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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

July 9, 2021

Dear Incoming K/1 Families,

Thank you for attending the K/1 information night on Thursday evening. This was a follow up to the email you received last week regarding the K/1 classroom that we will be offering in the fall. During this meeting Ms. Herald and I talked about what a multi age classroom is and the benefits of being in this type of classroom. We also shared with you that in addition to a K/1 classroom there will be two K classes and two grade 1 classes. Below is a link to the slide show that was shared with parents at the meeting.


As I mentioned last night, we are not asking parents to "opt in" or "opt out" of the K/1 classroom, the zoom meeting was an opportunity to inform parents about what a multi age classroom is. It is important that this classroom is a well balanced class, just like every other class in grades K-5. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at


Enjoy the summer and I look forward to seeing you and your child in the fall!




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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