PTO Updates & Information: October – November 2016
THERE’S STILL TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES—The Directory is here!!
Dues for 2016-2017 are $45/family. Checks made payable to the Downey PTO can be:
- sent to school with your child
- mailed to Downey Elementary School, 250 Downey Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Dues can also be made via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/DowneyPTO
Friday, 10/28/16, 6:00-7:30
Come join us for a games, music, and fun! Entry fees are $10/child or $15/2+ children. Activities include cookie decorating, bouncy houses, face painting, and a photo booth. Costumes are welcome (nothing too scary!) and pizza will be available for purchase. And if you want to get spooked, don't forget to also check out the 5th grade Haunted House!
Note: This is NOT a drop off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please consider VOLUNTEERING. For more information, contact Lorri Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine McKee (email@example.com).
Box Tops – Due October 26th!
Don't forget to continue to collect Box Tops and send them in with your students. The grade level with the most Box Tops as of October 26th will win a PAJAMA DAY on Tuesday, November 15th.
Boxes are available in each classroom; images can be cut and sent in a baggie or taped to one of Box Tops thematic collection sheets. Please contact Andrea Levitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The Downey Play is on its way!
The Downey PTO sponsored play is on its way for students in Grades K-5. This year, sign-ups will occur in November, auditions in December, and rehearsals will run from January-March. Keep your eyes open for the play flyer coming out in November with more specifics.
Performance dates for this year will be: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: March 31, April 1, and April 2
For questions, please contact Sarah Young-Hong (email@example.com).
NEW Downey Gift Book Program
The Gift Book Program is an exciting way for your child to make a contribution 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. Additional details can be found here: Downey Gift Book Program.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Donna Cantarella, Downey Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bamboo Restaurant Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 1st
Eat in or take-out between 4:30-9:00
Enjoy a dinner with other Downey families or bring home dinner to your family! Be sure to mention the Downey or show a copy of the flier to ensure a donation of 20% to the Downey PTO.
Bamboo Restaurant (next to the Holiday Inn in Dedham)
55 Ariadne Road
Tuesday, November 8th
Just another reason to get out and VOTE! Be sure to visit the Downey PTO bake-sale table on your way out of the school to enjoy some sweets and refreshment to keep you going!
If you'd like to make a donation or assist with the sale, please contact Sudha Sarma (email@example.com).
Please consider volunteering or donating baked goods for this event: Click here to Volunteer!
Pre-Holiday Shopping Social
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00
If you like to plan ahead, then this event is for you! Start your holiday shopping while enjoying snacks and cocktails with friends from the Downey Community! Vendors include: Cabi, Pampered Chef, Pure Haven, Peace by CJ and India Hicks. Vendor presentations begin at 7:30.
Location: McGowan Family Home, 20 Currier Farm Road
Please R.S.V.P. to Tammy McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Fundraiser
Monday, November 14th
Gather your friends and the Downey community to support this PTO fundraiser! Be sure to mention the Downey PTO to your server and 20% of tracked dine-in and carry out sales will be donated. Fulfill that pizza craving and provide a delicious dinner for your family!
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
119 University Avenue, Westwood