1 February 13, 2015 HENKING/HOFFMAN NEWSLETTER MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 16 Presidents Day NO SCHOOL 17 Institute Day NO SCHOOL Market Day 3:00-4:30pm at HO HE Movie Night 6:30-8:30pm Parent/Teacher Conference Day Cancelled School in Session HENKING SCHOOL 2941 LINNEMAN STREET! GLENVIEW! HOFFMAN SCHOOL 2000 HARRISON STREET! GLENVIEW!
2 FEBRUARY 2, 2015 HOFFMAN ELEMENTARY ART PROGRAM Why study art?! ART REFINES COGNITIVE AND CREATIVE SKILLS ART STRENGTHENS PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CRITICAL- THINKING SKILLS ART BUILDS CONFIDENCE AND DISCIPLINE ART NURTURES TEAM-BUILDING SKILLS HOFFMAN ART A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Great art does not happen by chance. It takes dedication, discipline and passion. Not only on the part of the student but also the teacher. At Hoffman we recognize the importance of the arts in the day to day lives of our students. Our art education program offers challenges, builds on individual differences, and provides opportunities for students to express themselves and develop positive self-concepts. Providing opportunities for students to develop positive self-concepts.!1
3 FEBRUARY 2, 2015 HOFFMAN ELEMENTARY ART PROGRAM Curriculum The sequential art curriculum is organized in three strands: PROCESS: idea development, planning, material processes, and reflection. PRODUCT: media, techniques, subject matter, content, craftsmanship, and presentation. UNDERSTANDING: art history, cultural context, criticism, aesthetics, and vocabulary. The curriculum is designed to develop content knowledge and skills in the following areas: personal expression through art production (the students favorite part), creative problem solving, recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture and history, critical assessment of art works from aesthetic and cultural perspectives and technical processes. Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up Pablo Picasso Learning Target Classifications KNOWLEDGE: Factual information, procedural knowledge and conceptual understanding that underpin each academic discipline. Form the foundation for each of the other targets. REASONING: Specify thought processes. Ability to apply knowledge in authentic contexts. Reasoning applicable to subject area curricula; also, life beyond. SKILL: Real-time demonstration or physical performance. Skill development as central core of discipline. Procedural knowledge. PRODUCT: Products are assessed to yield evidence of intended learning. Creation of product is the stated learning. Clear and concise learning target were designed by a Visual Arts committee for District 34. They were developed to provide coherency instruction as the students progress through the district. These targets are presented by the teachers in ways that inform and engage the learners. Check out our art website at Please feel free to contact us at: Linda Schober Katie Riege The students work in many different art medium exploring ideas, materials, and personal interests as they learn about the world of art. In addition they discover how they can change the world with art.!2
4 Henking School News From The Art Room We have had an outstanding year thus far in art! Your child has been busy learning about a wide variety of artists, materials, and techniques. Each week kindergarten classes participate in art for 30 minutes once a week, while first and second grade children learn for a weekly 1-hour session. During class, children gain confidence and satisfaction from hands on activities as well as their own beautiful creations. Every lesson begins with a presentation or discussion where your child is able to participate in rich conversations and think critically about their own observations. They are able to approach materials in new ways, while also reflecting on their own artistic process. Some of these materials and processes include: painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, clay, and sculpture. Every child is given the opportunity to practice new techniques as well as problem solve. They are encouraged to express their ideas and imaginations through their artwork. Some of the units we have explored so far this year include: Kindergarten Project: Mo Willems Pigeons First Grade Project: Matisse Cutouts Second Grade Project: Textured Bowls Students learned about: Drawing with simple shapes Using speech bubbles & text to communicate ideas -The style of author/illustrator Mo Willems. Students learned about: -Geometric vs. organic shapes Primary & secondary colors The life & work of artist Henri Matisse. Students learned about: -Proper & responsible use of clay tools -3D vs. 2D art Texture The multi-step process of ceramics. Student art portfolios were sent home in recent weeks. Please feel free to talk with your child about their own artwork as you look through their projects. Portfolios will be sent home again in May, and some of the above projects will be included in them. So far this school year the second grade students did a wonderful job creating artwork for their performance Citizens of the World. Student work was featured in the programs that were handed out at the performance, as well as in the backdrop and school hallways. Coming in March, Henking will be hosting Fine Arts Week for kindergarten & first grade students and families. Please keep an eye out for more details soon. In May there will be an art show held at The Glen s BookMarket. The Glen show will include all District 34 schools, as well as a number of Henking students works. More details will be shared as May approaches. Please always feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have. Sincerely, Stephanie Magid - Art Teacher, Henking School.
