February 22 – 28 (All School)

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020

ISAS 2020: We need your help!

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.

Volunteer Training Meeting and Packet Pickup — please attend one session

  • Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Both take place in the Walter Arts Center

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.


One Week Left to Buy Your Yearbook

One more week to buy the 2020 yearbook for the regular price of $90. Thanks to all for the outpouring of support.

After the order deadline, Jostens will operate a first-come, first-served waitlist until all overruns are sold. Late books are $100 each. Yearbook staff will not be accepting orders directly. The supply will be limited so please buy your book now to prevent disappointment.

Upper school students will have a signing party in May. Watch for information regarding book distribution for middle and primary schools. Grades 7-12 will get an easy-to-insert supplement when the fall term begins. The supplement will include spring sports and events for the MS upper hall and grades 9-12.


Order Online »

Be sure to follow @hollandhallyearbook on Instagram for more announcements.


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.

Buy Preview Party Tickets »


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:

Volunteer during Setup »

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.

Holland Hall will no longer take donated books after Friday, February 21st. Please donate and support these local non-profits:

Helmerich Library
5131 E 91st St, Tulsa, OK 74137

Pencil Box
2002 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74104

Broken Arrow Neighbors
315 W College St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Sapulpa Public Library
27 W Dewey Ave, Sapulpa, OK 74066


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


9th and 10th Grade Parent College Chat

Mark your calendar and plan to join the college counseling team and guest panelists on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. for an information session that addresses college preparation topics that are more relevant to 9th and 10th grade students. If you have questions regarding the evening, contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, at bcasey@hollandhall.org, or (918) 879-4718.


In the news

Dr. John Foubert gave an eye-opening talk to parents on Thursday, Feb. 20. Read the story about the event here. And if you weren’t able to make it, Dr. Foubert graciously shared his slide presentation here.


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.