Students in Mary Beth Cammarata’s and Christina Colletti’s fourth grade classes at Winthrop Avenue took part in encouraging frontline workers by writing letters to two Long Island hospitals and thanking the doctors and nurses for the difficult work they have been doing to keep everyone safe on Long Island. Girl Scout Troop 970 also donated Girl Scout cookies to Good Samaritan Hospital on behalf of the Mrs. Cammarata’s class.
After reflecting on the healthcare workers’ true embodiment of integrity, trust, dedication, respect and teamwork during the pandemic, the students in Mrs. Colletti’s class wrote thank-you notes to the “Healthcare Heroes” at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, while Mrs. Cammarata’s class wrote words of appreciation to those working on the frontline at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. Beautiful messages of thanks, hope, and even the inclusion of inspirational quotes were written, edited and revised throughout the students’ virtual week of learning.
Fourth grader Julia Klein wrote, “Please remember that you don’t need a cape to be a superhero,” while Tyler Dunkel encouraged the staff to remember a quote by Christopher Robin, “You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Additionally, Elise Wang motivated the workers by saying they "are making millions of lives and the world a happier and healthier place.”
The students' sweet sentiments are reminders that the Winning Stars continue to lead the community even from the confines of their homes.