5 HE/HO PTA HEART-Y PANCAKE BREAKFAST Thank you to everyone who joined us for the PTA s third annual Pancake Breakfast. More than 100 families gathered at Hoffman School on February 7 to enjoy a traditional breakfast of pancakes, sausage and bacon. In addition to visiting over breakfast, families participated in a raffle to win a fantastic array of toys, games, electronics and other goodies for kids. This year also featured a new event in which students could enter a raffle for the chance to cover their principal in sundae toppings. Hoffman Principal Mark Walther and Henking Principal Irene Villa gamely turned themselves into principals à la mode with students covering them in chocolate sauce, caramel, sprinkles and whipped cream. Mr. Walther and Ms. Villa are still finding a few stray sprinkles on themselves this week! Our annual event could not have been a success without the many wonderful families who volunteered, donated raffle items, and came out to enjoy a delicious breakfast with friends. Thank you!
7 Donors and Volunteers 2015 Thank you to the following families for their generous donations of toys, electronics and other fabulous items that were raffled at the pancake breakfast: Adams, Alexis, Amrol, Baim, Bienko, Broderick, Browe, Collins, Costianis, Courtad, Crawford, Crowe, Darcy, Doffin, Ehrhardt, Eshoo, Evans, Fallon, Garvey, Gonzalez, Hackett, Haravon, Herbolsheimer, Hwang, Johnson, Lomer, Mack, McClung, Mihelic, Miller, Monagan, O'Grady, Pasquesi, Russell, Schleizer, Schott, Shah, Sehlhorst, Sherwood, Spalo, Thomas, Westfall and Wray. Thank you to Mr. Walther, Ms. Villa, Mr. Hoeft, Mr. Russell & Ms. Pagone for donating lunches and a PE party with students. Thank you to the many wonderful people who volunteered their time to make the pancake breakfast a success: Erin Akgun, Nicole Carlson, Shonne Ehrhardt, Neala Endre, Steve & Maureen Galo, Ben Greazel, Elizabeth Hibner, Laura Horwitz, Meg Johnson, Charlie Kullman, Lauren Loeber, Julie Lomer, Megan McClung, Cindy Parker, Catherine Rolfes, Rosi Scott, Kathryn Schurer, Dana Slager, Katherine Szoke, Missy Uhlemann and Melissa Walsh. Thank you to the Glenview Grind for donating the coffee and to the Costianis family for donating all of the coffee cups and condiments. Thank you to Heinen s for donating all of the sundae toppings for the Principal a la mode. Thank you to our amazing cafeteria and janitorial teams who contributed to our wonderful breakfast! Thank you to the amazing committee that coordinated this fun event: Lara Herbolsheimer, Julie Loeber, Bridget Monagan, Lisa Mullaney, Kim Nealt, Theresa Rasmussen and Kelly Zitlow.
8 HENKING HOFFMAN PTA SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISER Fundraiser Dates: FEB. 9 - FEB. 27 We re selling eco-friendly tote bags, travel bags, kitchenware, home goods and more through Mixed Bag Designs! Please share the catalogs with others there s something for everyone! Our goal this season is $10,000 and we can't make that happen without everyone's support! The PTA will use the proceeds to support our awesome programs such as Fall Carnival, International Night, Visiting Authors, Cultural Arts Assemblies and more! Samples are on display in the school office too. All orders must be turned into the school office by Feb. 27 in order to have delivery before Spring Break. We will be raffling off prizes on Friday Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 for all sellers including teachers and students! Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your support! We couldn't do it without you! Any questions? Call or Shonne Ehrhardt or How to Order: Add your contact info to your form. Our fundraiser ID # is: Collect money with the orders. COLLECT CHECKS WITH EACH ORDER *****WE DO NOT COLLECT TAX****** Make checks payable to: HENKING HOFFMAN PTA Turn in money with a copy of your order form to: YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED: PTA/MIXED BAG ORDER Keep a copy of your orders to distribute your customer orders! Shop and Support Online! Tell friends and family to support us online at Make sure is added at checkout. Add the seller you are supporting too! We receive 40% from every online purchase!
