But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy 
and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow
in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:17-18
February 11, 2018
Chaplain's Corner
During our normal middle and high school chapel time this week, our students broke into grade-level gender-specific faculty-facilitated discussion groups. The general topic that was discussed was social media, but specifically how a follower of Jesus Christ is to utilize and engage with social media in a way that is different from how a non-Christian utilizes and engages with social media.

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 the opportunity to have spiritual-minded conversations with your student(s)…


I Corinthians 10:23-24, 31; Matthew 5:5-9, Luke 8:17, John 13:34-35; James 3:13-18

  • “What is your family’s policy on social media?”

  • “Do you think that the perception of complete privacy is really a good thing? Why or why not?”

  • “What family safeguards are in place to protect your student(s) online?

  • “In what ways have you seen social media being used for good? In what ways have you seen social media used for bad?”

  • “How does it make you feel that there is nothing that you will ever go through or encounter in life that the Bible is silent on? How does this draw closer to God’s Word”
This Week:
Wednesday, February 14th
The Book of Mark:
The Great Commandment

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Megan Almon, Distinguished Speaker
on February 21st
On February 21st, Prince Avenue Christian School middle and high school students will welcome Megan Almon from the Life Training Institute as a special guest speaker as part of the PACS Distinguished Speaker Series. Mrs. Almon will present “The Case for Life” helping students understand how to persuasively defend their views in the marketplace of ideas by clearly presenting the pro-life position.

Megan Almon is a former University of Georgia gymnast and was a member of the 2002 SEC Championship Team. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, joined the Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan has served as a faculty member at Summit Ministries and Impact 360. She has spoken to high school and college assemblies and classrooms, conferences, youth organizations, women’s groups, and congregations across the nation on topics including Christianity as a Worldview and The Resurrection.  

Megan and her husband, Tripp, who serves as a pastor and a gymnastics coach, have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at their log cabin in Newnan, Georgia and is still known to practice handstands in her living room and occasionally coach the sport she still loves.  
From the Head of School

From Col Seth Hathaway, Head of School,
Regarding Winter Illness:
Dear Parents:

Media reports on the severity of this year’s flu strain are prolific, as are the recommendations on how to combat it. We have been closely monitoring our attendance records for both students and teachers, and we are thankful to report we have fared very well in comparison to other schools our size.

Antiseptic wipes for student desktops, classroom door handles, etcetera, have been purchased, distributed, and used by teachers in all grades Pre-K through 12th. Routine reminders to wash hands and the importance of keeping hands away from the mouth and nose are included in lunchroom announcements, as are reminders on the importance of placing one’s face in the crook of the arm for coughs. We have emphasized the importance of staying home to avoid spreading any germs to others if one feels ill.
Re-Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year
Now Open!

Re-enrollment fees increase after February 28th.

Business Office
Charitable Giving:

Contribution statements for gifts made during the 2017 calendar year were mailed January 31, 2018.
If you have questions about your donations or did not receive a statement, please contact the PACS business office at (678)726-2308.
FACTS Payment Summary for Tax Purposes:

If you need payment information from FACTS for your tax return please follow these steps:

  • Log-in to your FACTS account:  https://online.factsmgt.com/SignIn.aspx
  • Click “View Details”
  • Under your name, there is a link to “View Payment Summary”.
  • The system will default to show calendar year 2017.
  • Print the report using the “Print” icon.

This summary includes all payments by category (tuition, before/after school programs, tutoring, etc.) Please consult with your tax advisor as to how this information may be used for your family.  
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Week
Fine Arts Week
Wednesday, February 21st - Friday, February 23rd
Wednesday, February 21:   Seussica l Day
Dress up as your favorite animal! Transform the hallways of Prince Avenue into the Jungle of Nool by dressing up as your favorite animal! Find inspiration from your favorite jungle animal or Seussical characters.

Thursday, February 22: Family-Friendly Meme Day .
Exactly as it sounds, the day is dedicated to the many viral memes that take over the internet. Recreate iconic looks, photos, and videos posted on Twitter. Please make sure to keep all memes family friendly.

Friday, February 23: Pattern Day
Wear your craziest patterned outfit! Go all out and celebrate your favorite colors, patterns and designs by using as much of the color wheel as you can.
Special Activities for Fine Arts Week:
Thursday, February 22: Winter Concert
featuring our Prince Bands, High School Performing Arts, Improvables, and Literary Music Contestants

Friday, February 23: Special Guest
Beverly Varnado, writer, musician, and artist will present a screenwriting workshop and author talkback. For more info on Beverly Varnado please visit www.beverlyvarnado.com .
Campus Life
Parent Teacher Fellowship
Deadline Extended!
Last Day to Register: Monday, February 12th
The Prince Avenue Christian School Parent Teacher Fellowship is sponsoring Father-Daughter Date Night on
Thursday, February 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the
Thomas Cotton Gin in Watkinsville.

Fathers and daughters should wear their "Sunday best" and plan to enjoy a delicious dinner, dessert, and a
hot chocolate bar. 

There will also be fun music and a fantastic
photo booth with props.  

Cost of the event is $20 per person with the choice of either a Chick-fil-A box meal or Hot Thomas' Barbeque.

Registration has been extended to Monday, February 12th
and can be made online.  

Long-sleeved T-shirts will be available for order at $18 per shirt
(as long as we have a minimum of three dozen T-shirts ordered).

There will be an order form at the father/daughter event;
we will take cash or checks payable to PACS PTF.

Orders can be placed after the event as well until February 22nd.
Order forms will be in the main office after February15th.

All orders will be placed in a labeled basket in the main office.
No orders will be taken after February 22.

Sizes offered: youth XS-XL, adult S-2XL.
Marketing and Communications
Store Hours for the Week of February 5th - February 9th
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 - 9:05am
11:07 am -11:59 am
1:32 pm - 2:24 pm

  • Returns must be made within 2 weeks of purchase.

  • Items must be in original condition.

  • Items must have tags still attached.

  • Returns will be credited to a Wolverine General Store gift card.

  • Gift cards must be used before May 4th.
Calendar Highlights
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, February 12
D Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer vs Madison County @ Home 4:30 & 5:30 pm

  • Varsity Baseball @ Eagles Landing 5:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13
A Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Athens Academy @ Home (OVP) 4:00 pm

  • JV Girls Tennis vs Athens Academy @ Home (OVP) 5:00 pm

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs Franklin Co. @ Home 5:00 pm

  • JV Baseball @ Monroe Area 5:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14
B Day Chapel Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • Middle and High School Chapel 10:10 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Golf - Qualifying Round @ Athens Country Club 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 15
C Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Varsity Track & Field Meet @ Providence Christian 4:00 pm

  • Middle School Girls Tennis vs St. Joseph's @ Home (Oconee Veterans Park) 4:30 pm

  • JV Baseball vs Monroe Area @ Home 5:00 pm

  • Father/Daughter Night 6:30 pm

Friday, February 16
D Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer vs West Jackson MS @ Home 4:00 & 5:15 pm

  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Oglethorpe County 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 17

  • Varsity Baseball @ Savannah Country Day 11:00 am

  • Varsity Baseball vs Benedictine 3:00 pm

Monday: Meatball Sub

Tuesday: Chili

Wednesday: Hot Dogs

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Country Fried Steak
The Wolverines make history when both girls and boys teams win the
8A Region Championship on the same night vs. the same opponent.