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Darcy O'Shea

Darcy O'Shea

Darcy Blaszczyk-O'Shea is a Physical Education/Health Teacher at John C. Daniels.  Spending her youth and young adult years playing softball and soccer, she has a passion for health and wellness.  She is very active participating in yoga, cycling, and several recreational sports.  Mrs. O'Shea obtain her Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State  University in 2005.  Before teaching in New Haven she spent time teaching High School Physical Education in West Hartford, CT and Elementary Physical Education in Region 14.  Mrs. O'Shea enjoys teaching in an urban community and looks forward to continuing her career here in New Haven.  Mrs. O'Shea will begin her Master's in Teacher's Leadership in the fall of 2017 and follow up with a doctorate in Educational Leadership in the coming years. Until then she is enjoying teaching in the gymnasium of JCD. 


Get Connected in Phys Ed! 


Parents and Students, I hope you are all enjoying your summer, finding time to relax, and enjoy some physical activity! I am having a wonderful summer with my family, but wanted to check in as some of you might be thinking about school starting in a few weeks. Please take a moment to go to this website: https://dboshea7.wixsite.com/physedteach we will be using this during Mrs. O'Shea's Phys Ed and Health classes.

Parents head to the "PARENT" tab and join the REMIND app for Phys Ed.

Students check out the "STUDENT" tab to see what will be coming!

I am SUPER excited to share this NEW website with all my students and add to our classroom!

Until I see you... Have a great rest of the summer...Be Safe...Have Fun...and See you soon!

Mrs. O'Shea 



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JCD Field Day

Where: JCD Field

When: June 8, 9:30-11:30

What to bring:

A Positive Attitude, Ready for Fun!

Field Day Class Shirt!

On Field Day, June 8th your child can wear their

class color:


1st- Green/Verde

2nd- Pink/Rosado

3rd- Purple/Purpua

4th- Yellow/Amarillo

5th- Orange/Naranja

6th- Blue/Azul

                     Parents please apply sunscreen at home, students can wear hats on the field. 

Change of clothes (uniform, please)


Families are always welcome to join us!

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If  you would like to receive PHYSICAL EDUCATION updates and reminders please use the link for our REMIND app class: 




If you have any questions feel free to email Mrs. O'Shea at darcy.o'shea@nhps.ne



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One of our favorite units got under way this week!


Jump rope!  



Student in grade K-5 will be learning all about how to be successful at jumping rope! 

Students in grades 3-5 will be coming home with jump rope homework calendars.  Please remind them to practice jumping rope or over a line each day for 10-15 minutes..and join them! 

Jump rope is a FANTASTIC cardio-respiratory workout, plus your child is learning some pretty cool jumping tricks, too! 


This unit will go through April 6, 2018!


Happy Jumping 


Mrs. O'Shea


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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: Mr. Daniel Bonet
Assistant Principal: Dr. Nicholas Perrone

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