Downey School building
winter music concert
students using touchscreen computers to code
students happily working on their writing
students wondering about science
First graders working on ELA


Downey School Core Values

Welcome to the Downey Elementary School! Our school is an inclusive K-5 building that provides an excellent education to all students. At Downey School we believe that learning is a partnership between the child, parent/guardian, and Downey School professionals. As a staff, we believe that open and honest communication with parents/guardians is important, and we value the input from parents/guardians. To ensure that Downey School is a safe environment for all students and staff  to take academic/professional risks, we live by the 6 Downey School Core Values:

Courage, Pride, Excellence, Respect, Responsibility, Inclusion

Principal's Message

March 1, 2020


Dear Downey Community, 


The Presidential Primary will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd. The Downey School gymnasium is a voting site for Westwood. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. All voters will enter and exit through the gym doors, and as always, a Westwood Police officer will be stationed in the gym. Please plan accordingly when you drop off and pick up your child on Tuesday as there may be an increase in traffic and parking spaces will be limited. Thank you for your cooperation. 



Parent/Teacher conferences are just a few weeks away. Teachers will be offering evening conferences on March 25th and afternoon conferences on April 8th. Be on the lookout for the conference schedule sign up.



MCAS testing for grades 3-5 will begin in April. Below you will find the testing schedule. Please be sure that your child is well rested and fed on testing days and please make sure your child is in school on testing days. If your child is sick on a testing day, he/she will make up the testing on the day that they return to school. 



The PTO will be hosting their annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 21st  at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham. This year's theme, "The Blue Ribbon Derby" is a nice way for the community to celebrate the National Blue Ribbon School award that Downey received  this fall. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased on the PTO AtoZ Connect app. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to catch up with friends and raise money for your child's school! 



Enjoy the rest of the weekend!





Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information: 2019

Minutes from the September 11, 2018, PTO Meeting

Minutes from the  October 2, 2018, PTO meeting

Minutes from the November 6, 2018, PTO meeting

Minutes from the December 5, 2018, PTO meeting

Minutes from the February 5, 2019, PTO meeting

Minutes from the March 5, 2019, PTO meeting

Minutes from April 22, 2019, PTO meeting

Minutes from the May 7, 2019, PTO meeting

Minutes from the June 4, 2019, PTO meeting


Download the App today for access to all Downey PTO information. You will have 1) Have access to the PTO Directory; 2) Enroll in mini courses; 3) Hear about upcoming PTO events. 

Click here to visit the AtoZConnect online directory website.


Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon and help support Downey! Please consider using our Amazon Smile link to make your Amazon purchases. The Amazon Smile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of eligible purchases back to the Downey School. It's an easy way to support our school and our students!

Downey Gift Book Program
The Gift Book Program continues and is an exciting way for your child to contribute to the school library! 
For all purchases made through this link, your child's name will be placed on a label on the inside cover of the book and they will be the first to read the book; all before the book is placed on the shelf in the Downey School library to then be shared by all students.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Donna Cantarella, Downey Librarian (

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