Parent-Teacher Fellowship

PTF Mission Statement:   The purpose of the PACS PTF is to foster fellowship among teachers and parents to promote unity, increase parent involvement, be a source of encouragement to the PACS family, and honor God above all things. 

WELCOME to PACS PTF!

The Parent Teacher Fellowship is you….and everyone! It is the parents or legal guardians of students enrolled at PACS, faculty members, staff members, and administrators.

The PTF operates according to written bylaws and is led by appointed officers and committee chairmen as we work together on supporting our mission statement.

We look forward to you joining us as we build a strong relationship between parents, faculty, staff, and administration.  Plus, we will have a great amount of fun!

 

Officers

Co-Chairs:
Ashley Harper:  ashleyharper1180@gmail.com

Gigi Lastinger:  gigilastinger@bellsouth.net

 

Treasurer:
Allison Gilmore:  agilmorph@hotmail.com

 

Secretary:
Nancy Baker:  fourbakers@bellsouth.net

 

PTF Grade Representatives

The following Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) grade representatives serve their respective grade level as an additional avenue for PACS parents to communicate with Administration on issues that affect that grade.   It is an opportunity for parents to feel more connected with school events, as well as, other important school information.   The PTF grade representatives will have quarterly meetings with the administration or as deemed necessary.  At that time, the representatives will convey any suggestions or concerns that have been addressed by parents. 

In Lower School (PreK-5th) and high school, each grade will have an appointed parent that will be each grade’s contact person.  In middle school, there will be two parent contacts for each grade (one designated for male and one designated for female students).

This program was initiated to enhance communication, not to discourage families from contacting their respective administrator directly for student-specific issues.  We want to strengthen the sense of unity throughout our Prince Avenue Christian School family!

 

2018-2019 PTF Grade Representatives

 

Lower School:

Pre-K: Rachel Gowder:  rachelholladay7@hotmail.com
Kindergarten:  Meg Perry:  megperry27@gmail.com
1st:  Jodi Conner:  jodiconner@gmail.com
2nd: Summer Escoe:  summer.escoe@gmail.com
3rd: Ashlie Bradford:  ashliesnow@gmail.com 
4th:  Tara Garland:  gidsologarland@gmail.com
5th:   Kathryn Land:  byronkathryn@bellsouth.net

 

Middle School:

6th: (M) Tara Garland:  gidsologarland@gmail.com
6th: (F)  Amy Shiver:  ajshiver@gmail.com

7th: (M) Caroline Ward:   carolineward@bellsouth.net
7th: (F)  Carrie Leigh Todd:  carritodd@charter.net

8th: (M) Nancy Baker:  fourbakers@bellsouth.net
8th: (F) Elizabeth Norris:  tabandelizabeth@gmail.com

 

High School:

9th: Kim McClellan:  kmcclellan@oconeeschools.org

10th:   Lannae Johnson:  lannaejohnson@windstream.net

11th:  Linsey Jarrett:  linsey@athensfirstumc.org

12th: Jenn Cartey:  carteyk@bellsouth.net

 

Volunteering

Involvement of parents, teachers, staff, and students is essential for the success of PTF.  We offer many opportunities for volunteers to use their God-given gifts to make an impact at Prince Avenue Christian School.  We are partnering together to help the students of PACS in their walk the Jesus Christ.  Partnering together will have the greatest impact on the life of Prince and its families. Please consider the strengths and talents you have been given to serve our school.
 

First Friday Fellowship

Each first Friday of the month we will begin at 8:00 am with a brief PTF update and a time of fellowship will follow. Fellowship may be a devotion and discussion, breakfast or serving the faculty, staff or students. 

Duty-Free Lunch

Once a month, we offer our lower school teachers a lunch break.  It requires 30 minutes of your time to monitor the students so that the teachers can leave the lunchroom during lunch. The dates of Duty-Free Lunch coincide with First Friday Fellowships.

Parents In Prayer

Please join us Tuesday mornings at 8:10 am in the Library as we cover PACS in prayer. You can pray silently, aloud, individually, with the group or with a faculty or staff member. Join when you can. Nothing is more impactful than feeling the Holy Spirit work during this special time communicating with our Lord and Savior on behalf of our Students, Teachers, Staff, and Parents.

Contact: Susanne Carter: cartersusanne4@gmail.com

Ongoing Events

Faculty Appreciation

The PTF provides monthly treats to the faculty and staff to show our appreciation for all they do on the behalf of our children.  Each faculty and staff member is also recognized on his or her birthday.  

Contacts:
Brittany Ward:  brittanyward@gmail.com
Wendi Milner:  wendimilner@yahoo.com

Lil’ Wolves Club

A pep club for the Lower School students getting them involved in school spirit and with high school athletes. Your help will be needed at sporting events to help the Lil’ Wolves be recognized or interact with the athletes.

Contacts: 
Michelle Gilley    mgilley09@gmail.com

 

Dollars for Education

There are a number of ways for your shopping dollars to benefit our school.  PTF coordinates the various opportunities provided by Box Tops, Publix, Ingles and Office Depot.

Contacts:
Jodi Connor:  jodiconner@gmail.com
Tanya Flint: tanyaflynt@hotmail.com

Other PACS Volunteer Opportunities 

Used Uniform Sale

A service to provide our parents with a low-cost option to purchase uniforms.  These will be held during the summer and during the school year.  Uniforms can be donated or consigned.

Contacts:
Emily Hicks   hicks.georgiadawgs4@gmail.com
Kasi Thurmond    skthurmond1@charter.net
Melissa Treadwell     31girl72@gmail.com

 

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son

These are wonderful opportunities for Dads and Daughters as well as Mothers and Sons to bond and have a fun-filled evening.  No matter the age of your child, we encourage you to come and enjoy the company of your child with food, fun, and fellowship.  It’s a great night of entertainment with a new theme each year. 

Contacts:
Tina Lord: tinawlord@hotmail.com
Amber Zittrouer: azittrouer@aol.com

 

Thing-A-Thon (Field Day)

This school-wide fun-filled day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for the Prince family.  Students play various games and activities.  You don’t want to miss the experience of Thing-A-Thon!

Contacts:
Lower School - 
Rachel Florence     rmflorence@gmail.com

Middle & High School -
Carrie Sewell:  ctsewell@gmail.com
Laura Wilfong:  laurawwilfong@gmail.com

2018-2019 PTF Dates 

August 3 – First Friday Coffee 

September 7  – First Friday Fellowship
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch

October 25 - Mother/Son Night 

November 2 - First Friday Fellowship
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch

November 12 – December 4 – ChristmasCash Fund

December 7 – First Friday Fellowship
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch

February 1 – First Friday Fellowship
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch

February 19 - Father/Daughter Date Night

March 1 – First Friday Fellowship
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch

April 12 – Thing-A-Thon

May 5 – First Friday Fellowship 
Teacher Appreciation
LS Duty Free Lunch
Volunteer Appreciation 

June 2019  (Date TBA) Used Uniform Sale