Happy Valentine's Day! Families, please be aware that each class at Aidan has its own traditions for this day - so please don't, say, just rush out and get little valentines for all your child's classmate until you've heard from their teacher or your room parent.
Geoffrey Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales, is connected to this day's current association with romantic love, which transformed a minor religious holiday in the 14th century. The first time anyone signed any sort of correspondence with "Your Valentine" may have been when the Christian saint for whom this holiday was named wrote a thank you note to the daughter of his jailer. You can learn more about this day, both as we observe it now and through history, on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day