Gator Gab

September 8, 2015

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21

Help Us Win $10,000!

We have the opportunity to win a $10,000 grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation on September 17, North Texas Giving Day! The non-profit showing the most “spirit” during the Arlington Gives! Rally from 12-1 at the Levitt Pavilion wins the prize. We plan to take our students to the event, wearing their lime green Gators t-shirts. If your student doesn’t have a lime green Gator shirt, one may be purchased through the office. Make plans now to spend your lunch hour with us that day and help us win. Each family member or volunteer who attends and has RSVP’d by today will receive a free t-shirt made especially for this event. Please call the office today, September 8, to let us know you’ll be there and your t-shirt size.

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day, which is next Thursday, September 17, is a vitally important day for Green Oaks School. It is the kick-off for our annual fund campaign. We are hoping to raise over $30,000 on that one day. Please consider how you can be involved! Watch your email for ideas on how you can help.

After Care

After Care will now take place in a classroom instead of the Cafetorium. Please check in at the office to pick up your student.

Special Olympics Bowling

We are exploring the possibility of participating in Special Olympics Bowling. If your student is interested in participating in Special Olympics Bowling, please email by this Friday, September 12. To participate, your bowler must have an up to date medical form on file or a new one submitted by next Tuesday, September 15. Bowlers will be assigned a competition day between Wednesday, November 4 and Saturday, November 7. If we decide to participate, families will be responsible for taking bowlers to the competition themselves.

Staff Appreciation Committee

The Green Oaks Staff Appreciation Committee provides the Green Oaks School staff will luncheons, treats, and gifts on their birthdays. The Staff Appreciation Committee is requesting help from each family through donations of money and/or food. The suggested donation is $20, but any amount will be appreciated. There will be a planning meeting for the Staff Appreciation Committee on Tuesday, September 22 at 2:30 pm in the GOS library. If you would like to help in any way please attend this meeting. If you are unavailable at that time, email Terri Boyd at or call her at 214-738-8568.

Important Dates

Thurs. 9/17 North Texas Giving Day

Fri. 10/ 2 Delayed Opening 9:30 am
(does not apply to GOAL)

In Our Prayers…

  • Prayers for Deanie Horton, Nikki Williams’ grandma, as she prepares for cataract surgery.

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

Happy Birthday!

9/5 Brenan Haedge

9/5 Brice Haedge

9/7 Scotty Buie

9/8 Benjamin Hefner

9/11 Denise Gronau

9/14 Mr. Zeigler

9/15 Erin Dunn

9/20 Scott Enright

9/20 Hannah Speirs

9/22 Josh Friman

9/28 Graham Boyd


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

AA & AAA batteries

Disinfecting Wipes

30 or 33 Gallon Trash Bags

White cardstock

Napkins/Paper towels

These items are always needed and appreciated!