The PTOC Executive Board has pulled together some of the resources that have resonated with us (see below). Please note instructions on how to gather assistance for food and other necessary items, as well as many ways to volunteer or donate.

  • Dear Ann Arbor PTO Council,

    PTOC supports our Ann Arbor community as our families, schools, and neighbors become accustomed to this new unprecedented time in dealing with COVID-19. We know everyone is doing the best they can during this difficult adjustment.

    The PTOC Executive Board has pulled together some of the resources that have resonated with us (see below). Please note instructions on how to gather assistance for food and other necessary items, as well as many ways to volunteer or donate.

    Dr. Swift and local public health officials are asking us to please be committed to social distancing efforts during this school break (no gathering outside families, 6 ft from each other). The goal is to relieve pressure on the hospitals by reducing the spread of the virus. This is important. Let’s all do our part to remain physically apart except for emergencies (beyond our families). Please consider virtual playdates and telephone communication.

    “We must move to pandemic mitigation through widespread, uncomfortable, and comprehensive social distancing. That means not only shutting down schools, work … group gatherings and public events, but also making daily choices to stay away from each other” [from social distancing article listed below]

    Stay healthy. Be well. Let’s be kind to one another and look for ways to assist those in our community who need a little extra help during this transition time.

    Ann Arbor PTO Council

    Jill Anthony, Chair
    Beth Grzelak, Vice Chair
    Janine Hutchinson, Treasurer
    Kathryn Powell, Corresponding Secretary
    June Johnson, Recording Secretary
    Heather Eckner, Board of Education Representative
    Lin Van Nieuwstadt, Member At Large
    Lisa Querijero, Member At Large

    Ann Arbor PTO Council List of Resources for the early COVID-19 Response

    Caring for Yourself and Others

    Stay Informed

    Stress and Anxiety

    Parenting

    Food and Other Forms of Assistance

    AAPS, working with Chartwells Food Service, is pleased to provide “to go” meals available for pick-up between 11 am – 12:30 pm on:

    • Monday, March 16
    • Tuesday, March 17 (for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday meals)
    • Friday, March 20 (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday meals)
    • Tuesday, March 24 (for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday meals)
    • Friday, March 27 (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday meals)
    • Tuesday, March 31 (for Tuesday and Wednesday meals)
    • Thursday, April 2 (for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals)

    Pick-up at the locations are listed below.

    These meals are intended for children up to 18 years old and any child with special needs up to 26 years old. AAPS will distribute these meals to children, parents/guardians. The meals will contain a balanced breakfast and lunch.

    Because we are practicing social distancing, we ask that you pick-up your meals and take them home to eat.

    AAPS Food Service Hotline – If you have food allergy needs or cannot make it to a pick-up location, please call 734-994-2265. Arrangements will be made.

    Food Pick-Up Locations

    • Peace Neighborhood Center - Peace Maple Meadows Satellite – West Arbor Satellite, 1111 N. Maple Rd.
    • Community Action Network (CAN)
      • Arrowwood Hills Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Trl.
      • Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden Ct.
      • Green Baxter Court Community Center, 1737 Green Rd.
      • Hikone Community Center, 2724 Hikone Dr.
    • Pinelake Village Coop - outside the clubhouse, 2680 Adrienne Dr.
    • Lakestone Apartments - outside the clubhouse, 4275 Eyrie Dr.
    • Scio Farms - outside the clubhouse, 6655 Jackson Rd.
    • Orchard Grove - outside the clubhouse, 2835 S. Wagner
    • Carpenter Elementary – outside the school, 4250 Central Blvd.
    • Scarlett Middle School – outside the school, 3300 Lorraine

    Community Resources

    Ways to Help Our Community

         Donate Financially, Food, or Hygiene Items

         Volunteer