On Tuesday February 14th we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in each classroom. Please check the list of items needed and let the teachers know what you can bring.

Suggested Activity:

Help your child make Valentines cards for his /her classmates and bring them on Valentine’s Day to share with their friends at the class party.

About Valentine’s Day

The most popular theory about Valentine’s Day origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailor’s daughter signing it “from your Valentine”.

  • Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
  • About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year
  • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”
  • 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.