Get Involved
Check here for upcoming needs for events and activities at Garlough.

There are so many ways to get involved with the Garlough PTO. Whether it’s through giving your time, a talent your have, or a financial gifts. We want our children to feel supported by the greater Garlough community through all of our different avenues. Please take the time to consider how you might be able to help and please reach out to us with your own ideas as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

Board Meetings

Come to an Event

Ways to Give

Join Us

PTO meetings are held once every month and are open to all Garlough parents and guardians. Please mark these dates on your calendar and come join us! Meetings typically last about 90 minutes.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PTO meetings will be held virtually online.

Board  Meeting Schedule 2020 – 2021

PTO Board MeetingMonday Sept 28th, @ 6pmMeeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Oct 12th, @ 6pmMeeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Nov 9th, @ 6pmMeeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Dec 14th, @ 6pmMeeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Jan 11th, @ 6pmMeeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Feb 8th, @ 6pmMeeting Agenda
PTO Board MeetingMonday Mar 8th, @ 6pm Meeting Minutes
PTO Board MeetingMonday Apr 12th, @ 6pmGoogle Meet | April Agenda
PTO Board MeetingMonday May 10th, @ 6pmGoogle Meet

Volunteer Needs

Check here for upcoming needs for events and activities at Garlough.

Parent Partner for Each Classroom

As a Parent Partner, your responsibility would be to attend as many virtual PTO meetings as possible, communicate with grade level families about what is happening at GEMS and volunteer to your best ability during PTO events.

This position can be super flexible and even shared with more than one parent! Our goal is to clear up communication, provide parents a concrete way to volunteer and gain more support for the PTO! And don’t worry, we will be here to support you along the way!

If you would like to know more or are interested in becoming a Parent Partner, please reach out to Sam Carlson at

Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many ways to get involved with the PTO and Garlough. Below are just some of the opportunities that come up in a school year. Fill out our volunteer form to let us know what you might be interested in helping with.

Book Fair

Setting up, taking down, or ringing up kids who are excited to read. Take your pick.

Conference Greeter

Help families find their way around Garlough, answer questions, and sell Garlough  spirit wear.

Family Fun Nights

Help families find their way around Garlough, organize the cafeteria food, monitor activities in the gym.

Community Garden

Come enjoy the outdoors and learn about growing and gardening. Learn more

Hoot Hike

Garlough’s biggest fundraiser of the year needs volunteers for different stations throughout the school grounds.


Help keep Garlough’s library organized by checking in and shelving books.

Music Concert

Take a turn selling concessions while you’re waiting for your students turn to sing.

Picture Day

Keep things running smoothly and students smiling bright for their turn in the flash bulbs.

Plant Sale

A popular spring time event in the community. Help organize plants and help patrons find what they’re looking for and checkout.


Help create and preserve all the great Garlough memories that happen in a year by signing up to assist in creating this great keepsake.

Summer Playdates

Organize fun gatherings for the GEMS community to stay connected over the summer months.

Track & Field Day

Organize events students to have some active fun as the end of the school year draws near.

Garlough PTO

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