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Parents, students and teachers: Please join the PTO on Tuesday, October 6th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center, 2nd floor, for Math and Word bingo.  
It promises to be a fun evening for the entire family.  Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners!
Plus, learn of upcoming events such as our annual Fall Dance.
Light refreshments will be served.
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Parents of students currently in 4th through 8th grade, you will soon be receiving your child's results on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, given in the spring of 2015.

Below are several links that can better help you understand your child's score as well as how to continue to work with your child to help their acdemic success.

Letter from Superintendent Garth Harries

CT Test Guide for Parents

Connecticut State Test Guide for Parents is a free online tool to help you understand your child’s scores and support your child’s learning all year round. Visit ConnecticutTestGuide.org to get started!

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Make your child proud!  Participate more in their school activities.

Earn “10” STARS during the school year for your involvement and be a Star Parent.

Get your card after enrolling online via the link below


by Sunday September 27th to earn your 1st star.

If you have already signed up and received an email confirmation you will be able to pick up your card at our ‘Open House' on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30PM.

The Star Parent Recognition Program is designed to motivate, recognize, and thank individual parents and guardians for their contributions and involvement in school activities in support of their children. Research strongly suggests that when parents take an active role in their child’s education and involve themselves in school activities, academic achievement improves noticeably.



¡Haga a su hijo orgulloso de usted!  Participe mas en su vida escolar.

Gane “10” Estrellas durante el año escolar por su participación y sea un Padre Estrella

Para obtener su tarjeta,


antes de el Domingo, 27 de Septiembrey gane su1era estrella.

Si ya usted se inscribio en el programa y recibio una confirmación por correo electrónico podrá recoger su tarjeta en la noche de ‘Open House’ (Casa Abierta) el martes, 29 de septiembre at 5:30PM.


El Programa de Reconocimiento de Padres Estrella de JCD esta diseñado para motivar, reconocer y agradecer a los padres y tutores por su contribución y participación en las actividades escolares en apoyo de sus hijos. Cuando los padres toman un papel activo en la educación de sus hijos y se involucran en sus actividades escolares el rendimiento académico mejora notablemente.

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JCD-logo embroidered polo shirts, fleece jackets and fleece vests are available to all students, parents/guardians and staff.
Each clothing item will have the JCD logo on the upper left chest. Samples of shirts, jackets and vests are available in the main office. 
Sizes are available in youth, adult mens and adult ladies.
The deadline to submit your order and payment is Tuesday, September 29th. You can send the order into school with your child or bring it to Open House on the 29th.


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Hola JCD parents and staff! Have you ever asked your children "What did you do in school today?" or "How was school today?" and you get the same answers as I do..."Played recess. Nothing. Good." I found an article with 30 questions to ask your children about school that I wanted to share with you. I hope you find it as helpful as I have!     -Sra. McNeil

click on the link below


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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.

Family-School Compact for Achievement


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