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March 21, 2016

"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you." 1 Thessalonians 3:12

School Pictures

Picture proofs and order forms were sent home today. If you would like to order pictures of your student, please fill out the order form and return it to Green Oaks by April 1, 2016.

Summer Plans

For your planning purposes, the following are the Green Oaks summer dates.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Summer registration forms were sent home, but please let us know if you need another copy.

We Need Beads!

Do you have any beads you'd be willing to donate for crafting? Creative Arts classes in GOAL need beads for making crosses.

Green Team

If you have any unused pots for plants, Green Team would love to have them. The Green Team has been busy planting seeds and re-potting seedlings in the green houses. They recently planted donated iris and lily bulbs in front of Green Oaks. If you find yourself thinning your flower beds this spring, the Green Team would enjoy caring for your extra plants.

NDSC Scholarship

The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas is proud to announce it is
now accepting applications for scholarships to the 44th Annual National
Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Orlando, Florida July 21-24 2016.
DSPNT will pay for air travel, convention registration, lodging and
daily food and ground travel allowance for the scholarship recipient and
a chaperone.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be at least 21
years old, have Down syndrome, and have an interest in becoming involved as
a self-advocate leader in the North Texas area. Family members of DSPNT
board members are not eligible.

Call the DSPNT office at 817-390-2970 to request an application to be mailed to you. If the applicant prefers, answers may be
submitted on video via email or on a storage device. Candidates who opt
to attend with a sibling will be given priority.

2016 Special Needs Prom

The Lady Kats Volleyball Team invites students age 15-21 to the 2016 Special Needs Prom on April 9 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Kennedale High School Cafeteria. Food, music, and pictures will be provided to guests free of charge. Please RSVP to Jennifer Patterson at if you will be attending.

Arlington Police Department Open House

The Arlington Police Department invited advocates and neighbors within the Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities communities to an open house on Thursday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. at 6000 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013. Join the conversation about APD's approach to training while you tour their facility and interact with officers and staff.

Important Dates

March 28 Easter Monday-No School
April 25 No School

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.

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

Happy Birthday!

3/18 Miss Hannah Smith
3/19 Miss Madelyn Allovio
3/25 Veronica Lopez
3/26 Jeff Whitmore
3/31 Brett Baker
3/31 Mrs. Garcia


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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