February 29 – March 6 (All School)

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020

Yearbook Order Deadline TONIGHT – February 28

Last chance to order your yearbook, click on the link below.

Order Online »

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.


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.

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.

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


ISAS Arts Festival 2020: If you’re waiting to sign up to volunteer, please read this!

Almost 4,000 people will be on campus April 2-4 for a once-in-a-decade event — the ISAS Arts Festival. We need everyone — Primary, Middle and Upper School parents — to welcome them to campus. There is a job for everybody. Greeters, working in the food tent, setting up, even sitting in on workshops that you’d never have the opportunity to experience any other way!

The Parent Volunteer SignUp Genius Link  is live.

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 of these sessions

  • Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28 at 10 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.


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


The 2020 Holland Haul

Formerly known as the Online Auction, items such as Upper School reserved student-parking spots, naming the Middle School Drive, and reserved commencement seats are available for a “buy-it-now” price. Holland Haul will go live Friday, March 6. Sales close on May 15. Limited quantities available – buy early so you don’t miss out!


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.


New Apparel in the Spirit Store

Come by the Dutch Zone and check out our new spring items! Comfort Colors short sleeve shirts, Champion and Alternative crew sweatshirts and Travis Mathew quarter zips.

Store Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8-10 a.m. & 2-4 p.m.

Credit Card only.


In the news

The last Holland Hall Book Fair — the 60th — made quite a splash. KTUL Channel 8 broadcast live Friday morning, as did KOTV Channel 6. TulsaPeople gave people tips for finding bargains. And the Tulsa World highlighted two of our amazing volunteers.

Tulsa Kids interviewed Vanessa Jones, Pauline McFarlin Walter Master Teacher Chair, this month about finding the right preschool.

And there is still time to vote for our student athletes in the Tulsa World’s Mr. Inside and Ms. Outside contests! Way to go, Brock Davis and Tyia Treleaven.

And Fox 23 interviewed some very smart Girl Scouts about STEM projects. Thank you, Suzanne Dodson!


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. Any immediate risk to the American public remains low, but health officials do urge preparedness.

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.