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May 9, 2016

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you!

Thank you to our Staff Appreciation Committee and all of the families that contributed for the delicious lunch last Tuesday and all of the nice treats last week for Teacher Appreciation week.


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 last week and are available in the office.

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. "GOAL Summer 2016" forms will be sent home by tomorrow.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • 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!

5/10 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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