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.



Recent Events:


Personal Note

December Birthday’s: Carolyn Anderson, Jim Cox, Alice Hill, Linda Hoffman, Teresa Johnson, Ross Luening, Ginny Ruppe, LeAnn Masche, and Sondra von Arb.  To all of you a Happy Birthday!

Sondra is still on the mend.  Will keep you informed of further developments. If you have a moment drop her a line.  Home address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.


Mary Overlee-Olson is having kidney failure from a genetic disease that she has known about for years.  They have placed her on the “inactive deceased donor wait list.”  This is because she has an aortic aneurysm.  She is waiting to hear if the size warrants an operation.  After this has been taken care of, she will be put on the “active deceased donor list.”   No update for the month.  Please drop her a card if you can at: 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.


Marsha Christiansen has been taken off her seizure medications and is more alert, carries on good conversation, muscles starting to wake up and she is starting to do things with her hands.  Please remember her in your prayers. Brookdale in Owatonna address: 334 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.   If you can, send a card or drop in.


Grace Hosfield had knee surgery in March, on September 17, she had hip surgery.  If you’d liked to send a card the address: 2861 Meadowview Lane NE, Owatonna, MN  55060. 

Fred Ventura would like to send his thanks to all the well-wishers that have sent him cards and letters.  He appreciates it all. Since he is unable to volunteer in the schools he loves hearing about different things going on.  Please send cards or well wishes to: 566 Maple Drive, Owatonna, MN  55060. 

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers. 

If you know of anyone else who needs our support and prayers through surgery or a long illness, 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:

 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

Upcoming Events:

December: No upcoming event.   Just enjoy your holiday.

 December 24 thru January 1 school closed. 

January: Linda will be going on vacation the whole month.  Linda will let you know who to contact in the December newsletter. 

February 1 school closed for K-5. 

 February 28 thru March 3: OHS Winter Play is “Mary Poppins” February 28, March 1, 2, and 3.  We will need 4 volunteers each night and Sunday.  They will be reserving only 4 seats for volunteers so if you would like your husband or wife or special friend, they can be 1 of the 4 volunteers.   February 28, March 1 and 2, time would be 6:30 and Sunday, March 3 would be 1:00.  There is talk of having another weekend with the play but will find out about that later.

If you’re interested in doing this event let Linda know so LInda can get your name on the list. Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.


OMS Activity Night

Friday, December 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 looking for adults to supervise the activities.  Arrive at 3:15 go into the Athletic doors, rear parking lot.  Call as soon as possible if your interested, 507-390- 4468.  Hope to see you there. 

McKinley PTO

Friday, January 11: Paint Night 6:00-8:00 at McKinley gyn. Friday, January 25: PTO Family Fun Night from 6:30-8:00 at McKinley Gym. Friday, March 1 Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00.

 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.

Volunteer Opportunity

Lindsay Born, 2nd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, is looking for volunteers to help with a reading program once or twice a week from 10:25 – 11:40.  This would be for a group of students making words, scholastic news and doing worksheets, games, reading a story.  If interested, please contact Linda as soon as possible.

  VFW Pancake Breakfast

The pancake breakfast on October 28 was a success, we to received $600.  Thanks again to all thy people that helped out: LaGene Akers, Cory Peters, Corinne Talley, LuAnn Lafky and Jo Wolfgram.

McKinley Volunteer Opportunity

Starting October 23 running for 6 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  They are looking for Grandparents to read and listen to kids and play math games.  Please call if interested 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net

 OMS Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer needed at Owatonna Middle School for any day or days to help with reading from 11:20 – 1:20 pm.  Give Linda a call if interested 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net

 Wilson Volunteer Opportunity

Starting October 23 running for 6 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  They are looking for Grandparents to read and listen to kids and play math games.  Please call if interested 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net


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