Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin Homes Welcomes New Trustee and Incorporators at Annual Meeting
October 4, 2019
On October 2nd, New England Kurn Hattin Homes held its Annual Meeting of Trustees and Incorporators. The Board re-elected nine Incorporators for terms of three years; Michael Blau (Hudson, NH), Mark Bodin (Chester, VT), Christopher Hackett (Westminster, VT), James Lynch (Walpole, NH), Bruce Martin (Walpole, NH), Rhonda Nolan (Danbury, CT), William Scarlett IV (Saxtons River, VT), Sheldon Scott (Bellows Falls, VT), and Greg Worden (Brattleboro, VT).
Kurn Hattin Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Fall Festival
September 24, 2019
On a beautiful day, Kurn Hattin held its 125th Anniversary Fall Festival. This free and fun event on Saturday Sept, 21, included: children’s games, fire truck aerial ladder rides, student circus performances, hayrides, fresh cider from our cider press, a photo booth, Native American horse painting, square dancing to live music, 16 craft and food vendors, a chili cook-off, and much more.
Apple Harvesting Time at Kurn Hattin
September 24, 2019
Every September and October, Science teacher Tom Fontaine takes his students to pick apples from trees that were planted in the 90's by several of his classes with Real Bazin, Kurn Hattin’s Farm Manager.
Community Members Enjoy Adopt-a-Cottage Time at Kurn Hattin
September 16, 2019
Each year, Kurn Hattin hosts an Adopt-A-Cottage night for the business, organization, and individual sponsors of the cottages where the children live on campus. The sponsorship provides for basic necessities of cottage life, such as new pillows, sheets, kitchen supplies, and other household items. This year, each cottage received really cool gift–air conditioners! To show appreciation to those who have “adopted” a cottage, a meal is held in the sponsors honor so that they can spend time with the children whom their gifts have directly benefitted.
Kurn Hattin Children to Participate in Annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release
August 28, 2019
On Saturday, September 7th the Kurn Hattin Choir will perform at the Wings of Hope 10thAnnual Butterfly Release to benefit Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire. The event begins at 1:00pm in Coburn Park in Lebanon, NH. Following a short program of readings and songs performed by the Kurn Hattin Homes’ Choir everyone releases their butterflies to honor friends and family who have passed. It is a beautiful and powerful experience.
Training Week Marks End of Summer/ Beginning of School at Kurn Hattin
August 23, 2019
As summer comes to a close, Kurn Hattin staff prepare for the new school year. As with previous years teachers, houseparents, and other staff come together to participate in Training Week. Training Week is the only time when Kurn Hattin has no children on campus. The week long schedule begins at 8 a.m. and typically continues until 4:00 p.m. The days are filled with presentations, discussions on safety measures and precautions, emergency drills, and training for counselors. Outside professional join the staff in discussions regarding the care and emotional healing of the children, using Restorative Practices methods.
Kurn Hattin Boys Track & Field Wins Small School State Championship at Vermont Rec & Parks State Meet
August 3, 2019
We am happy to share that our boys team won the Small School State Championship at Vermont Rec & Parks State Meet today at St. Johnsbury Academy. Please congratulate Jacob B, Jakobie, Ethan, Ryan, Logan, Cameron, and Matthew.
Children Learn and Play at Kurn Hattin’s Summer Recreational Program
July 23, 2019
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Summer Recreational Program kicked off this June with a host of activities and camps. There are a great variety of camps and activities such dance, track and field, yoga, cooking, field trips to nearby lakes, picking blueberries, swim lessons, and of-course camping. However, new to this year’s summer roster was the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. A STEM curriculum was recently introducedat the Kurn Hattin school, and thanks to Colleen Ross (Ms. Coco), Kurn Hattin’s new Summer Rec team member and houseparent, about 50 children, ages 5-15, were able to conduct hands-on STEM experiments as part of the Summer Rec Program.
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has been named CHARITY OF THE WEEK in The Week- The best of U.S. and international media– magazine (July 26, 2019 edition).
Each charity which the magazine features has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating.