I feel sorry for their kid. Sounds like he or she is being raised in a blizzard of specialness. Poor thing.
The sad thing is that I have felt very sorry for this child for a long time. I will go ahead and say that the child in question is a boy. He is always dirty and his clothes look (and smell) like they haven't been washed in a long time. He is extremely, extremely, bright and energetic. I have, for a long time, wanted to take the poor kid home, give him a good bath, and wash his clothes. (But that would be creepy and I don't know of any polite way you could either suggest or do this.) To my knowledge, he doesn't have a good winter coat (or at least he doesn't bring one to school) and yet repeated attempts to give him one from the school's store of such things have never worked. He borrows a coat from the school nurse to play outside with on a daily basis.
I suppose that makes me a bad person for judging them and I have no real proof--maybe he gets dirty on his way to school. Maybe his parents are generally unaware of it, and maybe their home is a very loving one. I am also sure that my opinion is based in large part on the negative interaction we have had with them both recently and in the past. It's kinda ironic because during winter vacation, DD made comments about how she hoped he was having a good time over winter break and was doing o.k. DH and I suggested to her that maybe she should be extra sweet and kind to him in future over the break as he just seems like he needs some extra "love" but after this note, I'm very sorry if we caused him any additional upset. If I had known his parents were the ones in question, I might have had some forethought of issues ahead, but I didn't put two and two together until later.
I'm wondering how will you handle the Valentine's Day gift distribution?
My understanding is that during their celebration, this child will go to the library and spend the celebration time (30 minutes) working with either the reading or math resource teachers. While he's gone, they will have their party, exchange Valentine's and then put them away before he returns to the classroom.