I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God
while I have being.  
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.

Psalm 104:33-34

March 19, 2017
The 11th Annual Once Upon a Time Spring Gala was a tremendous success!

Tuesday evening, our parents, community partners, and friends gathered together at the Athens Country Club to celebrate Prince Avenue Christian School .

Thank you to all who attended and participated in this joyous event. The silent auction was a buzz of excitement as bidders competed for their favorite items. The amount raised for the event is continuing to climb, but to date we have exceeded our goal and have raised an amazing $70,000!

It was a blessing to hear our Middle School Girls Ensemble perform and to hear personal stories from Rev. Bill Ricketts, Jill Brannen, Josh Pratt, and Elizabeth and Tab Norris. Through laughter and tears, we heard how the ministry of Prince Avenue Christian School has influenced the lives of many families. The story continues. What an incredible night!

The Spring Gala is made possible through the generous donations of these partners:

ActiveKidz and Adult Therapy  ~ Athens First Bank and Trust 
Britt’s Home Furnishings ~ Element Funding ~ The Elrod Group, Inc.
The Josh Evans Family ~ First American Bank and Trust
The Johnson Family  ~ 
Merchant 360  ~ The Aaron Meyers Family
Power Building Products ~  
Purcell Group – Keller Williams Realty
Jim and Holly Purcell ~ 
Shoemaker Irrigation Supply ~ TRS

Fine Arts
  Tickets are available online.  
PACS Fine Arts Percentage Night at Zoes Kitchen
Thursday, March 23rd
Zoes Kitchen on Alps Road will donate a portion of sales to the PACS Fine Arts Department on Thursday, March 23rd.  

This is opening night of The Phantom of the Opera.  Stop and enjoy dinner at Zoes before the show and support Fine Arts at PACS.
Middle & High School News
Upcoming Chapel Schedule:

Wednesday March 22:  Joint chapel for Distinguished Speaker
Wednesday March 29:  Discussion groups

Distinguished Speaker Series:
With Special Guest
Gabe Norris

Co-Founder of
Connect Ministries & Director of WinShape Camps for Communities
  Wednesday, March 22nd
10:00 am
PABC Worship Center

Family & Friends Are Welcomed & Encouraged to Attend

Gabe Norris was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  He graduated from the University of Georgia and from the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.  While attending UGA, Gabe met his wife Allyson, and they married in January, 2002.  

Gabe has led in camp ministry since 1998 in many different capacities.  After serving as the Camp Director for Student Life for Kids, Gabe then became a Camp Coordinator for LifeWay’s Crosspoint and Centri-Kid camps.  

In September 2006, Gabe and Ken Thomas co-founded Connect Ministries, a non-profit ministry existing to resource churches to connect with their communities.  There he serves as the Director of WinShape Camps for Communities.  

Through these experiences and connections, Gabe has been blessed with the opportunity to teach, speak, and preach to a wide variety of age groups all across the country.  

Gabe and Allyson reside in Bishop, GA with their three daughters Neely, Ansley Jane, and Audrey.
Did you know that PACS high school counselors post important information for your student on the Counselor's Blog ?

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Parent Teacher Fellowship
Deadline for Thing-A-Thon Registration is
Monday, March 20th!
Thing-A-Thon Registration is now open for
students, volunteers, and faculty/staff members.  

All attendees must be registered in order to select the proper t-shirt size.

The registration deadline is March 20th.  
Registration Now Open

Fine Arts Camps

Make-Believe World Wonders (Art):  K-2nd Grades
May 30th - June 2nd     10 am - 12:30 pm

Master of Origami (Art):  3rd - 5th Grades
May 30th - June 2nd     1:30 pm - 4 pm

Kids on Broadway (Drama):  1st - 5th Grades
June 5 - 8       1 pm - 4 pm

Movement on Stage (Drama):  6th - 8th Grades
June 12 - 16     10 am - 12 pm

Movement on State (Drama):  9th - 12th Grades
June 12 - 16    1 pm - 3 pm

Youth Sports Camps

Youth Baseball Camp:    May 30-June 2     6 pm - 8:30 pm

Youth Soccer Camp:       May 30-June 2     9 am - 12 noon

Youth Twirling Camp:     June 5-8                9 am - 12 noon

Youth Softball Camp:      June 12-15           9 am - 12 noon

Youth Football Camp:     June 5-8               6 pm - 8:30 pm

Youth Cheer Camp:         June 12-15           9 am - 12 noon

Youth Basketball Camp: June 26-29           9 am - 12 noon

Media Center

Prince Avenue Christian School will be offering
Fantastic Savings Books

for purchase through the Media Center. 
March 29th-May 3rd

Fantastic Savings is the area's most popular savings book full of
incredible deals,
mostly “Buy One, Get One Free” offers from your favorite places around town. 