9 February 2015 Dear Parents, This year, Illinois is transitioning to a new state accountability assessment. Replacing the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. PARCC has been designed to measure students' proficiency of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in District 34 has been using Common Core-aligned curriculum for the past several years, and teachers have been implementing aligned instructional practices and strategies to support students' learning of these new standards. PARCC was developed to be fully aligned with the CCSS and measures a broad range of skills including problem-solving, critical thinking and purposeful writing, all essential skills for future success. PARCC will assess the degree to which students are on the intended trajectory for college and career readiness. The performance results from these assessments will provide teachers with timely feedback regarding student progress and will help to target instruction and provide enrichment or interventions as needed. Students in grades three through eight will be assessed in the areas of English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. PARCC will be administered in two sections. Performance-based components will be administered in March, and an end-of-year assessment will be administered in late April/early May. Please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions sheet for more detailed information regarding PARCC. We will continue to keep our website updated with the most recent information as it is made available by ISBE. Should you have any questions regarding this assessment, please feel free to contact me at Sincerely, Molly Anderson District 34 Assessment Coordinator
10 Hoffman Elementary February 13, TH GRADE MUSICAL Tick Tock Tick Tock The anticipation is rising as the students speculate what the 5th grade musical will be. The title of the musical will be released the week of February 16th. Until then, review the following tips from Family Matters, a parents guide to the magic of the theatre.! Musicals. Because who doesn t want a world where everyone bursts into song and dance. Keep Calm and Love Musical Theatre 1
11 Hoffman Elementary February 13, 2015 The Process Each director is going to approach producing a show in a different way, but you can generally expect the following: Audition announcement Auditions Posting of the cast list Rehearsals Technical rehearsals Dress rehearsals Performances Strike Audition Announcement and Preparations Before your child signs up for auditions, there are a few things you should discuss:! A musical is a commitment of time and energy. Make sure you review the rehearsal and performance schedule in advance. Do you anticipate any conflicts with soccer, piano, or other activities? If so, it s important to be honest and let the director know of conflicts in advance. If this is the case, you might also want to encourage your child to take on a less time-consuming position with the production. Remember, every contribution is important!! What function or job is your child curious to explore? For example, does your child want to perform onstage as an actor or offstage as a part of the crew? Student Director: Remember, EVERY contribution is important! assists the director in all aspects of the show. Stage Crew: works backstage during the show. Costumes: helps dress the actors. Actor: performs in the show. Props and Sets: helps build and paint the set (all 5th graders participate in this aspect in their visual arts class). Public Relations: help create the posters, some will be made in art class. Sound -FAMILY MATTERS, MTI and Lighting: backstage crew assists with sound and lighting for the production.! Aside from the support and guidance you re bound to offer your child, any extra time you have to volunteer on the production is more than welcome! Parent groups will be organized in the near future to assist with costumes, props, and set design. All the world s a stage and all the men and women merely players Shakespeare, As You Like It Keep Calm and Love Musical Theatre 2
12 Glenview Art League Youth Art Fair The Glenview Art League Youth Art Fair February 21, :30-4:00pm Prizes Awarded In All Age Groups!! Awards Ceremony at 3pm! Attea Middle School 2500 Chestnut Glenview Support the arts and Hoffman students by attending the Youth Art Fair on February 21, The artists have been working hard following directions, experimenting with mixed media, developing their fine motor skills and having fun creating! The following hard working artists had their artwork accepted for display in the show. If you see them in school congratulate them on a job well done. Third Grade: Alex Clark, Jack Conlon, Brittany Pharel, Destin Guerrero, Bernice Zavala, Dylan Monagan, Emma Johnson, Paul Galat, Jacob Kim, Kate Matseyunas, Mia Mannion, Ryan Peters, Alexandra Wesser, and Zoe Costianis.!
