Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 
Hebrews 12:1-2
April 22, 2018
Chaplain's Corner
PACS Families,

We hope you’ve had a great weekend! Here’s a glimpse back at what took place in Chapel this past Wednesday:

LOWER SCHOOL CHAPEL
Scott Carson, from Watkinsville First Baptist Church, spoke to our students about the importance of “running the race set before you.” By combining Scripture (Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 4:13; II Timothy 4:9) and weaving his own story of running in a marathon, Pastor Carson challenged our Lower School students to finish their race.

Consider the following questions to help open up spiritual conversations with your Lower School student(s):

  • “When the Bible talks about us running a race, what is it talking about?”

  • “How can we run the race that God has for us?”

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
Throughout this entire school year, we have been walking through the Book of Mark. This past week in Chapel, we concluded this journey by examining the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16).

Consider the following questions to help open up spiritual conversations with your middle/high school student(s):

  • “Why is it important to know that Christianity is not a system of beliefs, but, at its core, is all about a Person (Jesus Christ) and an event (the Resurrection)?”

  • “How does living in view of eternity make a difference in the way that we live life?”
This Week: Wednesday, April 25th
Seniors' Last Chapel


Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Academics
2018 Summer Reading Lists
The Prince Avenue Christian School 2018 Summer Reading Lists and associated assignments have been announced. 

All lists and assignments are posted on the Prince Avenue website and are itemized by grade.  

The Prince Avenue Media Center is hosting its spring Book Fair at the following times:

  • Monday, April 23rd - Thursday, April 26th from 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
  • Friday, April 27th from 7:45 am - 10:00 am. 

This year's Book Fair is sponsored by Barnes and Noble. Parents are encouraged to check the appropriate lists and purchase books from the Book Fair. This is a convenient way to make purchases and to also support the Prince Media Center.  
Testing for Lower School
Monday, April 23rd - Monday, April 30th
Kindergarten through 5th grades will participate in two very important standardized tests this week: the Terra Nova National Norm-referenced Achievement and the InView Aptitude tests. 

Combined, the results of these tests help us to gauge the effectiveness of our curriculum, so we highly value having scores that truly reflect all students' best efforts. 

Testing sessions by grades are:

Kindergarten- Monday through Thursday
First Grade- Monday through Friday
Second Grade- Monday through Friday
Third Grade- Monday through Thursday
Fourth Grade- Monday through Friday
Fifth Grade- Monday through (next) Monday   

  • Please ensure that students get plenty of sleep each night and a healthy breakfast each morning.

  • Students will be testing in the mornings and resuming normal schedule afterwards.  

  • Students are urged to try to avoid any absences during this important activity and to be on time every day during testing. There is a limited time frame to make up tests, so it is very important that students be present and on time each day.
Kindergarten Graduation
Fine Arts
Music Theatre Camp

Be part of the Fine Arts family & learn the basics of music theatre which include
vocal production, acting, choreography, make-up,
& stage combat.  
Date:  June 18 - 21

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades:  Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Cost:   $90.00

Performances:   June 21st at 4:00 & 5:00 pm in the PACS cafeteria.

Camp Directors:   Justin & Sharon Carter of Brightstone Productions

Athletics
Summer at Prince
Youth Sports Camps
is now FUNdamentals!

Registration is now open! 

Children in grades K - 6 can register for basketball, cheerleading football, and soccer camps. 

Grades K - 8 can register for baseball and softball camps.

Grades K - 12 can register for twirling camp.  
A description of each camp, dates, times, and cost along with registration information are located on the Summer at Prince page on our website. 
GHSA First Round Play-Offs for Spring Sports
Girls Tennis
Wednesday,
April 25th
11:30 am
@ Savannah
Christian
Boys Soccer
Friday,
April 27
6:00 pm
@ Atlanta
International
Admission $7.00
Girls Soccer
Friday,
April 27
6:30 pm
@ Home vs. Landmark Christian
Admission $7.00
(No passes)

  • Baseball is getting a “bye” and will not play this week after shooting up in the power rankings. Final details will be given out on Tuesday. 

  • The Area Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday has been postponed until Monday April 30 because of weather. 
Softball Tryouts
Middle School Softball Tryouts
May 9 – 11, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Varsity Softball Tryouts
May 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 14, 15, 3:40 pm – 5:30 pm
Fall Youth Sports Registration
Registration for the following PACS Youth Sports
is now open for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • 1st/2nd grade Flag Football
  • 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade Youth Tackle Football
  • Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade Youth Cheerleading
  • Prince Lower School Running Club for 1st-4th Grades

Registration Starts
Monday April 23rd and ends Monday May 14th.

