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Marking Period 1 Conferences are next Wednesday, November 13th. We have an early dismissal day and will begin in the afternoon. We will be able to meet until 7:00 pm, with a brief break at 4:30 for dinner. We are making appointments and will stick to the schedule. Please view the link below and sign up for a time that works for you! We will be meeting together in room 158. Thank you, and looking forward to meeting with you all soon. 


Ms. Casey and Sra. McNeil



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Hello Families!

Tomorrow- Tuesday, September 17th, we will take our first math test. We have been doing math centers and practicing place value for a few weeks now. Students also brought home a review and study guide for homework tonight. Please go over this with your child to make sure they are prepared to write numbers in various forms, order and compare numbers, and determine the value of digits in different place value spots. 


Tomorrow is also OPEN HOUSE. We will be here in our classrooms from 5:00- 7:00 pm. Please come by to learn more about what we will learn this year in third grade and about our daily routine and activities. We will be presenting information at four different sessions (5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 pm) Hope to see you there!



Ms. Casey

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As our school year starts, we would like to set-up clear classroom expectations for all our students K-8! During the first few classes we will be discussing/reviewing our expectations.

We also would like to have you spend a few moments with your child to complete a quick form reviewing & accepting our Physical Education expectations/policies.

**Please complete a seperate form for each child that attends our school. 

We ask that you submit this form by Wednesday, Septemeber 11, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. O'Shea or Mr. C, via our school email. 

**NEW** JCD Physical Education Expectations

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Good Morning!

Welcome to 3rd Grade! I hope that you have all enjoyed a fun and relaxing summer. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and starting another year of learning. Our first day is Thursday, August 29th. Here are a few materials that we will need in class this year:

- 1 composition notebook

- 1 two-pocket folder with prongs

- pencils and a pencil bag or box

- dry erase markers

- highlighter


If students could bring these materials in by Tuesday, September 3rd, that would be wonderful. If you would like to donate something extra, we could always use tissues, hand sanitizer, or extra pencils for the class. 

Enjoy the last few days of summer! See you all soon. 


Ms. Casey   

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Good Morning!

Here is a link to sign up for a conference time on Wednesday, January 22nd.

You may  sign up for a 10 minutes conference with each teacher. My conferences will be held in room 158 and Mrs. McNeil's meetings will take place in room 157. 

Thank you and please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Ms. Casey



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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.


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.




Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mrs. Tina Mitchell
Assistant Principal: Ms. Yesenia Perez

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