On the last day of school, I sent an email to all of Becca's teachers from middle school:
We wanted to say a special thank you to all of Becca's teachers from Franklin Middle School. As you know she didn't have the "normal" family and middle school years, however each and everyone of you played an important role on helping her to overcome all she had too. We all worked together to make sure she developed the skills along with the resilience she would need to get to where she is today. Each year was difficult in its own right due to Ian's ups and downs and never knowing when he would pass. With that happening so early in her 8th grade year, you all took her under your wings to make sure she would have a safe place to be dealing with her grief, thank you for that. Please know Franklin Middle will hold a special place in our hearts for all you have done for our family over the last 3 years.
Have a wonderful summer and continue to do what you all do so wonderfully, teach and care for the kids.
I heard back from a few of her teachers and I wanted to share the wonderful things they had to say:
Thank you for your kind works. It was my pleasure to support her during her experiences at FMS. Becca is a wonderful, young woman who will continue to persevere. I look forward to hearing about all her accomplishments as she progresses through high school.
I am very touched by your email.
Thank you for your kind message, and it was great having the opportunity to work with Becca in 7th grade. I know that she will do great things in high school and in the future to come!
Thank you for the pleasure of teaching her!
Thank you for your kind message. Please know that you and your family will also be in my heart.
Thank you very much for your email. Your family has been in my thoughts, especially this year. Becca is such a wonderful student and person! Her strength and personality I am sure will lead to a bright future! I wish her the best of luck as she continues into high school.
It was a pleasure to teach Becca. I wish her the very best in the future.