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Come join us for a fun and informational evening about how to support our child in learning to read on Tuesday, November 27th, from 5:30-6:15 in the JCD Library.

  • Sight Words: Importance & Make-and-Take Activity
  • Reading Strategies
  • Reading Levels

Parent letters have been sent home.  Please RSVP by completing and returning the bottom portion of the letter, leaving a comment on this post, or leaving a message at extension x3679.


Please feel free to call with any questions.

Heather O'Brien

Literacy Coach



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During parent conferences I will have a Literacy Table set up in the first floor hallway by the gym and will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding reading or writing.  I will also have book lists available across grade levels for suggested reading including both classic and current titles.


Reading Inventory (R.I.) letters will be given out during conferences for students in grades 3-8.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Heather O'Brien

Literacy Coach: x3679

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Dear Families,

This upcoming Wednesday, November 14th is Parent-Teacher conferences from 1:30-5:30 p.m. I will be available to receive families that may have questions in regards to our Dual Language program. My office is on the second floor in office 263. You can also make an appointment by emailing me at viviana.ortiz@new-haven.k12.ct.us

Have a great afternoon.

Mrs. Viviana Ortiz

Dual Language Instructional Coach

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Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending our Reading is Thinking parent meeting last night.  I look forward to holding more events as we continue throughout the school year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, and/or ideas on topics for future presentations.

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Please join us on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 to 6:15 for our Reading is THINKING Parent Night: Part II.  The focus of this meeting is: Reading Inventory (R.I.): Student Test Review.  The three components of the review will include:

  1. Lexile Level
  2. From Lexile Level to Reading Level
  3. From Reading Level to Reading Volume

This is an RSVP event.  Student tests will ONLY be printed for those who respond prior to the meeting.  Please RSVP by:

  1. Leaving a commnent
  2. Email: heather.o'brien@new-haven.k12.ct.us
  3. Returning the bottom portion of the parent flyer (to be sent home week of October 15th)

Please feel free to call at x3679

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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