NIPA Announcements and Other Events


Bake It To Make It – Virtual Cooking Club

Saturday, March 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Students, do you want to make tasty treats and enjoy them with your friends? Join the Cooking Club! This will be our first meeting, and we want to welcome anyone from experienced cooks to rookie chefs to come and bake with us. This meeting will occur on Saturday, February 6, 2021. See you then!

To RSVP and for more info:

Contact for the Zoom ID: Xavier Doyle,

“Our Writing Matters” Online Workshop for Parents

Led by Margaret Shuman
Students need practical and enjoyable reasons to write in order to make writing as natural as reading and listening. We read with our students, and we should write with them, too!

In this hour we will work together to find writing opportunities for our children, from toddlers to seniors. “Writing” will not be just forming words into sentences and paragraphs and essays, but managing interactions, materials, and projects that communicate with real audiences in real life. Writing is all around us; it moves our world, shares our souls, plans our days, imagines the wonderful, and serves our God who left us with something tangible: His writing!
All are invited.
Contact Michelle Shaw, to RSVP and for the Zoom link.

Online Mom’s Chat

Friday, March 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Need some space to visit with some other moms? Michelle Shaw, Margaret Shuman, and others would be happy to hear how things are going and share ideas and encouragement. Sign into Zoom and enjoy the conversation!

Contact: Margaret Shuman for the Zoom link,

Online Game Night

Friday, March 19, 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Eastside Student Council will be hosting monthly game nights. We’re going to be playing various party games such as Pictionary, Trivia, and other games over Zoom. We’re using the Jackbox Party Packs, so everything is free and in-browser! Hope to see you there. (Computer is recommended, it’s hard to play on mobile.)

Contact: Gabriel Pett, for Zoom ID

Youth Chapel

Sunday, March 21, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Hideaway Farm, 4228 Hideaway Drive, Tucker, GA

Games, snacks, songs, and devotional around the campfire. Wear a mask.
Parents are welcome to sit on the front porch while students participate in the event in the back yard. Bring a mask.
RSVP’s are helpful but not required –

March Online Random Act of Coolness

Monday, March 22, 4:00-5:00

We will make and send art and encouragement notes to soldiers who are serving far from home during a global pandemic.  Bring your art supplies, envelops, and stamps.
Cards & Letters to the troops – Support Our Troops

Contact Mrs. Hoyt for the Zoom ID and if you have any questions –  770-265-1597.
RSVP’s are helpful but not required.

Homeschool Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

We’ve invited classroom teachers and veteran homeschoolers to share their ideas and experiences in an informal panel discussion. Join other parents in discussing homeschooling and related topics.

Potential topics, depending on audience interest: Transitioning to and from traditional school; New rulings on ACT/SAT requirements; Resources for struggling students and parents; Whether accreditation matters; Graduating early/gap year; Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement; Curriculum choices; Extra-curriculars and service opportunities; Other topics related to homeschooling.

No one of us can speak to all of these fairly, but as a group we can suggest angles and resources for parents who need to individualize the choices for each child. Bring your ideas and your questions! Any parents welcome.

Contact: Margaret Shuman for Zoom ID,

Online Student Hangout

Friday, March 26, 4:00 pm

The Eastside Student Council is inviting you to come and hang out with other students online.  They’ll have some icebreakers to help create conversations so that you can get to know each other better.

Contact: Aiyana Wells,

In-Person Random Act of Coolness

Friday, March 27 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Unearthing Farm – Edgewood Church
1560 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Help Unearthing Farm – Waivers need to be filled out by a parent on site that day or ahead by email. To do them ahead by email, send a request to  If you’re concerned about weather cancellation, you can text Mrs. Hoyt the day of at 770-265-1597.