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Dutch Weekly September 24-30

DUTCH WEEKLY: SEPTEMBER 24-30

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

An out-of-sight greeting for Holland Hall students!

Holland Hall students got an amazing surprise recently when astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren, cousin to Primary School teacher Jill Coulter, sent a message from the International Space Station. Dr. Lindgren has been a great friend to Holland Hall — talking to Ms. Coulter's Junior Kindergarten class several times. But this message came as a surprise to Ms. Coulter.

Check it out here!

55th Hall Brawl Live Stream

You can watch the live stream of the Holland Hall vs. Cascia Hall football game tonight at https://gotohh.org/stream.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

If you have Cox you can watch the game on channel 3.

Bark By Popular Demand! Ulti-Mutt Family and Dog Walk, Saturday, September 24 9 a.m.-Noon

See old friends and make new ones ( both 2 and 4 legged) this Saturday, September 24th from 9 to Noon at the Ulti-Mutt Family Dog Trail Walk. Explore the school's beautiful 162-acre campus with your dog and family.

Water and treats for dogs as well as trail maps, water fountains and bathrooms will be available by the Primary School Preschool Circle Drive Porch Entrance.

Who: HH families and their dogs

What: Open Trail Walk

Where: The Trail System on the HH campus. Bathrooms, water, maps, and dog treats will be available at the Primary School Preschool Circle Drive Porch.

When: Come anytime that fits your schedule 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, September 24

Sponsored by the Holland Hall Parents' Association

A couple of notes:
Please keep your pet leashed, stay off playing fields and scoop and dispose of your pets' poop.

20th annual Buddy Walk returns to Holland Hall

Holland Hall will host the Buddy Walk in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa on Sunday, Sept. 25, with Holland Hall faculty member Leslie Long serving as chair for the second year. This event is free and open to families and friends who want to support, raise funds and bring awareness to those with Down syndrome.

* DSAT Buddy Walk Page:  You can make a donation to this amazing organization, order a shirt or even register to walk in honor of a friend or family member you know who has Down syndrome.

https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk

* Volunteer sign up form: More information regarding volunteer spots will be distributed closer to the event.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/184OfuxNNU5f3-D3N5UmNdyXrU6nqMBw97ryS_fomZIM/prefill

Holland Hall ARTworks 2022

ARTworks is Holland Hall's annual fundraiser in support of the arts. Students, families, faculty, and alumni, as well as the larger Tulsa community, have the privilege of engaging deeply with the visual arts through hands-on instruction, workshops, presentations, and a month-long gallery exhibition and sale. The ARTworks program reinforces the values that shape lives at Holland Hall, engaging students from PreK through Upper School graduation in artistic experiences and opportunities.

We are excited to welcome Andrew Ramiro Tirado, acclaimed artist from Colorado Springs for our 45th year of ARTworks. Click here to learn more.

Become an ARTworks Patron
ARTworks Patrons support the rich range of educational art offerings to all of our students, including the ARTworks program itself.

Click here to become a patron.

Gallery Opening Tickets
Celebrate the 2022 ARTworks exhibit at a gallery opening featuring Andrew Tirado. Come and go from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 to view and purchase original works of art, meet the artist, and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres in our outdoor setting.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Holland Hall ARTworks Apparel
This is a pre-sale event so garments will not be produced until the close of the sale with orders expected to arrive mid-October before the ARTworks residency begins.

Click here to purchase ARTworks apparel.

School pictures are ready to view

For questions, contact JostensPix by email Jostenspix@jostens.com or call 1-877-515-1447.

Picture retake/make-up day is Oct. 3

Click here for more information.

If you have questions about your order please contact Customer Care by email at jostenspix@jostens.com or call 1-877-515-1447.

Holland Hall Upper School Theatre Presents

Sense & Sensibility
By Kate Hamill, Based on the novel by Jane Austen

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

When: October 6-8
Where: Walter Arts Center, Newman Theatre
Times: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show begins at 7 pm
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students $7

Click here to purchase tickets.

Field Day is almost here!  

Field Day is on Wednesday, October 12, from 5-7 p.m. on the Chapman Green and the area around the Tandy building.

Field Day is our annual fall carnival that fundraiser for Middle School and Upper School clubs and grade levels that older students put on for younger students. Each club and class put on a booth activity in which children can participate. There will be over 25 booths again this year, including the Octopus Toss ... AND the Haunted House is back after a 2 year hiatus!!  

