tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Petit Family Foundation 2016-10-22T21:10:41Z tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1100861 2016-10-21T17:22:57Z 2016-10-21T17:22:57Z CMHA Annual Meeting

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Charting the Course for Change - PARTNER IN RECOVERY AWARD

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1096838 2016-10-07T18:04:06Z 2016-10-07T18:04:06Z Riverfront Adventure Violence Prevention Program, August 2016

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1076582 2016-07-27T14:47:37Z 2016-07-27T14:47:51Z GE 5k Road Race

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1075230 2016-07-22T19:20:05Z 2016-07-22T19:48:22Z Cruisin’ Connecticut – “Cycling For Wellness” at the Connecticut Science Center

source: http://wtnh.com/2016/07/21/cruisin-connecticut-cycling-for-wellness-at-the-connecticut-science-center/

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1074178 2016-07-19T17:31:35Z 2016-07-19T17:33:38Z Recent Photos
June 10, 2016 - Prudence Crandall HOPE breakfast

July 7, 2016 - Atlas Stamping, Newington, CT

July 6, 2016 - 2016 Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellows

June 21, 2016 - PFF Women in Genomics Initiative - The Jackson Laboratory
tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1074170 2016-07-19T17:04:21Z 2016-07-19T17:05:01Z Tech It Out 2016 - CCSU

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1067054 2016-06-22T17:51:00Z 2016-06-25T18:26:00Z GE/EW 5K Road Race PSA - WFSB

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1067060 2016-06-20T16:00:00Z 2016-06-25T18:22:18Z PFF Golf Tournament - WFSB

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1063427 2016-06-14T19:31:35Z 2016-06-14T19:34:56Z Grace Academy rising 8th graders at Copper Beech Institute

Dr. Bill Petit and Christine Petit with Brandon Nappi and Miranda Chapman of Copper Beech Institute.

Dr. Bill Petit and Brandon Nappi walk to the labyrinth.

Miranda Chapman shares with the students of Grace Academy that the labyrinth is a metaphor for life's journey.

Before walking meditation at the Copper Beech Institute labyrinth, Dr. Bill Petit shares with students from Grace Academy that the inner ear is also a labyrinth.

Walking meditation at the Copper Beech Institute labyrinth with students from Grace Academy.

All together at the center of the labyrinth!

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1062070 2016-06-10T19:12:41Z 2016-06-10T19:12:42Z Rotary Scholarship Award Winners, June 7, 2016

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1062069 2016-06-10T19:09:58Z 2016-06-10T19:10:04Z Michaela's Garden, Walnut Hill Park New Britain with Lincoln School Kids, June 7, 2016

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1060064 2016-06-05T20:23:03Z 2016-06-05T20:23:03Z Michaela's Garden, Plainville Public Library Dedication, June 4, 2016

Photos by Rhonda Hawes and others.

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1051067 2016-05-14T16:13:57Z 2016-05-14T16:14:05Z Michaela's Garden at Perry Hill School

Students and teachers planted a Michaela's Garden at Perry Hill School, Shelton, CT!

They will propagate the seeds to keep the garden ever blooming in Michaela's memory.

Thank You Melissa Fenstermaker for sending us these wonderful photos!

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1053744 2016-05-08T16:00:00Z 2016-05-20T19:14:20Z Tiny Miracles featured on Here And Now WABC-TV

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1045569 2016-05-02T15:46:30Z 2016-05-05T18:58:13Z CT Science Center Petit Women in Science STEM Leadership Award

Photo 1 - Tim Perra, Senior VP, Stanley Black & Decker, Bill Petit Jr. & Bernie Lidestri.
Photo 2 - Marie O'Brien, Trustee at CT Science Ctr, Chair of the Women in Science Committee, Tim Perra, Jonna Gerken - Women in Science PFF Winner, Bill Petit Jr., and Matt Fleury, President & CEO of the CT Science Center.
Photo 3 - Dr. Chin Ma Uche, Math & Computer Science Teacher, and Bill Petit Jr..
Photo 4 - Shakira Ramos, Women in Science Finalist, Jonna Gerken, Bill Petit Jr., & Chin Ma Uche.

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1038177 2016-04-21T15:58:54Z 2016-04-21T19:47:24Z Talbots Fundraiser

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1038170 2016-04-21T15:56:10Z 2016-04-21T15:56:28Z Dr. Henry Lee, Plainville High School

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1020990 2016-03-28T15:48:03Z 2016-03-28T15:56:21Z Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair - Petit Family Foundation Women in Science and Engineering Awards

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1101130 2016-03-01T17:00:00Z 2016-10-22T21:10:41Z Grant Follow-up, Plainville High School

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/922499 2015-10-26T20:05:54Z 2015-10-26T20:05:55Z CHRYSALIS porch rehabilitation funded in part by PFF.

