But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will
cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior 
has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:10 - 12
December 10, 2017
Chaplain's Corner
This past week in Chapel, we had a great time celebrating Christmas together!

As you well know, Christmas can so easily become a time of great busyness and distraction. Even when we are reminded of the coming of Jesus, so often, because of our over-familiarity with the “Christmas story” and the commonplace of the “Nativity scene,” we can get a skewed perspective of the true meaning and implications of Christmas.

As you are in your homes, in your cars, and around the table this upcoming week, read the following passage and discuss the following questions:

[READ LUKE 2:1-20]

  • “Why do you think that it is important to have a real understanding (rather than a sanitized view: everything was easy and calm) of what actually happened that night in Bethlehem…seeing real people with real stress whose needs were met by a real God?”

  • “Why is it important to realize that Jesus came into the darkest, dirtiest, and most desperate of environments to bring deliverance to us? How should this impact our natural desire to make everyone always think that we have our act together?”

  • “Why is it easy for us to see a cute little baby lying in a manger and wrongly assume a cute little God?”

  • “Why is it important for us to recognize that sending Jesus into this world as a baby was an all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere-present God’s plan to give us life and save us?”

  • “How can I pray for you?”
Christmas Chapel
(Due to high school exams, chapel will be middle school only.)

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Office of Development
Annual Fund Year-End Giving
The final days of 2017 are upon us,
and while students are busy with school work
and the Christmas rush is in full swing, the
Development Office is working to promote our Annual Fund.
 I know that you will give many gifts this Christmas. 
If the Lord has blessed you in a unique way this year, we would
appreciate you considering a year-end gift to
Prince Avenue Christian School. 
We are praying for your family as you
gather this Christmas season!
Merry Christmas!
Director of Development, Kim Brannon at 678-726-2314
Assistant Director of Development, Lynne Bottoms at 678-726-2315
Prince Avenue Christian School is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Georgia Tuition Tax Credit Program
High School
Monday, December 11:
Teachers will inform students of their final grade before exam review day. Students who earn a 90 or above for the semester (both quarters combined) will be exempt from taking the semester exam (Dual Enrollment and AP students are required to take exams no matter the grade).

Tuesday, December 12:
We will run an 8 period schedule as we usually do the day preceding exams. If you have specific exam questions please contact the class teacher.

8:10-10:00 English Exams
10:10-12:00 Science Exams
8:10-10:00 History Exams
10:10-12:00 Math Exams
8:10-10:00 Foreign Language Exams
10:10-12:00 Bible Exams

*Please refer to the high school email from Jesse Owens for more information regarding requirements and procedures related to exam week.
Early Release Schedule
Friday, December 15th is an
Early Release Day:

Preschool - 5th Grades: 11:15 am

Middle School: 11:40 am

High School: 11:50 pm
Financial Office
New Student ID Badge
On January 4 th  - 5 th , 2018,
6 th  – 12 th  grade students will receive their new PACS 2017-18
Photo Student ID
during the lunch period.    

These new ID cards, which are credit-card sized, contain a student bar-code which can be used to quickly and accurately identify a student in our billing and student records system. 

We intend to expand the use of this card to increase efficiency in multiple areas on campus, but initially, the card will only be required for purchases at the mid-morning snack break.   Cash will no longer be accepted for snack purchases as we continue to limit the need for students to bring cash to school. Students are NOT required to wear this ID badge.
Procedure Change for
Mid-Morning Snack Purchases
(Impacts 6th - 12th grades only)
The PACS food service department offers optional snacks and breakfast items for purchase to 6 th  – 12 th  grade students during their mid-morning break. 

Beginning on Monday, January 8 th , 2018, students who wish to purchase a snack will need to charge items to his/her FACTS account as cash and coins will no longer be accepted . Middle and High School students will be required to use their newly issued PACS student ID to make snack purchases. 

Should you wish for your 6 th  – 12 th  grade student(s) to NOT have the ability to charge mid-morning snacks to his/her FACTS account, please use the link below to opt out before January 1, 2018. 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
Campus Life
Beta Club Sponsors Canned Food Drive
Monday, December 11th is the Last Day
To Bring Canned Food !
The PACS Beta Club is sponsoring the annual
Christmas Canned Food Drive to support the
ACTS Food Pantry in Bogart, GA.

This is a competition running until Monday, December 11.

Grades 9-12 will compete against each other to donate the most weight
of canned foods. The prize for the winning grade level is a
Dress Down Day (not a Spirit Dress Day).

Students should bring their cans in a box or bag with their name on it
and turn in to their class sponsor to be weighed and tallied.
9th grade: Patrick Sanders
10th grade: David Lincoln
11th grade: Katie Gilbert
12th grade: Ben Wallis
Last year we donated over 3000 pounds of food.
We would like to surpass that goal this year!
Lost & Found
Missing that sweatshirt, water bottle, or jacket?

Lost and Found items will be on tables in the front hallway
Tuesday, December 12 -
Friday, December 15.
Marketing and Communications
December Hours:
December 11 - 13: 7:45 am - 8:05 am
December 14th - 15 th:  The store will be closed.
Christmas is just around the corner.
Consider purchasing a
Wolverine General Store Gift Certificate as a stocking stuffer or special gift.
Calendar Highlights
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, December 11
A Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Middle School Girls Basketball vs Athens Christian @ Home 5:30 pm

  • Middle School Boys Basketball vs Athens Christian @ Home 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 12
B Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs Elbert Co. @ Home 6:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs Elbert Co. @ Home 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 13
C Day Chapel Schedule:  Middle & High School

  • High School Exams

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • Middle School Chapel 10:10 am

Thursday, December 14
D Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • High School Exams

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Middle School Girls Basketball @ Bethlehem Christian 4:00 pm

  • Middle School Boys Basketball vs Bethlehem Christian @ Bear Creek Middle School
Friday, December 15
A Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • High School Exams

  • End of 1st Semester - Early Dismissal

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Providence @ Home 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs Providence Christian @ Home 6:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs Providence Christian @ Home 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 9

  • Varsity Swim Meet @ UGA Ramsey Center (Clarke-Oconee Invitational)

Monday: Country Fried Steak

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo

Wednesday: Quesadilla

Thursday: Christmas Meal

Friday:Early Dismissal/
No Lunch
Fifth Grade & Kindergarten Reading Buddies