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Mark your calendars! Please join us for our annual ziti dinner on Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00pm. We will have lots of food, raffle prizes and fun with our JCD community. Flyers will be sent home next week.

Flyer (English/Spanish)

Payment form (English/Spanish)

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Please take the time to read the minutes from this year's first School Governance Council meeting. 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:

  • December 2, 2014
  • 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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New morning arrival procedures will be in effect beginning December 1st.  In order to reduce the congestion on Ward Street and increase safety, students in grades 2–8 will be dropped off on Baldwin Street. Parents will be able to briefly stop on the first cut out area, drop off students on the curb side, and they will enter through the back entrance by the playground.

During arrival, there is no parking on Baldwin Street, no parent access on Baldwin Street and police will monitor car and bus flow.

All arrival procedures will remain the same for walkers and students in grades Prek-1st (and their older siblings). These students will still enter via Ward Street. 

Dismissal procedures remain the same. 

Please see MAP for visual overview. 

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Congratualtions to all students who auditioned for our Drama Club production of The Little Mermaid Jr. We are so very proud of everyone. Our cast list has been posted. During the next several weeks, we will be working with some members of the cast during the school day. Saturday rehearsals will begin in January. A schedule will be provided prior to our holiday break.

Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to being a part of this world!


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The Citywide Parent Leadership Team (CPLT) is conducting a survey on school breakfast. The CPLT group will gather parent/guardian feedback on the type of breakfast that is served in school. Your voice is crucial to encourage nutritional breakfast that is low in sugar for NHPS students.

Please take a moment to complete the brief survey at http://bit.ly/nhps-breakfast

For a paper copy of the survey please click. Kindly print and return with your child to their teacher. 

The survey will close the end of November.

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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