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:

January Birthday’s:

Alma Asbell, Alana Bunkers, Judy Horton-Holm, Grace Hosfield, Donald Johnson, Sharon Krohnberg, Mary Kruger, Bernadine Kuhn, Jackie Nelson, Delores Seykora, Karen Soukup. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

Honored by the School Board

Hopefully all of you saw the wonderful write up in the Owatonna Peoples Press on the recognition and the interviews with myself and other volunteers in the schools.

 Elk’s Meat Raffle

GFE did the Elk’s meat raffle every Wednesday in December on 4, 11, 18 as a fundraiser.  Won’t know the results until next month.

  Personal Notes:

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

—Sondra von Arb is out an about again.  Send cards to 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

–Mary Overlee-Olson: she is recovering at the moment from her transplant and seems to be doing very well.  Keep her in your prayers.  Send cards to 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060

–Marsha Christiansen is doing great and looking for visitors, please stop in for a visit.  Send cards to Timberdale Trace Sr. Living, 334 Cedardale Dr. SE, Rm10, Owatonna, MN 55060

—Fred Ventura sends his 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 Linda 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.

No School:

Wednesday, January 2, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Wilson Volunteers

The Wilson library has one volunteer to help put books away on the shelves a couple days a week for an hour; but if anyone else is interested   please let me know.

Keep in mind this will be a lot of bending and kneeling because all shelves are low to the floor for the elementary students.

 District Volunteers

Volunteers won’t be needed now until March or April.  Will keep you informed when we start again.

 OHS School Play

The OHS winter musical is “Once upon a Mattress”.  It will be running 2 weekends in February.  February 20 thru February 23 and February 28 and February 29.  Keep those dates in mind.


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

A Christmas Story

I (Linda) was out and about Christmas shopping and a young man approached me and asked if I was Grandma Linda.  I said yes.  He stated he remembered me from Wilson and OMS when he was in school and wanted to thank me because I was one of the fond memories he had of school.  This is what we strive for in volunteering, making a difference.  I’m sure many of you have similar stories to tell.  If you’d like to share with us, please send them to me and I will get them in the newsletter.


January 2020