What's Up in Elementary

Elementary Parents,       

 August 8, 2017

“Good morning Colegio Maya Warriors! Today is Tuesday, August 8th. This is how we start every morning on the announcements! Good morning everyone, and welcome to the new year 2017-2018 here at Colegio Maya!  I am very excited about this coming school year, and want to welcome all new and previous families to our elementary family.  

As many of you know, we will be approaching learning this year with the four D’s of Define, Design, Deliver, and Demonstrate, and the three C’s: Conceptual thinking, Critical Competencies (skills) and Positive Character. We educators have all been learning a lot this summer about teaching with this focus. We are also spending time creating lessons based on the Guided Inquiry Model.

Students who experience inquiry learning “come to understand that they are able to acquire knowledge they desire, in virtually any content domain, in ways they can initiate, manage, and execute on their own, and that knowledge is empowering”  

For more information on all of these concepts, please see the following links:

Learning Principles                 Learning Definitions    Learning Glossary

Colegio Maya Learner Profile     Learner Profile Calendar   New Family Orientation

To provide the best learning environment for your child, I and previous year teachers have carefully considered educational levels, personalities, language ability, and learning styles of your child when placing him/her in a particular classroom. Because we only have two classrooms per grade, we obviously have limited options for placement. We encourage students to learn from the differences in their classmates, and the varied approaches of teachers, and look forward to school with a positive outlook and hope for a successful year.

Please click for some Logistical Reminders and helpful information specifically to start out the school year here at Colegio Maya Elementary. More detailed information can be found in the Elementary Student Handbook.

If you have any questions that I can help to answer to make this year a fantastic one, please send me an email (rwallace@cm.edu.gt) or phone me (6644-1216) at any time.

We end our morning announcements with our school mantra:

“Respect yourself and others, Hands, feet and objects to yourselves, Walk in the building and sidewalks and, Low voices inside!” This is going to be a SUPER School Year!”

Thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us.


Robin Wallace

Elementary Principal