Each booth costs a certain amount of tickets, and tickets cost 50 cents each. You can pay with cash or check but NOT with credit cards.

For more information, please contact Philippa Kelly at pkelly@hollandhall.org OR Elizabeth Morgan at emorgan@hollandhall.org  We look forward to seeing you there!

DutchZone open extended hours

The DutchZone is open 8-noon and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center, and at every home football game in the DutchZone Plus trailer.

New merchandise comes in all of the time, so make sure you check back often!

Be in the yearbook

Be in the 2023 Yearbook The Eight Acres staff invites all students to respond to a survey for possible inclusion in the book. We ask that the parents of younger students work with them to submit the survey. Each Holland Hall student email address will be allowed one response, and they may be edited until Friday, Sept. 23. To participate, please click on the branch link below.

Yearbook Surveys

Primary School >>

Middle School >>

Upper School >>

Get involved — Volunteer opportunities available!

The DutchZone needs volunteers. Please sign up here to volunteer for a shift. The hope is to be open more this year, but we need your help!

Get a head start on volunteering for the 2022-23 school year by becoming visitor aware-compliant! Fill out the application here — https://app.visitor-aware.com/apply/loSWUxykms

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Primary School Night at the Football Game

Next Friday, September 30, is Primary School Night at the Football game. Please look for specific details on your child's Schoology page.

Everyone is welcome to join the Primary School to cheer on the Dutch!

Click here for more information.

Class Pictures

Monday, October 3 is class group pictures and picture retakes. Please wear uniforms.

Navigating Primary School car lines

Please continue to use the car line for drop-off in the mornings. If you need to walk with your child, please go only as far as the front door. Please remember parking is extremely limited, and it is often more efficient to use the curbside drop-off service.

Kindergarten morning drop-off is in the front of the school and afternoon pick-up at the EDP circle on the east side of the Primary School.

For students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, the school day begins at 8 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 7:50 a.m. Please do not leave your child unattended on the front porch before this time. For students in EPK, PreK, and JK, the school day begins at 9 a.m. Curbside drop-off service begins at 8:55 a.m.

On late start Wednesdays, curbside car service begins at 8:45 a.m. All cars, including PreK cars, should use the inside line to avoid “cutting off” other drivers. All drivers should remain in the curb lane until you reach the drop-off area. There is no morning merging.

During dismissal, 1st grade families should be in the inside lane closest to the school building, while Second grade families should be in the outside lane. We will direct traffic to allow for the crossover of lanes.

We all appreciate your attention to these guidelines. They ensure a safe and efficient experience for everyone.

PS Arrival Map >>

PS Dismissal Map >>

Primary School lunchroom volunteers needed!

We need your help in staffing the Primary School lunchroom! Any HH parent or grandparent can volunteer to serve! This is a great time to mingle with the wonderful students at our Primary School.

Sign-up Form >>

Before volunteering, you MUST complete the following two items:

1) Food Handler's Permit — Please bring a copy to the Primary School front desk. 1-Year Validation (Free)- https://www.tulsa-health.org/volunteer-online-training -OR- 3-Year Validation ($20)- https://tulsa.foodemployeepermit.org.

2) HH Volunteer Application (This must be completed before you can volunteer in any capacity this year).

Please contact Laura Johnson, llhjohnson41@gmail.com, if you're interested. The kids will thank you for it!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

2022 Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest

4th-8th Grade Students,

We are excited to announce this year's Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest. Please see the contest guidelines here. Remember, this is completely optional, but we do encourage you to participate if you have an interest! If you have any questions, be sure to ask your advisor.

Please keep in mind that the T-shirt will be sold to Primary School students as well. This should influence your thinking on your design.

Guidelines for T-shirt Design
* Please use blank white paper (not lined notebook paper) for your design.
* Your design can have no more than 3 colors. Make sure you count the outline of your drawing as one of your colors, if you have one.
* Your design can be hand-drawn or computer designed.
* Your name must be written in pencil on the back of your design. Do Not write your name on the front of your design!
* Please submit two sheets of paper - one for the front and one for the back of the t-shirt. Drawings and/or words can be on either side of the shirt, but nothing can be on the arms.
* You may work with one other person on your design if you like.
* You must include the words "Holland Hall Field Day 2022" somewhere on your design.
* Make sure you spell everything correctly and do not use any material that is under copyright. (For example, you can't have SpongeBob Squarepants on your design.) If you have any questions about this, be sure to check with your advisor prior to submitting your design.

DUE DATE - Monday, September 26, and turn in to the following teachers:
4th - Ms. Molloy
5th - Ms. Lamar
6th - Ms. Jeffries
7th - Ms. Matthews
8th - Ms. Parker
Note: Each grade-level will submit the top two designs.

Important Dates related to Field Day
T-Shirt Designs Due - Monday, September 26
T-Shirt Design Voting - Wednesday, September 28
T-Shirt Orders Due - Monday, October 3 (They will be $12 per t-shirt.)
T-Shirts Delivered By - Tuesday, October 11
Field Day - Wednesday, October 12

MS Play 'Elsewhere' Auditions

"Elsewhere" by Don Zolidis
At a boarding school in New Hampshire, the old head of school’s house is haunted. When four friends break in and try to spend the night on a dare, they discover a magic doorway into another world, Elsewhere. But the world of pure imagination hides a darker secret full of nightmares — and the friends must embark on a harrowing and emotional journey into their fears to save themselves.

Who: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
When: Wednesday, Sept 28, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
What: Cold Reading from the script - no need to prepare anything!
Where: Black Box & the BT

*Rehearsals will begin after Fall Break.

Middle School Basketball Tryouts

7th Grade Boys
Sept. 29 & 30
2:30-3:45pm in the MS gym

8th Grade Boys
Oct. 4 & 5
2:30-3:45pm in the MS gym

7th & 8th Grade Girls
Oct. 10 & 11
2:30-3:30pm in the MS gym

Athletes must attend both days of the tryouts or have communicated with the coach prior if they have a conflict.

Hey Parents! Wanna be a kid again?

Come join your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader in their PE class on Thursday, October 20 for Bring your Parent to PE Day! It will take place during their regular class time.

THIS FORM will need to be filled out prior to attending and schedules can be found there as well. Reach out to Coach McCrary at smccrary@hollandhall.org if you have any questions! Hope to see you in class!

After-school enrichment classes offered

American Girl Halloween Soirée!
Come join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare for a Halloween Soirée! We will craft a trick-or-treat bag for your doll along with some treats to go inside! If that wasn't enough, you and your doll can create and craft a Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin for her too! We will have a "howling" good time!

When: Tuesday, October 11 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Grades: JK-4th
Maximum class size: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Pick-up: Primary School flagpole at 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $45
Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Craft Club

Craft Club for 4th, 5th and 6th grades begins on Wednesday, September 21 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the CRAFT CLUB SIGN-UP GENIUS.

There has been a lot of interest in Craft Club and spaces are limited. We can accommodate the first 12 people who sign-up on the sign-up genius. New sign-ups will go out each month.

October Craft Club will be for 7th- and 8th-graders from 3:45-4:45.

A reminder about drop-off and pick-up times

The building opens each morning at 7:45 a.m. (8:45 a.m. on Wednesdays). If you need to drop off your child before then, before-school care is available.

Pick-up times are staggered to reduce traffic. If your child is out of school at 3:10, please arrive near that time. Those with children dismissed later than that due to clubs and sports, please arrive after the early pick-up line has been through so that you are not blocking the driveways. The first carpool is over by 3:20 or sooner.

UPPER SCHOOL

Senior College Application Night set

Seniors — students only — should plan to attend this evening of concentrated college application work. We'll have pizza and snacks ready! This 2.5 hours gives students a great opportunity to catch up with essay writing or applications while having the college counselors close by to help answer questions.

WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26

WHERE: US SMT Commons

FAFSA workshop for 12th Grade parents scheduled

Parents, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens to you on Oct. 1. Mark your calendar! You may apply for your Federal ID PIN number now at studentaid.gov.

Gather your 2021 tax information and materials and come work with the University of Tulsa Student Financial Services staff one-on-one for help completing the FAFSA.

This event will be on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be four counselors from TU to meet individually with Holland Hall families. The last families will be taken no later than 6:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

There is important information you will need in order to be ready to meet with a financial aid counselor. Email Director of College Counseling Brent Casey for your to-do list: bcasey@hollandhall.org.

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US math classrooms

Olin College of Engineering planning Tulsa visit

Olin College of Engineering, a small and highly selective engineering college in Needham, MA, will host an information session at Holland Hall on Sept. 27.

The event is open to the public, so tell your friends.

WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

WHERE: US Lecture Center

Vanderbilt Roadshow coming to campus

Vanderbilt University will host an information session at Holland Hall on Oct. 10.

This event is open to the public, so tell your friends.

WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

WHERE: US Lecture Center