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.com or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468.



Recent Events:


Personal Note

May birthday’s: Darryl Hill, Rosemary Johnson, Mary McDermott, Nancy McGregor, Susan Rhodes, Karen Rossow, Denell Schroeder, Darlene Schuler.  To all of you a Happy Birthday!

New sign in process: When entering the school buildings starting March 19, you will have to show your license and then they will issue you a name tag with your picture on it to get into the building.  Please remember that you still need to sign the GFE log book.

Sondra is still on the mend.  She will be having surgery the end of May. Sondra would like to thank all of you for your cards and calls.  Home address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.

Marsha Christiansen, please remember to keep her in our prayers every day. She will be in Brookdale in Owatonna indefinitely address: 364 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.  If you can, send a card. If you visit please contact her sister Nancy at 507-363-6323 as Marsha has some memory loss and they feel it would be better to have visitors when someone is there with her. Nancy is there every day.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers and if you know of anyone else who needs our support, please let Linda know.

 Volunteers Needed

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


OHS Volunteers Needed

Abdulcadir Warsame, EL Counselor at OHS, requests volunteers to work on English, Social Studies, and Math to support 10 new comers to the school. If interested, please give Linda a call 507-390-4468.

 GFE Volunteer Appreciation Event

Monday, May 14 GFE will be having their yearly get together to celebrate another wonderful year in the schools.  It will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church from 3:00 to 5:00.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.  We will announce our Volunteer of the year. Guests will be Michael Maas and Val Rose.

McKinley PTO Requests

The Parent Teachers Organization at McKinley has requested volunteers for some of their special events they hold for the kids throughout the year.  Listed are the volunteer opportunities for the rest of the year  

  • Painting Night – Friday April 27
  • Bingo – Friday May 4 (6:30-8:00)
  • Picnic/Ice Cream Social – Wednesday, May 16

If interest in any of these give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or use her email address:  lindabreyer@hughes.net


OHS Volunteers Needed

Abdulcadir Warsame, EL Counselor at OHS, has a need for 4 volunteers to work on English, Social Studies, and Math to support 10 new comers to the school. If interested, please give Linda a call 507-390-4468





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