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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 Sept. 13th, @ 6pm

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

Summer Playground Playdate

Please join us this summer for Garlough family fun play dates!
Join us on the Garlough playground between 4:30 and 6:30 for some fun with friends. Families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to the event. 

August 18th


GEMS Playground


4:30pm - 6:30pm

Meet & Greet

The back to school Meet & Greet is a chance for families to talk with their teachers and get questions answered by school staff. Stop by the PTO table to buy headphones, sponsor a Garlough pet, and pick-up flyers for upcoming events.

Aug 31st


4:30pm -6:30pm

Cheers & Tears Breakfast

Come join other Garlough parents on the 1st day of school for coffee and pastries after dropping your students off to connect with one another. Some of us are crying, teary-eyed, and blue. Some of us are cheering, “I’m glad the summer’s through!”

Sept 7th




7:45am - 8:45am

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