By Rick La Plante,
New Haven Schools Director of Parent and Community Relations
A mother and a son who followed her into teaching are among the recipients of “Project Enrichment” grants awarded today by the New Haven Schools Foundation, in support of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the New Haven Unified School District.
Patricia Puckett, who teaches at Alvarado Middle School, was granted her request for $261.85 for the school’s Filipino folkdance group, Anak ng Bayan. The funds -- donated specifically to fulfill her request by Foundation member Art Kuhlmann and his wife, Cheryl -- will be used to purchase bamboo poles used in two particular dances performed by the group, which includes about 45 students from various academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.