Summit View News

February / March 2021


2100 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188

Mr. Sheskey, Principal 262-970-2610

Mrs. Wurster, Student Support Teacher 262-970-3436

Mrs. Whitehurst, Secretary 262-970-2600

Mrs. Radjenovich, Secretary 262-970-2600

Attendance Line 1-866-490-7371

*Or Use School Messenger App

Principal's Message

Greetings Summit View INC Families,

In the spirit of the month I want to take this opportunity to share how sincerely appreciative I am of the relationships between you and our staff to support each student. The progress that our student’s make in their journey as learners, artists, and leaders in the world depends greatly on these connections. Looking forward, we have many opportunities to continue to foster these relationships and share learning experiences between school & home.

February is Magnet Schools Month and as the School District of Waukesha’s only Magnet School we have a responsibility to educate what that means and share what makes us special! To be a Magnet School means that we approach learning through a theme. At Summit View that theme is Arts Integration. Nine years ago, the staff and administration first saw great value in the impact of integrating the arts into the traditional curriculum. Now, we continue this theme with new inspiration to keep content relevant to our students in the changing world. Students learn the content curriculum with a paired art form. This allows an equitable access point to all students- something so greatly needed as students return to Face-to-Face instruction. With accountability measures in place and continued fidelity assessments, we are proud to continue as a recognized, and awarded, Magnet School of Excellence through Magnet Schools of America.

We will use the month of February to share examples of the Summit View student, staff, and family experience as a way of celebrating our journey and current progress. We hope that you will join us in our vision for a creative education by sharing information about Summit View with neighbors and acquaintances. Who knows, maybe they’ll choose Summit View as the school for their child(ren!)

Thank you for your trust and support,

Mr. Sheskey, Principal

Valentine Contest!

Friendly reminder:

Valentines for Mr. Sheskey's contest are due

Friday, Febraury 5th.

Yearbook Online Orders

Yearbooks will only be available as an online pre-order.

*Use the drop down menu to select your school name,

Deadline to order is April 1.

The cost is $12.00. Yearbooks will be handed out to students the last week of school.

*Home delivery is an extra $4.50.

End of Trimester/ Report Cards / Conferences

The end of the trimester for elementary schools is March 8, 2021. Report cards will be available on the IC parent portal by 4:00 PM on March 19. You will receive an email from your student's teacher to schedule a conference that takes place the evening of March 10 or 16th.

If not, the links are on the Summit View website under For Families.

Spring Break coming soon!

Students are off school from March 29-April 5.

Students should return to school on Tuesday, April 6.


Summer School 2021


June 21- July 16, no class July 5.

8:00 AM- 12:00PM

Please register using the grade you are entering in Fall of 21-22.

*For those new to summer school, there are 4 periods, 60 minutes each. You select the courses your student wants to take and we schedule them based on availablitly and send you the completed schedule in late May. There are options besides Summit View, please see the District website for more information.

The District will send an email when summer school is open to register- in March.

February is Magnet School's Month!

Summit View Elementary is Waukesha's only Magnet School and we are celebrating what makes us unique all month long! What does it mean to be a Magnet School? It means that we have a specific theme, or approach, to education. Our theme is Arts Integration! This attracts families outside of our neighborhood footprint which allows us to welcome students from far and wide. Visit our website here to learn more and watch a video featuring students, staff, and families share why they choose Summit View!

Culver's Nights are BACK! (Culvers on Grandview)

Mark your calendars for: Tuesdays 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4

Before joining, please read the expectations from Culver's to ensure everyone's health and safety:

  • The fastest way for each family to participate will be using the Drive Thru. Over the course of the last 12 months the Culvers staff has gotten extremely efficient working in the Drive Through.
  • If going inside the restaurant to pick-up or eat, EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN NOT EATING OR AT YOUR TABLE, INCLUDING SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. This means masks must be worn when entering the store, ordering, going to the restroom or refilling a soda.
  • Teachers will not be able to assist with running orders; however, we hope that can continue next year.

Parents United!

At the January PTO Meeting, Mrs. Merrill, our School Psychologist, shared a few resources for families seeking support in the area of student anxiety. One resource is called Parents United. Parents United is a coalition of 27 school districts in collaboration with educators, community resources and related service providers focused on empowering parents of children with disabilities to become effective advocates and informed decision-makers. This non- profit community-based organization provides regular informational workshops featuring experts presenting a wide range of topics relative to students with disabilities and their families.

Find more information here!

Speak Up, Speak Out Wisconsin

During the week of February 8-12, all students in the School District of Waukesha will be receiving information about a new safety reporting program in the state of Wisconsin called Speak Up, Speak Out. You can read more about the program here in this letter from the School District of Waukesha. We hope that this provides an opportunity for you to have a conversation at home about safety and finding the helping people when in need. Read the informational letter here.

March is Music in Our Schools Month

Keep an eye out for special activities next month including dress up days.

Amazon Smile Information

Summit View PTO is registered with Amazon Smile.

Here is the link that directly takes you to support Summit View PTO.

Parent Input Regarding Student Placement for 2021-22 School year

If you are interested in sharing any learning styles or other concerns regarding what kind of class your student will be placed in for next year, please pick up a copy of the form in the office. *Specific teacher requests will not be accepted. The deadline is Friday, March 19th.

Important Dates!

February 25

Early release 1:40

February 26

No school

March 8

End of elementary trimester

March 10, 16

Evening Conferences- via webex

(watch for a sign up email from your teacher)

March 19

Report cards in IC by 4pm

March 29-April 5

Spring Break- No school


If you have not paid your registration fee of $85.00 yet this year, please do so as soon as possible. Fees are well overdue and subject to collections. You are allowed to make installment payments monthly if needed. You can send cash or make your check payable to School District of Waukesha, and send it in an envelope marked “Registration fees.”

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