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Keeping Fit Through February Break 

Winter break is here! Keep your keeps busy, happy, and entertained with some of these fitness based activities! When you are done, complete the writing prompt to bring back to Mrs. O'Shea! Have a fun and fitness filled February break! 







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Come Say to Your JCD Phys Ed. Teachers

Phys Ed. Teachers, Mrs. O'Shea & Mr. C will be downstairs at the gym during Parent-Teacher Conferences, Wednesday 1/30 from 1:30-5:30! 


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Pickleball is BACK at JCD! 

This week, Mrs. O'Shea's Grades 3-8 and Mr. C's 6-8 Phys Ed classes started their pickleball unit!

Pickleball is a racquet sport, played with a paddle and wiffle style ball. 

Students learned this week about the history of pickleball and some basic skills.

Students have been challenged to think deeply, investigate, and report back to Mrs. O'Shea to answer 2 burning questions! 

1) What breed of dog was Pickles?

2) Why does the pickleball paddle have holes in it? 

The 1st class to tell Mrs. O'Shea the ANSWERS to BOTH questions will earn extra time in the gym! 

Have a great weekend! 

Mrs. O'Shea 


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Jump Rope

Mrs. O'Shea and Mr. C's Phys Ed classes recently completed jump rope units. Mrs. O'Shea's students worked on creating personal best records! One student jump 216 times in a row! 

Jump rope is a fantastic way to exercise and all our students really enjoy learning all the tricky jumps Mr. C has to offer! 
Take a look at our Personal Best Jump rope Record Board created this year! 


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November Fitness Calendars! 

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Let's keep moving all through the month of November! Here are this month's calendar! 


Student's who complete the month & return with their parents initals, will get a prize! Complete every month until June to enter into a raffle! 


Mrs. O'Shea is collecting October calendars too! 


November Calendars: 

November 10 At a Time

November Full Activities Calendar




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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