Grandparents for Education is an organization of volunteers designed to provide schools and school children access to caring supportive actual and honorary grandparents and to provide opportunities for these volunteers to engage in meaningful activities in a school setting.

We are always looking for new volunteers.  If you are interested please fill out the volunteer application.

We need board members for GFE, if anyone is interested or knows anyone who would be a good fit for our organization, please call Linda at 507-390-4468 or email at lindabreyer@hughes.net .

You may contact us by email at lindabreyer@hughes.net or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468. 


Recent Events:

September Birthday’s:

Pete Johnson, Nancy Karsten, Mary Overlee Olson, Fred Ventura, Mary Wordelman.  To all of you a Happy Birthday!

  Personal Notes:

Below is our list of volunteers on the mend, still waiting for surgeries, etc.  Linda will keep you updated as things occur.

–Sue Jacobson is on the mend.  Send cards to 4650 County Road 180, Owatonna, MN  55060

—Sondra von Arb send cards to1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

–Mary Overlee-Olson is still on active list for kidney transplant while kidney functions slowly decrease.  Send cards to 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.

–Marsha Christiansen is looking for visitors, so if you have any time please stop in for a few minutes.  Send cards to Timberdale Trace Sr. Living, 334 Cedardale Dr. SE, Rm10, Owatonna, MN 55060

—Fred Ventura sent a message: he has lost 17 more lbs. and has been put on a high protein diet.  He says his spirits and attitude are still very good.  Love and best wishes to all at GFE.  Send cards to 566 Maple Drive, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers and drop them a line when you can.

If you know of anyone else who needs our support and prayers through surgery or a long illness, please let me know.

Remember if you get a new volunteer to join our organization, you will receive a $5 gift card from HyVee as a thank you.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

 Volunteer Connect

United Way of Steele County has established a website for all community volunteer organizations to post what’s coming up and when they need volunteers.

Please check it out by going to http://volunteerconnect.unitedwaysteelecounty.org .

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give Linda a call


Background Checks

Every 3 years background checks must be done on all school volunteers.  Several of us had background checks due during the summer and will need to be updated this month.  The TRUSTED EMPLOYEE company will be sending several of you an email the second week of September that you will need to complete for a background check.  If you encounter any problems, let me know.  Phone: 507-390-4468, email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

August Workshop

Our workshop this year was cancelled due to low RSVP for the event; Linda only received 7.  Hopefully, next years’ turnout will be better to enable us to have it.  Please let us know of any ideas you have for the workshop to be a success.

Cashwise Food Booth

The results for the food booth were pretty good.   We made $396.50 for the 2 days plus the $176 in donations; total $558.90.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make it a success

 McKinley Vol. Needed

-2 Kindergarten teachers – reading and writing 9:15 -10:15 any day

-1 Third Grade teacher – math 8:20-9:00 any days twice a week

-4 Second Grade teachers – reading 9:00-11:00 any day

-1 Fourth Grade teacher – math 10:30-11:15 any days twice a week

-1 Third Grade teacher – math or reading 8:20-9:20 or 1:00 any day

-Any day, any time to cut out pieces for phonics like several of us did at Wilson at the end of the school year.

If interested in any of these things email me lindabreyer@hughes.net or call 507-390-4468.

Wilson Volunteers

Lunchroom volunteers needed 11:45 -12:45, checking numbers and helping dish up Sept. 9 thru 20.

OMS Picture/Schedule Day

OMS picture day was busy, hectic, and fun.  We successfully completed everything we needed.  Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day a success.  The school thanks you.

OHS Picture/Schedule Day

OHS picture day was busy, hectic and fun.  We successfully handed out the schedules to students and got their pictures taken during the day.  Thank you to all the volunteers who made it a success.  The school and school board members thank you.

New Fundraisers

We tried new fundraisers for the organization.  The first was taking tickets at the Grandstand shows for the fair which netted $500 and the second was manning the parking gates at the fair which we received $198.

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming is Friday, October 4 this year.  Golf carts will be driven on Friday, October 4 at 8:15 Brooktree Golf Course and Saturday, October 5 high school tennis court parking lot at 8:15.  Float decorating will be Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 Radal building at the Fairgrounds.  Get on the float at the Radal Building October 4 at 12:45.   Anyone interested in these activities please let me know as soon as possible.


Vision/hearing dates are as follows:

Monday, Sept. 16, McKinley 7:45-10

Tuesday, Sept. 17, Lincoln 7:45-10

Wednesday, Sep. 18 Wilson 7:45-10

Thurs., Sep. 19 Washington 7:45-10


If someone still hasn’t been notified of a volunteer opportunity in the school they want, please contact Linda and  she will find something for you.

 If you’re interested in any of these events let Linda know so Linda can get your name on the list. Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net


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