13 All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso Fourth Grade: Kacey Holloman, Elizabeth Valdez, Zach Davis, Emma Baik, Owen Almburg, John Bock, Jason Pribyl, Savannah Hsu, Kimberly West, Colin Rogers, Jia Saji, Jonathan DuMars, Jesus Barrera, Niamh Sheperd, and David Tapia. The Glenview Art League Youth Art Fair February 21, :30-4:00pm Prizes Awarded In All Age Groups!! Awards Ceremony at 3pm! Attea Middle School 2500 Chestnut Glenview Fifth Grade: Jacky Funduianu, Kevin Park, Erik Vagil, Owen Beamer, Jelena Gzero, Connor Walsh, Oyundalai Batmunkh, Nicole Mikhailova, Erick Barajas, Emily Swerczek, Finn Boland, and Daniel Montesinos.! Keep up the good work!!
14 Hoffman School has a star in its midst it s Drama Teacher Kristen Cone! Ms. Cone will be performing in the group opening and closing numbers at GEF s Dancing With the Local Stars fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at the Accelerated Center. She will also serve as the show s stage manager. Ms. Cone got called into action for the opening and closing numbers the understudy who got her big break, so to speak when District 34 School Board Member Cathe Russe s original dance partner relocated to Texas. Ms. Cone and Ms. Russe will hit the dance floor as a team for GEF s Dancing With the Local Stars group performances, while Ms. Russe will perform with partner Paul Meyers of Ballroom Dance Center in Northfield for the pairs competition. These three individuals now comprise Team Cone/Russe/Meyers, and they are currently in a competition with the 11 other Dancing With the Local Stars teams for the People s Choice trophy. People s Choice goes to the dance team that receives the most dollar votes between now and March 7. You can help Ms. Cone and her team win this portion of the GEF s Dancing With the Local Stars competition by either voting with your dollars online: or placing your dollars (in any denomination) in Ms. Cone s cash collection jar, located in the Hoffman School office. $1 = 1 vote, so as they say in Chicago, vote early and often! You can check out preparations for the event at GEF s Dancing With the Local Stars Facebook page:
15 Memory Book Cover CONTEST Once again we are having a contest for the front and back covers of the Memory Book. Please draw on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper using black ink or a fine point black marker for your design. There must be a 1/4 border around the edge of your paper. The front cover must have the year and HOFFMAN SCHOOL incorporated into the design. Please print your name neatly on the back. All drawings are due in the office by Friday, February 27. Covers will be selected on Monday, March 2 and submitted for printing. Have fun with this project! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Schober or Mr. Walther. THANK YOU!
16 OUTDOOR RECESS PROCEDURES..... The benefits of an outdoor recess are many and Hoffman makes every effort to see that all of our students go outdoors every day. Children are able to exercise, socialize and experience a variety of activities with friends and this all helps to enhance their learning experience. Starting the afternoon after a time of fresh air definitely improves learning, alertness, and overall productivity. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play. In cold weather, boots, mittens or gloves, warm jackets, snow pants, hats and scarves are a must. If your child wears boots to school, please remember to send in shoes for them to use during physical education. The wind chill factor must be zero or below or it must be too wet or raining before we cancel outdoor recess. The children are out approximately 20 minutes. We are often presented with requests for children to remain indoors at recess generally as a result of allergies or as part of a recovery from illness. If it is necessary for your child to be indoors at recess a note from the doctor will be required. We appreciate your support and cooperation with our recess procedure. REMINDER Daily Absence Each day your child is absent, call the health office to report the illness. Before school hours, a message may be left on voice mail. If your child is ill with a strep infection or other illness that is contagious, report this at the time of your call. Your child should be free of fever for twenty-four hours before returning to school. Hoffman Health Office Call between 7:45am 8:15am HOFFMAN SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE 7:55 am Instruction begins for all students 7:45 am Teachers greet students and walk them to their classrooms. 7:40 am Students should be arriving on school grounds at this time Students are expected to be in their class line ready to be picked up by their teacher promptly each day at 7:45 am. Students arriving after 7:55 am are considered tardy. Thank you so very much for helping your child to start their school day on time!
