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Welcome to 4th grade!  I am so excited for the 2019-2020 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. Thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer!


Supplies for English class:


  • 1 folder with brads

  • 3 pocket folders

  • 3 notebooks 

  • Box of pencils (must have 2 each day)

  • Pencil case 

  • Red pen

  • Colored pencil pack

  • Crayon pack

  • Glue stick

  • Expo marker

  • Highlighter 


Optional classroom supplies (and greatly appreciated!):

  • Tissues

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Extra pencils

  • Extra/gently used uniforms

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Hi all--- I will be sending this note home later in the week. Let me know if you have any questions or do NOT want your child to participate.





Dear parents and families,


This year, as part of the district wide Michigan Model for health, 4th graders begin learning about puberty.  This unit is only an introduction and we will be discussing the changes that occur during puberty, both physical and emotional. We will set guidelines for our discussions and all lessons will be treated seriously.


This is an important unit and it is my hope that all students are included in the discussion. However if you do not want your child to join the class for this unit please sign below.  If this slip is not returned, your child will be included in the unit.




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Just found a list of the best vocabulary building apps that will be a fun way to keep your child reading over break!




I hope everyone has a fantastic February vacation!


-Ms. Mac

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Please sign up for a slot using the sign up genius link above.  Due to our shortened conference time, we will not be able to meet with anyone who does not sign up. 


If you would prefer, email erin.mcelhone@new-haven.k12.ct.us and aurea.jaca@new-haven.k12.ct.us to schedule a meeting for another date.


Thank you!!

Ms. Mac and Ms. Jaca

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Good evening JCD families, 

Unfortunately, I am out with the flu and will not be able to meet with you tomorrow.  Ms. Jaca will still hold conferences and give out student report cards, but if you'd like to meet with me as well, please email me to schedule a time.  

My daily planning period is at 11:10 and I can be available most days (except for Wednesday) to meet. 

Contact me with any questions! 



Erin McElhone 

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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.


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.




Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mrs. Tina Mitchell
Assistant Principal: Ms. Yesenia Perez

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