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Opera Theater of Yale College invites all New Haven students and their families to Hansel and Gretel Kids Day on Saturday, February 28th. This is a free matinee performance especially for New Haven students from pre-school to high school.

WHEN:     Saturday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. (Come early to meet the characters, hear the story, and learn all about the magical world of opera!)

WHERE:   Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

HOW:       E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let them know you'll be coming or if you have any questions.

Learn more at www.hanselandgretelkidsday.wordpress.com

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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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With the inclement weather upon us, please be reminded of the NHPS Transportation Department's procedures regarding busing for our interdistrict students when schools are delayed or closed. The procedures can be found HERE

After reviewing this information, should you have any questions or concerns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Put on your dancing shoes and join the JCD Family Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  
Mr. C will spin tunes for the dance in the school's auditorium.  This is open to students and their families.  
$3.00 per person will provide pizza, drink and dessert.
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 5th so we can order enough pizza.
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Please attend the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the JCD library.
We will review the Smarter Balanced Assessment that all students in grades 3-8 will be taking soon. We will review the ways in which the assessment aligns with the Common Core Standards. You will also take a sample test to gain a better understanding of the types of questions your student will be answering in the areas of math and Language Arts. 
Light refreshments will be served.  
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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global 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