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May 2, 2016

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

Staff Meeting

We have our monthly staff meeting tomorrow, May 3, after school. All students who are still here, including GOAL, will be in after care from 3:10-4:00 pm. Van Pool will operate on a delayed schedule. The van will plan to leave the school at approximately 3:45. We anticipate the arrival time of the van at the drop off location will be approximately 4:15.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting the 4th Quarterly luncheon tomorrow, May 3, on Teacher Appreciation Day. The theme for the luncheon is Mexican Fiesta. Click the link to sign up to bring food or to help with set up or clean up If you cannot sign up, monetary donations are always welcome. Call or email Terri Boyd for any questions, or 214-738-8568.

May The 4th Be With You

Wednesday is May the 4th also known by some as Star Wars Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear Star Wars shirts this Wednesday to celebrate.

Mother's Day is this Sunday!

Don't forget to honor Mom this year. Come check out our Green Oaks School Store for Sugar Scrubs and other gifts for Mom on Mother's Day. We also have a great selection of Mother's Day cards. All proceeds of School Store go directly to Green Oaks.


The GOS and GOAL yearbook will be available soon! Cost is $15.00. We have a yearbook signing party on the last day of school. Please consider that your student will want to participate and plan accordingly. Order forms were sent home today and are available in the office.

Thank You Lockheed Volunteers!

Please come check out the awesome job done by the Lockheed Martin Project Good Turn 2016 volunteers on Saturday, April 30. Thanks also to Chuck and Jan Crook, Mike and Ethan Hollier, and Howard Forsberg for coming out to help. They all did an amazing amount of work:
  1. New handrail on our stage stairs
  2. New sinks in the GOS Boy's restroom
  3. Replaced stained and damaged ceiling tiles throughout both buildings
  4. Curb/Fire Lane painting in the carpool area
  5. Brush cleaned away from the back fence
  6. Pile of dirt moved off the walking track

No Graduation & Spring Fling this year

Since there will be no new GOS High School graduates in 2016, we are making some changes to our calendar. Although Spring Fling was originally scheduled for Thursday, May 19, we will not have our evening program this year. We will instead have a program on the last day of school during the day. Be on the look out for more information coming soon. GOAL will still have their evening program on Friday, May 20.

Green Oaks Summer Camp

There will be two weeks of Green Oaks Summer Camp available for individuals with intellectual disabilities age seven through their school years. *Please note, participants enrolled in GOAL and individuals over 21 are only eligible for our GOAL summer offerings. Green Oaks Summer Camp week one is June 20-24 and week two is July 25-29. The cost for registration is now $195 per week. The price will go up again after May 31. Contact the office if you need a Green Oaks Summer Camp Registration Form.

GOAL Summer-Get Registered Today

GOAL will continue to operate programming throughout the summer. We will be open each week, except the weeks of June 6, July 4 and August 15. While we will be open the same hours and still have the same modules, there will be some changes to the daily schedules just to keep things fresh. GOAL students are not eligible to sign up for Green Oaks summer camps. If you need a GOAL Summer Registration Form, please contact the office. All current GOAL families may register for GOAL Summer without a registration fee through this Friday, May 6. After May 6, there will be a $25 fee charged.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6.
  • The last Staff Appreciation Committee Luncheon for this school year is Tuesday, May 3.
  • Staff Meeting-Delayed Afternoon Van Pool on Tuesday, May 3.
  • GOAL Dessert Theatre Performance is Friday, May 20 at 6:30 pm.
  • Last Day of School is Friday, May 27.
  • Green Oaks will be closed the weeks of June 6 and July 4. GOAL will not operate these weeks.
  • Green Oaks Summer Camp Week 1: June 20-24
  • Green Oaks Summer Week 2: July 25-29
  • Tentatively, our first day back to school for both GOS and GOAL is August 22.

"Our Special Heroes Golf Classic"

The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas invites you to sponsor their annual
"Our Special Heroes Golf Classic". In addition to supporting ongoing programs for
DSPNT, proceeds from this year’s tournament will help support the fifth annual DSPNT “iCan Bike” camp.

The tournament is scheduled for June 6, 2016 at Texas Star Golf Course in Euless.
Registration will begin at 7:00 AM.

To sponsor or play, call the DSPNT at 817-390-2970 or email

Gator Shredding

We need your documents to shred! Gator Shredding is a vocational skills class in GOAL. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the school, Gator Shredding will shred papers for you. The papers are stored in a locked cabinet until class-time. Drop off your items for shredding at carpool line or in the office.

In Our Prayers…

  • Prayers for Ariel Galindo's grandma and Tobey Elliott, Haley's dad, for health concerns.
  • Ongoing prayers for Nic Patterson and Adrian Martinez as they continue to fight leukemia.
  • Praises we have both Nic and Adrian back part time.

We’d like to include your prayer concerns, too. Please call the office or submit them by email to

Happy Birthday!

5/2 Ms. Libby Stanley (Speech)
5/6 Jeremy Rodgers
5/7 Jonathan Brewington
5/10 Meredith McBrayer
5/11 Ben Smith
5/15 Shaun Kanner
5/20 Daniel Blackwell
5/22 Mrs. Hanson
5/26 Mrs. Marshall
5/29 Joey Anderson


Green Oaks has a continual need for items (listed below). Green Oaks also continues to collect Box Tops, Labels for Education, and Coke Rewards. Please send these to school in a Ziploc bag.

White and color copy paper

Paper plates

Plastic forks, spoons, & knives

Diet soda

Bottled water

Disinfecting Wipes

30 or 33 Gallon Trash Bags

White and color cardstock

Napkins/Paper towels

These items are always needed and appreciated!

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