November 16 – 22 (All School)

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019

Campus Safety Check

On Monday, November 18,  the State of Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and School Security Institute will conduct a “risk and vulnerability assessment” of our campus. They will be checking doors, observing traffic, taking photos, etc. Do not be alarmed if you see them, they are here by our invitation.


Heritage Families Meeting

The Heritage Families is a group created by, and for the benefit of, families of African or African-American descent and those who would like to support the efforts of the group. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe place for families and students to gather, enjoy fellowship, share information and ask questions. It is meant to be a place of support and a place to exhale. The group plans outings, culturally relevant activities, hosts a uniform exchange and discusses ways to support the African and African-American students and families at Holland Hall. The first meeting is planned for Tuesday, November 19, at 6 p.m. in the Cochran Conference Room, also known as the old Alumni Center connected to the Tandy. Meet new families or spend time with old friends. All are welcome. Please contact Jolie Fredieu if you have any questions at cogbiz@verizon.net.


Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day

Please join us Tuesday, November 26, for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day!

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day is a time for each child to share school with his or her grandparent(s) or special family friend(s), for those whose grandparents are unable to attend.

This day is for all grades. 3-day Monday, Wednesday, Friday PreK and Early PreK classes will attend school on Monday AND Tuesday, so that they can attend Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.


7:55 a.m.
Grandparents and Special Friends of Upper School students are invited to attend Morning Meeting, a traditional Upper School start to the day that dates back to the 1970s.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
All Grandparents and Special Friends will meet in the Walter Arts Center Branch Theatre for a welcome from Head of School J.P. Culley, a special video, and musical performances.

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Open house classroom visits in the branch(es) of your choice – Primary, Middle, and Upper Schools.

12:00 p.m.
Primary and Middle School students dismissed for the day.

12:10 p.m.
Upper School students dismissed for the day.

Please park at your grandchild’s branch building, and a bus will take you to the Walter Arts Center for the 8:30 am presentation. Look for parking and directional signs on campus.


Strategic Plan Input Sessions

Everyone in the school community is welcome to take part in the school’s Strategic Plan listening sessions. What should the school be focused on in the next 5-7 years? Come be part of the conversation. You are welcome to attend either session.

Current Holland Hall Primary School Parents and Grandparents

  • When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: Self Family Conference Room in the Tandy Dining and Wellness Center

Current Holland Hall Middle School Parents and Grandparents

  • When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
  • Place: Self Family Conference Room in the Tandy Dining and Wellness Center


ARTworks Holiday Ornaments

Teacher gifts, hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, thank you gifts, stocking stuffers — the possibilities are endless.

In bright shades of blue, green, yellow and orange, the ARTworks 3×2 metal ornaments bring an elevated pop of color to your home during the holiday season or anytime.

Give them as a gift or purchase as a small memento from the 42nd Annual ARTworks. Collect all four!

$20 each (preorders only)

The last day to place an order is Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Buy your ARTworks Ornament Online Now »


May 2020 Calendar Changes — mark your calendars

Upper School
Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14
Dead Days (Prep for Exams)

Friday, May 15
Student Breakfast, 7:45 a.m. – Tandy Dining

Friday, May 15; Monday, May 18; Tuesday, May 19 & Wednesday, May 20
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 20
Senior Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – Newman Theatre
Commencement Rehearsal, 12:30 p.m. – Branch Theatre
Baccalaureate, 5 p.m. – St. John’s Church

Thursday, May 21
Commencement Ceremony, 6:30 pm – Branch Theatre

Thursday May 21 & Friday May 22
Make-up Days for Final Exams

Middle School
Thursday, May 21
8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal, 1 p.m. – Branch Theatre

Friday, May 22
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 1 p.m. – Branch Theatre
8th Grade Promotion Celebration, 7 p.m. – Newman Theatre

Sunday, May 17
Athletic Awards Banquet, 5 p.m. – Tandy Dining


Yearbooks on Sale Now

Go to Jostens.com to order the 2019-2020 book, which will be on sale until midnight Feb. 28, 2020. Cost of the book is $90. Books may be personalized with a name or initials for $10 each, and icons are $5 each. Please note, personalizations will only be sold through Jan. 31, 2020.

Order Online »

Honoring our veterans

The most current issue of the Clog Blog — a Holland Hall alumni, alumni parent, and retired faculty source for all things Dutch — featured a story from Director of Alumni Relations Christy Utter about two of our school’s veterans. Read the story here. And keep up with the Clog Blog at https://www.hollandhall.org/clog/


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