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Please be advised that we experienced a power outage at 1;15 this afternoon. 

It affected several schools in the area. Students have not been affected in anyway.

Dismissal will proceed as usual.


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Fall after school programs at Common Ground:

Kids Unplugged for grades K – 4

West Rock Rangers for grades 5 – 8

Get your child unplugged and outside, exploring nature, hiking, imagining, growing food, making friends, and having fun! Build forts, hike to Judges Cave, play nature games, learn to identify trees, or enjoy a campfire in the woods. On the farm, feed the animals, hold a chicken, dig in the dirt, make homemade pizza, and help bring in the fall harvest.

New this fall: a special focus on fort building and hiking in West Rock Park! Fort building, hiking, and farm based activities will be offered as choices during every program session.

After school bus transportation available to Common Ground, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven. Parents must pick-up from Common Ground promptly at 5:30 PM, no return transportation is available.

For more details and a link to online registration visit: www.commongroundct.org

Any questions, please call 203-389-4333 ext. 1213 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Informational flyer

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The faculty and staff are anxiously awaiting the return of our students this Thursday, August 28th.

Upon arrival, we ask students to meet their teachers in the following locations:

  • Grades 1-2 Teachers will be in the Auditorium with class lists
  • Grades 3-4 Teachers will be in the Gym with class lists
  • Grades 5-8 Teachers will be in the Cafeteria with class lists

Additionally, you should have received a letter in the mail outlining our arrival and dismissal procedures. Click here for a copy. 

We cannot wait to see everyone!! 

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Mark your calendars for a Parent University workshop day, Saturday, November 1, 2014. Parent University is a free Parent Support Network for all New Haven Public School parents.  A critical component of New Haven’s School Change Initiative, Parent University aims to give parents the tools they need to help their children succeed in school and in life.

Join hundreds of New Haven Public School parents for a day of free workshops and community resources.

For more information, visit www.punh.org or call 203-497-7055 (English) or (203) 497-7056 (Spanish)

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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