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Don't forget that the 1st grade holiday performace is on Friday, December 15th at 9:30. Students can wear read or green shirts. 

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Ziti Dinner

The ziti dinner is Tuesday, December 12th. Each grade is asking for donations to fill a themed basket for the raffle. The theme for 1st grade is Tools for school. If you would like to donate, please send in the item(s) by Friday December 8th.

Book Fair

The book fair is open.  If you would like your child to buy a book, send in money no later than Friday, December 8th.  Put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on it and label book fair money.


Holiday Assembly 

The Holiday Around The World Assembly is on Friday, December 15th. First grade is performing at 9:30.


PE T-shirts were given out a couple of weeks ago. If your child received T-shirts in error, please let us know because there are two missing.

Thank you!

First Grade Team

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Hello Parents!  Today we will be finishing Chapter 5:  Shapes and Patterns.  This chapter we have worked on:

  • identifying plane/2D shapes- name, number of corners and number of sides.

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  • identifying solid/3D shapes- name, number of corners, number of sides.

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  • making pictures and models with shapes.              


  • seeing shapes all around us.

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  • making patterns with shapes.


Our Chapter 5 test will be given on Friday, December 1.

           Room 157- Spanish                    Room 158- English



We will skip Chapter 6 (per the district pacing guide):  Ordinal Numbers and Position.   We will cover these skills during our daily math meeting.  We will begin Chapter 7:  Numbers to 7 on Monday.  



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Picture retake is Tuesday, November 28th. 

Students should wear their uniforms unless you are sending

back the original picture for a retake. 

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Test will be given on Friday, December 1st

Trick words


Fundations Unit 3 words


3. shed

4. quick

5. thick

6. deck

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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

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