For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. 
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom
and understanding that the Spirit gives,
so that you may live a life worthy 
of the Lord and please him in every way...

Colossians 1:9-10
November 13, 2016
Christmas Cash Fund Open for Donation
The Christmas Cash Fund is the Parent-Teacher Fellowship's Christmas gift program. We wish to honor all of our Prince Avenue Christian School faculty and staff with a special Christmas bonus donated by our families. 

We are asking you to give generously to the Christmas Cash Fund in lieu of individual or class gifts. By combining your gifts, we are able to provide a well-deserved financial bonus to all the people who so graciously serve our children throughout the year.

Our homeroom moms and grade representatives will not be asking for you to contribute to class gifts,  Instead, they will encourage you to give to the Christmas Cash Fund so we can provide a substantial gift to each of our faculty and staff.    

A list of families who donate to the Christmas Cash Fund will be presented with each bonus gift. 

The deadline for giving is Friday, December 2.  You can donate online using the button above, or you may send cash or a check to the school front office.  (Please make checks payable to PACS PTF and write Christmas Cash Fund on the memo line.)

Grandparents Day November 22

Our Grandparents are simply


Join our
Pre-K through Fifth Grade Students
for Grandparents Day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Prince Avenue Baptist Church 
Worship Center
Grandparents Day Program 
begins at 9:00 am

Visit our classrooms, the book fair, and the Wolverine General Store.
Join Winston in the Wolverine Cafeteria for a 
Lower & Middle School Students Ministry:
Operation Christmas Child
Prince Avenue Christian's lower and middle school students  will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child ministry this year. This is a special opportunity to bless children around the world by taking the time to fill a shoe box with presents, school supplies, and hygiene products.

The deadline to have the shoes boxes turned in will be Friday, November 18th. You can pick a shoe box up from the middle/lower school or front office. You may also click on the attached link to find more information about Operation Christmas Child.  

High School Students Ministry:
Food Drive
The PACS High School Beta Club is hosting a canned and non perishable food drive to help support local food banks during one of their busiest times of the year and to give back to the community that invests so much in us.

This year's drive will be a high school grade level competition which will run for two weeks through Monday, November 14th. Students will bring in canned goods to their class sponsor, and the food will be weighed. The grade level with the most weight will receive a prize.

Lower and middle school families are welcome to help support as well and can bring donations to Mrs. Caylor's classroom. If you have any questions, please email
Playoff Tickets On Sale Tuesday - Friday
Playoff tickets for Friday's home game vs Mt. Pisgah will be pre-sold Tuesday - Friday this week from 7:45 am until 3:45 pm in the front office of the school.  

Student pre-sale tickets are $8.00 each.  Students must be enrolled in Pre-K-12th grade at PACS.  Student tickets purchased at the gate are $10 each.

General Admission Pre-sale tickets are $10 each.  

Per GHSA regulations, no Booster Club, 'Lil Wolves, or faculty will be given free admission.  
Box Top Winners
Winners for October include:

Ms. Zeagler's Class: 362 boxtops
Mr. Delgado"s Class: 204 boxtops
Mrs. Hale's Class: 150 boxtops 

Students who have joined the 100+ Boxtops Club:

Jake Tarpley -100 box tops
Carly Land - 100 box tops

5th-6th Grade Football Championship Photos
Pictures taken by the Marketing Department during the 5th - 6th Grade Championship football game can be accessed through the link below.
Fantastic Savings Coupon Books & Book Fair
The Fall Book Fair, which provides support for the media center, will be held on school days from Monday, November 14 through Monday, November 21 from 7:45 am - 3:45 pm and on Tuesday, November 22 from 7:45-11:00 am.

Lower school students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair and complete "wish lists."  The book fair will also be open during Grandparents Day.

Fantastic Savings Coupon Books are now on sale in the media center.
Lunch & Learn

On Friday, November 11th, Chad & Laura Smith visited Prince to speak to a group of high school students during the monthly Lunch & Learn program. Mr. Smith is a Delta Air Lines pilot who started flying in 1988 and his wife Laura, an American Airlines pilot started flying in 1999.

During their presentation the Smiths discussed the types of aircraft they fly, who can be a professional pilot, and how to become a pilot. Mr. Smith explained there are two paths to being a pilot. The first through the military and the second as a civilian. Both Mr. & Mrs. Smith went the civilian path.

With a combined 56 years of flying experience between the two, the Smiths were able to provide firsthand experience of the pros and cons of the civilian path. They noted that the civilian path is not as structured and explained that there are less networking opportunities in the industry starting out. In closing, they told students about Falcon Aviation Academy in Newnan, Georgia where students can begin their pilot training.

Substitute Teachers Needed

Are you interested in substitute teaching at PACS?

If so, please go to our school website or click the button below and fill out the application. You may drop it off at the front office or submit it electronically.  All applications will be reviewed by a hiring committee before interviews are conducted.

Calendar Highlights
The website calendar has been experiencing technical difficulties (including the athletic schedules).  Hopefully it will be running again very soon.
Monday, November 14
D Day Schedule  for Middle & High School
  • Book Fair
Tuesday, November 15
A Day Schedule  for Middle & High School
  • Book Fair
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Oglethorpe County

Wednesday, November 16
B Chapel Day Schedule
 for Middle & High School

  • Elementary Chapel
  • Middle & High School Chapel
  • Book Fair
Thursday, November 17
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Book Fair
  • Varsity Basketball vs Pinecrest Academy @ Home
Friday, November 18
D Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Book Fair
  • GMEA District Honors Chorus
  • Varsity Swim Meet @ UGA
  • Varsity Football vs Mt. Pisgah at Home
Saturday, November 19
  • GMEA District Honors Chorus

Chaplain's Corner

PACS Parents,

In Chapel this week, we began a conversation about grace…about it being so much more than a lyric in our songs, something so much more than something we say before we eat.

The following are some questions that might be good to generate conversation within your family about grace…not only it’s meaning, but also its application.
Read Mark 10:46-52

  • Grace is the undeserved favor of God.
  • “What do you think a typical day was like for Bartimaeus before he encountered Jesus?”
  • “Why do you think that Bartimaeus cry out to Jesus?”
  • “What does it say about Jesus that despite the crowds and noise, He specifically asked for Bartimaeus to be brought to Him?”
  • “If the answer was obvious and apparent to everyone there, why do you think Jesus asked Bartimaeus, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’”
  • “In Chapel, the statement was made, ‘At our core, every one of our greatest needs is to be made right with God.’ Do you agree with that statement?”
  • [PARENTS] Tell your child how you came to place your faith in Jesus Christ and what God is doing in your life right now.
  • “Knowing that Jesus is asking you the same question that He asked Bartimaeus, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ how would answer that question?”
  • How can I pray for you?

As always, it really is an honor and privilege to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of these students!

Ben Wallis
PACS/Director of Spiritual Life