Summit View News

November 2019


2100 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188

Mr. Sheskey, Principal 262-970-2610

Ms. Callies, Student Support Teacher 262-970-2641

Mrs. Whitehurst, Secretary 262-970-2600

Mrs. Radjenovich, Secretary 262-970-2600

Principal's Message


Many of us have heard the phrase, “There is no I in TEAM.” You know where we can find an I though? In the word KIND. Kindness is one of our four B’s at Summit View. We ask all students, staff, and home partners to follow the four B’s to ensure a safe and inclusive community. When we show kindness to one another, the true colors of our school shine. This month we are installing an all-school community art piece using the style of Participatory Art. This type of art uses the viewer as the final piece. Without participation from the person looking at it, it is not complete. Much like the word KIND without the letter I. All students, staff, partners, and community friends are invited to take part in designing this art piece by adding their own design and colors to a small paper plate. Each plate will be used to create large versions of the letters K-N-D leaving a space for a person standing in as the letter I to show that “I am the I in KIND.”

Art is wonderful in this way. It is an avenue for us to describe, create, relate, interpret, explain and analyze. The most challenging concepts are within reach when we are able to look through a kaleidoscope and see it in various perspectives. When disagreements present themselves, we are able to facilitate problem solving with students using artful thinking routines. Students carry these set of skills with them and can apply them in all content areas- including life outside of school. This is the beauty of Arts Integration and why we are committed to our theme.

The dedication from our staff and partnerships with families truly set-up our students for success socially, emotionally, and academically. To gain insight into the perceptions that you have of our school and your child’s education here, please consider sharing your thoughts via our Partners in Education Perception Survey!

Our school leadership team will take your responses as a measurement of progress towards our goals and ideas for the future!

Thank you for your continued partnership!


Summit View's 13th Annual Walk-A-Thon took place on October 9th. Summit View families donated $17,831.82! Congrats to Kindergarten who raised the most money!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered and donated- this was a huge task! *Special thanks to Nikki Rees & Christina Hampe for chairing this event, the Summit View family appreciates all your time and energy you put into this event!

Lunch & Limo winners had a great time at Culver's with Mr. Sheskey!

....From the Healthroom

Fall and winter are prime seasons not only for sickness, including the flu bug, but for another bug as well—the head louse. Below you will find the School District policies on Too Sick For School and Facts & Helpful Hints regarding lice.

The healthroom could use all size leggings or sweatpants. Please return any "borrowed" clothing as soon as possible. Thank you :)

Too sick for school 2019-20

Head Lice letter

Veterans Day Celebration

Summit View is celebrating Veterans Day on:

Monday, November 11, 2019 10:15 am

Summit View will honor our American Veterans at the Veteran's Day Assembly. All scouts are encouraged to wear their scout uniforms, vests and hats! Students and Staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

(A form previously went home for students to invite Veterans)

Walk at Recess!

Monday November 4th- Friday November 8th

Students can walk during recess around the blacktop and track their miles!

How far will they walk??

5th Grade Cross Country Run

On October 16th, our 5th graders ran in the District Wide Cross Country Run at Waukesha West High School. Congrats to the following Summit View participants who were coached by Mrs. Huth, Mrs. Donovan & Mr. LaValle (thank you coaches!):

Conner Blaschko, Jackson Gill, Evan Foster, Anderson Ung, Zach Pluster, Ollie Corry, Drew Thompson, Jackson Vroman, Jake Begotka, Myles Kamin, David Ough, Ian Kloss, Hunter Cullen, Ashley Grahovac, Violet Collins, Nahlia Barborich, Danielle Brewer, Hiba Jama, Adalyn Rear, Evelyn Czajkowski, Emma Hohm, Julia Standarski, Charlotte Karpinski, Lauren Rees, Elise Logghe, Madeline Szalacinski, Ariel Thao, & Addy Baer.

The SV boys received a school trophy for taking 2nd place!

PTO Breakfast with Santa

SAVE THE DATE.... Breakfast w/ Santa 2019

Please watch for a flyer on this GREAT PTO event taking place on December 7th @ Summit View.

PTO / Wellness Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! ZUMBA FAMILY FUN NIGHT Friday, November 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm. Our very own Christina Hampe, a certified Zumba Fitness instructor will be leading a super fun, cardio pumping session that will help make room for all those delicious Thanksgiving foods you’ll be enjoying the following week. Zumba Night is free for SV families, although tips for Christina are appreciated as she is donating her time and expertise on our behalf. Looking forward to seeing all of you in the coming weeks!

Healthy Habits Bingo is back by popular demand! Please check your child’s Friday Folder on November 8th to get their Healthy Habits Bingo card they can fill up for a chance to win fun, health promoting prizes! When your child returns their card by the deadline, we will count how many Bingos they were able to get. If they get 2 Bingos, their name gets put in the prize raffle 2 times. If they fill up the whole card they get entered in 12 times for better odds at winning! Parents will need to sign-off on some of the spaces to get credit so please have fun getting as many Bingos as possible with your child!

Next Wellness Meeting for Parents is Tuesday November 5 at 6:30pm

Next Wellness Meeting for Staff/Parents is Wednesday, November 20th @11:30am

Girls on the Run - Butler

Girls on the Run (Heart and Sole in grades 6-8) is a non-profit organization that provides a 10 week curriculum for girls to learn how to build positive relationships, develop conflict resolution skills, and improve their confidence. The program is organized in a way that requires minimal outside of time preparation. Girls complete activities that develop life skills while training for a celebratory 5K run/walk held at the end of the season. It is designed for girls in grades 3-8.


If you have not paid your registration fee of $85.00 yet this year, please do so as soon as possible. Fees are now overdue. 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” with your child’s name and student ID #. You may write one check for multiple children, just indicate how much for each child. You can also pay fees online in Infinite campus, after logging in, the directions are the same as adding lunch money. **Please keep in mind, fees owed will prevent a student from walking at graduation or being able to purchase iPads when they get refreshed. All fees are subject to collections.

Attendance Reminder

If your child will be absent for the entire day, arriving late, or leaving early, please use the Safe Arrival App or call the Safe Arrival line at 1-866-490-7371 by 9:00 am. Please avoid school hour appointments if at all possible, do allow for an extra 5-10 minutes to locate your child when arriving to pick up. Please bring a medical note back from any appointments, they will be marked medically excused.

Pre-planned absences (3 or more days) require a form to be completed prior to and well in advance of the absence. It can be found on the SV website or in the office.

Save the Date

November 1

No school

November 5

Culver's Night

Wellness Meeting 6:30

November 6

2nd grade field trip- Sharon Lynn Center

PTO Meeting 6:00

November 7 & 13


(sign up genius w/ teacher)

November 11

Veterans Day event

November 18-22

American Education "Trivia" Week

November 20

Wellness Meeting 11:30

November 22

Zumba 6:30

November 26

End of Elementary Trimester

November 27-29

No school days

Happy Thanksgiving!

December 7

Breakfast with Santa


Character traits for the month of November:

Feelings and Perspective Taking

Need Help with Infinite Campus?


For those parents picking up students early, late drop off, classroom volunteers, field trip helpers, and PTO visiting the school between 8:40-3:40, please use the front entrance (door #1) and check-in with the office personnel with your Drivers License/ State ID for a name badge. There are parking spaces available along the driveway (please avoid the front bus circle.)