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:

October Birthday’s:

Adrienne Briener, Marsha Christiansen, Patricia Haats, Kathy Harty, Nancy Heide, Liann Larson, Mary Larson, Sharon Robran, Ron vonArb, Jo Wolfgram, Jean Zamboni, Edith Zamboni.  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.

—Sondra von Arb send cards to 1497 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 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.

90th Birthday Party

Adrienne Breiner celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday, October 12.  Open house from 1 to 4 pm at Southway Manor, 2260 Hartle Ave., Owatonna, MN.  No gifts, please. Hosted by the family.

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


District Volunteers

Volunteers needed any day anytime to cut out phonics pieces for schools.  You can come to Wilson to do it anytime.  Also, able to take items home to cut. Just let Linda know and Linda will give you further details.  Starts October 3.  Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 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 lindabreyer@hughes.net or call 507-390-4468.

Wilson Volunteers

Lindsay Born, a 2nd grade teacher at Wilson, would like someone to help out every Wednesday and Friday at 44:45 to 12:20.  If anyone is interested, please let Linda know.

Meat Raffle

We sold raffle tickets this month at the Eagles on Wednesday and Thursday nights    for the month of September.  The results won’t be available until next month.  Thanks to LaGene Akers and LuAnn Lafky for all their help.

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming is Friday, October 4 this year.  Golf carts no longer come from the golf course so we no longer drive them.  Float decorating will be Wednesday, October 2 at12:00 Radal building at the Fairgrounds.  We need riders for the float.  Get on the float at the Radal Building October 4 at 12:30.   Anyone interested in these activities please let Linda know as soon as possible.


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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