Students Honor Local Nurses

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No time in the nation’s history has it been more important to honor nurses, the community’s front-line workers, for National Nurse’s Week, held annually on May 6-12. In honor of the individuals who have worked tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, second grade students in Caryn McCabe’s and Theresa Padula’s class at the C.A. Reinhard decided to spread cheer among the nurses at Plainview Hospital Northwell Health by writing letters of hope and appreciation for a job well-done.

Ms. McCabe said, “The activity connected with our study of character education and leadership and was meant to show gratitude for all those who are sacrificing for the safety of the community.”

Ms. McCabe said a friend works in the intensive care unit and has been treating COVID-19 patients and shared the students’ letters with her colleagues. “The nurses were extremely grateful and took a photo to demonstrate their appreciation for the students’ sentiments.