Newburyport Clipper Schools Update

Resources and Inspiration for Families March 24


TOGETHER, we can get through this. We are living in an uncertain time. There is no road map on how to best navigate the uncharted crisis. What is certain is, we must take care of ourselves, our families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Be kind and forgiving to yourself. We are here for you and with you. Below are a few things that we hope provide some inspiration.

To start your day try this 3 minute meditation with your family.

3 Minutes Body Scan Meditation - Mindfulness For Kids And Adults

Some Inspiration from the Good News Network

"If it seems that your news feed has been flooded with nerve-wracking updates on the COVID-19 outbreaks, have no fear-there are also plenty of positive updates on the pandemic as well. So without further ado, here is a list of 10 hopeful headlines on the coronavirus response from around the world." HERE We also want to thank the Tri Town Council (TTC) for permitting us to share parts of their newsletters and inspiration.

Getting Outside

Being in nature is good for mental health! With warmer weather coming there will be lots of opportunities to take in a deep breath of nature! There are many local properties open to the public and there are many walking and biking trails right in our own backyard with plenty of room to maintain proper social distancing recommendations.

HERE are some resources to help you find the best trail for you to explore the outdoors. Thank you to Essex Heritage for putting this list together!

Resources for Adults

Keeping yourself well- Advice from the School Nurses GARGLE with warm salt water or Listerine two times a day (it is a sanitizer for your mouth and the back of your throat)

Keeping yourself well- Advice from a physician Here

Caring for your mental health- Here and Here

11 things you can do to manage your coronavirus anxiety - Here

How to support emotional development of your child during a crisis- Here

From Childmind Institute- Resources to support parents during COVID-19 - twice daily Facebook video chats with expert clinicians and daily parent tips Here

How to Survive Social Distancing

Astronaut Scott Kelly who spent a year living on the International Space Station shares his perspective on living in isolation Here

Tips for managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family Here

From Grown to Flown: The Agony of Social Distancing for Teens Here

Animated Video shows how Social Distancing Works Here

Two Respected Therapists share Wisdom - New Resources

A textbook author and New York Times columnist, Lisa D'Amour, answers questions on managing stress and anxiety in the time of Covid-19 Here

If you missed Lynn Lyon's Facebook live last week, recording Here about managing's not about perfection, but rather about connection, problem solving and finding meaning in what we are doing. Lynn will be doing Facebook Lives and is setting up a podcast. Follow Lynn on her Facebook page @Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children for the latest updates.

Food and Grocery Pick Up at the Nock School Front Door Thursday March 26

Food and Grocery Pick Up

Grab and Go Meals : an assortment of breakfast and lunch foods designed to last 7 days

WHEN: Thursdays, from 10AM – 12PM only

WHERE: Rupert A. Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street

please pull to the FRONT DOOR for curbside pickup; please remain in your car.

IN ADDITION, on Thursdays:

Grocery Pick Up: from Our Neighbor’s Table will also take place on Thursdays only

If you are interested in the Grocery Pick Up from Our Neighbor's Table (ONT) you must place an order online or via telephone ahead of time beginning next Tuesday morning. Please visit to place an online order or call the ONT office line at (978) 388-1907. The cut off for ordering will be Wednesday at 4:00PM.

WHEN: Beginning on March 26 from 10AM – 12PM

WHERE: Rupert A. Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street

please pull into the side parking lot for curbside pickup; please remain in your car.

For both programs, we ask that you pull up curbside and the bag will be brought to your car. Please do not get out of your car. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE BUILDING. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kealey, NPS Food Service Director via email at