“Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before.” - Kamala Harris
Galtier is a beautiful community. We believe our kids have the potential to change the world, even if they don’t know it yet. We are wound together by classrooms and by our neighborhood, we support each other, and we don’t judge or ask questions when some of us need an extra hand to get through the week.
Will you donate to the PTO’s Family Fund to provide an extra hand to families in our community?
Every year, our PTO raises money for field trips and teacher mini-grants--these directly give new learning experiences to our students and offer a small cushion for our amazing (and stretched!) teachers. This year, in addition to funding these things, we want to raise $3,000 for our new Family Fund.
It is important to the PTO to build dignity into the Family Fund. The PTO is sponsoring this fund but we know we have no business knowing which of our community’s families are requesting help. Our teachers and support staff know when kids are going through a hard time, and are the ones to have a conversation with parents or guardians about what they need to get by. Here is how you can help families in our community:
- $10 funds a child's snacks for a week
- $25 funds a meal for a family of four
- $36 funds a month-long bus pass (for people eligible for transit assistance)
- $50 funds a tank of gas
- $60 funds a family's Internet for a month
- $100 funds a family's water bill or gas/electric bill
- $1,000 funds a family's rent
What is Galtier all about?
Galtier Community School is a model for the future of education in St. Paul Public Schools. What makes us so special? The physical space might be the first difference you'd notice. Our dynamic learning studios are home to several grades of students who work in each flexible space. This unique school environment helps shape the personalized approach to teaching and learning. Whether students are excelling or need extra help, students can be grouped by skill level rather than grade level, offering a unique classroom environment for collaboration.
The school is truly a community school in every sense of the word. With about 220 Prek through 5th grade students, the school feels like family. The principal and teachers greet students by name in the hallways. Positive behavior intervention assures that children are supported in practicing constructive and helpful actions. Our children are surrounded by caring adults in a warm and safe atmosphere. We've been told that our atmosphere is something that's truly special, and can't be found just anywhere. It's been intentionally cultivated over several years, and remains an ongoing focus for the school through efforts such as a monthly character trait that the entire school focuses on, such as gratitude.
“Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.