And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.

December 17, 2017
Chaplain's Corner
As we prepare for the rush, the chaos, and everything that typically comes with the Christmas season, I’d ask that we pause for perspective.

Many times, we are so tempted (and even feel obligated, if not guilty) to cram everything into this time of the year. And although there is certainly nothing inherently wrong with parties, get-togethers, and activities, at the end of all the madness we find ourselves more tired at the end of the Christmas Break than we were entering into the Christmas Break.

Additionally, after we’ve run the Christmas gauntlet, we also typically look back over the season and promise ourselves that next year will be different…that next year we will focus on the true meaning of Christmas more and focus on all the stuff around Christmas less. You are certainly not alone!

John Maxwell has a leadership principle that is very appropriate for this time of the year: “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” In order to apply this principle in our own lives, however, we must identify what is “the best.” Without a doubt, (not just in this season, but especially in this season) focusing on the extent of God’s best for us as evidenced by Him sending Jesus into this world to live a sinless life, to teach us about the Father, to die for our sins, to rise from the dead, and to be our advocate before the Father is “the best.”

The variable for each of us in our own families is how we choose to make this truth our main priority throughout the season (and beyond). As you are in your homes, in your cars, and around the table over next few days, as a family, decide how you will best focus on God’s love during these next few weeks. We all know by now that if we do not control our schedules our schedules will always control us. Meaning, as parents who desire to guard this family priority, we will inevitably find that we will have to say “no” to some fun and even good things coming up so that we can say “yes” to what is obviously best…but, in the end, we will always be glad that we made these strategic decisions!

I hope you all have a great Break, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
When we return: 
Wednesday, January 3rd: Sky Pratt
Thursday, January 4th:Jason Mcleod
Friday, January 5th: Ben Wallis

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Office of Development
Annual Fund Year-End Giving
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.
A Reminder From the Financial Office
About Year-End Giving:

  • Year-end gifts to Prince Avenue Christian School must be received on or before December 31st in order to qualify as a tax-deductible gift for the 2017 tax year.  
  • By mail: To apply to the 2017 tax year, donations must be postmarked (not just the date of the check) on or before December 31.
  • Online: Donations finalized before midnight on December 31st will apply to the 2017 tax year. Please visit and select the quick link on the top menu bar labeled “Giving” or use the giving button below.
Parent Teacher Fellowship
We are humbled by your generosity. On behalf of the faculty and staff, thank you for your generous contributions to the Christmas cash fund this year, which exceeded $30,000! Each employee received a gift box yesterday with an enclosed letter that contained the names of the families who contributed, and your gift has been electronically deposited into their accounts.   

The days leading up to the Christmas break are always hectic, and your desire to make this gift a priority while balancing the needs of your own family speaks volumes about your commitment to our school. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, the greatest gift, we hope this respite from school allows for the creation of fond memories with your children during this wonderful and precious window of youth. Merry Christmas Prince Families, and thank you!

Warm regards and in His service,

Seth Hathaway
Head of School  
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
Marketing and Communications
Winter Sports Pictures are now online and ready to view and order.

  • Click on Prince Avenue Christian School.

  • In the password box type Wolverines (case sensitive).

  • Choose which event you would like to view. You will then be able to see and order your images from there.

Images will be up for ordering until January 1st.

If you have any questions please contact the studio at (770) 267-7882.
Calendar Highlights
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, December 18
No School / Christmas Break

  • PACS Christmas Basketball Tournament @ Home:

  • Varsity Girls vs Tallulah Falls 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys vs Tallulah Falls 5:30 p

Tuesday, December 19
No School / Christmas Break

  • PACS Christmas Basketball Tournament @ Home -

  • Varsity Girls vs Greene County 7:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys vs Greene County 8:30 pm

Wednesday, December 20
No School / Christmas Break

  • No Activities

Thursday, December 21
No School / Christmas Break

  • No Activities

Friday, December 22
No School / Christmas Break

  • JV Boys Basketball @ Oglethorpe County 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Oglethorpe County 6:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Oglethorpe County 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 23

  • No Activities