Downey School



Mr. Peck August 12, 2015         

Dear Parent/Guardian, Students, Families, and Community Members,

Next week we will begin the 2015-2016 school year.  I am excited to be part of the Downey School Community as your principal.  I have had an adventurous career as an educator and school administrator with the Harrisburg School District for more than 14 years.  Since 2013, I have served as the Principal Administrator of Downey Elementary School, located in Harrisburg, PA.  My leadership style and efforts are focused on living and following Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It is my commitment and daily practice to encourage and support others in finding their voice and leadership potential.

Prior to becoming the Principal at Downey Elementary School, I served in a variety of educational positions including: Acting Principal at Harrisburg High School, SciTech High Campus; Acting Assistant High School Principal at Harrisburg High School, John Harris Campus; Acting Assistant Principal at Scott Elementary School; and various teaching assignments at the middle and high school level. 

I look forward to collaborating with you to provide additional enrichment activities and events through the PTA/PTO and community partnerships.  Please look for additional communication throughout the year on our website, in the mail, and through the Global Call system. I look forward to another great year at Downey School!


Travis Peck

Principal, Downey School


Our third annual Together for Tomorrow Block Party was the best yet. Thank you to all of the donor, agencies, volunteers, staff, students, and families that made the day so great. We are already looking forward to next year!
90 students  performed with the Harrisburg Youth Symphony at the Forum on May 15th. The 2 performances were amazing.
Kindergarten, first, and second grade sharpened their saws at Lake Tobias. 
Downey held their second Leadership Day on May 14th. The student leaders put on a wonderful show. Thank you to everyone that attended and congratulations to our fabulous Downey Dolphins.

Pennsylvania Senator Rob Teplitz presented a Good Citizenship Award to one lady and one gentleman from Downey School. This award was given to students that have shown a positive attitude towards classmates, school work, and the school community. Congratulations to our winners! 

Downey School
1313 Monroe Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Main number: 717-703-1240717-703-1240
Fax: 717-703-1245
Principal: Mr. Travis Peck


  • No Child Left Behind (including AYP and School Choice)

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  • Students Entrance/Exit of the Building
    Enter at 8:10 AM
    Enter and Exit by the Rear Parking Lot 
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter and Exit by the Front Side Parking Lot
    (By the Library)
    1st and 2nd Grades:
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter by the Main Lobby, report to their homeroom.

    Dismissed from the cafeteria
    3rd and 4th Grades:
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter by the Main Lobby, report to the cafeteria for breakfast.
    Exit by the Hamilton Health Center

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  • Schedule Grades K-4
    8:45 AM to 3:30 PM
    Breakfast begins at 8:20AM
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  • Welcome to All Staff for the 2015-16 School Year,

    To provide staff with more time to prepare for the implementation of our ASPIRE Curriculum, staff should report to their assigned building for opening day activities. Please see the attached schedule. Again, welcome back and have a wonderful school year.

    Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney 

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  • The Harrisburg School District’s Medical/Drug, Dental, and Vision benefits Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 fiscal year has begun. 

    For forms and information, click here
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  • Parents- You can now find the Home Access Center Link at the top right corner of the website in the black bar where it says HAC.


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  • 2015 Summer Feeding Program Information
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  •  2014-15 School Year K-12 Calendar -REVISED
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  • id

    In an effort to maintain safety and security, effective Monday, January 26, 2015 the administration building is requiring all visitors to present photo ID at the front desk.

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  • classroom
    Adopt a Harrisburg Classroom: Opportunities for Businesses, Faith Communities and Individuals to adopt one of 133 Kindergarten-4th grade classrooms. See the overview of the program and application.
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