October 31 – November 6 (All School)

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020

In this issue of Dutch Weekly, you will find information on:

  1. All-School Info — including Parents’ Association Book Club, Online Spirit Store, and more
  2. Campus health
  3. Athletics — Watch the Holland Hall-Verdigris Football game
  4. Upper School News
  5. Middle School News
  6. Primary School News


The secret to a good school directory

You’ve told us you want a better school directory — one with addresses and phone numbers for each parent — so that you can send birthday party invites, make coffee dates and more. We’ve listened! But we need your help!

Even if you’re a longtime Holland Hall parent, you need to update your information in our system. Maybe you think you have. But some fields have changed to give you the best possible directory and more.

Please revisit go.hollandhall.org/parentportal and update your information or make sure you’ve already done so.

On your computer, you will select the “Family” tab. On your smartphone, you’ll click the three-line icon (hamburger menu) at the top of the screen, then scroll down to Family.

Follow the prompts and make sure you’ve filled out all of the fields before hitting “Save” on the first page. THEN, on the left-hand sidebar menu, click Parent 1 information and make sure that page is filled out, and so on.

We appreciate your help! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at news@hollandhall.org.


Parent Ambassador

Please join the Admission Team on Monday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. for a virtual meeting to discuss how a Parent Ambassador can support the team during the 2021-2022 admission season. We hope you can join us!



Join the Parents’ Association Book Club!

Gather virtually with other parents to read and discuss the novel Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. Told by alternating teenage narrators who live almost a century apart, this page-turner explores the horrors of the Tulsa race massacre and its far-reaching effects.

Book Club participants will meet on November 10 and December 8 in the evening. Each meeting will feature a special guest to discuss the novel.

Click here to sign up.

Click here for more information.


Policy update

The daily health survey is no longer be required. We do ask that you continue to check for any symptoms in the mornings, take a temperature, and reach out to Nurse Christensen by phone (918-879-4714) with any questions about whether it’s advisable to come to school.


Order your Dutch gear online!

We are happy to announce that Holland Hall has partnered with local company GreenHouse Outfitters to provide an online spirit store.

All orders from the online store are preorders and cannot be returned to the Dutch Zone. Happy shopping!



Great news about box lunches

Flik is now providing hot lunch options for students and faculty. And you only have to order one day ahead!

Click here to check out the menu.

Register by downloading the Flik IS Dining app or go online to at hollandhall.flikisdining.com.

Detailed instructions on setting up your account can be found here. 


2021 Yearbooks are on sale now

2021 Yearbooks are on sale now at Jostens.com and will be offered through Jan. 31 for personalized books and Feb. 28 for non-personalized books.

Follow us on instagram: hollandhallyearbook

Click here to purchase your 2021 yearbook.




As the holidays approach, questions about travel have been coming up. We always encourage mask wearing, physical distancing, and hand hygiene, of course, but here is the best single source we’ve found to help you plan as safely as possible. The resource link below provides extensive details and recommendations on ways to stay healthy, no matter where you go or how you get there. As always, if you have any questions or would like to discuss your travel plans, do not hesitate to contact Nurse Linda Christensen at lchristensen@hollandhall.org.



Transparency and COVID-19

Holland Hall is committed to transparency and will update a spreadsheet on the school’s website daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — will be reported by branch (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and will inform anyone with direct exposure personally. Starting Monday, we will also be listing the number of students in quarantine in each branch.



Holland Hall vs. Verdigris Football Livestream

You can catch TONIGHT’s Holland Hall vs. Verdigris football game on the live stream by clicking on the link below:


Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

Also, for those of you with COX cable, you can watch the game live on Channel 3. This is the second time this year that Holland Hall has been featured in the COX game of the week.



Yearbook Senior Ads

Senior Ad Contracts due by Sunday, Nov. 1. Please scroll to “Senior Ads” section of the link to choose your ad size, design method and submit payment. Meeting the Nov. 1 deadline will ensure the space for your senior in the 2021 yearbook.

Click here to sign up for a senior ad.

Questions? Please contact Emma Gardenhire ’22, egardenhire22@hollandhall.org.


Upper School food drive

The US Community Service Board and Student Council are sponsoring an Upper School Food drive for the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank.

It is a competition between Advisory groups so please send canned/dry goods to school with your student(s). Items will be collected through November 6th.


Middle School Plays

This year, the Middle School Theatre Department will feature two separate performances in the Walter Arts Center – Branch Theatre. Parents and family members of 7th Grade students are invited to SNOW ANGEL and parents and family of 8th Grade students are invited to GAME OF TIARAS. No tickets will be required this year and the seating in the theatre will allow for social distancing.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Masks must be worn by audience members at ALL times once inside the building
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the doors to utilize before and after the show
  • Families should leave a 6 ft radius around each group’s seating choice
  • No food or drink will be allowed inside the building

7th GRADE PERFORMANCE: Snow Angel by David Lindsay Abaire
Holland Hall’s Class of 2026 presents this unique comedy mystery! When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search.

8th GRADE PERFORMANCE: Game of Tiaras by Don Zolidis
Holland Hall’s Class of 2025 presents this terrible, hilarious tragedy! Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones, and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts.

Thursday, November 5
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. SNOW ANGEL performed by 7th Grade Students

(Snow Angel audience will exit the theatre to allow Game of Tiaras audience to enter)

8 – 9 p.m. GAME OF TIARAS performed by 8th Grade Students

Saturday, November 7
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. SNOW ANGEL performed by 7th Grade Students

(Snow Angel audience will exit the theatre to allow Game of Tiaras audience to enter)

8 – 9 p.m. GAME OF TIARAS performed by 8th Grade Students


Band, Choir & Orchestra Concert

The Holland Hall Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles are proud to offer concerts in a creative format on the Chapman Green on Sunday, November 8. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets and masks to enjoy a Sunday afternoon performance on the lawn.

2:30 pm: Orchestra Concert
Featuring: 7th & 8th Grade combined, Chamber Ensemble, and US Orchestra

3:30 pm: Choir Concert
Featuring: Holland Harmony, HH Singers, and US Concert Choir

4:15 pm: Band Concert
Featuring: 7th & 8th Grade combined, US Band, and Jazz Band

To limit the audience size, this event is offered to the family members of performers only and we ask they attend only the concert of their performer. To maintain social distancing, audience members will be asked to exit the Chapman Green immediately following each performance to allow space for the next group to enter. Masks will be required throughout the entire event.



Virtual Conferences

The dates for virtual parent-teacher conferences are Friday, November 6 and Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13. Be looking for sign-up information from your child’s teacher.


Young Rembrandts Class

Come join our Young Rembrandts After School Enrichment Class for four weeks starting November 3! Each week we cover the basics of drawing and lead your artist through a new lesson. We follow a step-by-step teaching methodology, giving your artist a foundation of techniques that they can use in all aspects of art.

Watch out for our adorable Baby Sloth, the cutest character we’ll be drawing all month, and we can’t forget to celebrate the fall season with one of our favorite art history portraits, Hiawatha. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom! Sign up today!

When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. ~ 11/3 – 11/24 (4 weeks)
Where: Primary School – (former music room)
Grade: JK’s-3rd
Instructors: Ariel Myers
Class size: 16
Cost per student: $75/4 weeks
Email to register today: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org