Building a caring community

The GEMS Parent Teacher Organization plays a very active role in our children’s school life. The PTO is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to enrich the welfare of all our children at Garlough Environmental Magnet School. Membership is open to all parents and teachers. 

Next PTO Meeting – Tuesday Apr 12th, @ 6pm. Meeting calendar

Get involved in your student's school

Membership is open to all parents and teachers at Garlough. GEMS is a truly special place. Together we can create supportive school community for students and families to help all of our students be successful. Join us in creating a journey of learning and discovery at Garlough.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming PTO Events

Environmental Explorers Fair

This is a fun & free event that celebrates everything that makes Garlough great – exposing children to nature, science, and technology. It truly is fun for the whole family.

April 22nd



Time: TBD

Plant Sale

Shop our annual plant sale fundraiser. Get a jump start on getting your garden ready this spring and support the students at Garlough. More details to come.

May 7th


GEMS Front Lawn

Time: 9am – 5pm

What Does the PTO Do?

Countless Volunteer Hours

One of the greatest assets to Garlough is the people power of the PTO. Volunteers donating their time to facilitate all the great work happening during the school day and the numerous special events throughout the school calendar,

Curriculum-Enhancing Experiences

Helping make possible enriching field trips, classroom pet sponsorship, school assemblies on important issues, and the iNature magnet program are some of the  ways the PTO contributes to Garlough.

School-wide Funding

Addressing student equity issues by donating school supplies, providing parent education, and fostering community through fun events and activities for students and families. The PTO continues to  grow and nuturing learning at Garlough.

Garlough PTO

Garlough Environmental Magnet School
1740 Charlton St.
West St. Paul, MN 55118