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:

November Birthday’s:

Rita Anderson, Mary Cox, Erick Eschenback, Gary Jones, Lisa Oeltjenbruns, Marilyn Pedersen, Tom Schmitt.  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.

—Alice Hill is recovering from her illness.  Send cards to 2185 Richway Lane SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.

—Sondra von Arb broke her arm but is out of her cast.  Send cards to 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

–Mary Overlee-Olson will be having her kidney transplant on November 7.  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:

Monday, November 4 Teachers Workshop

Thursday – Friday, November 27 – 29 Thanksgiving

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

MiKinley Volunteers

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

 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. Ongoing for several months.  If needed Linda can deliver to your house items to cut.  Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 Lincoln Volunteers Needed

Lincoln starts World Passport on Wednesday, November 9 from 9:25 to 11:25.  This would be every Wednesday through March or possible middle of April.  If anyone is interested, please give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 Washington Volunteers Needed

Washington is starting world passport next week.  If anyone is interested in helping and haven’t been called let Linda know.

 OHS School Play

The OHS fall play in on Thursday, November 14- 16 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, November 17 at 1:00.  Anyone willing to help out with stars or refreshments, let Linda know at 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 OMS Volunteers Needed

The 6th grade are putting together the annual Veteran’s Day program on November 11 beginning at 10:15am.  They need 3 to 5 volunteers to help pick up things that morning:

  • Pick up cookies, balloons and flowers at Cashwise at 8:00am. Cookies will be at bakery(just tell them it is for Veteran’s Day program at OMS) everything is paid for.
  • Coffee, cups and napkins from Starbucks at 8:00am
  • Set-up area (with teacher assistance at 8:15am.

Someone will be available to help carry in.

Park in the bus parking area on the south side of the building (front) or park in the staff parking lot on the north side of the building. 

The 7th graders are attending a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater on November 14th.  They need 8 volunteers as chaperones.

Volunteers should arrive at the school before 8:15am (buses will leave by 8:30am).  We expect to arrive back at school around 2:00pm.

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.


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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