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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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Fitness Testing

Beginning October 15, 2018

for all students in Grades 4, 6, & 8!


Students in the above grades will begin fitness testing on their PE days.

Students need to wear PE uniforms & sneakers.

We encourage you to help your child get restful sleep, hydrate before & after, eat well balanced meals, plus encourage them to do their best.

These tests are valued by our district as much as the Smart Balance and other tests.


Let's have the best scores YET!  

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October Activity Calendars! 


Here is the October fitness calendar. Print them off and return to Mrs. O'Shea on November 1st! If you need a paper copy, see Mrs. O'Shea! Make sure you sign off each night/day you do with your child. ActivityCalendar-October-2018-Elementary-SPANISH.pdf     ActivityCalendar-October-2018-Elementary-English.pdf



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Parents, Students, and Families, 

Mrs. O'Shea will begin posting fitness calendars that students can complete at home to earn a fitness token for completing 50%, 75%, and 100% of the day! Calendars will be posted here, on ClassDojo, and students will Google Classroom will have access there.  In addition, I will have hardcopies in the classroom! 


Use the calendars below as a preview and see how many days you can complete as a FAMILY by the end of the month! (Student can bring in completed calendars for September. Parents inital the days your child completes and return to school at the end of the month!) ActivityCalendar-September-2018-Ten-at-a-Time-Engl.pdf     ActivityCalendar-September-2018-Ten-at-a-Time-SPAN.pdf



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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