We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s peoplethe faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you.
Colossians 1;3-6
November 6, 2016

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 
Join Head of School Seth Hathaway as he
explains how you can help Prince Avenue 
Christian School through the Georgia Tax Credit Program.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Wolverine Cafeteria
6:30 pm

The deadline for signing up for the program is December 15, 2016.

PRINCE PREVIEW Scheduled for Thursday
Encourage your friends to visit our November Prince Preview to learn more about your school.    We would love to show your friends why Prince Avenue Christian School may be the best choice for the education of their children. You may also refer prospective families to Admissions Director Victoria Carter at vcarter@princeave.org.  
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 show 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 mcaylor@princeave.org
Election Party for Juniors & Seniors
Wolverines Flying High with Region Championship!
With an impressive 28-0 victory over cross-town rival Athens Academy on senior night, the Wolverines secured their 4th consecutive region championship, and will be a top seed in the state playoffs.  
Elementary Honors Photos
Pictures taken by the Marketing Department during last week's elementary Chapel can be accessed through the link below.
Middle School Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Middle School musical Dear Edwina will be Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th.  Some students may be requested to return for an audition on Wednesday, November 9th.  All auditions will be 3:30-5:00.  Cast list will be posted on Thursday, November 10th.  Students do not need to prepare an audition. 

Parents of cast members should plan to attend one of the parent meetings offered on Monday, November 14th at 5:30 or November 15th at 8:10AM.  Parent meetings will be held in the chorus room.  For additional information, please contact Hannah Guest, middle school musical director at hguest@princeave.org, or Allyson Brannon at abrannon@princeave.org.

Art Displayed at Jittery Joe's

Prince Avenue Christian School art students will have their work displayed at the Epps Bridge  Jittery Joe's in November.  Stop by to see their creative work.

Fine arts students will host a coffeehouse at that Jittery Joe's location on Thursday evening, November 10, from 6:30 - 7:45 pm.
Fantastic Savings Coupon Books & Book Fair
Fantastic Savings Coupon Books are no on sale in the media center.

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.
Varsity Girls Soccer Parent Meeting
Varsity girls soccer coach Danny Delgado will meet with parents of all girls interested in playing varsity soccer on Friday, November 11th at 5:30 pm in his classroom.

For more information, please contact Mr. Delgado at ddel gado@princeave.org.
Wolverines Honor Pastor Ricketts
Prince Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Bill Ricketts and his wife. Darla, were honored during the Wolverines' football game Friday evening for his 43 years of ministry to the church, school, and community.  Bro. Bill, as he is known, was instrumental in the founding of the school in 1978, sharing his vision for Christian education as as integral part of the church outreach.  Bro. Bill is retiring from the church on November 13.  His three children, Richard, Billy, and Beth, and two of his grandchildren, Olivia and Peyton, graduated from PACS.  Granddaughter Gracie is a sophomore at the school. 
Calendar Highlights
Monday, November 7
C Day Schedule  for Middle & High School

Tuesday, November 8
D Day Schedule  for Middle & High School
  • Election Night Party for Juniors and Seniors

Wednesday, November 9
A Chapel Day Schedule
 for Middle & High School

  • Elementary Chapel
  • Middle & High School Christian
Thursday, November 10
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School
  • Prince Preview for Prospective Families
  • Seventh Grade Parent Meeting
  • Head of School Apogee Meeting
Friday, November 11
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School

Saturday, November 12
  • Academic Team Meet
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs North Cobb Christian at Home

Chaplain's Corner

PACS Parents,

In our normally slotted Chapel time this past week, our students were broken out into Discussion Groups (by grade and by gender) to build upon the previous week’s message from our Distinguished Speaker, Pastor Sky Pratt. These Discussion Groups are facilitated by our Prince faculty, but the discussions and conversations within these groups are student-driven. We see great value in this method for the following reasons:

  1. It allows the students to express what, from the Distinguished Speaker’s message, particularly stood out to them as being important.
  2. It gives the students an opportunity to learn and gain some insight from one another. 
  3. It provides a “safe” place for our students to be emotionally vulnerable with one another. 
  4. It builds and strengthens a sense of community within that group of students.

Some great questions for you and your family to discuss this week are a review of the questions that were discussed in our students’ Discussion Groups. The following are a few of those questions:

  • Read Proverbs 22:1; Psalm 15:1-5; Proverbs 10:9 together.
  • “The Key Question that Pastor Pratt asked was ‘How much is your integrity worth?’ Why, in your opinion, is this such an important question? How do other people answer this question? How do you answer this question?”
  • “Pastor Pratt made the statement: ‘Authentic people draw people.’ Why is this a true statement?”
  • “Do you agree that sometimes honesty is really hard and sometimes lying is really easy? Why is that?”
  • “Pastor Pratt made the point, ‘You will never regret being honest…you will always regret dishonesty.’ If that’s the case, why do we still struggle with dishonesty?”
  • “Pastor Pratt made the comment, ‘Tragically, the people we lie to the most are the people we are closest to.’ Why is this the case so often?”
  • 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
Director of Spiritual Life