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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. 



Fitness Testing

Beginning October 15, 2018

for all students in Grades 4, 6, & 8!


Students in the above grades will begin fitness testing on their PE days.

Students need to wear PE uniforms & sneakers.

We encourage you to help your child get restful sleep, hydrate before & after, eat well balanced meals, plus encourage them to do their best.

These tests are valued by our district as much as the Smart Balance and other tests.


Let's have the best scores YET!  

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October Activity Calendars! 


Here is the October fitness calendar. Print them off and return to Mrs. O'Shea on November 1st! If you need a paper copy, see Mrs. O'Shea! Make sure you sign off each night/day you do with your child. ActivityCalendar-October-2018-Elementary-SPANISH.pdf     ActivityCalendar-October-2018-Elementary-English.pdf



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How to Tie Sneakers? 

Sneaker tying is a right of passage! Being in 2nd grade, it is time for your child to become independant at tying his/her own shoes! I will be rewarding students in GRADE 2 with shoe tag tokens if/when they can tie their sneakers! There are SO many different ways to teach your child, remember offer them an option that works for them & their skill level. YouTube is a great place to look for quick videos! Here is one that I made using the "extra" lace hole on sneakers! 




I am looking forward to awarding token for LOTS of SNEAKERS!


Mrs. O'Shea 

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Parents, Students, and Families, 

Mrs. O'Shea will begin posting fitness calendars that students can complete at home to earn a fitness token for completing 50%, 75%, and 100% of the day! Calendars will be posted here, on ClassDojo, and students will Google Classroom will have access there.  In addition, I will have hardcopies in the classroom! 


Use the calendars below as a preview and see how many days you can complete as a FAMILY by the end of the month! (Student can bring in completed calendars for September. Parents inital the days your child completes and return to school at the end of the month!) ActivityCalendar-September-2018-Ten-at-a-Time-Engl.pdf     ActivityCalendar-September-2018-Ten-at-a-Time-SPAN.pdf



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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: 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