We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s peoplethe faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. --Colossians 1:3-6

Spiritual Emphasis Week
Dear Middle and High School Families, 

I hope you had a great summer and that your school year has started off as smoothly as possible. I am so excited about the opportunities that we have ahead of us this year. One of the many things that  I love about Prince is our shared focus on a distinctly Christian education. It is out of this shared focus that we pray continually over our students. It is out of this shared focus that we seek to incorporate Christ-like values in every facet of our school’s academic and co-curricular activities. And it is out of this shared focus that  we begin the 2016-2017 school year with a specific Spiritual Emphasis Week,   August 15-18.

Our administrative team feels that allowing each class a day of retreat at an off-campus location will be of great value as we seek to start the school year with a spiritual emphasis.  We have partnered with our teachers and the Athens Y Camp in Tallulah Falls, GA to coordinate a spiritually focused day trip. On these day trips, students and teachers will depart from PACS at 8:30 am, travel to Tallulah Falls, participate in the Athens Y Camp activities, eat lunch at the Athens Y Camp, and arrive back at PACS at 3:00 pm. Your family’s schedule, as well as the co-curricular schedules are very important, so we have done everything in our power to not cause any type of inconvenience to you in that regard.

Cost of the retreat is $30 per student.  This will be billed to your FACTS account on August 19 and is due on September 1.


The schedule for the week is as follows: 
  • Monday, Aug.15—Joint Middle/High School Chapel in the PABC Worship Center
  • Tuesday, Aug.16—Middle School to Athens Y Camp
  • Wednesday, Aug.17—9th/10th Grades to Athens Y Camp (Tallulah Falls, GA)
  • Thursday, Aug.18—11th/12th Grades to Athens Y Camp (Tallulah Falls, GA) 

On Monday, August 15, the dress code will be Chapel attire. On the day that the student is attending his/her off campus Spiritual Retreat, he/she can dress in spirit attire (shorts are highly recommended and closed-toe lace-up athletic shoes are required). This week will, without a doubt, set the spiritual tone for the entire school year.  

I believe that  now is the time that we begin to pray expectantly for God to do great things in the lives of our students over the course of this Spiritual Emphasis Week. When God does great things in the lives of our students, we know that they are then equipped to bring about great change in the world in which they live. 

I’m so glad to partner together with each of you!  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Together, 

Ben Wallis 
PACS Director of Spiritual Life 
Join Parents in Prayer
Nothing is more important at Prince Avenue Christian School than consistently lifting our students, faculty and staff up in prayer.  We are blessed to have a Parents in Prayer group, led by Colleen Brown, who meet every Monday morning to pray for our school family. Please join this group in the Media Center at 8:10 am on Mondays as often as you can to pray with other parents.  The blessing will be both yours and ours!  For more information, contact Colleen Brown at colbrown3130@att.net.
Incidential Charges  Billing and Payment Dates

  NEW FACTS INCIDENTAL BILLING SCHEDULE

In response to feedback from our PACS families, there is a new incidental billing and payment schedule for the 2016/17 school year.

This revised schedule was designed to reduce the number of email notifications you receive from FACTS and reduce the number of payment due dates, but still provide timely notification of charges.   

New FACTS Billing & Payments:
  • Charges will be posted throughout the two-week billing period to your on-line FACTS account so that families who wish to monitor charges closely can still have access to this information through the FACTS website.  
  • FACTS will accumulate the charges for a two-week period and send a combined invoice EVERY OTHER MONDAY EVENING.
  • Typically, there are TWO 2-week invoice cycles which are due on one payment date – the 1st of each month (or next business day if weekend/holiday).
  • Families will have a minimum of 10 days from when an email is sent to when the payment is due. 
  • The first regular invoice will go out on Monday, August 22nd and the first payment due date for the 2016/17 school year is September 1, 2016.
  • Click HERE for a link to the full schedule on our website.

Upcoming Charges (those that impact the majority of students – this is NOT a comprehensive listing):
  • Lower School Supply Fee $40 (Grades Pre-K thru 5th only)  – Due September 1
  • Spiritual Emphasis Retreat $30 (Grades 6th – 12th only) – Due September 1
  • Technology / iPad $28.80 per month (Grades 9th – 12th) – Due September 1
  • Please see the Family School Handbook for a listing of optional activities and fees which may pertain to your student(s). 
Wolverines Unleashed Family Fun Carnival!
Prince Avenue Christian School's
WOLVERINES UNLEASHED! Family Fun Carnival
returns this year on  Monday, August 22  from 4:00 - 8:00 pm
on the  Prince Commons Field, located between the church and the school.  

