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.



Grandparents for Education Benefit Lenten Fish Fry


Fried or baked fish plate, vegetables, mashed potatoes with country gravy, coleslaw, roll, milk, and coffee 

Friday, March 9, 2018 5:00PM to 7:00PM 


820 South Elm Avenue Owatonna, MN 55060 

Tickets $10.00 advance, $11.00 at door, 6 and under free

Tickets sold at Kottke Jewelry or Contact Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468 for tickets or lindabreyer@hughes.net, we will deliver tickets to you.

Recent Events:


Personal Note

Edith Zamboni broke her hip and is in Rochester at the moment.  If you would like to send a card the address is: 121 E. University St., Owatonna, MN 55060. Sondra is still on the mend at home.  Address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.

Please remember Marsha Christiansen who is now in Koda and on a very slow mend, room 211 in Oak section.  If you can, send a card.  If you visit please contact her sister Nancy at 507-363-6323 as she 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.  Koda address: 2255 30th St NW.

Fred Ventura has finished with his radiation treatments, will know in March if all cancer is gone.  Address: 566 Maple Drive.

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:



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 lindabreyer@hughes.net.

McKinley Science Fair

McKinley’s science fair is coming up on Thursday, February 22 at 5:00 pm. If interested give Lina a call at 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net.


The Culturfest’s annual fundraiser is coming up on Friday, February 16. We are looking for volunteers to help out around 5:00 – 8:00. If anyone is interested, please contact Linda at 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net.

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 lindabreyer@hughes.net. 

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.

 Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Owatonna School District is hosting an appreciation event on Thursday, March 1 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the Owatonna Public Utilities, Morehouse Meeting Room, 208 Walnut Ave S. RSVP to: Owatonna Public Schools HR Facebook or SignUpGenius. I will be sending the email to those who have one and you can sign up by going to the bottom on the invitation and clicking on one of these, otherwise call Linda or email Linda and I will sign you up. I am sending out the email to those who have one.

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

  • Carnival – Saturday, February 10       Shifts 1:45 – 3:30, 3:30 – 5:15 and clean up 5:00 – 7:00    Friday night is setup from 4:00 – 8:00    
  • Dance – Friday, April 6
  • Painting Night – Friday April 27
  • Bingo – Friday May 4
  • Picnic/Ice Cream Social – Wednesday, May 16

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

 OHS Winter Musial Play

The OHS winter Musical play is Thursday, March 1 thru Saturday, March 3 at 6:30pm and Sunday, March 4 at 1:00pm.  They haven’t announced the play yet that I can find but since this is usually their biggest play attendance of the year, I would like 4 people each night.  Two to do stars and two to do concessions.  Call Linda at 507-390-4468 or email 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


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

This year’s Fish Fry in on Friday, March 9 from 5:00 to 7:00. Tickets enclosed, send money or if you don’t want them send back in the enclosed envelope. If you can think of ways to sell more tickets, please let us know. If you need more, please give Linda a call and I will deliver them to you. Call 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net.



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