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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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Fantastic Field Day Festivities

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School spirit was shining at our annual Field Day! Students were all smiles under bright sunshine as they completed in a series of games and challenges and cheered on their teammates as they ran and hula hooped themselves into a frenzy. When they weren't going for the win, they joined their friends on the playground and enjoyed a relaxing bubble blowing contest!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 6/5/2023

Juneteenth Jubilee

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Join us as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee on Friday, June 16th from 4pm-8pm.

We will be celebrating an afternoon of #Unstoppable Culture and Community with performances and activities for all ages.

Parade starts promptly @ 4pm in front of St. Paul AME 453 Pershing Blvd.

Event will continue in the back of Malverne High School.


Live DJ

Live Performers

Local Vendors

Food Trucks

Entertainment for the Kids

Click here to get your Juneteenth gear and find out how you can support this year's event.

Date Added: 6/2/2023

Malverne HS Legacy Dinner

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The district congratulates the students who were honored at the first Legacy Dinner on May 25.

Oluwaseyifunmi Adeniyi
Norman Brown Jr.
Raymond Cecere
Tamara Goonetilleke
Kristina Gray
Matthew Merkel
Lucas Ortiz
Sabrina Ramharakh
Gabriella Sandoval
Jamila Smith

In addition, we are proud to recognize each of the educators who were selected by the students to join them at the dinner. These teachers each played a pivotal role in the lives of these students and set them on the path for a successful future.

Date Added: 5/30/2023

Red Nose Day

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Our students in Room 104 got nosy as they celebrated Red Nose Day and helped raise awareness of childhood poverty around the world.

Date Added: 5/30/2023

Creative Scientists

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Our budding science scholars in Ms. Pawlowski’s 1st grade class read “Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished” and brainstormed science topics that make us curious!

Date Added: 5/25/2023