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Just a few reminders!

December 19th      Holidays Around the World Assemblies

December 23rd     Early Dismissal 12:50

December 24th– January 1st    NO SCHOOL

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Please take the time to read the minutes from the School Governance Council meeting held on November 18th. Once approved, the minutes from each meeting will be posted here then archived under the Parents tab on the School Governance Council page.

The council meetings are open for anyone to attend. Meetings take place in the library media center from 4:00 - 5:00 pm; the council will meet on the following dates:

  • January 13, 2015
  • February 3, 2015
  • March 3, 2015
  • March 24, 2015
  • April 7, 2015
  • May 5, 2015
  • June 2, 2015
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Click here for the flash version of our school's newsletter. This version is designed to provide a quick overview of this week's happenings and calendar reminders

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For your convenience, here is a quick overview of the many happenings at JCD in December.

Please remember to check our website calendar regularly for events.

We look forward to seeing our families throughout the month!

December 4th-10th       Scholastic Book Fair, Library Media Center

December 5th              Rise & Shine

December 9th              Annual Ziti Dinner 5:30-7:00, Cafeteria

December 10th            4-5 TAG Trip to NY Hall of Science

December 12th            Rise & Shine

December 12th            8th grade PROJECT PRIDE Swimming trip

December 12th            6-8 TAG Trip to DaVinci Museum, Allentown PA

December 17th            Student Senate District Meeting

December 17th            A1 Toyota Christmas Drive

December 18th            School Wellness Team Meeting 7:45-8:15am

December 18th            2nd Grade to Maritime Center

December 19th            Holidays Around the World Assemblies

December 23rd            Early Dismissal 12:50

December 24th – January 1st     NO SCHOOL

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As we prepare for the winter months, Superintendent Garth Harries has provided information regarding school closings and delays due to snow or bad weather. When declaring snow days, the first priority is always student safety. Consideration is also given to the importance of having children in school to learn and the reality that many parents work and face difficulties when having to take a day off to stay home with students.

For full details as to how NHPS will handle delays, closings and make-up days, please click to read the Superintendent’s letter.

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Our Mission

John C. Daniels School of International Communication fosters a community of teachers and learners who view themselves as global citizens growing in their ability to communicate effectively in a diverse world. We develop higher order thinking skills through our HOT, Magnet and elementary Dual Language programs. We infuse arts and technology into the curricula so as to best prepare each unique child to be a productive, effective member of the 21st century society.


Contact Us

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 203-691-3600
Magnet Office: 203-691-3604
Fax: 203-691-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm