While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given
thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, 
“Take it; this is my body.”   Then he took a cup, and when he had
given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
  “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”

 Mark 14:22-24
March 18, 2018
Gala Thanks
Our 12th Annual Prince Avenue Gala was a huge success!

The evening was filled with special friends, beautiful auction items, a delicious meal, wonderful music, an excellent speaker, and even a fun puppy auction!

This year marks the most attendees since the gala's beginning as well as the most support through corporate sponsors. Thank you to all who supported our school through attendance, corporate tables, auction participation, and special gifts.

Did you miss this exciting event? There is still time to participate by giving the to PACS Annual Fund. Every gift counts!
Special Thanks to Our Corporate Table Sponsors:
Chaplain's Corner
Thank you all so much for all of your prayers over our Missions Week…God did a tremendous work both locally and in Nicaragua!!! Also, a huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who gave financially for the purchase of school supplies for children in the resettlement community of Ciudad de Belen, Nicaragua. Your giving made a HUGE difference!

HERE’S WHAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR LOWER SCHOOL CHAPEL THIS WEEK…

For the month of March, David Joiner is speaking on the topic of “Five Lies that We Tell Ourselves.”
  • Week One’s theme was the lie, “I am the center of the universe.”
  • On Week Two, we focused on the lie, “I deserve to be happy.”
  • This past week, we pondered the lie, “I deserve to have choices.”

We looked at Deuteronomy 30:15, 19-20 in which God compared and contrasted the blessings that accompany choosing good and the calamity that comes from making wrong choices. Pastor David reminded the students that Adam and Eve’s poor choice to disobey God’s direct command led to their death and ushered sin and death into the world for all mankind.

Also, we began receiving our missions offering this week. The initial total for this first week was $197.94…great job, let’s keep it up!!!

As you are in your homes, eating around the table, or in the car together, consider discussing the following questions with your students to help open up the opportunity to have spiritual-minded conversations with your Lower School student(s)…

  • Why do you think God gives us choices?

  • What are some things that we should about before making a choice?

  • Why is choosing “God’s way” always the best way?

HERE’S WHAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL THIS WEEK…

After celebrating the scholarship signings of Grant Roland (Grand View University) and Dalton Meeler (Piedmont College) and recognizing our Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball Teams as being the first ever PACS basketball teams to win the Region Championship on the same night against the same school, we focused on everything God did through our seniors last week during the Missions Week.

In speaking to the Local Missions projects (Atlanta Mission Thrift Store, The Potter’s House, and The Sparrow’s Nest) from the previous week, Trey Felt talked about the level of need that exists in our own backyard as well as the importance of just being available to be used by God.

Our panel of four Seniors (Emma Taylor, Emily Weaver, Jackson Cleveland, and Daniel Parrish) who were on our Mission Team to Nicaragua shared their own personal testimonies of how they surrendered their lives to Christ, summarized the Mission Trip in their own words, talked about how each of them personally experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives throughout the Mission Trip, and encouraged all middle and high school students to make participating in the Senior Mission Trip a priority when the opportunity presents itself to them.

As you are in your homes, eating around the table, or in the car together, consider discussing the following questions with your students to help open up the opportunity to have spiritual-minded conversations with your middle and high school students . . .

  • How would you define “missions”?

  • What are some needs that God has made you aware of…and what are some ways that you can think of to meet those needs?

  • What is the ultimate point of missions/meeting needs…what do people need most?

  • What does “being dependent on the Holy Spirit” mean to you?
This Week:
Wednesday, March 21
THE BOOK OF MARK: The Last Supper (Mark 14:12-25)

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Admissions
Development
Prince Avenue Christian School is pleased to announce that through the faithful generosity of friends and alumni, scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 school year. 

If you are interested in applying for one or more of these scholarships, click on the specific application listed on the PACS website. For most scholarships, there is a fillable cover sheet as well as a requirement to submit additional information such as an essay or tax return information. 

ALL applications must be returned to the school office 
no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.
Academics
Special Guest
March 26th

Prince alumna and published author Mary Elizabeth "Mez" Blume will visit PACS as part of her spring book tour.

Mez's new book, Katie Watson and the Painter's Plot , has recently been added to the Prince library and will also be an option on the Prince Summer Reading list.
Lower School
Athletics

The Athens Orthopedic Clinic will provide free physicals for all
rising 9 - 12 grade PACS students on
Saturday, April 14 th


  • Each student who wishes to participate will need to bring a completed and signed GHSA Physical Form to PACS at 8:00 am on April 14th

  • GHSA Physical Forms are available online at www.princeave.org or you may pick one up at the front office. 

  • All participants will need to ride PACS buses to and from AOC. We will depart at 8:10 am and will return to PACS around 10:15 am. 

  • Please contact the Athletic Office if you have any questions.
Campus Life
Parent Teacher Fellowship
Thing-a-Thon Registration Deadline Extended to Monday, March 19th
  • Parents should register their students & order t-shirt sizes.

  • Volunteers need to register at this same link.

  • Thing-a-Thon is a free event, but each family is asked to consider a $25 contribution.
Marketing and Communications
Store Hours for the Week of March 19th - March 23th
 
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
Too Many Registrations?

All registration links can also be found in
one location on the PACS website
at "Event Registrations".
Calendar Highlights
 
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, March 19
C Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Middle School Golf vs Social Circle @ Hard Labor Creek 4:00 pm

  • JV Girls Tennis vs Grayson @ Home (OVP) 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Baseball vs Towns County @ Home 5:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls Soccer @ Westminster 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20
D Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Golf vs Athens Academy @ Athens Country Club 3:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ Lakeview Academy 4:00 pm

  • Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer @ Oglethorpe County 4:30 & 5:45 pm

  • Middle School Girls Tennis vs Hebron @ Home (OVP) 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Soccer vs Lake Oconee @ Home 5:00 & 7:00 pm

  • JV Baseball @ Apalachee 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 21
A Day Chapel Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • High School and Middle School Chapel 10:10 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Middle School Baseball vs Athens Christian @ Home 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Golf vs Madison County @ Lane Creek 4:00 pm

  • JV Girls Tennis @ Winder Barrow 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Baseball vs Elbert County @ Home 5:55 pm
Thursday, March 22
B Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Prince Preview (Open House) 9:00 am

  • Middle School Golf vs Franklin Co & Commerce @ Highland Walk 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ GWA 4:00 pm

  • Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer @ Athens Academy 4:30 & 5:45 pm

  • Middle School Girls Tennis vs George Walton @ Home (OVP) 4:30 pm

  • JV Baseball @ North Oconee 5:55 pm

Friday, March 23
C Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Varsity Track & Field Meet @ Jackson County 4:00 pm

  • Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer vs Westminster @ Home 4:30 & 5:45 pm

  • Middle School Baseball @ Athens Academy 5:00 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Soccer @ Georgia Military 5:30 & 7:30 pm

  • Varsity Baseball vs Athens Academy @ Home 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 24

  • Academic Team Meet at Mary Persons High School 7:00 am

  • Varsity Girls Golf - Athens Classic @ Georgia Club (Time: TBA)

  • JV Baseball vs North Oconee @ Home 11:00 am

Monday: Chicken Parmesan

Tuesday: BBQ Sandwich

Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday: Grilled Cheese

Friday: Hot Dogs