17 10 Steps to Keep Ahead of Head Lice 1) Watch for signs of head lice, such as frequent head scratching, flaky or irritated scalp, scabs, or the presence of nits. Anyone can get lice, mainly from direct head- to- head contact or possibly by sharing hats, brushes, beds, pillows, towels, etc. 2) Check all household members and close contacts for lice and nits (lice eggs) at least once a week. 3) Be sure not to confuse nits with hair debris (i.e., dandruff, hair spray droplets, or hair casts). Nits are yellowish- white, oval- shaped, and are attached at an angle to the side of the hair shaft. 4) Consult a pharmacist, physician, or school nurse before applying pesticides or other lice treatments. If anyone to be treated is pregnant or nursing, has allergies, asthma, or has nits in the eyebrows or lashes, contact your physician. Never use a pesticide or lice treatment on or near the eyes. 5) Consider all of your treatment options. Remember, lice- killing products are pesticides and must be used with caution. If you choose alternative methods, they may not have been studied thoroughly enough to determine long- term outcomes. The most effective and safe alternative is manual removal by combing. 6) Remove all nits. Separate hair sections and remove nits with a lice comb, baby safe scissors, or your fingernails. 7) For lice treatment, follow package directions carefully. Use the products over the sink, not in the tub! 8) Wash bedding and all recently worn clothing in hot water and dry in high heat for at least 30 minutes. Combs and brushes should be soaked in hot water (not boiling) for 10 minutes. 9) Avoid lice sprays! Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove lice or fallen hairs with attached nits from furniture, rugs, stuffed animals, and car seats. 10) Notify your child s school, camp, child- care provider, play partners, and neighborhood parents. Check for lice on a regular basis.
19 PLEASE SHARE YOUR OPINIONS THROUGH PARENT SURVEY Parents have a unique opportunity to provide feedback to their school through the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Please complete the survey today for each school where you have a student enrolled. The survey is only open throughmarch 13, The information gathered will be used by the schools and the District to help identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. The identity of respondents and their survey responses will be kept completely confidential. The survey is not long and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view 2014 Reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at COMPARTA SUS OPINIONES MEDIANTE LA ENCUESTA PARA LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA Los padres de familia tienen una oportunidad especial de expresar sus comentarios sobre la escuela con la Encuesta 5Essentials para Illinois. Esta encuesta fue diseñada para generar una imagen detallada del funcionamiento interno de la escuela de su hijo/a. Como padre de familia, esta oportunidad le permitirá compartir sus opiniones acerca de los elementos importantes de la eficacia de la escuela. Responda hoy esta encuesta respecto a cada escuela en la que tenga inscritos a sus hijos. Estará abierta solo hasta el 13 de marzo de Las escuelas y el Distrito usarán la información que se reúna para ayudarles a identificar las áreas de fortaleza y las áreas que necesitan mejorar. La identidad de los encuestados así como las respuestas a la encuesta se mantendrán en estricta confidencialidad. La encuesta no es larga y responderla solo debe tomar alrededor de 10 minutos. Cuando usted vaya a la página web, la información en las primeras páginas está en Inglés. Por favor siga estas instrucciones para que pueda ver la encuesta en Español: - Oprima Start Here debajo de Parent Survey - En el área *County, empiece a escribir co y seleccione Cook - En el área *School, empiece a escribir el nombre de la escuela y seleccione Henking Elem School - Oprima Login - Seleccione Español debajo de *Language - Oprima Submit Para obtener más información sobre la encuesta de 5Essentials de Illinois, o para ver 2014 informes, por favor visitehttps://illinois.5-essentials.org. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor póngase en contacto con 5Essentials atención al cliente al o
