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We are so excited for the 2017-2018 school year!  As the summer comes to an end, we ask you to start gathering the supplies listed below so that we can get to work as soon as possible. Supplies are separated by classroom but students will need all the supplies below. Thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer!




5 folders

3 notebooks

Box of pencils (must have 2 each day)

1 Pencil case

1 Red pen

1 Colored pencil pack

1 Expo marker

1 Highlighter

1 pack of post its


1 1 ½ inch binder

1 set of 5 dividers

1 portable binder hole punch (optional)

1 pack of post its

1 composition notebook

Pencils (must come to school with 2 pencils each day, if pencils are mechanical, must bring lead)

1 eraser


Red and blue pens

1 8x10 photo album (1 picture per page)

Classroom supplies (Optional):

Box of Tissues

Hand sanitizer

Cleaning wipes




If you have any questions, please email us!

Erin McElhone   erin.mcelhone@new-haven.k12.ct.us

Caitlin Chavez   caitlyn.chavez@new-haven.k12.ct.us 

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We are off to a great start in 4th grade!!

*Your child brought home a letter explaining who the 4th grade teachers are and how the schedule has changed since last year.  Please read this letter with your child and hold on to it throughout the year.

*We sent home a list of supplies for 4th grade (also posted below).  Please send supplies to school Tuesday, Sept 6th.

*The 4th grade teachers also sent home a parent survey.  Please send this sheet to school with your child Tuesday.  We are excited to get to know all of you. 

Finally--  if you attended orientation and did not drop off the paperwork before you left please send:

Emergency contact information form (bright yellow)

Lunch form

Media release form

If you did NOT attend orientation and have not recieved this paperwork, please send a note with your child on Tuesday so we can send home all the necessary materials.  These forms are extremely important!!


Thank you and enjoy the long weekend!


Ms. Mac and Srta. Chavez

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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