In a recent third-grade assignment, students were given the task of writing a letter to an essential worker. Their words of gratitude and encouragement are penned here.
Dear Healthcare Workers,
My name is Farrah and I live in Minnesota. My family and I have been trying our best to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, but I know that each day you are still going to work and risking your lives for other people. My family really appreciates what you are doing for our community.
I want to thank you for going to work each day and saving peoples’ lives. I also appreciate that you are taking care of people who are already sick with other illnesses and protecting them from the corona virus.
I know it must be hard not getting to see your family as much as you may like. I love the videos that show everyone cheering in New York and Denver for the healthcare workers to show their appreciation.
Thank you again for all the work you are doing for our communities during this difficult time. I hope you and your family stay safe.
My name is Archie and I am in third grade. I know I have seen you and you have seen me too, but you probably didn’t know my name. All of us are grateful that you deliver more than the usual amount of packages to everyone that needs it. We appreciate you because we can’t go to the store.
Thank you so much for delivering the mail to us every day. I realize that it can be hard going house to house and delivering packages and letters. You are taking a risk to do this and that is why we appreciate you doing this even more.
When I go out on walks, I see that you and other mailmen are delivering packages to people in need. I bet that you are feeling tired during the time that you are working. I appreciate that you are working extra hard. In the neighborhood you might see and hear people not saying thank you and maybe that will want to make you not work as hard but every day you do so much to the neighborhood that you can’t stop now.
In my family, everyone is VERY excited when their package arrives, and we love it when YOU drop it off the most. Before I told you this you might have been thinking: “do they really care who drops it off?” and now you know.
Most people in the neighborhood really appreciate it when you come and drop their package off and just know that all of us are grateful to have you here.
Dear Delivery Workers,
My name is Sylvia. I am in third grade at Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School.
I really appreciate what all of you do for our world especially during this time. You do so many amazing things for the community and for everyone. It is so great that you all are here with us today and you are all saving people’s lives by delivering food, mail, and packages.
You all do so much for our world and I really want to say a big thank you for that. Thank you so much for everything you do for everyone and everything.
Dear Doctors and Nurses,
Hi, I am Stacie.
I just wanted to say “Thank You!” I bet it’s really hard to go into a doctors office and know you could get sick! It’s also probably hard if you have kids. You’ll have to leave them home and not be able to help! Everyone is depending on each other and especially you! Scientists are working on cures and you're helping people stay safe but you're risking your safety! That’s so great you're wanting and willing to do that!
Thank you so much for all you’ve done and are doing to help us during the COVID-19 outbreak.