Daniel Warren Elementary School
1310 Harrison Avenue,
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Fax No. (914) 341-9476
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PTSA CLUBS BEGIN MONDAY, JANUARY 23 THRU MARCH 23 -
PTSA Club Room Assignments
PTSA BOOK DRIVE - JANUARY 31 - MARCH 3
If your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten in the Rye Neck School District in September of 2017, and you have not given RN your contact information, please call or email Debbie Hutchinson at (777-4202) or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is necessary to keep you informed of important upcoming incoming kindergarten events.
Students born before December 1, 2012 are eligible for Kindergarten in September 2017. Registration forms are available on the Student Registration page of the RN website. Contact Debbie Hutchinson to give her your information.
Please visit our Nurse/Health Services page for health requirements and forms. (Please note that there are new health requirements for 2016-17.)
Volunteer Letter and Application
You must complete an application each year. You only need to complete ONE form regardless of the number of children you have in the district.
Students Collect Books for Children Worldwide
The PTSA is hosting a children's book drive at Daniel Warren Elementary School to help enrich the literary lives of children who are less fortunate around the world. Students and their families are encouraged to donate their gently used books and drop them off on the table in the entryway through March 3.
“We stress the importance of peace and friendship at Daniel Warren and this is a way for our students to learn about helping others as a beginning to the concept of community service,” Principal Jane Scheinman said.
The books will be donated to the Darien Book Aid, a local charity that will distribute them to schools and libraries worldwide. The all-volunteer organization seeks to build a foundation of peace through the free distribution of books.
“Last year we donated more than 1,200 books,” Scheinman said. “We are trying to beat that number this year.”
Kindergartners Celebrate 100 Days of School
Daniel Warren Elementary School kindergartners marked the 100th day of school on Feb. 14 and celebrated by using the number 100 in a variety of ways. Through the meaningful and enriching activities, the students commemorated how much they have grown and learned since September.
“Every day in our morning meeting we count the days of school, which builds a number sense for the kindergartners,” teacher Connie Levin said. “100 is a very big number to them and the activities helped make it into something concrete and much more tangible.”
Throughout the day, the students practiced counting to 100 by 1s and 10s, solved puzzles, constructed necklaces and shared their creative art projects, which were made out of 100 items, for the milestone event.
Besides having fun on their 100th day of school, the students also gained a better understanding of place value and numbers through the activities.
Second-Graders Conduct Weather Experiments
Daniel Warren Elementary School second-graders kicked off their new science unit on air and weather by exploring concepts such as lightning, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation and condensation through a number of science demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Thanks to a generous grant from the PTSA, the students welcomed scientist Mark Goldstein to their classrooms on Jan. 10 and 11 and experienced the science enrichment program, Weather or Not. Goldstein, who brought energy and excitement to his presentation, interacted with the students as they discovered the properties of air and air pressure and learned what causes the different types of weather. As part of the experiments, the students watched an egg get sucked into a jar, lifted ice cubes with a string, played with tornado tubes and made a cloud in the classroom.
“This was a wonderful program,” teacher Tara Linehan said. “It directly correlated to our curriculum on air and weather. Mr. Goldstein introduced so many science content words that got the students excited to begin our new science unit. They’re going to learn about air pressure, the water cycle, different types of precipitation and all of those things were covered during his hands-on experiments.”
Principal Jane Scheinman said two second-graders have been joining her each morning since the beginning of the school year to provide their peers with a daily weather report during the morning announcements. Now, the students will have a better understanding of what they’ve been reporting on as they continue to build on their knowledge of weather.
Daniel Warren Students Stay Healthy with Zumba
Daniel Warren Elementary School students showed off their dance moves when they swapped in Zumba for their regular physical education classes as part of the school’s Health and Wellness initiative.
Sponsored by the PTSA, a Zumba instructor from the Rye YMCA led the students through the dance workouts during the week of Jan. 9. In addition to Zumba, school officials arrange for a variety of unique exercise activities to take place during physical education classes throughout the year, including circus yoga and cardio boot camp.
“We strive to teach our students to be fit and healthy,” Principal Jane Scheinman said. “We encourage healthy eating and have guidelines for snacks and birthday celebrations. We want our students to understand that healthy eating and exercise can be fun.”
Kindergartners ‘Make Sense’ of their Five Senses
Daniel Warren Elementary School kindergartners explored their five senses with scientist Christopher Stetson, who helped them conduct several experiments during his visit on Dec. 14.
During the interactive “Let’s Make Sense” program, which was generously funded by the PTSA, the students tested their visual and auditory skills, differentiated between odors and discovered the four tastes – sweet, salty, sour and bitter – that our taste buds can distinguish among. Kindergarten teacher Kathy Blaney said the program provided a great introduction to their science unit on the five senses.
“We like this program because [scientist Stetson] really helped the children focus on each of the senses and engaged them in an interactive, hands-on workshop,” Blaney said. “Children learn by doing and participating, so this is perfect for this age level.”
As part of the experiments, the students shined a flashlight into their eyes to examine how their pupils react to light. They also identified different scents in a balloon and cans; and shook jars to determine whether they were filled with sand, paper clips, a wooden block or pennies. They also grouped different pictures of food according to the four tastes, and felt three different pieces of sanding paper to determine which one had the roughest surface.
“This is a very appropriate science unit for kindergarten as the children are learning a lot about themselves, their bodies and how they’re growing,” Blaney added. “We’re working on having them be aware of themselves and others, and how they’re part of the environment.”
Following the program, the students will continue to conduct experiments to further study the senses.