Gator Gab

February 8, 2016

"Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18


Gator Gala

This year's event will be held on February 27 at Cacharel Restaurant. Our theme is "On the Red Carpet" and will celebrate our wonderful students. Buy your tickets soon as we will have limited seating this year! The deadline for ticket purchases before prices increase is February 17.

Help with Gator Gala

Volunteers are needed the week and morning of the event. Families not attending can also volunteer the night of the event. Please call the office for more information.

Auction Items

We have several items that need to be picked up in Fort Worth. Please let us know if you are available. Please bring your auction items in ASAP, but no later than Friday, February 19.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Green Oaks Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a Soup and Salad Staff Appreciation Luncheon next Thursday, February 18th. The committee needs volunteers to help set up, clean up, or bring the Soup and Salad dishes and supplies. Be on the lookout for a link to Sign Up Genius by the end of the week. And, as always, monetary donations are also accepted! Call Terri Boyd for any questions! 214-738-8568.

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.

Help Needed

Hello Fellow Parents,
We are looking for another family to ride share with in the South Arlington, Mansfield, or South Grand Prairie areas. We are happy to pick up your student up in the mornings and drop them off with our son Maverick at school. In exchange, we are asking Maverick be picked up from school and taken home. We would meet you at your house immediately or just moments after. We have moved to Midlothian and it is taking 1.5 to 2 hours each way for drop off and pick up. The afternoons are harder for us, because our daughter in Midlothian gets out of school at the same time as Green Oaks. We pick her up then head to pick up Maverick and the construction through Arlington is a nightmare after 3 pm. Please let us know if your family is interested. Chris 817-681-4604 Christie 682-365-3590 or
Thank you,
Chris and Christie Lea

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.

Important Dates

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

Thursday, 2/18 Staff Appreciation Committee Luncheon

Saturday, 2/27 Gator Gala

In Our Prayers…

  • Prayers for Tobey Elliott, Haley's dad, for health concerns.
  • Ongoing prayers for Nic Patterson and Adrian Martinez as they continue to fight leukemia.
  • Praises for news that Adrian Martinez will be returning part time starting in the next couple of weeks.

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

Happy Birthday!

2/21 Paige Richardson
2/24 Robert Lewis


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.

Yoga mats

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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