2023-2024 Downey Elementary PTO

Downey Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a formal organization composed of Downey caregivers,
teachers, and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in Downey and WPS programs.

Downey PTO Executive Board (EB) is an 8-member committee that leads the composition and scheduling of PTO funded programs. The EB manages the PTO budget and related fundraisers necessary to run PTO programs and fulfill school staff requests. Lastly, the EB is responsible for the community at large communications. Please direct all PTO inquiries to downeypto@westwood.k12.ma.us.


Downey PTO Executive Board


Role Member Name Student (Gr) Member Name Student (Grade)
Co-Presidents Liz Pollin Bella (K) Amanda Fairbanks Bobby (3), Ethan (3)
Co-Vice Presidents Jessica
Cece (4), Teresa (2) Theresa Laham Charlie (5), Suzy (5), Rosie (K)
Secretary Natasha Ross Josie (4), Nolan (1)    
Treasurers Elin Agoston Lillian (4), Annabelle (2) Bill Bruce Cece (2)
SEPAC Liaison Samantha Sturma Colton (2), Luke (K)    



Downey PTO Greater Board (GB) Members


  • Extension of the PTO Executive Board and attends all PTO meetings (6)
  • Voting Members on PTO budget and all motions presented at PTO meetings
  • Chair or participate in 2 PTO Committees


Grade Member Name Student(s) Member Name Student(s)
Kindergarten Mary Beth
Emmy, Ellie (4) Lauren Holly Oscar, Kendall (4)
Grade 1 Patty Rockensies Emmett Lisa Maguire Daniel, Caitlin (4)
Grade 2 Katie Callahan Harry, Shae (K) Heidi Sullivan Maisie, Hannah (4)
Grade 3 David DiMuzio Adrianna    
Grade 4 Hillary Mosca Skylar Danielle
Devin, Kian (2)
Grade 5 Darcy Petres Sarah Catherine
Miles, Maisie (4)


Other Represented Roles Name Name
Teacher Representatives Caron Miller (Gr. 5) Kelly Fitzgerald (Gr. 2)
DE&I Liaisons Patty Rockensies (Parent) Kelly Fitzgerald (Teacher)
School Committee Rep Johanna French  



What we do… what do you want us to do?… what do we want you to do?



  • PTO dues are critical to maintain a healthy budget for all the wonderful programs we sponsor at Downey Elementary School. Please consider paying PTO Dues on Membership Toolkit and download the app for access on the go.
  • Apple Store
  • Google Play




  • Regardless of dues payment status, you will have access to registered Membership Toolkit Directory. Members determine what info is shared.
  • Newly implemented Weekly Downey Download (emailed to all contacts registered in the directory)
  • Monthly newsletters (emailed to all contacts registered in the directory)
  • Follow @DowneyPTO on Instagram
  • Join the private Downey PTO Facebook Group

Volunteer your time...



Got an idea? A question? Or looking to volunteer? Contact us a downeypto@westwood.k12.ma.us  We will return your email within two weekdays.


The Downey School PTO is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section
501(c)(3). Our EIN is 45-2476131.

Upcoming Events


Fall Festival
Friday, October 20
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Fun Run
Monday, November 13
Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 16
Downey School Cafeteria
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Movie Night
("Trolls Band Together")
Friday, January 26
Downey School Cafeteria
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.,
movie begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased through the Membership toolkit.
Tickets are $5 per family. 
No tickets sold at the door.
Family Paint Night
Friday, February 2
Downey School Cafeteria
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased through the Membership toolkit.
Tickets are $35 per painter.
Bowling Night
Saturday, March 9
Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream & Bowling, Hyde Park
Tickets can be purchased through the Membership toolkit.
Tickets are $30 per bowler and include bowling, pizza, drinks
and ice cream.
(Downey students only.  Please note this is not a drop-off event.)
Multicultural Night
Friday, March 22
Kids and families will explore tables representing world cultures
where they will be able to get their passports stamped. 
We will then be treated to an hour of entertainment
and education, sponsored by the Downey PTO.

PTO Meetings

Tuesday, September 12
7 p.m. (Downey library 
Wednesday, October 18
7 p.m. (Virtual)
Wednesday, January 10
 7 p.m. (Downey library)
Monday, March 18
7 p.m. (Virtual)
Tuesday, May 28
7 p.m. (Downey library)
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