Fifth Avenue Pizza, Cali-N-Tito’s, Schlotzsky’s, Fox’s Pizza Den, Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, HoneyBaked Ham, Inoko Express, Two Story Coffeehouse,
or Bonus Savings at
Locos, DePalma’s Italian Café, Chops & Hops, Funopolis, A Child’s Closet, LifeWay, House Electric, Alumni Hall, Great Clips and University Tire.
These are just a few of the many unique offers!

  • The book is worth over $1,500, yet sells for only $15!

  • Your purchase will not only help your budget, it also helps to purchase books and supplies for our Media Center because we earn $9 for each book we sell.

  • Consider purchasing more than one book - perhaps to keep in another car, as a gift to help your family and friends save money, or to help our school raise additional money.

  • Please send $15 cash or a check made payable to Prince Avenue Christian School for each book you would like to purchase.

Thanks for your support!

If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact
Nancy Simpson 678-726-2322 nsimpson@princeave.org
or Karla Wooten 678-726-2346 kwooten@princeave.org

Calendar Highlights
Please check the web site for any rescheduled varsity games or other events.
Monday, March 20
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Lower School Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Varsity Golf vs Madison County @ Double Oaks

  • Varsity Baseball @ Towns County

Tuesday, March 21
D Day Schedule for Middle & High Schoo

  • Lower School Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ George Walton

  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ GMC

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Hebron @ Home

  • 7th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 22
A Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Lower, Middle, & High School Chapel

  • Lower School Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Varsity Golf vs Towns County @ Lane Creek

  • Varsity Baseball vs Elbert County @ Home 

Thursday, March 23
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Robotics and Programming Club Meeting 3:15 pm

  • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Athens Academy @ Home

  • Fine Arts Spring Production 
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Seney-Stovall Chapel  7:00 pm

Friday, March 24
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Varsity Track & Field @ Winder-Barrow

  • Varsity Baseball @ Athens Academy

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Soccer @ Lake Oconee Academy

  • Fine Arts Spring Production 
    The Phantom of the Opera 
    Seney-Stovall Chapel  7:00 pm

Saturday, March 25

  • Varsity Academic Team GATA State Meet Flowery Branch High School

  • PACS Spring 5K 2:00 pm

  • Fine Arts Spring Production 
    The Phantom of the Opera 
    Seney-Stovall Chapel  
    2:00 & 7:00 pm

Monday 3/20: Chicken Casserole 

Tuesday 3/21:  Taco

Wednesday 3/22: Chicken                                              Parmesan

Thursday 3/23:  Grilled Cheese

Friday 3/24:  Sub Sandwich
Chaplain's Corner

This week in Chapel we had the honor of hosting “Sounds of Liberty", the praise band from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. “Sounds of Liberty” is completely comprised of college students who have committed to use their gifts and talents to lead others in worship of God. The impact of having these students (not many years removed from middle and high school themselves) leading our students in worship cannot be overstated.

As you and your family go about life this week, consider the following questions for conversation:


Read through I Corinthians 4:16; I Corinthians 11:1; Psalm 104:31-34

  • “Based on I Cor.4:16 and I Cor.11:1, why do you think Paul told his readers to imitate him?”

  • “Is it important to find other Godly men/women to imitate? Why or why not”

  • “Is there any Godly person in your life right now that you are trying to imitate their life? If so, in what specific ways do they point you to God and what specifically about their life do you want in your life?”

  • “In your own words, how would you describe worship? Although music is a form/outlet of worship, why is worship bigger than music?”

  • “In what ways does music impact and even enhance our worship?

  • “How can I pray for you?”

Thank you so much for continuing in your homes the conversations that we have in our Chapels!

Next week, we have the privilege of hosting our Distinguished Speaker, Gabe Norris. Mr. Norris is the co-founder of Connect Ministries and serves as the Director of WInShape Camps for Communities. We look forward with great anticipation to having Mr. Norris pour into our students…and we would love for you to join us!

So glad to be partnering together with each you!

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life