For more information,
contact Michael Palmer, Youth Athletic Director

Cheerleading Clinic & Try-Outs
There will be a Cheerleading Informational Meeting on 
Tuesday, April 17 th  from 3:30-3:45 pm in the Chorus Room. 

This meeting is for rising 6 th -12 th  grade girls interested in cheering for Middle School or Varsity Football.
 
Cheer Clinic Dates & Information :

Middle School & Varsity Cheer Clinic 
Monday, May 7th - Thursday, May 10th
 Wolverine Gymnasium 3:30 - 5:00

Middle School Cheer Tryouts
Friday, May 11th
Wolverine Gymnasium 3:30
    
Varsity Cheer Tryouts
Friday, May 11th
Wolverine Gymnasium 4:00
 
Middle School & Varsity Uniform Fitting
Tuesday, May 15th in Chorus Room
3:30-4:30 Middle School
4:30-5:30 Varsity
Campus Life
Parent Teacher Fellowship
The February Box Tops Winner
was Mrs. Holt’s Class with 242 Box Tops.   

Students who brought in 50 or more for the month:
Shepherd Flynt (50),
Laci Barham (50)
Noah Palmer (75)
Maddie Palmer (75)
Pace Conner (100).  
 
The March Box Tops Winner was
Mrs. Cranes Class with 267 Box Tops.

Students had 50 or more for the month
Cooper Zittrouer (50)
Carter Foskey (50)
Abigail Wolfe (70)
Marketing and Communications
Store Hours for the Week of April 23rd - 27th

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
7:45 am - 9:14 am
10:28 am - 11:28 am
1:11 pm - 2:11 pm

Wednesday:
7:45 am - 9:05 am
11:07 am - 11:59 am
1:32 pm - 2:24 pm
Buy 2 Get One Free Sale
April 23 - 27

Stock Up on school store items for the remainder of the year, and prepare for next year.

*Free Item must be of Equal of Lesser Value.

*Sale excludes items from Land’s End Uniforms.
We are now offering Land’s End Uniform Bottoms.
(The PACS dress code still applies to items purchased in the
Wolverine General Store. Items may not fall higher than 2" above the knee.)  
Active Skort
Sizes Available:
Lil Girls: 4-7
Big Girl: 7-16
Adult: Small-XL
Blend Chino Skort
Above the Knee
Sizes Available:
Lil Girls: 4-7
Big Girl: 7-16
Adult: 2, 6, 8, 10, 12
Active Chino Shorts
Sizes Available:
Lil Boys: 4-7
Big Boy: 8-20
Adult: 30-40
Media Center
PACS will be offering 
Fantastic Savings Books
for purchase through the
Media Center April 9th – April 30th.
 
Fantastic Savings   is the area's most popular savings book full of incredible deals, mostly “Buy One, Get One Free” offers, from your favorite place such as Diablo's, Cali-N-Tito's, Schlotzsky’s, Fox’s Pizza Den, Sonny’s Bar-B-Q,
Honey Baked Ham, Inoko Express, or Bonus Savings at Locos,
DePalma’s Italian Café, Chops & Hops, Rush, A Child’s Closet, LifeWay, House Electric, Alumni Hall, Great Clips and University Tire. 
These are just a few of the many unique offers!

The book is worth over $1,500, yet sells for only $15!
 
Your purchase will not only help your budget, it also helps to purchase books and supplies for our Media Center. We earn $9 for each book we sell.
 
Please send  $15 cash or a check made payable to Prince Avenue Christian School for each book you would like to purchase .
 
Thanks for your support!
If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact
Nancy Simpson    678-726-2322      nsimpson@princeave.org
or Karla Wooten  678-726-2346       kwooten@princeave.org
Calendar Highlights
 
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, April 23
A Day Schedule - Middle & High School

  • Lower School Achievement Testing

  • Book Fair 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Tuesday, April 24
B Day Schedule - Middle & High School

  • Lower School Achievement Testing

  • Book Fair 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Wednesday, April 25
C Day Schedule - Middle & High School

  • Lower School Achievement Testing

  • Book Fair 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • High School and Middle School Chapel 10:10 am

  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ Savannah Christian 11:30 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm
Thursday, April 26
D Day Schedule - Middle & High School

  • Lower School Achievement Testing

  • Book Fair 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Friday, April 27
A Day Schedule - Middle & High School

  • Lower School Achievement Testing

  • Book Fair 7:45 - 10:00 am

  • Varsity Boys Soccer - First Round State Playoffs - 6:00 pm @ Atlanta International
  • Varsity Girls Soccer - 1st Round STate Playoffs vs. Landmark Christian @ Home 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 28

  • Varsity Track & Field State Sectional @ Landmark Christian

 Monday: Country Fried Steak

Tuesday: Taco

Wednesday: Hamburger Steak

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Meatball Subs
Senior College T-Shirt Day