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Good Morning!

Here is a link to sign up for a conference time on Wednesday, January 22nd.

You may  sign up for a 10 minutes conference with each teacher. My conferences will be held in room 158 and Mrs. McNeil's meetings will take place in room 157. 

Thank you and please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Ms. Casey



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An email has been sent out for you to sign up for a marking period 2 conference time for NEXT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th. If you have not recieved an email please let us know. Have a great weekend!


Ms. Casey

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Our performance will now be at 11:00 in the auditorium. 


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Hello Families!

For the past month we have been working with Mr. Wood, Mr. C and Mr. Todd from Flock Theatre to learn more about weather around the world! We will be performing our shadow puppet shows and our song that we have been working so hard on. The presentation will be Tuesday morning, January 22nd,  at 9:45 in the auditorium. Please feel free to join us. :)

Have a great long weekend!

Ms. Casey

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Good Morning!

We have been working very hard in the second marking period! Students have switched to nonfiction reading in class and have been doing an awesome job determining main idea and supporting details. We have been using nonfiction text features to help us comprehend what we read in our nonfiction texts. Be sure to ask your child what nonfiction text features they have been learning about and using. 

Phonics lessons have focused around R-controlled vowels. Quizzes for AR/OR and UR/IR/ER will be sent home this week. We started a new unit today on DOUBLE VOWEL sounds. Our two new sounds are AI and AY.

In math we are continuing to practice with multiplication strategies. Students are encouraged to use repeat addition, array or area models, and equal groups to help them find the product when multiplying. At this time, memorization of the facts is not necessary. We are working on simply understanding multiplication first. We will work more on fact fluency later on. 

We are also begining a new science/magnet unit on natural disasters and weather around the world. Students are very excited about this and it will be incorporated in both reading and writing. 


December dates to remember:

Decmeber 7, 11, 13 and 20- No afterschool program

December 6 through 13- Book Fair

December 11- Ziti Dinner

December 14-Rise and Shine and Ms. DeFabio's last day :(

December 20- Polar Express Reading Night 

December 21- Early Dismissal 

December 24 through January 1st- Winter Holiday Break


Thank you for your continued support. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.


Ms. Casey

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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


New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mr. Pedro Mendia-Landa
Assistant Principal: Ms. Tianko Ellison

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



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

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