March Bulletin

Spotlight On…

Get Ready for Hillside’s Open House!

Hi prospective families! Are you ready for an adventure? Explore Hillside, where learning is always an adventure! Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 7pm for an Open House.

Hillside is a place where kids can discover their passions, explore new ideas, and make lifelong friends. Our website is filled with exciting information about our school, including our fantastic programs, talented teachers, and dedicated staff.

Whether you’re looking for an Intermediate level program or seeking a challenging middle school or high school curriculum, Hillside School has something for everyone. Our website is a treasure trove of information that will help you explore all of our amazing programs and find the perfect fit for your family.

So grab your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and dive into the world of Hillside. We can’t wait to show you everything that Hillside has to offer, so visit us today at

We hope to see you soon!

Happy International Women’s Day

Look at the beautiful bulletin our 5th and 6th graders put together at the start of March to celebrate Women’s HERstory Month. They learned about Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Marsha P. Johnson and Gloria Anzaldúa.

Hillside’s Drama Club Presents One Act Plays 

Please join us for the Drama Club’s second outing of the year!

Our evening of one act plays will feature a couple of sketches from Monty Python, along with two hilarious selections that defy description. Featured is (creator of Winnie the Pooh) A.A. Milne’s delightful and laugh-out-loud moral fable, “The Ugly Duckling.”

The program begins at 7pm and runs for an hour and fifteen minutes without intermission.

Cal Sanik is our new 5th-6th Supervising Teacher in the Humanities. Welcome Cal!

Teaching credentials:

Masters in Teaching: Seattle Pacific University, 2017 

Washington State Teaching Certificate: 2017-present; Endorsements in Grades 6-12 for Social Studies, History, & English Language Art

Masters in Public Policy: Georgetown University, 2014

BA: History, Political Science: Rutgers University, 2012 (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies) 

Of special note:

Outstanding Advocate Award for 2019-2020, Pine Lake Middle School PTSA (Issaquah School District)

Highlighted in Issaquah Tech Blog Bits ‘n Pieces as featured teacher, and featured on their Podcast

Lover of cats, dogs, cycling, and puns

Block BIII will resume on Monday, March 27 for all 7th – 12th graders. 

Birthdays, Birthdays! 

Happy birthday to Pierce, David F. Andrew, and Cal! May your day be filled with loads of happiness and yummy sweets.




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