Gator Gab

November 30, 2015

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17


  • Staff Meeting tomorrow afternoon, December 1. GOAL will be combined in After Care from 3:10-4:00. 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.
  • Weather-related school closings will be the same as for the Arlington Independent School District (AISD). GOS closings and delays will be listed on NBC Channel 5 and However, please exercise your own judgment before traveling to school.

Family Christmas Program

This year's Family Christmas Program will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 10 at Woodland West Church of Christ, 3101 West Park Row Drive, Arlington, TX 76013. All GOS students will have a part in the program. GOAL students will have either a part in the program (if they are in either the music or theater class on Fridays) or they will be given another important job. We hope all families will attend this special night.

Singing Christmas Tree

Southcliff Church at 4100 Loop 820 in Fort Worth invites you to their Singing Christmas Tree. There is a special performance for those with special needs on December 6th at 4:30, but anyone is welcome to ANY performance.

Gator Gala

The Craft Fair is's time to start thinking about the Gator Gala. This year's event will be held on February 27 at Cacharel Restaurant. More information to come!

Interested in Housing Options?

We will be forming a housing co-operative for Green Oaks/Arlington through Project Independence. In order to join, you must attend a presentation by CPSH (like the one held here on November 8). We will be offering another presentation on a weeknight sometime in January. If you are interested in being part of this, please let Jean know at

Important Dates

Tuesday, 12/1 Staff Meeting-Delayed Van Pool

Thursday, 12/10 Family Christmas Program

December 18- January 4 No School- Christmas Holiday

Tuesday, 1/5 School Resumes

GOAL Thanksgiving Pie Social

In Our Prayers…

  • Prayers for Jessica Collicutt (former Green Oaks employee) and her family, especially her brother Lance Smith. He was involved in a car accident and suffered serious injuries.
  • Prayers for Deanie Horton (Nikki Williams' grandma), Teresa Koch (Rebecca's mom), Judith Brewington (Jonathan's mom), and Sharon (Benjamin Hefner's aunt) as they struggle with health issues.
  • 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!

11/29 Mrs. Rebecca Sas (Speech)
12/3 Angee Baez
12/7 Audrey Adams
12/7 Zara Hampton
12/10 Bryn Farrington
12/12 Mrs. Weedman
12/15 Jaylen Walker
12/20 Maverick Lea


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

Disinfecting Wipes

30 or 33 Gallon Trash Bags

White cardstock

Napkins/Paper towels

These items are always needed and appreciated!

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