Hope your sweet DD was not upset by such silliness.
To be honest, I haven't told her yet. She brought the note home in a sealed envelope. I read it and did not tell her.
It does pose something of a conundrum for us as we were already planning Valentine's Day stuff. (I know, I'm crazy, but I hate waiting until last minute.)
We had planned on making MP3 players out of boxes of crayons and Hershey's Kisses for earbuds. (Here's a link, if you're interested - http://ewspider.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/that-candy-box-mp3-player-thingy-for-valentines-day/
Now, do I make one for all the classmates excluding one? That seems hurtful. Or brave the parents' wrath? Or what?
It's a know your audience thing. Some kids aren't allowed to accept Valentine's cards either. It should be up to the parent to decide if their kid can accept the gift. It was a sweet thought, but I just don't think that religious observances have a place in public school - that's why people are in public school and not a parochial school.
In this case, I'd be interested in finding out if the school and/or teacher received a note as well. All of the children came home with huge holiday bags stamped with Santa Claus and stuffed with Christmas treats (holiday themed coloring books, Christmas candy, small toys, etc). I think we went out of our way to make the gift as seasonal as possible without tying it to any particular religion. The Christmas tree has pagan origins, a snowflake is not specific to any religion, and the colors chosen were seasonal for winter as well. It's not like we handed out tiny creches.
ETA: I should also mention that we were solicited for contributions to these bags well before the winter break--so I did not see anything wrong in providing an additional small gift from DD. And I did make sure she gifted everyone so that no one would feel left out.