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Principals Message

Principal Maria Cordero

Principal's Message

Welcome Lilac Families!

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Lilac School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their full potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know strong partnerships with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn
  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and improve literacy skills
  • Understands and observes our school expectation of being respectful, responsible, and always doing their personal best

At Lilac, students come first and as a result I am really excited to announce the launch of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program featuring the EPIC Lab, a state of the art technology infused area equipped with LEGO Education kits, Apple TV’s, LCD Screens, 3D Printers, Robots, and much more, where students will be able to apply learned concepts to real life problems. Our STEAM program also includes a magnificent MakerSpace for students to collaborate and share knowledge to bring ideas to life. These additions to our school in conjunction with FAVE, Fine Art Volunteer Education, and LEAF, Lilac’s Educational Agricultural Farm, will expose our students to problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, and many other skills needed to succeed in school, career and life.

I am eager to seeing you on the first day of school, Thursday, August 23rd.  As the school year draws closer, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions that you have. Let us begin this 2018-1019 school year full of energy and excitement!



Maria Cordero

Lilac School Principal



Important dates and reminders:


  • Posting of tentative class lists ⇒ Friday, August 17th
  • Kinder Meet and Greet ⇒ Wednesday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your TK and Kindergarten students to meet their teachers and see their classrooms.
  • Parent Orientation ⇒ Wednesday, August 22, 5:00 pm English and 5:30 pm Spanish.
  • First day of school ⇒ Thursday, August 23th.
    • TK-3rd grade school hours are 8:20 am to 2:05 pm.
    • 4th and 5th grade school hours are 8:45 am to 3:15 pm.
  • Brief TPC (Teacher/Parent Club) Information Meeting ⇒ Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m
  • Lilac School playgrounds are open and supervised beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school supervision (for parent pick up) will be provided from 2:05 to 2:20 for TK-3rd and 3:15 to 3:30 for 4th and 5th.We appreciate your cooperation in following the parking lot procedures, to ensure student safety. Students who are not picked up on time, will go to BASCC (Before and After School Child Care) and will be charged a fee.
  • Before and after school child care (BASCC) will continue being available. Please check our website for details.
  • Back to School Night for TK-2nd grades ⇒ Tuesday, August 28th
    • TPC sponsored BBQ → 5 p.m.
    • Dual Language Informational Meeting → 5:30 pm
    • Classroom presentations → 6:00 pm
  • Back to School Night for 3rd-5th grades ⇒ Wednesday, August 29th.
    • TPC sponsored BBQ →5 p.m.
    • Dual Language Informational Meeting → 5:30 pm
    • Classroom presentations → 6:00 pm