ADMISSION TICKET to this  FREE EVENT is your donation or pledge to the 
2016-2017 Annual Fund.

This event serves as our primary solicitation for your Annual Fund donation.  
Your students will receive tickets to the carnival this week. 
Please complete the ticket and bring it to the carnival entrance.

Come enjoy a great afternoon and evening with your family and friends.
New Breakfast and Lunch Choices!
Our Food Services staff has expanded our breakfast and lunch offerings, with new biscuits and salads available each day.  (Salads are offered for high school students and faculty and staff only.)  
Breakfast Choices
Mondays:  Chicken or Steak Biscuit
Tuesdays:  Chicken or Country Ham, Hashbrowns
Wednesdays:  Chicken Biscuit, Pancake and Sausage on a Stick
Thursdays:  Sausage Biscuit, Cheese Omlette
Fridays:  Chicken Biscuit, Bacon-Egg-Cheese Biscuit

Lunch Salads
Mondays:  Chef Salad
Tuesdays:  Chicken Salad Plate
Wednesdays:  Chicken & Shrimp Caesar Salad
Thursdays:  Pimento Cheese Plate
Fridays:  Taco Salad

*Salads may be ordered only by High School students and Faculty/
Staff.
Middle School English Class Parent Meeting
The middle school English department will host a parent meeting on Monday, August 15 at 6:00 pm in the Wolverine Cafeteria. Discussion topics include the Accelerated Reader program requirements, our Excellence in Writing curriculum, and any general middle school English questions. Middle school parents are encouraged to attend.
Lil' Wolves Club Kickoff Event
The Lil' Wolves Club Kickoff will be Friday, August 19 beginning at 6:30 pm with activities planned on the practice field.

Check in the at the main gate between 6:30 -6:45 pm to pick up your t-shirt and pom pom. Head on up to the practice field for fun with Winston the Wolverine, face painting, spirit cheers with the varsity cheerleaders, and games.  At 7:15 pm, we will form a spirit line for our players to walk through on the way to the field.

Kona Ice will be on sale during the Lil' Wolves Club kickoff!
Little Prince Players and Piano Lesson Information
Our Fine Arts Department offers opportunities for students to participate the Little Prince Players drama program and/or to take private piano lessons on our campus.  Both programs are taught by private individuals, and all fees are set by and paid to those individuals.

Little Prince Players

Little Prince Players is a fun way for 4th and 5th graders to learn about acting and theatre!  Drama is also a great way for children to learn how to speak eloquently in front of people, a useful ability for school reports, job interviews, and many future jobs these children will employ.  It builds confidence and creates lifelong friendships.  

Rehearsals: Thursday afternoons directly after school until 4:30 beginning August 18th.  

Cost:  $120 charged to your account in three $40 installments in Oct/Nov/Dec

Performance:  Joseph and the Dream Team XTreme on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 in the PABC Sanctuary.

Email Sharon Carter scarter@princeave.org to register of for more information.

Piano Lessons

Private piano lessons are offered by Mrs. Sharon Reid.  Click the button below for more information.
PACS Registrations Still Open
Remember, you can also find the registration links on our website by clicking
Event Registrations on the home page.  For now, click the buttons below to register for these opportunities.
Calendar Highlights
Monday, August 15
B Chapel Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week:  Combined Chapel.  Chapel Day attire for MS & HS students
  • MS English Dept. Parents Meeting

Tuesday, August 16
C Day Schedule  for Middle & High School
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week Retreat for MS students

Wednesday, August 17
D Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Chapel for Elementary, (Chapel attire required)
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week Retreat for 9th-10th grade students
Thursday, August 18
A Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week 
  • Retreat for 11th-12th grades
  • Varsity Softball @ Social Circle
  • Varsity Volleyball vs Central Gwinnett @ home
Friday, August 19
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • SPIRIT DAY (wear spirit day attire)
  • New Family Tailgate
  • Lil' Wolves Kickoff
  • Varsity Football vs Aquinas @ home

Saturday, August 20

  • PACS Club Leadership Training