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1310 Harrison Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Tara Goldberg

(914) 777-4200
(914) 777-4201 (Fax)
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School Emergency Information Guide for Parents
School Emergency Information Guide for Parents (Spanish)


December 2019 Principal's Letter

Kindergarten 100th Day Letter

100th Day Book Drive

2020 NYSSMA Registration Letter and Form from the Rye Neck Music Department


New School Vaccination Requirements

•  Please click HERE to see the new school vaccination requirements which were passed by the New York State Legislature
    on June 13, 2019.
•  2019-2020 NYS Immunization Requirements
•  Please visit our Nurse/Health Services page for the most recent health requirements and forms.

Health Education

•  Health Education Curriculum
•  Health Education Advisory Council (HEAC) Recommendations

Social and Emotional Learning (K-12)

•  Please click HERE to view the Social and Emotional Learning K-12 Curriculum information.

Registration Information

We are beginning to plan for our incoming class of Kindergartners for September of 2020.  In order to make all the necessary projections and accommodations, we need to know whether you have a child who will attend Kindergarten at Daniel Warren.  Any child born on or before December 1, 2015 and living in the Rye Neck School District is eligible to enter Kindergarten at daniel Warren in September of 2020.  Please fill out your information HERE.  Spanish version click HERE

Registration Packet

If you have any questions, call or email Debbie Hutchinson at (914) 777-4202 or

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.

Daniel Warren Links

•  2019-2020 Early Morning Program Information Letter
•  2019-2020 Early Morning Program Application
•  2019-2020 School Supplies


Current News

Artists Inspire K-5 Students’ Portraits

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With a strong focus on portraiture, kindergarten through fifth grade students have diligently worked on their artworks. Under the direction of art teachers Trisha Appel and Dara Goodman, the students’ artworks are on display in the hallways at Daniel Warren and F.E. Bellows elementary schools.

Kindergartners created abstract, colorful and patterned portraits, which were inspired by the art of Sandra Silberzweig. First graders drew inspiration from Pablo Picasso for their artworks to create abstract, cubist portraits using metallic Sharpie markers and oil pastel. Meanwhile, second graders, who studied the work of Frida Kahlo, created self-portraits surrounded by items and symbols that were important to them.

Third graders created drawings inspired by Henri Matisse and the Fauvism art movement.
Having learned about facial features and proportions and the different ways in which they can draw those features, they used pencils, permanent markers and water-based markers to create their portraits. As part of the process, the students printed their portraits on top of foil to create a fun, tie-dye effect.

“My favorite part of this project is the students’ expressions after they reveal the color step within their work,” Appel said. “It is so much fun because it is all about experimentation and discovering which colors look best together. Students get really excited every time to see how their work looks after they pick it up from the aluminum foil. They also loved seeing each other’s results and were always amazed.”

Inspired by Pablo Picasso, his Blue Period and Cubism, fourth graders drew their abstract portraits with white-colored pencil on black construction paper. They also learned how to use a monochromatic color scheme in their work. When their drawings were completed, they painted the different shapes that made up their compositions in blue and re-outlined different areas in their portraits using black and white oil pastels.

“My favorite part of this project is providing the students with the knowledge of how to create correct facial features and proportions, but letting them be able to abstract their work and have a lot of fun with facial placements,” Appel said. “Students also really enjoyed creating new colors through experimentation and exploration with the materials, which really helps during the learning process, so students can uncover for themselves how to make colors lighter or darker, for example.”

Fifth graders created portraits that were inspired by Chuck Close. They created enlarged self-portraits using colored chalk and oil pastels on large, oversized black paper.


Daniel Warren Celebrates Its Own Heroes

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As a culminating experience to their studies in the Daniel Warren Wonder Studio on the topic of “Heroes – Real and Fantasy,” kindergarten through second grade students and all staff members gathered in their school’s multipurpose room on Dec. 10 to celebrate their own strengths.  

“Our celebration was about empowering students to see the potential they all have to be heroes in their community,” Principal Tara Goldberg said. “Each student and teacher wore their own cape, which they created and decorated with symbols that represented their strengths and interests.” 

During the assembly, members of each class marched up to the front of the room to showcase their capes to the applause of classmates and teachers. 

Goldberg said the students have been exploring heroes through contemporary stories and folktales to develop an understanding of what it means to be a hero. They looked at the virtues that heroes embody and examined symbols used on costumes and the meanings they hold. In addition, the students reflected on different questions, such as “Why do we have heroes?” “Why are heroes important?” and “Can a kid be a superhero?” 

“The students considered and wrote about ways they could use their own hero strengths for good,” librarian and media teacher Leigh Ann Kowalchick-Porphy said. 

As the study came to an end, the students participated in a hero training session and worked at stations that helped develop their perseverance, trust, teamwork and problem-solving.