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


October 11, 2019


Dear Downey Community, 


As you know, Downey School received the  2019 National Blue Ribbon School Award on September 26th. It is an enormous honor and I couldn’t be prouder of the Downey Staff. We are all very fortunate to work in a community that has the support and resources to meet the needs of all students and provide an outstanding education. Thank you to the parents for their kind words and congratulatory emails. 


Although it is only the 27th day of school teachers are sending out dates and times for the upcoming parent/teacher conferences in November. The teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and are well prepared to speak to you about your child’s strengths and goals for the school year. Teachers will be holding one conference per child, stay tuned for the sign up email.


Enjoy the long weekend!




Deb Gallagher 


Upcoming Events…..


October 11-29-Ouellette Family Costume Drive. New and gently used costumes can be dropped off at the Downey main office. Let’s support this former Downey family! 


October 25th-Annual PTO sponsored Halloween Party. Students are encouraged to wear their costumes, but please no plastic weapons, or costumes that would be frightening to the younger children. Thank you for your cooperation. 


November 1st-Picture Retake Day. If you want your child's picture retaken please return your photos to the office and email so that your child's name is put on the retake list.


Grades 3-5 Math League Team-Information will be emailed to families next week. Stay tuned! 


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 (

visit us on twittervisit us on facebook icon

Copyright 2020 Westwood Public SchoolPrivacy | Terms of use | Link to Town Site