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Battle of the Birthdays
Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 9:30am

Say Cheese!
School picture day is coming up and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working.

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 2:30am

A House Divided
Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of paper machier, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 9:30am

Every Day Is Earth Day
For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 9:30am

The Big Idea
Miguel's soccer team has made it to the championships, and he's nervous. Maya has a great idea to quell his nerves: intensive training the morning of the game. Miguel is skeptical of Maya's idea, worried that he might be late to catch the bus to the game, but Maya assures him she will keep him on schedule. Unfortunately, she fails; Miguel misses the bus. He fumes and blames Maya and her "big ideas", which always cause grief. Maya defends her big ideas, while also promising Miguel to get him to the game on time. Maya and Miguel go on a transportation-hopping adventure as they take trains, trucks, buses and finally a horse and carriage, in a desperate effort to get Miguel to the game on time. Through it all Maya asserts that the reason her ideas work is that she believes in the person she's trying to help. In the end they make it to the game, Miguel helps his team win the Championship, and finally admits that Maya's ideas are big and beautiful.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 9:30am

Paging Dr. Maya
When a break from school comes, everyone looks forward to frittering away the days doing something fun and enjoyable. Maya's idea of "fun and enjoyable" is helping people. She tries to volunteer at the Community Center bingo game, but ends up accidentally wreaking havoc. When one of the bingo players recommends Maya volunteer for his daughter, Dr. Dasgupta the veterinarian, Maya jumps at the chance. She has a special bond with animals, after all. But when Maya mis-hears a conversation Dr. Dasgupta is having, she mistakenly believes that Dr. Dasgupta is going out of business. Eager to help her favorite vet, Maya launches a campaign to draw more business to Dr. Dasgupta's clinic... which works too well! Soon even elephants are lining up for treatment. Dr. Dasgupta is mortified... she wasn't planning on going out of business, she was planning on going on vacation! Fortunately, it all works out in the end when Maya calls in Dr. Dasgupta's father, who is also a veterinarian.

Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 9:30am

I Love Maya
Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 -- 9:30am

Mala Suerte
When the usually meticulous Rosa scorches the family breakfast, Maya thinks the apartment is cursed with bad luck. Using Maggie's grandmother's Guide to Feng Shui (which they don't really have time to read thoroughly), Maya, Miguel and the gang redecorate the entire place in an effort to restore positive energy before Santiago brings home an important supplier for dinner that evening. But at dinner that night, the kids' freshly painted walls, makeshift Asian fountains, and rearranged furniture cause a lot more harm than good.

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 2:30am

The Matchmaker
One evening, after Maya sees Abuela Elena dancing alone after dinner, she decides that her grandmother's cheery exterior is masking a deep loneliness - and that Abuela Elena needs to be fixed up on a date. Maya's big idea launches a quest for an eligible sixty-something bachelor, the mother of all makeovers, and a blind date that doesn't go as planned.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 9:30am

When Maya Met Andy
Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball) . And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 9:30am

The Autograph
When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.

Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 9:30am

Rhymes with "Gato"
When Chrissy's kitten runs away, Maya and her friends put up signs and spread the word about the lost "gato." Unfortunately, Maggie's Spanish is terrible, and she tells people they're missing a "pato" - a duck. Soon Maya is stuck with a disgruntled and irascible duck in her apartment, on the same afternoon, it turns out, that the landlord is coming by to make some repairs. And she still has to find the lost kitty.

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 -- 9:30am

La Nueva Cocinita
While Maya and Miguel are searching with their Abuela Elena for treasures through her seemingly bottomless trunk of memories, they happen upon an old menu from her defunct restaurant "La Cocinita." She rhapsodizes dreamily about the menu - summoning magical concoctions with mystical powers that can cure an ill-tempered grouch. After a walk around the neighborhood, they see grumpiness and general disharmony everywhere, and Maya quickly decides that not only Abuela Elena, but the whole neighborhood is in need of a New Cocinita to bring happiness and harmony to everyone with the magic of the old recipes. Enlisting her friends to be the kitchen and wait staff, Maya prepares for the big opening night over Miguel's steady stream of protests and warnings. Of course, Maya and her crew soon get in over their heads...

Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 2:30am

The Letter
Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 9:30am

Teacher's Pet
When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 9:30am

La Calavera
When Maya wants to add some oomph to her presentation about Mexico for school, she consults her Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera, or skull made of sugar, that is used in the yearly Day of the Dead celebration. Maya promises to let nothing happen to this special calavera. Her presentation goes well, but Maya loses the calavera! After Theo, Maggie, Chrissy and Andy each share their fantastical ideas about how the lost calavera will make Abuela feel, Maya herself feels horrible. She promised her abuela that she wouldn't let anything happen to it! Then, as luck would have it, Maya discovers that she accidentally switched backpacks with another student, and the calavera is recovered. An excited Maya can't contain herself, and while jumping up and down, breaks the calavera! Maya is determined not to let her abuela down, and goes to great lengths to have the calavera re-made. Unfortunately, this, too, is a disaster. When Abuela is finally told the truth, Maya is surprised - Abuela is happy! Not about the calavera, but about Maya's good grade on her presentation. And though Abuela misses the calavera, she thinks that rebuilding it together would make her even happier.

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 9:30am

Politics Unusual
Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 9:30am

Tito's Mexican Vacation
Maya notices something's wrong with Tito. He's not interested in playing soccer or eating ice cream. Is he sick? It turns out he's homesick. It all starts when Tito gets a postcard from his cousins in Mexico. Tito misses them and misses his former home. Maya, eager to help her cousin feel better, decides that if they can't take Tito back to Mexico, they'll bring Mexico to Tito! Maya ropes the rest of the gang into helping her with the research and acquisition of Mexican objects, foods, and information. Events escalate with typically Maya-esque results, and pretty soon the Community Center is packed with all things Mexican. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and the entire display is destroyed... right before Tito gets to the Center. Maya is mortified, but Tito is happy. Seeing how much everyone cared about him helped to lift his homesickness. After all, he is home with Maya, too. Just then the big surprise appears: Tito's cousins, brought from Mexico!

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 2:30am

Prince Tito
To help Tito overcome his stage fright, Maya convinces him to audition for a community theater performance called "Prince Tito." Maya promises Tito that she'll get the female lead and be right with him onstage the whole time. But when the director casts Tito in the lead and Maya in a bit part, Tito is bound for stardom - but only if Maya can find a way to keep him from freezing up in front of the audience on opening night.

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 9:30am

The Bully and the Bunny
A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 9:30am

Family Time
Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 9:30am

Surprise, Surprise
Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 9:30am

An Okri-Dokey Day
When Maya realizes that their neighbors Greg and Isoka Okri don't have any children of their own, she concludes that their life must be horribly empty - after all, her parents are always saying how Maya and Miguel are the light of their lives. So Maya engineers things so she and Miguel spend the better part of a weekend with the Okris. However, between roller coaster rides, kid-friendly restaurants, homemade facial treatments, and breakfast in bed, the Okris get a lot more than they bargained for.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 8:30pm

Chrissy's Big Move
Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 9:30am

Career Day
It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 9:30am

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel
Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 2:30am

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