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Dear Families,  

Welcome to 3rd grade! I hope you’ve had a relaxing and fun summer vacation. This is my fifth year teaching 3rd grade at John C. Daniels and I'm so excited to begin another year of fun and learning! Here are some materials that your child will need in the classroom and for homework throughout the school year:


-   1 composition notebook

-   a 2-pocket folder with prongs (Please no large binders, they don’t fit well in the desks or cubbies)

-   a pencil box or bag

-   a box of pencils

-   4 dry erase markers

-   a glue stick

-   school and gym uniforms (regular school uniform includes khaki pants or skirts with a plain navy blue polo shirt and gym uniforms are navy shirts with navy sweatpants and sneakers)

-  a box of tissues or antibacterial hand gel for the classroom would be much appreciated but is not required!


Please send your child with these materials on the first day of school if possible. The first day will be Monday, August 28th. Enjoy the last few days of summer! I look forward to seeing all of you soon.




Mrs. Majneber (formerly known as Ms. Casey)

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Good Morning, 

Reminder: The Valentine's Dance is tomorrow night from 6:00- 8:00 PM in the cafeteria!


We have been studying area and perimeter in math for the past week or so. Tomorrow- Friday, February 3rd, students will have a quiz to check their understanding of these concepts. Please look over the review going home tonight!

Also, marking period 2 report cards will be sent home tomorrow. Please look over your child's report card as well as the letters included with them. We ask that you discuss your child's grades with them and create an academic goal for the remainder of the year together. This sheet will be attached to the report card. Please return this paper to us on Monday, February 6th. 

 Thank you!

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Starting this week, the Wednesday schedule will change. We will no longer have GYM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

On Wednesdays during the 3rd marking period room 156 will have MUSIC class and room 155 will have ART. 

Have a great night! 

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Queridas familias,

Tuvimos un viaje excelente al museo de arte la semana pasada.  Esta semana tenemos dos actividades especiales planeadas también.  El jueves vamos a ver el tercer teatro de títeres sobre la salud, nutrición y ejercicio.  También tendremos un examen de multiplicación y las estrategias que puede utilizar para 6, 7, 8 y 9. 

El viernes participaremos en la reunión del pueblo a las 9:00AM.  Vamos a cantar “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.”  También hablaremos sobre tradiciones alrededor del mundo. 

La semana que viene vamos a hacer dos proyectos de arte para las celebraciones de invierno.  Mandaremos una nota mañana sobre algunas materiales que se puede donar para nuestros proyectos. 

¡Gracias, y tenga una buena semana!

Rachel Gryak

Dear Families,

Last week we had a wonderful trip to the art museum.  This week we have two special activities planned as well.  On Thursday we will see the third puppet show about health, nutrition and exercise.  We will also have a test on multiplication and the strategies you can use for 6, 7, 8 and 9.

On Friday we will participate in the Town Meeting at 9:00AM.   We will sing “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.”  We will also talk about traditions from around the world. 

Next week we are going to make two art projects for Winter Holidays.  We will send a note tomorrow about some materials that you can donate for these projects.

Thank you and have a great week!

Rachel Gryak

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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

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

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