February 8 – 14 (Primary School)

Posted on: Feb 06, 2020

Primary School Parents’ Association Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, February 12, at 9:15 a.m. in the Primary School Library for a Parents’ Association meeting. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Come find out more about what is happening in the upcoming weeks at your child’s school.


Holland Hall in the news

Primary School Kindergarten teacher Jim Narlock was featured in Tulsa World Magazine for his innovative work on the greenhouse. Way to go, Mr. Narlock! Read that story here.


Want copies of those snow day photos?

Holland Hall photographer Chris McConnell documents life on campus and puts his photos up on SmugMug for all to enjoy. Make sure to check the site often! Find the link here.


Great Family Conversation Starters (Part IX)

1) What’s your favorite kind of candy?

2) What makes you feel better when you’re sick?


ISAS 2020: Best volunteer opportunity of the year!

We are thrilled to announce that 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!

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 will be sent out Monday and includes everything from being a performance venue monitor to greeting guests in the dining tent.
  3. Sign up for a shift here: bit.ly/ISASsignup
  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.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 12
Primary School Parents’ Association Meeting – PS Library

Friday, February 14
Valentine’s Day Parties

Wednesday, February 26
Optional Ash Wednesday services – All Saints’ Chapel, 7:45 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 29
60th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair – Primary School Gym

Thursday evening, March 5 and Friday, March 6
Parent/Teacher Conferences


After School Enrichment Classes

Magic Carpet Ride
Explore different continents, countries, and cultures with your favorite Disney characters through stories, crafts, music, dance, videos, and games. Experience exotic places like Egypt with the Prince of Egypt as you trek through the desert and explore the pyramids and mummies. Learn the Mexican hat dance and see what’s inside a pinata with Princess Elena in Mexico. Visit Scotland with “Brave’s” Merida and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans with “The Princess and The Frog’s” Tiana. Secure your spot on this magic carpet to mysterious places like Mount Olympus with Hercules, Neverland with Peter Pan, and Notre-Dame Cathedral de Paris with the Hunchback and Esmeralda. Also on the itinerary are stops in Russia with Anastasia, Spain with Sophia, Italy with Pinocchio and so much more! Carpet size is limited to 5-15 passengers!

Grades: K-3rd grade
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Location: PS Library
When: Thursdays from February 6 – May 7 (No class March 19 & April 1)
Cost: $230 (includes supplies)/12 weeks
Instructor: Gina Conroy/Published Author
Enroll: email Debbie Almohandis at dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Bite Size Broadway
Join us for FUN & entertaining musicals for children! Featuring original stories and music, written and instructed by Tulsa based musicians Ayngel & John from the band Zodiac.

Grades: PreK-3rd grade
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
When: Thursdays from February 6 – May 7 (No class March 19 & April 1)
Location: PS Multi-Purpose Room
Class Minimum: 20
Cost: $250/semester (includes costumes)
Enroll: email Debbie Almohandis at dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids
New lessons every week! The Young Rembrandts elementary program provides the tools this age group needs to succeed at drawing — a teaching tool from which the majority of learners prefer and ALL learners benefit! Our program works — it’s not only hands-on and visual, it’s simply FUN. Add to this our innovative guided instruction, topics that kids love and relate to, and instructors that know how to grow these young artists to achieve anything they set their minds to!

Grades: K-3rd
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
When: Tuesdays from February 4 – April 28 (No class – March 17)
Location: PS Multi-Purpose Room (West side room)
Cost: $225/per semester (includes supplies)
Enroll: email Debbie Almohandis at dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Spy Kids Jr.
Through role-playing, games and good old-fashioned sleuthing, students will heighten their power of observation using the five senses, unlock lateral and critical thinking skills, and decipher codes and clues to become a junior spy. Activities will focus on mental and physical spy “training” as we dive into spy missions, puzzle solving, code cracking, along with strength and agility competitions. Students learn how to work as a team as they discover their strengths and weaknesses. The semester will culminate in a treasure hunt where children earn their spy credentials and secret spy name.

Grades: K-3rd
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
When: Tuesday’s, Feb. 4-Apr. 28 (no class 3/17)
Location: PS Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $230/semester (includes supplies)
Instructor: Gina Conroy (Ginaconroy.com)
Enroll: email Debbie Almohandis at dalmohandis@hollandhall.org


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The 2020 Holland Hall Book Fair needs YOU! One of the biggest ways we prepare for the Annual Book Fair is by weekly sorting in the book room/annex. We still have several dates left for you to pop in, sort a few books, have fun with friends AND support your school!

Join us after drop-off until noon on the following dates:

2/11, 2/12 and 2/19.

Also, don’t forget to clean out your toys/games/puzzles over the break and donate them to the a Book Fair!

Please contact Erin Redfearn or Kristin Lees with any questions!

Book Fair Volunteer Information »