Westside Elementary Community School
1320 Buena Vista Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Kids in snow with snowshoes on
Kids looking down from playground equipment
Environmental Club Creating Artwork
Children Planting Garden
Kids donating to the Dane County Humane Society


Meet Stacy Darga, our Site Coordinator at Westside Elementary. Mrs. Darga is passionate about her school and feels so blessed to be part of such a great community. She and her husband, Rich, have three children, Tessa, Jake and Sam and all of them spent their elementary years at Westside Elementary. She has been with community schools since the initiative was first introduced in 2012 and was part of the team that brought the model to Westside Elementary and has kept the “train rolling down the track” throughout these past seven years. She feels that she was meant to be in this role and is blessed every day to do this work which leads to improved student learning, stronger families and a healthier community. Stop in and visit her and her amazing community school any time!

Stacy Darga  |  Site Coordinator


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Westside Site Programs

Westside Community School Programs
(held at Westside Elementary, 1320 Buena Vista Dr, Sun Prairie)

Little Cardinals Community Schools Playgroup is a free playgroup for children ages 3 or 4 years old who are not yet 4K eligible. This program is a partnership with the Sun Prairie Community Schools and the Sun Prairie Area School District Early Childhood Special Education Department. Our play will focus on early literacy, language, music and movement activities. Please click this link for the electronic registration: https://goo.gl/forms/RtqbzTwAMwbPm29N2
Session 3:  January 3rd - February 22
Session 4: February 25 - April 12
Session 5: April 22 - June 4
Please contact Melissa Berning at mnberni@sunprairieschools.org or Michelle Dargiewicz at mddargi@sunprairieschools.org of the Early Childhood Department with any questions.

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close. GriefShare’s DVD seminar series features counselors and experts on grief’s various facets discussing topics.  To learn more and register, please visit http://doorcreekchurch.org/careandsupport.  This group meets from 6:30 - 8:30 pm every Wednesday night beginning February 6 - May 15.

English classes will be offered on Thursdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. from February 21 thru April 11. Dinner and childcare provided (minimum child age: 2). Participants will choose the topics they want to study! For more information, please call 834-7546 or email stacy.darga@spcommunityschools.org. This program is in partnership with the Literacy Network.

Grow Strong Roots parent/caregiver classes provided by The Rooted Family will be held Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. from February 21 thru March 28. Join us for one or all six of this free parent and caregiver series that focuses on improving family life and student gains. Free childcare is available (reserve your childcare spot by contacting Stacy at stacy.darga@spcommunityschools.org or 608-834-7546).

Our after school clubs continue to meet.  Check out or clubs and activities page.

First Friday Family Fun Nights - Plan to spend the first Friday of each month having a fun time with family and friends!  Event will run from 6 – 7:30 pm at Westside Elementary School. Please note: February's family fun night will be held the second Friday (February 8th).

For more information on any of the above programs contact:
Stacy Darga at stacy.darga@spcommunityschools.org or 608.834.7546
Please note if school is not in session or closed due to bad weather, programs will be
cancelled that night as well.