You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3 NIV

August 28, 2016
Giving is a Wolverine Tradition at Prince Avenue Christian School. We are grateful for the support of families, grandparents, alumni and friends each year.
At our annual Spring Gala in March, Lee, Aimee, Jake and Cameron Gilbert purchased the very special auction item "Paint the P," giving this Prince Avenue family the opportunity to help paint the 50-yard-line P at Brad Akins Field. 5th grade student Cameron enjoyed spending time with Winston the Wolverine as they prepared the artwork for the Wolverine's first game.

Also at the Gala, parent Laurie Wessinger purchased the opportunity to call the Wolverine's first play of the season.  After consulting with Coach Vandagriff for suggestions, Mrs. Wessinger called for a sideline pass to begin the 2016 season.

Our Wolverines Unleashed Family Fun Carnival was a great success!  We appreciate all our families who were able to attend and for the generous gifts and pledges made to the Annual Fund.  We will have a total to announce next week!
Kim Brannon
Director of Development
knbrannon@princeave.org
678-726-2314
L ynne Bottoms
Development Assistant
lbottoms@princeave.org
678-726-2315
PTF Parent Fellowship Opportunity

Join us as we fellowship on Friday, September 2nd at 8:15am in the Wolverine Cafeteria. Col. Hathaway will spend a moment sharing about APOGEE. You will also be updated on current PTF events as well as have the opportunity to shop the Used Uniform Sale following the brief talk time. This will be a time of fellowship with new and old friends. We look forward to seeing you on Friday. It's a Great Day to Be a Wolverine!

Lil' Wolves Club Kick-off (We'll Try Again!)
We have rescheduled our Lil' Wolves Club Kickoff event for Friday, September 2 as the Wolverines host Athens Christian at Brad Akins Field.   Wear your club shirt, (it serves as your ticket to the game) and join us for face painting, meeting players, and helping to cheer on our team.  The event will start at 6:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!
Save the Date:  Middle School Girls Fellowship
September 16, 2016     3:15 - 5:00 pm
Prince Avenue Baptist Church High School Loft

Sponsored by the PTF - we look forward to a special time of fun with all our middle school girls.  More information will be provided next week, but please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
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). 
Senior Mission Trip

Dear Class of 2017 and your families:

Let me be among the first to congratulate you on beginning your final chapter of high school at Prince Avenue Christian School! I know that just as God has guided your steps to this point, He still has so much in store for you over the course of your senior year. My prayer for each one of you, specifically over the next 9 months, is that God will grow you and strengthen you. Spiritual growth and strength, however, come as the result of our intentional submission to God and allowing Him to stretch us beyond our normal comfort zones. One such opportunity for spiritual growth and strengthening is our international senior mission trip.  

From February 25-March 4, we will be serving the people and needs of Guaimaca, Honduras. While in Honduras, we will have the opportunity to teach English in schools, present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in very practical ways, and experience the beauty and diversity of this Latin American country. Without a doubt, this is absolutely a life-changing and perspective-changing trip that will impact you for the rest of your life. 

The total cost for this trip is $2,000. This fee includes airfare, food and lodging in Honduras. To assist our PACS families, the $2,000 amount will be billed in four monthly installments of $500 each beginning on October 1st. All billing will be processed through FACTS. Additionally, the business office will accept donations from friends and family made on your behalf.  You can pick up donation forms in business office of the school). 

Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to pray and seek guidance as to how God would use you in Honduras in February.  

Please plan to attend our international mission trip informational meeting for seniors and parents on Monday, September 12 at 7:30pm in the PACS cafeteria.   

I look forward to serving with you in Honduras and getting to know each of you better over the next few weeks! 

Ben Wallis
Prince Avenue Christian School
Director of Spiritual Life

Calendar Highlights
Monday, August 29
D Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Honor Societies Induction
Tuesday, August 30
A Day Schedule  for Middle & High School
  • Varsity Softball  vs Providence @ Home
  • Varsity Volleyball vs Lakeview & Athens Academy @ Home
Wednesday, August 31
B Chapel Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Chapel for Lower, Middle and High Schools (Chapel attire required)
Thursday, September 1
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Varsity Cross Country @ North Oconee
  • Varsity Softball @ George Walton
  • Varsity Volleyball vs Flowery Branch @ Home
Friday, September 2
D Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • SPIRIT DAY (wear spirit day attire)
  • Varsity Football vs Athens Christian @ Home
  • Pep Rally

Monday, September 5

  • Labor Day - School Holiday
Chaplain's Corner

As many of you know, thousands of families have been greatly affected by the flooding in Louisiana. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the totality of the situations and crises like this that we become paralyzed in our good intentions…wanting to help, but not knowing where to even begin. Our purest desire is to “just do something,” but we’re not quite sure what “something” even looks like.

In these moments, partnerships are absolutely invaluable. Our partner in helping the victims in Louisiana is Prince Avenue Baptist Church. Pastor Sky Pratt, the College Pastor at PABC, is currently in contact with the Collegiate Ministry Director at LSU.

Through the outpouring of support from around the nation, clothing, food, bottled water, toiletries, etc. have been abundantly donated. What is needed most now are fans and dehumidifiers. So, PABC is putting out the call to their congregation to donate fans and dehumidifiers…and they have invited us into joining them in this endeavor.

If you can donate either of these items, they will be collected by the church on Friday (9/2) afternoon, loaded in a moving truck, driven to Louisiana, and distributed to those in need. If you can simply drop the fan and/or dehumidifier off in the front office, we’ll make sure that it gets where it needs to go!

Thank you so much!!!

Ben Wallis
Chaplain

CHAPEL ON WED. AUGUST 31st:
“IDENTITY” Series: Insecurity/Arrogance (I Samuel 16)