hall Book Fair

This year we will be celebrating the 60th and FINAL Book Fair on Saturday, February 29th in the Primary School Gym.

Holland Hall’s Parents Association hosted its first Book & Art Fair in 1960. It raised a total of $1,463. This fundraiser has evolved over the years and is now the largest used book sale in the state. The Book Fair is open to the public, providing access to discount-priced, gently used, quality adult and children’s books, toys, games, movies, music, and educational resources.

After careful consideration, and contemplating the changing nature of how people read books and the opportunity to channel energies to new community endeavors, the school has decided that this year’s event will be its last.

This fundraiser is not possible without the help of the Holland Hall community. Your volunteer time and efforts are essential to the success of the Book Fair. Please join us in volunteering with setup the days before and the day of the event. Click on the links below to volunteer:

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Volunteer the day of the Book Fair »

If you have volunteered for the Book Fair in past years, we would like to recognize you for your efforts in making this a great event. Please send your email address to eyancy@hollandhall.org.

We are excited to receive your book donations up until Friday, February 21st.


Get photos from campus events on SmugMug

Holland Hall’s photographer, Christopher McConnell, captures events, everyday campus life and more. If you’d like to see what’s happening on campus or want to find photos of a particular event, go to https://hollandhall.smugmug.com/


Holland Hall Upper School Theatre Presents “Our Town”

Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer prize for drama and described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. This play about human relationships, connections and living in the moment was once described by Thornton Wilder as, “an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.”

Where: Walter Arts Center, Newman Theatre

Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at tickets.hollandhall.org
Adults – $10 and Students – $7


Health tips

The winter months come with an increase in the number of illnesses experienced by students, faculty, and staff.  The flu, strep, mono, and upper respiratory infections are upon us, and with that in mind, Holland Hall’s nurses Linda Christensen and Kathleen Alabbasi, have some reminders.

Cases of flu, strep, and/or mono are tracked by the nurse’s office, and used for statistical purposes. Please inform Linda or Kathleen of a diagnosis of one of these illnesses if possible.

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness. People who have the flu often experience some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Many people are closely monitoring news of the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international public health emergency, acknowledging that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak now represents a risk beyond China. The U.S. also reported its first case of human-to-human transmission recently, but the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that any immediate risk to the American public remains low.

Coronaviruses are spread from person to person through the air by coughing or sneezing, close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object or surface with the virus on it, in much the same way the flu and other respiratory viruses are spread. The CDC believes symptoms may appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have any concerns about the cornonavirus, please contact your physician.

We ask that you help us keep our community safe by taking precautions to prevent the transmission of any infectious disease, particularly during flu season.

Every day preventative actions to avoid the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others (stay home from school/work).
  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
  • Do not share food or drinks.
While winter time illnesses cannot be prevented, it is always our goal to minimize them as much as possible.  Thank you for your help in achieving that goal.