Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin 2019 Jazz Invitational
Join us for the 12th Annual Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational on April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This not-to-be- missed event will be held in the Mayo Memorial Center, Higbie Auditorium at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT.
New Hampton Students Immerse themselves into Kurn Hattin
Thirteen New Hampton School students spent a week in March at Kurn Hattin exploring their group’s essential question: What does a nurturing environment look like?
Faith's Auto Group Supports Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
Faith Mba, President of Faith's Toyota Ford in Westminster and Faith's Ford in Brattleboro, VT presented Stephen Harrison, Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children with a donation of $5,000.
Building bonds between local businesses and the communities we serve is important to both Faith and Kurn Hattin. Faith said, "I was struck by the diversity of the players from Kurn Hattin at a recent basketball game I attended. The players were so supportive of one another and had a real sense of pride and comradery, and this moved me."
A Bountiful Kurn Hattin Christmas
The Christmas season is a very special time at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. In November, the children selected Christmas trees donated by Christmas Trees of Vermont. The trees were placed around the campus and decorated with traditional and handmade ornaments. Santa Claus was seen several times this year in Bellows Falls and at the Kurn Hattin cottages. Chester Rotary Club came along with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and The Grinch to deliver gifts to all our residents. Vermont Academy students hosted the children for a Christmas dinner. Keene Elm City Rotary club and Savings Bank of Walpole both visited the cottages they sponsor through Adopt-A-Cottage. Walgreens employees came to stuff stockings full of items donated by their generous customers.
Annual Veteran's Day Celebration
Seventh grader, Tayshaun, greets guests Colonel Bruce Martin, U.S. Army retired and Pete Manning, Staff Sergeant National Guard at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Veterans’ Day Celebration. Including readings, candle lighting, music, and lunch, the ceremony, in its 23rd year, is planned and hosted by American and world history, and civics teacher Richard Long.
Guests Welcomed at Kurn Hattin Get Acquainted Day
All things Halloween at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
On October 26, Harry Potter Night was a magical event that delighted everyone and was the perfect compliment to Kurn Hattin Homes’ Halloween Dance. The dining hall was transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Students sat by Houses and enjoyed a roast beef dinner while being entertained by stilt walkers and a magician. Adults and children made wands, tried their hand at Quidditch (sport played on broomsticks), and learned about snakes and our school’s python in the Chamber of Secrets.
Thirteen Kurn Hattin Students Headed to District Music Festival
District VI Music Festival selection committee for Middle School Chorus has selected 13 students to represent Kurn Hattin Homes for Children at the upcoming District Festival on November 16 and 17 at Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, Vt. The students are: Elizabeth Anderson, Jacob Baltazar, Lili Butler, Tristan Caroll, Cameron C., Chan Dowang, Catrina Greene, Bella Murphy, Nick Passos, Ben Robichaud, Gabby Taylor, Nadia Taylor, and Tia Willis-Cooper. The Kurn Hattin students were chosen from 15 participating schools.
Adopt-A-Cottage Sponsors Get Involved at Kurn Hattin
"If you could wake up tomorrow with one new talent or ability, what would it be and why?" was one of several questions both adults and children queried on Adopt-a-Cottage Sponsor Night, September 6, 2018 at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children.
Individuals, club and business members, joined their 'adopted' children's residences (cottages) for a fun icebreaker activity, a delicious dinner, and a cottage tour after having previously donated funds to supply their cottages with needed items, such as new curtains, bedding, and mattresses. The Adopt-a-Cottage program provides the sponsors a special opportunity to not only support Kurn Hattin, but also have fun and spend time getting to know the children.