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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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Eclipse Mania Takes Over Malverne

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On April 8, solar eclipse mania took over Malverne as students celebrated the once in a generation learning experience with plenty of fun activities, eclipse-themed snacks and a chance to view this amazing solar spectacle safely with friends.

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Date Added: 4/10/2024

Eid Mubarak

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Eid Mubarak from Ms. Piccola's 1st graders in room 216.

Date Added: 4/10/2024

Malverne Named Best Community for Music Education

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We did it! Malverne has been named one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. 2024 marks the twelfth year that the district has been honored with this prestigious distinction.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding commitment and achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

We are proud of our teachers, administrators and community members who make our music programs possible and of our students who work hard every day to hone their talents and fill the air with their amazing music.

Date Added: 4/2/2024

STEM Night Inspires Future Science Scholars

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On March 25, Malverne K-12 students and their families were invited to the high school for an evening of hands-on science, math and engineering activities designed to inspire an interest in STEM learning. STEM is a teaching approach that combines science, technology, engineering and math to help students develop creative design, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

The event offered the opportunity for students of all ages to engage in chemistry, biology and physical science experiments, as well as math games and science-themed crafts. Students were also able to explore robotics, float across the gym on a student-made hovercraft and enjoy ice cream made on-site using liquid nitrogen.

The district is grateful to the educators who organized and staffed this annual event, and the high school students who volunteered their time to help facilitate the activities and share their knowledge and experience with the younger students.

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Date Added: 3/29/2024

Students Go Mad for Mad Science Assembly

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Last week, our students at Downing got a messy lesson in science during their Mad Science interactive assembly.

The students were amazed as they participated in sticky and slimy experiments with melting cups, stretchy polymers, magic genies and exploding foam!

Thanks to the Maurice W. Downing PTA for making this magic moment happen for our students.

Date Added: 3/28/2024

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