20 January 23, 2015 Dear Hoffman Family, On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Hoffman School will be hosting a special Dodgeball for Diabetes event! Our fifth Dodgeball for Diabetes event is an exciting service opportunity and fund-raising effort for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) that teaches students the benefits of making healthy life choices, including getting daily exercise and eating nutritious foods. Diabetes is a chronic disease that impairs the body s ability to use food properly. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that is necessary for the body to convert food into energy. In people with diabetes, either the pancreas doesn t make insulin, the body cannot use the insulin properly, or both. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) the body s main energy source builds up in the blood. Nearly one child in every 400 develops diabetes. Only Hoffman School students are invited to participate in this special event to raise funds to help the ADA accomplish the mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by the disease. The programs and research supported by the ADA help more than 23 million people living with diabetes today. Interested students are asked to organize themselves into a team of 6 members who will play Dodgeball in a tournament format against other students of the same gender and grade level. Please read the attached registration form carefully, and turn in your team s application and registration fee of $60.00 before Friday, March 6, Proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Checks for registration may be made out to Hoffman School. We are delighted to provide this unique opportunity for our students! If you should have any questions, please contact me at your convenience. Sincerely, Mark Walther Principal
21 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL DODGEBALL FOR DIABETES PARTICIPANTS SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Thank you for participating in Hoffman School s Dodgeball for Diabetes event! We are looking forward to a great day of fun for a very meaningful cause! 1. ALL teams must be checked in at the designated time WITH their ADULT leader or coach no exceptions. 2. The adult leader or coach must stay with their team at all times. 3. TENTATIVE CHECK-IN SCHEDULE A. Grade 3 Boys and Girls 7:00 am 8:00 am B. Grade 4 Boys and Girls 10:00 am 11:00 am C. Grade 5 Boys and Girls 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 4. Players must be dressed appropriately including proper gym/tennis shoes. 5. TENTATIVE Tournament Schedule A. Grade 3 Boys and Girls 8:00 am 10:30 am B. Grade 4 Boys and Girls 11:00 am - 1:00 pm C. Grade 5 Boys and Girls 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 6. Please review the attached rules you will be expected to follow them safely! 7. Lunch will be provided for all interested participants and spectators from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Cafeteria. $2.50 Lunch includes pizza or hot dog with fruit, vegetables, and drink. Questions? Please call Mr. Walther, Mr. Hoeft, Mr. Russell, or Ms. Pagone at 847/ Thanks again for helping to make this a wonderful event!
22 Hoffman Dodgeball for Diabetes Tournament Official Rules NADA RULES The Hoffman Dodgeball for Diabetes rules are in line with the NADA (National Amateur Dodgeball Association) rules set for on their website Some changes have been made in order to accommodate different team sizes, as well as some rules have been eliminated (no substitutions or timeouts). ADULT SUPERVISION Each Team must have a minimum of 1 parent/coach that will stay with and supervise the team the entire time the players are at Hoffman School. THE TEAM & TOURNAMENT Teams will be made up of 6 players. Five(5) players will compete on a side. There will be six divisions. DIVISIONS: 3 rd Grade Boys, 3 rd Grade Girls, 4 th Grade Boys, 4 th Grade Girls, 5 th Grade Boys, 5 th Grade Girls. The round robin tournament will determine the seeding for a single elimination bracket tournament. 3 rd Grade Division 4 th Grade Division 5 th Grade Division 7:00-8:00 A.M. check-in 10:00-11:00 A.M. check-in 12:30-1:30 P.M. check-in 8:00-10:30 A.M. tournament 11:00-1:00 P.M. tournament 1:30-3:30 P.M. tournament THE FIELD The playing field is a rectangle, divided into two (2) equal sections by a center-line and attack-lines approximately 3m from, and parallel to the centerline. MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 50 x 22 Similar to a volleyball court. THE GAME The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them "OUT". This may be done by: 1. Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball thrown below the shoulders. 2. Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground. Definition: LIVE: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor/ground, another ball, another player, official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc) If a player is hit in the head with a LIVE ball, the player will not be eliminated. The player that threw the ball will also NOT be eliminated and no penalty will be given. BOUNDARIES During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries through their end-line only to retrieve stray balls. They must also return through their end-line. If a player exits the field anywhere other than their end-line, they are eliminated. If a player dodges a ball to the side or jumps backwards off the court while dodging, they are eliminated. THE OPENING RUSH Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line three (3) on one side of the center hash and three (3) on the other. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following a