Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;   and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

I Corinthians 12:4-6
August 12, 2018
Chaplain's Corner

PACS Families,

We had a great 1st full week of school!

As we are looking ahead with anticipation of all that God is planning to do in and through the lives of our school, students, and families, it was very important to set the stage by starting the new school year off with a spiritual focus. We call this spiritual emphasis “Wolverine Awakening”…and over the course of this past Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, we had specialized chapels for our middle and high school students.

We understand how easy it is for our students to become so zeroed in on their own routines and their own lives that they unintentionally begin to live lives that are selfish, but we also know that God created us to live lives that are selfless.

Below are a few questions that you can discuss with your student to help continue in your homes what started in our chapels:

  • When John the Baptist made the statement, “He [Jesus] must increase, and I must decrease” what did he mean? What does that look like in your life?

  • What is the mission that God has Prince Avenue Christian School? What specific role do you play in that overall mission?

  • Why are feelings of loneliness and isolation one of Satan’s most effective tactics? What does is mean that spiritual issues require spiritual solutions?

I am very much looking forward to the year unfolding in our chapels, but I am most looking forward to seeing how God will be growing your student(s) in a closer and deeper relationship with Him throughout this year!

Thank you again for allowing us to play a part in all God is doing in your families!!!

Together,
Ben Wallis
PACS, Director of Spiritual Life
This Week:
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Happy 40 th  Birthday
to Prince Avenue Christian School!

Please mark your calendar for the
Prince Party PALOOZA!

This spectacular event will be
Monday, August 20 th  beginning at 3:30 pm
to kick-off this years’ Annual Fund!
Give to the Annual Fund.
It’s a Wolverine Tradition!
Academics
Honor Induction Ceremony
You Are Invited to the
Prince Avenue Christian School 
Honor Induction Ceremony
Monday, August 27th at 7:00 pm
PABC Worship Center 
Lower School
What are we doing in Enrichment Classes?
Keyboarding
Tracy Chapman

Prince Avenue is proud to offer our kindergarten through 5th grade students the Keyboarding Without Tears curriculum once a week in the lower school computer lab.

This curriculum uses age-appropriate and cross-curricular activities to teach the necessary keyboarding skills to build typing proficiency. During the first quarter, we will be focusing on the proper finger-letter keystrokes, with an emphasis on the HOME ROW. The students will also be learning that correct posture helps with proper keyboarding. (Feet flat on the floor, sitting up straight and looking at the monitor are all behaviors your student can practice at home.)

Although we do work hard in the computer lab, we also occasionally find time for some fun too! At the end of each class, students will be allowed to access the “I’m Finished” folder which is filled with a variety of games to further develop typing skills.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have, and I’m looking forward to a great start to the school year!
Music
Gincy Moon

While this is my first year at Prince, I am beginning my 15th year teaching music. I am so excited to be here and share the joy of music with the students at Prince.

In music class, we will be singing, moving, playing instruments, listening, and creating in every single lesson. Soon, we will also begin working on our fall musical, “ The Agape League”, which helps to teach children about the Fruit of the Spirit with a superhero twist!
Spanish
Paulina Tobar-Starkey

I am a native Spanish speaker and have experience teaching a variety of age levels. I am looking forward to a great year of learning! My goal is to engage young minds in the discovery of a new language and also to promote cultural awareness by learning about different countries and cultures. During our classes we will be covering the Spanish alphabet, colors, shapes, and vocabulary used daily, such as days of the week, months of the year and the seasons. We will learn through games, songs, written, and oral activities.
Art
Payton Methvin

This is my first year teaching, so I am overjoyed to share this experience with your children here at Prince.

In Art, we are learning about the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as well as our primary and secondary colors. We will explore new artists and learn from them and see the talents that God has given us to create just as He has created us. There is beauty in everything, and your kids will see that in art class!
Physical Education
Coach Michael Palmer

In PE, we will be talking before class about why being physically fit is important in our walk with Christ.  As Christians, our final aim in bodily exertion is not weight-loss or maximal long-term health, and definitely not mere physical appearance. Rather, we should aim at greater joy in God and greater love for our neighbor.

What makes exercise holy and loving is the prayer that our expenditures of energy will lead to our increased readiness to expend ourselves in sacrifice for others. 

Some kids may not understand this, but I’ll simplify it by stating, "The healthier we are, the better we can serve others and glorify God." 

We will be working on our first 1 mile run at the end of August and getting 8 minute mile times on the board as well as playing team sports so we can learn and further exemplify our P.E. rules "L.E.A.P." which can be applied in many aspects of life.

  • LISTEN to your coach,
  • ENCOURAGE your teammate,
  • ALWAYS be positive.
  • PLAY HARD 
Lower School Chapel Offering
Each week, lower school students have the opportunity to bring an offering to Chapel. The purpose for this offering is to help support the Village of Hope Orphanage in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Currently, there are about 25 children, ages 6-18, living at the orphanage. Prince Fine Arts Director, LaMurl Morris, travels there each summer with a team from St. James United Methodist Church. 

