International Day

Join us on Tuesday, November 23 for International Day, brought to you by NHS and HS STUCO. While we will not have our much loved Potluck this year, we want to continue celebrating our diverse cultures and backgrounds! 

1. Wear your country’s colors/clothes: All students, teachers, and administrators are highly encouraged to wear their country’s traditional clothes/colors, and high schoolers will receive intramural points. 

2. International food sale: There will be a food sale with delicious goods from around the world.

Elementary: 11:30-12:00 at the playscape 

Secondary: 12:00-12:30 in front of the PAFA steps

Teachers and administrators: a pre-order form will be sent to teachers and administrators who cannot buy food during the allocated times.  

Any questions? or 

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Pinto Thrift Bake Sale

Pint Thrift is a High School student-run business as part of an entrepreneurship project in the Business course. As part of the project, students must raise capital to fund start-up costs for their businesses. Please join Pinto Thrift for our first bake sale Thursday, November 18th during lunch! We will be on the elementary basketball court from 11:30-12:15 PM and in front of the innovation hub from 11:50-12:45 PM. Make sure to bring money and stop by for pizza, cupcakes, cookies, and more!

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Saturday Parent Workout

Dear Parents and Faculty Members,

Due to popular demand, we have added a Zumba workout starting at 8:00 am. The schedule is as follows: 

8:00 am Zumba 40Q
8:45 am HIIT workout 40Q
 (70Q for both)
For HIIT workout, please bring a mat, 3-5 pound weights, and some water. (the school has some supplies on hand)

8:00-10:00 am is also open workout time. The Zumba and HIIT workouts are optional and you may choose to run, walk, play basketball, etc. We hope to see you there! 

Sign up here!

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NHS Christmas Baskets

The Christmas Baskets are back! We want to thank our workers in light of the hardships the pandemic has brought this past year. Monetary donations will be received Nov. 9-29 using this form.

Here you can see the materials to be donated by each grade level for the baskets as well as the monetary goals for each:

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Start clearing out your closets for the new year and donate them to MayaPaca, a thrift store to support our maintenance workers! Help out your community by donating clothes and dropping them off at the school gate. If you have any questions, email Ms.Tita at Thanks!

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First page of the PDF file: YearbookPics

Dear Parents and Students,
It’s that time of the year again at Colegio Maya; Olympic Photos will be taking school pictures on November 10th, 11th, 12th, and 15th. The picture will include the following photos:

1   5x7” Individual
4   Wallet Sized
8   Passport Sized
1   5x7”- Class Picture

The photo packet cost is Q55 and we request that the pictures be paid in advance as we will only order and print prepaid packages. You will also receive an electronic copy of the picture. Fill the form included and pay the amount in cash, or checks, to the Cashier Office by Monday, November 8th. Also, make checks payable to Juan Carlos Leal if paying in quetzales by check. 

Thank you, 
Yearbook Team

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Bottle Collection

Please donate your plastic soda bottles (especially large ones!) to Ms. Sasha in Secondary Art for a recycled bottle chandelier project. There will be bins placed around campus for collection. Or, if you have a lot, you can drop them off in the Secondary office with Ms. Paola or Mr. Kupperstein, and they will be collected. 

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Hats for Heroes Sewing Session

The first Hats for Heroes delivery was made this past weekend. It was a huge success. Every hat was cut, pinned, and sewn by a Maya student, parent, or teacher. We have requests for 100s more! If you want to be part of this, NHS and NJHS are hosting another sewing session this Saturday, November 6. No experience is necessary. Sign up using this form.

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Bottle Collection

Please donate your plastic soda bottles (especially large ones!) to Ms. Sasha in Secondary Art for a recycled bottle chandelier project. There will be bins placed around campus for collection. Or, if you have a lot, you can drop them off in the Secondary office with Ms. Paola or Mr. Kupperstein, and they will be collected. 

Sponsor the N(J)HS Scrub Caps

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Turn your pumpkin into your favorite book character and enter to win. The ES and Secondary Librarians, Ms. Claudia and Ms. Vives, are accepting contest submissions Oct. 26-29. Pumpkin submissions must be based on a book and/or book character. There are prizes for most creative, funniest, and scary.

Spirit Week!

Get ready for Spirit Week! HS STUCO is organizing a school-wide Spirit Week leading up to Halloween so we can all show our fun costumes and show off our Warrior Spirit! 

A Chance to Join Something Special

Our wonderful music department is organizing a Community Choir. Community Choirs are the hallmark of a wonderful international community and allow for all age ranges and singing ability to be part of a fun and dynamic group! The invitation is open to everyone in the Colegio Maya Community, including teachers, students, parents, and staff members. For now, the choir will meet virtually, meaning you can participate from home! 

To sign up, please visit: 
The website:

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day! The World Health Organization's purpose for this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues. Here are some ideas for us to join the efforts to support mental health: talk about it, take care of yourself by creating a self-care routine and reach out for help when needed. Share with Colegio Maya using this Padlet: How do you take care of your mental health? If taking care of your mental health is something you are working to improve, read what others are doing and get some ideas!

Maya Movement Mural

The “Maya Movement Mural”, started by Mr. Scotney, was designed to help celebrate how our community showcases physical literacy outside of the classroom.  Physical Literacy is the backbone of our Physical Education program and SHAPE America defines it as : Physical literacy is the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.

The goal of the project is to encourage our children and families to showcase how you enjoy being physically literate outside of the classroom. Or as Mr. Scotney likes to call it, active and fit for life!  

So please join Mr. Scotney and the rest of the community in creating a new Maya tradition by filling out this google form to showcase your physical activity.  Mr. Scotney will work on building the mural at the entrance of our gym and also build an online mural for everyone to enjoy.

Remember to maximize your days and enjoy the benefits of being physically literate. #Maxyourdays

Getting Together!

Please see the invitation below as we begin to open Colegio Maya to the wider community. An RSVP will be sent out in the coming week so that we know how many people to plan for. All faculty and staff are welcome to join. Please note, this event is open for adults only (we very much hope to open it for students in the very near future).

*You do not need to commit to the entire two hours, this is an open event with little structure other than getting together to promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Drama is Back!

Please see the below invitation for Middle School Drama Performances this Friday. All are welcome via Zoom. Our students are beyond excited to show off their skills to the wider community! 

Hats for Heroes Sewing Session

As part of our return to "normal" operations, we are continuing to explore opportunities for parents to be on campus and see our amazing facilities. But more than that, grow in our community and fellowship together! Thank you to the NJHS and NHS for sponsoring the below activity. Space is limited, so please sign up early.

Scrub Caps

Show appreciation for doctors working at the front lines of public hospitals by helping NJHS make scrub caps! Scrub caps are essential medical equipment that doctors need! Help by donating fabric, money to buy fabric, or even sewing machines to help us make them. Contact Ms.Tita at for more information.

Thank you!

NJHS thanks you for your support with last year’s MAYAPACA! We've made over 10,000 Quetzales to support our maintenance staff by funding their children's education. Our next sale will happen at the end of October, and we would love for you to support us by donating clothing that you will not be using in a bag labeled MAYAPACA to the garita. Thank you so much for your continued support. If you have any questions contact Elisa Contreras at or Tita Haeussler at

Warrior Store

After much anticipation and organization, the Warrior Store is finally back!! Let’s embrace the Maya Spirit by wearing the pieces with great pride. Pre-order the items with this form. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or