Welcome

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

June birthday’s: Cheryl Anderson, Jim Elsbecker, Carolyn Hatle, Gwen Jacobsen, David Johnson, Paul Molstre, and Vivian Rubedor. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

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.

Sondra is still on the mend.  She will be having surgery the end of May. 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

If you know of anyone else who needs our support and prayers, please let me know.

If you are having surgery or long illness’, please let us know, also.

 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

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 held their annual meeting of volunteers.  There was a low attendance but volunteers who came enjoyed the event.  We recognized two volunteers this year for their outstanding contributions to our organization.  Vivian Rubedor, who has been at OHS for these many years is starting to slow down a little.  We recognized her for all her work Cont.: since 2009 and Mary Larson, who has been with the organization since inception.  Our guest speaker was Val Rose, director of the OPTIONS program at the high school and where Vivian did most of her volunteering throughout the years.  Michael Maas, from Retired Seniors Volunteer Program gave a little speak of some of the contributions their charity gives to GFE throughout the year.  He also gave away a camping blanket to Liam Nelson.  Other door prize winners were Judy Horton-Holms, Ron von Arb, LuAnn Lafky, Dorothy Lee, and Adrienne Briener.  For those who did not attend, please accept our thank you for all your hard work during this school year.

Upcoming Events:

June 1 – last day of school

June 13 & 14 – Cashwise Food Booth

August 8 – GFE Workshop 10am to 12pm

August 18 – Fair booth

August end of month – OHS Picture days & OMS picture day

September 22 – CulturFest – Booth for the  event and student craft project

September 28 – Golf carts and Homecoming Parade – during the week decorating the float

September 29 – Golf carts 

Summer Volunteers

Sometimes I get calls from schools that need some help during the summer.  If you are interested in me contacting you when I get these calls, just let Linda know.

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

Fundraisers:

Cashwise Food Booth

We have the Cashwise Food Booth this year on June 13 and 14 from 11:00 to 6:00.  If you would like to volunteer during any of those hours, please let Linda know.  Shifts will be every 2 hours: 11:00, 1:30, 4::00.

 


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