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October 13, 2015

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Green Oaks School 1st Quarterly Staff Appreciation Luncheon is tomorrow, October 14. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

If you have any questions, please email Terri Boyd at or call her at 214-738-8568.

The Green Oaks Staff Appreciation Committee provides our staff with luncheons, treats, and gifts on their birthdays. The Staff Appreciation Committee is requesting help from each family through donations of money and/or food. The suggested donation is $20, but any amount will be appreciated. Please send your cash or check (payable to Green Oaks School) to the office, in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation as soon as possible.

Green Oaks Craft Fair

Calling all crafters, vendors, and people who love Craft Fairs! Our 2nd annual event will be held Saturday, November 14th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. If you are interested in having a table, or know someone who might be, please call the office for more information. We encourage everyone to attend and support GOS & GOAL. We will have lots of student-made items for sale, just in time for Christmas.


Green Oaks School is hosting a Community Meeting being presented by the Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH) on Sunday, November 8 from 2:00-4:30 pm. CPSH will give overviews of their organization and their Project Independence. Invite anyone you know who is interested in this topic, as the meeting is open to the public. You won't want to miss this important meeting! To RSVP, go to

Lunch & Learn

Do you know of anyone that would benefit from becoming a part of GOAL? Please invite your friends, neighbors, case workers, etc. to tour our facility, then join us for lunch and a brief presentation about our unique program for adults with intellectual disabilities on October 26, 2015 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Green Oaks School, 500 Houston St. Arlington, TX 76011. RSVP to by October 25. Please note: this is an informative meeting for people who do not already belong to our Green Oaks Community.

Immunization Reporting for GOS

We are required to submit immunization information to the Texas Department of State Health Services for all students enrolled in "K-12". Please send your student's immunization records, or official exemption affidavit NO LATER THAN October 26.

Thank You!!

A huge thank you to Pantego Christian Academy for spending the day with our GOS students during PCA Gives Back Day.

Thank you to Crossroads Christian Church for cleaning our buildings and Advent Lutheran Church for building our raised garden beds.

North Texas Buddy Walk

It's not too late to sign up!
The Annual North Texas Buddy Walk is Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the UTA Intramural Fields, 1500 S. Fielder Road Arlington, TX 76013.

Although a donation in any amount is appreciated, you can join our team as a virtual or actual member for only $15.00 and get a T-Shirt(if available). Note: There is no charge for Green Oaks School students or GOAL participants to join a team (register as "Walker with Down syndrome").

Sign up today at for the Green Oaks School Team. Club 321 also has a Buddy Walk team.

Green Oaks School receives 10% of the proceeds from the Buddy Walk.

2015/2016 ANNUAL FUND

It is not too late to donate! As you may know, North Texas Giving Day kicked off our Annual Fund giving. While we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $45,000, we always appreciate any help you can give. Our Annual Fund is what helps us raise some of the money needed to bridge the gap between tuition and operating expenses. Upon request, we can provide you with material to reach out to your circle of friends and family.


We send out two or three newsletters each year. Do you know someone (eg. grandparents, friends, other extended family members) who would be interested in getting our newsletter and/or being on our mailing list? Please send their contact information to

Important Dates

Saturday, 10/24 North Texas Buddy Walk

Sunday, 11/8 Community Meeting on Adult Housing

Saturday, 11/14 Green Oaks Craft Fair

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday

In Our Prayers…

  • Ongoing prayers for Nic Patterson and Adrian Martinez as they continue to fight leukemia.

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

Happy Birthday!

10/12 Haley Elliott
10/15 Ethan Whitt
10/19 Sheridan Huskey
10/30 Mr. Paul Richert


Green Oaks has a continual need for items (listed below). In addition to the items on our wish list, right now we are in need of gift cards to Half Price Books, comic books, magazine subscriptions to Sports Illustrated Kids, Christian magazines, and teen magazines, including M, Twist, Teen Ink, etc. Green Oaks continues to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education. Please send these to school in a Ziploc bag.

White copy paper

Paper plates

Plastic forks, spoons, & knives

Diet soda

Bottled water

AA & AAA batteries

Disinfecting Wipes

30 or 33 Gallon Trash Bags

White cardstock

Napkins/Paper towels

These items are always needed and appreciated!