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December 7, 2015

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Luke 2:14

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Green Oaks School 2nd Quarterly Staff Appreciation Luncheon is tomorrow, December 8. 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.

RSVP Needed for Family Christmas Program

Please RSVP if your student will be attending the 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.

Christmas Shopping

Be sure to stop by and shop at our Gator Gifts. This is a great way to get some of your Christmas shopping done.

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. (We will need help with these, so please stand by in early January!)

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. 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 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, 12/8 Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday, 12/10 Family Christmas Program

December 18- January 4 No School- Christmas Holiday

Tuesday, 1/5 School Resumes

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 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!

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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