Saturday, July 25, 2015

Building Closed for Cleaning

ABS will be closed for cleaning August 3-14 so that the floors may be cleaned.

gaga pit

If you've noticed the new structure on the field side of the building and are wondering what it is, it is a Ga-Ga Pit, built by our engineering students and parent volunteers.

If you are interested in the rules here they are!

1. Designate one non-player as the referee. The referee is the sole authority during play and is responsible for
settling disputes and ensuring fair play.
2. The referee begins play only after all players are standing in the Ga-ga court and have indicated that they are
ready to start the game.
3. One player tosses the ball up in the air. Players yell “Ga” on the first bounce and “Ga” again on the second
bounce, and the ball is then in play.
4. Players hit the ball with their hands only, and may not carry or throw the ball - it must be punched with open
hand or fist.
5. Any player who is touched by the ball either directly or by a rebound off the wall is “out”, then must step
out of the pit.
6. If the ball contacts a player or a player’s clothing below the waist, that player is eliminated. If the ball contacts
the player above the waist, the player is still in.
7. If the ball goes out of the Ga-ga court, the last player to touch the ball is eliminated.
8. If a player catches the ball before it bounces, the player who had the last contact with the ball is eliminated.
9. Once the player hits the ball, he or she must wait until the ball touches someone else before hitting it again
(no double touches).
10. If there are only two players remaining, a player may hit the ball up to 3 times in a row. The ball is “rejuvenated”
by contact with the wall, and the hit count resets.
11. Some Ga-Ga games are designed to be team efforts, although the sport is traditionally a one-against-all competition.
Teaming, or intentional passing of the ball to other players, is allowed only at the discretion of the

referee and must be specified in advance of play.

Summer Camp Fun

Our summer camp has been quite a success, so far.  Our final day is Tuesday July 28th from 8-12! All ABS student graduated or not, are welcome to join in the reading, music, food, and games!