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March 7 – 13 (All School)

Posted on: Mar 06, 2020

Planning for the COVID-19 Virus

Click here to read the email sent out about planning for the COVID-19 virus.

 

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

When:
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. in the US Lecture Center 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.

 

Founders Guild

Give to the Holland Hall Fund and join the Founders Guild! This year we will celebrate our Founders Guild donors in April at Duet Jazz Club. Enjoy cocktails, live jazz and an amazing spread by Executive Chef Nico Albert.

Questions? Call Christy Zahn, Director of Advancement at (918) 879-4749 or czahn@hollandhall.org.

Click here to give online »

You can now give on your Holland Hall app — just look for the heart button.

 

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 by clicking on the link below.  Sales close on May 15. Limited quantities available – buy early so you don’t miss out!

Holland Haul Online Auction »

 

Yearbook F.A.Q.

Q: I missed the deadline. Can I still buy a yearbook for my child?

A: Jostens has promised to print a few more books than we ordered. You may secure your copy with an online purchase by clicking here. This offer is open until all books are sold, so get yours now.

 

2020 Holland Hall Summer Programs

Summer Programs is quickly approaching and we invite you to review the Summer Programs brochure for over 200 camp options. We are offering 9 weeks this year from June 1 to July 31. Classes are available for 3-year-old through adult with a wide variety of opportunities in both the morning & afternoon. It’s going to be a great summer here at Holland Hall! Online registration to launch Wednesday, April 1.

2020 Summer Programs Online Catalog »

 

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.

 

ISAS Arts Festival

This letter was emailed to families on Thursday, March 5. Here it is for anyone who may have missed it.

Dear Holland Hall community,

After consultation with ISAS leadership, input from other ISAS heads of schools, and internal deliberations, we have collectively concluded that this year’s ISAS Arts festival will be cancelled.

Increased concerns around the spread of COVID-19 drove this decision. While still a bit less than a month away, it’s prudent for us to make this determination now based on the copious amount of travel our ISAS families will likely incur over our respective spring breaks. The timing also allows participating schools to make contingency plans for their calendars.

Undoubtedly this decision will be met with disappointment. We believe, simply, it’s the prudent thing to do.

ISAS leadership will meet to determine next steps regarding future ISAS Arts Festivals in the coming weeks.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our volunteers and faculty for their tireless efforts preparing for this year’s festival.

Some additional information for your planning:

We will have a normal school week on March 30 – April 3.

If you have made non-refundable travel plans for that week, we’d ask you let your branch head know. We’ll work with families on a case-by-case basis.

The calendar for that week is as follows:

  • Monday, March 30, will be D day
  • Tuesday, March 31, will be E day.
  • Wednesday, April 1, will be F day.
  • Thursday, April 2, will be A day.
  • Friday, April 3, will be B day.
  • Monday, April 6, will be E day, as regularly scheduled.

Please monitor the athletic calendar for any changes that week.

Any additional questions can be directed to your branch head.

Thank you, again, for you understanding, and please be in touch with questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

JP Culley and Steve Dyer

 

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.