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Communications for our John C Daniels community.

Mrs. O'Shea's Farewell

Dear JCD Families and Community,

Please take a moment to read the below message:

During the past 5 years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to teaching your child/ren physical education and/or health education. I have been blessed with opportunity to create learning experiences to allow your child to begin to understand and explore why health, wellness, and physical activity are fundamental to their success as students and individuals. We have laughed and learned in class, creating countless learning experiences that I know that I will cherish always.

Your child/ren have taught me endless lessons on culture, community, empathy, autonomy, and seeing life through their eyes. I have grown in countless ways as a teacher and as person, I am thankful for all that our school community at John C. Daniels has given me. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach within this unique and diverse learning community.

With that said, I have been speaking to each of my classes regarding me resigning my position here at John C. Daniels, for a new opportunity that is closer to my home and my children. I have explained this change to them and have allowed them to ask questions that are relevant or important to them. I have explained that Mr. Casella will still be here and physical education/health will go on. I will officially be resigned from my position at JCD on October 24, 2019. If you/family have any questions please reach out to myself or administration.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you and your children for allowing me the opportunity to teach, learn, and grow within John C. Daniels, I am eternally grateful.


Mrs. Darcy Blaszczyk-O’Shea

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Homework Reading Log

Happy October!! 


With a month of school done, it's time to begin our nightly homework reading log.  

Students will be bringing home a silent reading book and a homework reading log notebook.  In the front, there are instructions on how to complete the homework. This will be checked daily.  Students have practiced reading and responding in class and are ready to do it at home! PLEASE check you child's notebook and help them get in the swing of things this week.  


Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Ms. Mac

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CONGRATULATIONS Summer Readers!!! Our final numbers are in and we are SUPER proud of each of you!

All of your hard work during the summer has earned John C. Daniels the TOP spot among ALL of the elementary schools in New Haven.  Keep reading and remember:

  • Reading is Thinking!
  • The MORE you READ, the MORE you will SUCCEED!
  • Readers become LEADERS!

Summer Reading Challenge 2019


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Welcome to PE!

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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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