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Erin McElhone

Erin McElhone

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Dear parents and families,


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 let me know.


A note will go home with all students tomorrow (3/5/18) where you can opt out of this unit. Please check your child's folder for the note. You can also email me at erin.mcelhone@new-haven.k12.ct.us if you do not want your child to participate or if you have any questions.


Thank you!


Erin McElhone


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Join us for winter conferences!  

Please use the link below to sign up for a time that works for you.  



As always, if you are unable to meet or would prefer another time, email us at:




See you soon!

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Students recieved a flyer yesterday announcing the Annual JCD Ziti Dinner!

The 4th grade basket theme is spa-- bubble bath, face mask, nail polish, lotion, etc.

Donations are greatly appreciated and help make our raffle a success.

We are excited to see you on Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30-7:00!

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Estimados padres y tutores:


El miércoles 15 de noviembre será nuestra noche de conferencias con los padres. Durante este tiempo recibirá las notas de su hijo del primer periodo escolar, y podrá saber más de cómo va su hijo en 4 grado. Este año estaremos utilizando un sitio de web para apuntarse para una hora de conferencias. La liga al sitio de web está adjunto. Para accesar la liga fácilmente, estará  también en nuestro blog de cuarto grado de JCD. Para valorar el tiempo de todos, las conferencias serán de 10 minutos. Si Ud. quiere hablar más de su hijo, por favor mándenos un correo electrónico para escoger otra hora para reunir.


Muchas gracias y ¡esperamos verle en las conferencias!


Srta. Chavez y Srta. Mac





Dear parents and guardians,


On Wednesday, November 15th, we will be hosting parent teacher conferences. During this time you will receive your child’s 1st marking period report card and be able to hear more about how your child is doing in 4th grade. To streamline our signup process, we are asking that parents sign up online. The link to the signup can be found below and is also posted on our 4th grade JCD blog page for easier access. In an effort to respect everyone’s time, conferences will be limited to 10 minutes. Should you wish to discuss your child’s progress at a greater length, please email Ms. Mac and Ms. Chavez to set up a separate time for your conference.


Thank you, we are looking forward to seeing you all at conferences!


Ms. Chavez and Ms. Mac



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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