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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
You may contact us by email at email@example.com or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468.
April birthday’s: Linda Breyer, Darlene Mumm, Cindy Rau, Barb Simon, Katie Stallman, and Mary Talamantes. To all of you a Happy Birthday!
Sondra is still on the mend. In April, she will see the doctor on possibly knee surgery. 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 me know.
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.
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.
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:
Washington Science Fair
Washington is looking for volunteers for their Science Fair to be held Thursday, March 1, at 5:00pm. If interested give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMS JA Biz Town
The sixth grade class will again be going to Junior Achievement Biz town on April 16 thru April 19. They would appreciate volunteers to help out in the stores and banks at Biz town. We have to find our own transportation there. I will be driving and can take 3 comfortable; it’s about a 2 to 3 hour drive. If anyone else is interested, please give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email Linda at email@example.com.
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. More to come in May newsletter.
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
- Dance – Friday, April 6 (6:30-8:00)
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
OHS Spring Play
The OHS spring play is a comedy called Sylvia. A story about a middle-aged man who loves a dog(Sylvia) he brings into the family life. We will need volunteers for April 19, 20, 21 at 6:30 and April 22 at 1:00. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Linda by April 16 and she will put you on the list. Phone: 507-390-4468 and email: email@example.com.
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
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
We have final tally for the Fish Fry fundraiser on March 9. Our income from the event was approximately $619. We are still receiving some money after the event