Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s East Side

LVM Elementary Classroom Restock Drive going on now!

We are now halfway through the school year and supplies are starting to run low. Please help us restock the classrooms so the teachers are able to make it through the remainder of the year without having to dig into their own pockets.

Click here to see the full list of items requested by teachers for their classrooms. Highly requested items include: Clorox Wipes, Colored pencils, Command Hooks, Command Poster Strips, Construction paper (all sizes/colors), Crayons, Dry erase markers, Electric Pencil Sharpeners, Felt-tip Markers, File folders (all colored), Gardening gloves, Headphones (not earbuds), Heavy duty buckets with lids, Heavy duty Magnetic tape, Highlighter tape, Highlighters, Kid sized watering cans, Large Elmer’s Gluesticks, Long Arm Stapler, Markers, Microphones for computers (10-30), Mouse pads (30), Pencils, Pens (all colors), Erasers, Play-Doh, Post-It Notes, Regular sized Elmer’s Gluesticks, Sharpie Markers (all sizes/colors), Student held dry erase boards, Tape dispensers, Wipe board erasers

How to turn in your donations:

  1. Stop by the display at Metro Market and leave your donation in the collection bin between Feb 1-15
  2. Bring your donation to the drop off bin by the main office at LVM
  3. Ship your donation directly to the school (LVM PTO, 5106 Academy Drive, Madison, WI 53716).

Not sure what to purchase? Amazon and Metro Market gift cards would be welcomed and used to purchase items at the end of our Restock Drive. Please contact Cori VandeKieft (PTO President with question): cori.vandekieft@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

Block Captains Needed!

Block captains are needed to help deliver membership packets to their neighbors during the Spring Membership Drive. The task can be completed anytime during the month of April and only takes about two hours or one afternoon. Training will be held prior to the Annual Neighborhood Meeting at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Droster Rd on Saturday, March 25 from 9:15-9:45am. If you are able to volunteer please contact Jamie at 608-477-3955 or jamie@elvehjemneighborhood.org.

ENA’s Annual Neighborhood Meeting and Pizza Social!
Saturday, March 25 at 10am
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1201 Droster Rd

All residents of Elvehjem Neighborhood are invited and encouraged to attend!

During the meeting you will meet the ENA Board of Directors, vote on the 2017 budget, learn about neighborhood events and initiatives, and have the opportunity to join/renew your annual membership dues at a special reduced rate of $12! Enjoy delicious pastries generously donated by Rosie’s Coffee Bar and Bakery!

Stick around after the business portion of the meeting for a lunch and social hour from 11am-noon! Enjoy pizza generously donated by Domino’s while you connect with neighbors, local elected officials including Alder DeMarb and Representative Sargent, and a representative from the East District Police Station.

We hope to see you there!

ENA Board Meets Next On Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association (ENA) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 1, from 7 to 9 PM at the Great Dane East Side upstairs party room. Meetings are held every month on the first Wednesday of each month, and neighbors are always encouraged to attend! We currently have 1 open seat on the board with 2 additional seats opening this spring when our treasurer and secretary retire at the end of their term.

Congrats to the 2016 ENA 5K Turkey Trot Winners!


Overall Male Winner:            Alex Wolfe (18:26)
Overall Female Winner:       Krista Jahimiak (18:47)*

Youth Male 12 & Under:       Sebastion Brennes (22:47)
Youth Female 12 & Under:  Zoe Markesano (29:23)

Adult Male 13-30:                   Terril Oliphant (18:29)
Adult Female 13-30:              Meghan O’Connel (23:50)

Adult Male 31-50:                   Jaren Christianson (19:30)
Adult Female 31-50:              Janet Heineman (24:30)

Masters Male 51+:                 Ron Ofstun (23:16)
Masters Female 51+:             Jenny Smith Wedvick (27:23)



Thanksgiving Spirit Award: Mara Evans as a “Running Pilgrim”

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Looking for a Babysitter?

Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter List last updated 1/12/17. If you would like to be added to the list or update your information please email babysitter@elvehjemneighborhood.org.

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The Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook page was set up for the purposes of open discussion among neighbors, resource sharing, business/service recommendations, community building, and notification of local events.