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Just a reminder...

Our pizza party is on Monday.  Please send in $2.00 TOMORROW if you would like your child to have pizza for lunch on Monday! 


Thank you!!!! 

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Field day is in 1 more week!!!  Mr. C and Mrs. O’Shea have requested that first graders wear green shirts on that day.    If you would like to purchase a green shirt (plain) please fill out the attached form and send in $4.00 (cash only) in an envelope with your child’s name on it by MONDAY (6/4).  If you already have a green shirt at home, please have your child wear it next Friday (6/8).


We are also planning on letting the children sign each other’s shirts with a sharpie.  Please let us know, by signing the attached form, if you give permission for your child to have his/her shirt signed. 

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More information on field day will come home next week.  We are looking forward to a fun filled day!!!

If you have any questions, let us know.


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TOMORROW is our chapter 16 test- numbers to 100.  Here's what is on our test tomorrow:

     Finding the greatest number in a given set of numbers

     Identifying how many when given a set of base ten blocks

     Finding the missing numbers in a number pattern

     Breaking down a number into tens and ones

     Putting numbers in order from greatest to least


Room 157:  English                  Room 158:  Spanish


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We are finishing up Chapter 14:  Mental Math Strategies today and our test will be TOMORROW!  157:  Spanish    158:  English

In this chapter we learned:

     how to add ones mentally by using a doubles fact.  Ex:  7+6=____         6+6=12; 12+1= 13 so, 7+6=13


     how to add mentally by using the 'add the ones' strategy. 

            Ex:  23+4=___             23 becomes 20 and 3.  Add the ones:  3+4= 7.  Add the ones to the tens:  20+7= 27


     how to add mentally by using the 'add the tens' strategy.

             Ex:  15+20=____          15 becomes 10 and 5.  Add the tens:  10+20= 30.  Add the tens to the ones:  5+30= 35


     how to subtract ones mentally by recalling number bonds (think of addition).  Ex:  8-5=_____           8= 5+ ____         8=5+3 so, 8-5= 3


     how to subtract mentally by using 'subtract the ones' strategy.

              Ex:  37-4=________            37 becomes 30 and 7.  Subtract the ones:  7-4= 3.  Add the ones to the tens:  30+3= 33.  So, 37-4= 33


     how to subtract mentally by using 'subtract the tens' strategy.

               Ex:  35-20= ______              35 becomes 30 and 5.  Subtact the tens:  30-20= 10.  Add the tens to the ones:  10+5= 15.  So, 35-20= 15


     word problems using addition or subtraction:  I have 16 fish.  9 of them swam away.  How many fish are left?  



It is important to keep in mind that your child was introduced to each of these strategies, but we encourage each student to use the strategy that works for them.  They are not required to use all of these strategies, just one!


Our next chapter is 16:  Numbers to 100

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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.

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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.

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Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mr. Pedro Mendia-Landa
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