Gator Gab

January 11, 2016

"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58


  • Staff Meeting tomorrow afternoon, January 12. 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.
  • No school Friday, January 15 and Monday, January 18.

Yellow Day

Yellow Day last Friday was a huge success. We took 102 students, staff, and volunteers to the movie theater! We encourage all families to see the movie Yellow Day. It is an uplifting, enjoyable, Christian movie for the whole family.

Gator Gala

This year's event will be held on February 27 at Cacharel Restaurant. Our theme will be "On the Red Carpet" and will celebrate our wonderful students. Mark your calendar now for this fun event! We will have limited seating this year so you'll want to get your reservation in early. Invitations will be sent in January. If you have some time to spare this week, please come help us get the invitations ready to be mailed. Call the office and let Michelle know when you can come.

Auction Items Needed

We ask each of our families to contribute an item for our auction. This can be something you get donated from an area restaurant or business, so you don't need to spend a penny. We especially need larger items for our Live Auction and bottles of wine for our Wine Pull. Auction item forms were sent home last week. Call Jean if you have ideas, suggestions, or contact names for donations.

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 two presentations on January 27, 2016. The first will be at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of these, please let Jean know at

Lunch & Learn

Do you know someone who could benefit from having information about GOS and GOAL? We are hosting our third Lunch & Learn on Monday, January 25 from 11:30-12:30. Please call the office if you would like information to share.

Yellow Day!

Important Dates

Tuesday, 1/12 Staff Meeting-Delayed Van Pool

Friday, 1/15 No School

Monday, 1/18 No School-Martin Luther King Day

Monday, 2/15 No School-President's Day

Saturday, 2/27 Gator Gala

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 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!

1/5 Dan Ritcher
1/10 Miss Handy
1/10 Ryan Hindman
1/12 Becca Stewart
1/13 Mallory Tyler
1/13 Haley Whitworth
1/14 Miss Pollard
1/16 Matty Fergeson
1/17 Mr. Kevin
1/18 Daniel Carbajal
1/19 Dave Preece
1/27 Mrs. Fairchild
1/28 Shannon Tillis


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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