Schools have to change with the times, even when it comes to Valentine's Day.
It used to be as simple as picking out the right cards at the drug store and creating a little box for your classmates to place their cards.
Somewhere along the line, though, things changed. And for one Massachusetts elementary school principal, things got too sweet.
So there will be no candy at Newton's Horace Mann Elementary School this year. According to a story on Boston.com, Principal Mark Nardelli said he's not cancelling Valentine's Day celebrations, just asking parents not to send candy.
While school-wide celebrations are rare in middle schools and high schools, they can take on a lot of forms in elementary school. Last year, one blogger noted that one of her children's teachers decided to focus on friendship instead of "love."
She also recounted a time when a teacher thought teaching the kids to dance would help with manners. The result was the boys lined up on one side of the room and the girls lined up on the other side of the room.
So how should elementary schools handle this holiday?