By the end of last school year, the lower school students collected enough funds to purchase mattresses, sheets, and mosquito nets for the beds of 16 Village of Hope residents. There was even money left from these purchases to outfit some of the children with mandatory school uniforms and shoes. 
 
We look forward to continuing to support the Village of Hope to a greater degree this year, so please encourage your students to bring their offerings to Chapel each week.
Seniors


Senior Mission Trip
Informational Meeting
Monday, August 13th
7:00 pm in the Cafeteria
New This Year:
Senior Yearbook Ads
will be completed online at:


Important Information:

  • NO PICTURES OR MESSAGES WILL BE SENT TO THE SCHOOL.

  • Senior ads will be paid online at the time the ad is completed. FACTS accounts can NOT be charged.

  • You may select the J-Pay option at checkout, and the payment can be split into thirds.

  • For any technical questions about your ad, please call 877-767-5217.

Deadline: Friday, September 14 th
No ads will be accepted after this date.
Fine Arts
Little Prince Players

Who?  4th - 5th Graders
 
Where?   Lower School Music Room
 
When?  Thursdays 
after school until 4:30 beginning on August 16th

What?   The Agape League

Cost:   $120 in 3 installments billed through FACTS

Performance:  November 8
 
 
Directors will pick up participants from car line after school.
 
Parents will pick up students outside the school office at 4:30.    

Athletics
Wolverine Football Season Home Opener
vs. Mt. Vernon
Friday, August 17th
Family Tailgate: 6:00 pm
Kick-Off: 7:30 pm
Food will be available for pre-order and ready for pick-up
when you arrive. Choices include Striplings Burgers and Hot Dogs
and Chick-fil-A. Also on sight as a special treat will be
Burgundy's Ice Cream Truck.

Bring your own tailgate chairs & blankets & lots of
Wolverine spirit for a night of family fun!
Campus Life
Finance Office
School Lunch Vouchers for Visitors:

Parents and/or other approved visitors who wish to purchase food in the cafeteria while visiting with a student may purchase a lunch voucher from the main school office.  

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, cash, and credit/debit cards. This voucher card can then be redeemed for food purchases in the cafeteria. This slight procedural change will help streamline our lunch line.
Available options for voucher purchases include:

  • $5.50 Full Meal: Includes entrée, 3 sides, dessert, and beverage OR 5 sides, dessert, and beverage
  • $2.00 Entrée only
  • $1.00 à la carte items: i.e. vegetable, beverage, dessert
6 th  – 12 th  grade students:

The PACS food service department offers optional snacks and breakfast items for purchase to 6th – 12th grade students during their mid-morning break. 

Should you wish for your 6th – 12th grade student(s) to NOT have the ability to charge mid-morning snacks to his/her FACTS account please send an email to businessoffice@princeave.org

At this time our software is not capable of limiting purchases by dollar amount or to only select days of the week, so the opt out option is to restrict all snack purchases for the remainder of the school year.   If you requested the no snack option for your student last year, we have carried forward this election to this school year.
Marketing and Communications
Prince Avenue Baptist Church
The Art of Parenting
Wednesday Night Class
Beginning August 15th - October 3rd
6:15 - 7:30 pm
Childcare is provided.

Based on decades of teaching from Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and featuring insights from other notable parenting advisors, Family Life’s Art of Parenting highlights four core issues that every parent and child need to address together.
Calendar Highlights
Monday, August 13
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Middle School Softball @ Providence 4:45 pm

  • Varsity Softball vs Providence @ Home 4:45 pm

  • Senior Mission Trip Informational Meeting 7:00 pm - Cafeteria

Tuesday, August 14
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Monroe Area @ Monroe Area 6:00 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Bethlehem Christian @ Monroe Area 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 15
D Day Chapel Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • Middle and High School Chapel 10:05 am

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Monsignor Donovan 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Softball @ GMC 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 16
A Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Middle School Softball @ Athens Christian 4:45 pm

  • Varsity Softball vs ACS @ Home 4:45 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Hart County @ Home 5:00 pm

  • Varsity Cross Country Meet @ Winder Barrow 5:00 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Putnam County @ Home 7:00 pm
Friday, August 17
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Family Tailgate 6:00 pm

  • Varsity Football vs Mount Vernon @ Home 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 18

  • Varsity Cross Country Meet @ Loganville Christian 8:00 am

  • Middle School Football Jamboree @ Cedar Shoals (TBA)

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Loganville Christian 9:15 am

  • Varsity Softball - PACS Diamond Day (Doubleheader) @ Home 1:00 pm

Sunday, August 19

  • No Scheduled Events
Lunch Menu: August 13 - 17
Monday: Cheeseburgers

Tuesday: Wings

Wednesday: Pork Loin

Thursday: Taco

Friday: Chicken Sandwich