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/922491 2015-10-26T19:56:34Z 2015-10-26T19:56:42Z From our named study room at Bay Path University Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/881156 2015-07-14T20:14:20Z 2015-07-14T20:14:20Z Dr. Petit visit NBC Connecticut

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/879191 2015-07-09T21:13:40Z 2015-07-09T21:13:40Z Dr. Petit Interview with Brad Davis on WDRC

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/876943 2015-07-03T17:40:50Z 2015-07-03T17:41:22Z Connecticut children’s flower named in honor of Cheshire home invasion victim

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Many new laws went in effect in Connecticut at the start of July. One of them has named Four O’Clocks the official children’s state flower in honor of Michaela Petit, killed in the Cheshire home invasion in 2007.

Michaela’s sister, Hailey, and their mother, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, were killed as well. Dr. William Petit was the only survivor. 

“It was a nice tribute to my daughter, Michaela, to have the first children’s state flower named,” he said. “It was a nice tribute to the volunteers because it’s been a program of the Petit Family Foundation.”

“Michaela, right before she died she had just finished fifth grade and she learned about Gandhi,” said Dr. Petit. “She had seen the quote ‘you must be the change you wish to see in the world,’ so we’ve used that.”

“The Michaela’s Garden project was about growing the flowers, harvesting the seeds, passing them on to other people,” he said. “People like to say ‘plant the seeds of hope, seeds of change.'”

source: http://wtnh.com/2015/07/02/connecticut-childrens-flower-named-in-honor-of-cheshire-home-invasion-victim/

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/851337 2015-05-04T21:00:55Z 2015-05-04T21:00:55Z Students from Lincoln elementary in New Britain have completed their homework assignment!

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/850854 2015-05-03T20:20:09Z 2015-05-03T20:20:09Z Three Angels Garden by Vicki Scott

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/829053 2015-03-23T21:00:29Z 2015-03-23T21:00:29Z Jane Doe No More 6th Annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Award Recognition Dinner

The Petit Family Foundation was proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Jane Doe No More 6th Annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Award Recognition Dinner!! Congratulations to this years award recipients, Roger Canaff and Drew and Daniele Serrano!

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/821737 2015-03-09T19:17:58Z 2015-03-09T19:17:59Z Soroptimist International of Farmington Valley

Last night's fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Farmington Valley was hilited by Gina Barreca's very funny talk, and announcement that her The Hartford Courant column is now nationally syndicated! A great woman to watch...(And Dartmouth College alum like Bill!) The Petit Family Foundationwas a sponsor for the evening.

 — with Gina Barreca and Pff Petit at Toast to Women - An Evening of Wine & Chocolate! 

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/819790 2015-03-05T22:16:21Z 2015-03-05T22:17:19Z Public Hearing in support of HB 5174

A heartfelt Thank You to students Jenna Tinker and Kelley Crittenden for testifying in person at the Public Hearing in support of HB 5174!

Thank you also to Lincoln Elementary School teacher Mary Ellen Farrell, Director of Talcott Center for Child Development Kelly Massucci, Michaela's Garden Project volunteer- Karen Patrocinio and Executive Director of Michaela's Garden Project Vicki Scott for testifying.

Thank you to everyone who could not attend, but sent in testimony!

A special Thank You to State Rep. Al Adinolfi for introducing this legislation!

Jenna Loraine Tinker
Lincoln School Green Team
New Britain, CT

Dear Committee Members,
Thank you for giving me the honor to speak with you today. My name is Jenna Loraine Tinker. I'm here in support of the proposed bill #5174 to establish Michaela Petit's four o’clock flower as the children's state flower. When I think of Michaela I think of a strong, 
brave, powerful girl. It's pretty rare for an eleven year old to organize walks and raise money for causes. I got the feeling that she was the kind of girl that wouldn't give up. Kind of like her four o'clock. Just imagine one little seed turning into a thousand flowers. Isnt that amazing?

Kelley Crittenden 
Lincoln School Green Team 
New Britain, CT

Thank you for giving me the honor to speak with you today. I am here in support of the proposed bill #5174 to establish Michaela Petit's four o’clocks as the children's state flower.I think you should consider this act as an example of Michaela showing young people like me, how to be nice, kind and to think of the people around them and not just themselves.

In 2014, The Green Team from Lincoln Elementary in New Britain, planted a bunch of four o’clock seeds at Walnut Hill Park in honor of Michaela. Doing this made me feel good because I like planting things. I felt like I was Michaela because she planted just a few of 
the four o’clocks and now they have grown into many.

tag:pffpetit.posthaven.com,2013:Post/819107 2015-03-04T22:23:38Z 2015-03-04T22:24:23Z Middle School of Plainville Robotics Program

The Middle School of Plainville wins five trophies at the first ever CT state VEX IQ robotics championship!

VEX IQ is a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) robotics program. MSP Technology Education teacher Camille Westfall received a $6,000.00 grant from The Petit Family Foundation to start a robotics program at her school. “I am very grateful to the Petit Family Foundation for providing MSP students with such a wonderful opportunity”, said Ms. Westfall. Although the teams only began designing and building their robots in late December, they had a very busy season, with competitions in Manchester, Mansfield, and Danbury.

Congratulations to all of the MSP Robotics Teams!

Amazing job at the first ever CT State VEX IQ Robotics Championships!

Team RoboDevils
Team RoboMatics
Team Ice Breakers

Best of luck Team Minionizers at the World Championships for VEX IQ this April in Kentucky!

We are proud to support you!