John C. Daniels PTO

Parent Teacher Organization/Junta De Padres

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a voluntary organization bringing together parents and teachers at John C. Daniels School.  Your involvement as a PTO volunteer benefits all the students in our school.

Participation in the PTO may include any of the following: attending monthly meetings, fundraising, building parent involvement and community at school and other activities relating to the welfare of the school and students. 

The JCD PTO is available to parents, teachers and students to answer questions and address concerns.  

We always look forward to meeting new and continuing parents throughout the school year.  

 PTO Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. (with some exceptions due to holidays). Calendar of meetings 2014-2015

Feel free to contact us:

PRESIDENT: Jorge Velez, father to Jorge (7th grade) and Ana Velez (8th grade)

 Email: jvelez75@gmail.com

              Phone: 203-824-1126


                      VICE-PRESIDENT: Richard Esquivel, father to James Anthony (2nd grade) and Dominique (5th grade)

              Email: richesq72@gmail.com


 SECRETARY: Marleen Kim, mother to Matthew Kim (7th grade)

               Email: marleeno@yahoo.com

                      Phone: 917-318-9079


 ESL LIAISON: Laura Velez, mother to Jorge (7th grade) and Ana Velez (8th grade)

Email: laura.velez@ct.gov

Phone: 203-824-1127


                     TREASURER and TEACHER LIASIONCarroll Ryan, Magnet Resource

Email: carroll.ryan@new-haven.k12.ct.us

              Office: 203-691-3604   Cell 203-525-0905


 ADMINISTRATION ADVISOR: Dr. Marlene Baldizon, Principal

               Email:  marlene.baldizon@new-haven.k12.ct.us

              Phone: 203-691-3610


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: Dr. Nicholas Perrone

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