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Maurice W. Downing Primary School

Address: 55 Acorn Way, Malverne, NY 11565
Phone: (516) 887-6470
Hours: 8:25 A.M. - 3:03 P.M. (Student arrival no earlier than 8:15 a.m.)
Principal: Mr. Edward Tallon


Recognizing the unique qualities of each child, the mission of the Maurice W. Downing Primary K-2 School is to teach children, enabling them to grow and learn academically, emotionally, socially and physically in a positive, nurturing, stimulating and consistent environment in order that they might become independent learners who value themselves, contribute to society and possess a love of learning.


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Thanksgiving Balloon Parade

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Downing kindergartners and their teachers were filled with spirit and pride as the students showed off their colorful balloons during the school’s annual kindergarten Thanksgiving balloon parade on Nov. 22.

The hallways were lined with their fellow students who clapped and cheered for the kindergartners as they marched by decked out in their holiday hats and holding their decorated balloons high in the air for all to see.

The parade concluded on the playground where the parents were waiting to witness the pageantry and take photos before heading home for the holiday break.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 11/27/2023

Thanksgiving Favorites

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Our 1st and 2nd graders are cooking up cornbread for their classroom holiday feast!

Date Added: 11/22/2023

Art Club Creations

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Beautiful works of autumn art created by our 2nd grade Art Club students at Downing!

Date Added: 11/17/2023

Science Club at Work

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The 2nd grade Science Club placed capsules in warm water and made a hypothesis of what they would expand to be once the capsule dissolved.

Date Added: 11/16/2023

Pink Cans 4 Cancer

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The Davison Avenue Ambassadors thank our fellow students from Davison, Herber and Downing for their support of the Pink Cans 4 Cancer Fundraiser!

All together we collected 8,500 cans and bottles and raised a total of $2,217.15. The funds will be donated to Pink Cans 4 Cancer and will be used to help people in our community as they fight cancer.

Date Added: 11/14/2023
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