Hinesburg Community School - October 28, 2022

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The Principal's Corner

Dear HCS Families:

Tim Peet is retiring after 45 years at the Hinesburg Community School on Monday, October 31st! Our school and community would like to acknowledge and thank Tim for the dedication, commitment and hard work he has given to our school and to our community.

Tim attended Hinesburg Elementary School as a boy and then went on to graduate from CVU. While a student in high school, he was hired to work at the Hinesburg School in the evenings and in the summer, on a part-time basis. Tim was hired temporarily and continued this temporary status for a long time. Finally he was hired and joined the crew full time after graduating from CVU and he never left!

While Tim was here:

  • The school only consisted of the White Building, the 52 Wing, the Cafeteria, the Kindergarten/1st Grade Wing, and the Music/Art Rooms. (All of these rooms were different during that time as they included the gym, cafeteria, classrooms and library altogether.)

  • The White Building was condemned and closed.

  • The 3rd & 4th grade wing was later added.

  • The Hinesburg “Elementary” School was changed to the Hinesburg “Community” School

  • The White Building was renovated and re-opened.

  • The gym, library & a 2nd story for middle school students were added.

  • The Kindergarten/1st grade wing was renovated and made into rooms with the hall running down the middle of the classrooms, as there had been 2 halls that ran along the outsides of the open classrooms. The main office moved to this wing as well.

  • Tim has worked under 14 Principals.

  • The School consolidated and Tim then answered to the District and not just to HCS.

Tim is leaving us with a smile as he no longer will have to come into work to shovel the sidewalks and driveways, on weekends and mornings, sometimes before 4:00 am. Another thing he won’t miss are the alarms that he has been on call during school, on weekends, and all hours of the night! No more going out to a nice dinner or being woken up in the middle of the night, during a holiday or a weekend to answer a call from school saying an alarm is going off. No more fixing toilets, cleaning drainage pipes, climbing on the roof, etc.

It is hard to think of anyone who has stayed in the same job all of their life, as Tim has done. This is certainly a credit to his dedication and the kind of man we have had in our own school and Town. We will never be able to replace his institutional knowledge and we are just going to have to keep him on speed dial to ask him questions that only he will have the answers to!

Have a great retirement, Tim, and don’t forget to stop by any time!


Suzan and Tim

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Save The Date

Wednesday, November 2

1:45 pm, Early Release Day

Friday, November 4

6:00 PiE Family Movie Night, Gym and Flex Space

Grades K-4: Despicable Me

Grades 5-8: Jumanji

Wednesday, November 9

1:45 pm, Early Release Day

Wednesday, November 16

1:45 pm, Early Release Day

Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25


Kindergarten students learning how robots work!

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Chess Club Sign Up

For the first time ever Hinesburg Community School has a Chess Club! The first session has been a tremendous success and session 1 is finishing up November 7th. The new session will begin December 5th. If your child is currently in Chess Club and wishes to continue, you will need to fill out the sign up form again. Due to an overwhelming interest, we are limiting the club size to 40 participants this time around. Once we have 40 students signed up, we will close the sign up link.

We meet on Mondays from 3-4:00 in the middle school. Chess Club players can be picked up at 4:00 or take the late bus home. The link to sign up is here.

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Lost and Found Items

Our Lost and Found collection is overflowing! Please stop by the school if your child is looking for lost items. We have water bottles, lunch boxes, shoes, lots of shirts and OVER 40 sweatshirts and shirts. Items not claimed by the Thanksgiving Break will be donated to a local organization.

1st and 4th Grade Reading Buddies!

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CVU Theater Presents: Amélie - November 11-13th

Join us in Paris….via the CVU main stage…for Amélie.

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Showtimes are Friday, November 11th at 7pm, Saturday, November 12th at 2pm and again at 7pm, and Sunday, November 13th at 2pm at the CVU theater. Purchase tickets ahead of time online at: or at the door the day of the performance. Be sure to check the ticket site to see if the show is sold out. $10 General Admission; $8 Students/Children/Staff. All ages show.

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Second graders learn about sound waves in STEM class

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About Us

Suzan Locke, HCS Co-Principal, Grades K-4


Tim Trevithick, HCS Co-Principal, Grades 5-8


Alicia Kurth, HCS Special Education Administrator


The Viking Newsletter is published weekly, when school is in session. It is available on our web site and is also delivered via email. If needed, a hard copy can be provided for your child to bring home. The Viking includes upcoming events, after school opportunities, notes of interest for parents and the community and updates from our school administration.