SP- Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation

 The City of Altamonte Springs - Special Community Services and the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. provide social and recreational activities at a minimal cost to the mentally and physically challenged population, ages 13 and up in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities.

January 2012 e-Reminders

In This Issue
Winter/Spring Newsletter
2012 Forms
STOP Trips
Ballroom Dancing
Nightbird Dance
Winter Camp
Bowling
Belly Dance
Thursday Night Out
Facebook
 Monthly Highlights 

Jan 3: Ballroom Registration Opens

Jan 3: RSVP for STOP Trip

Jan 7: STOP Trip

Jan 9: Bowling

Jan 11: Winter Camp

Jan 13: Nightbird Dance

Jan 16: NO BOWLING

Jan 18: Winter Camp

Jan 19: Karaoke Night

Jan 22: Cheerleading

Jan 23: Bowling

Jan 25: Winter Camp

Jan 25: Belly Dance

Jan 26: Cooking Class

Jan 27: RSVP for STOP

Jan 29: Cheerleading

Jan 30: Bowling 

 

 

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Contact Information
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
F: 407-571-8809

  Email:
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org

Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
 
Lake Brantley South
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714
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WINTER/SPRING NEWSLETTER
Download your copy of the newsletter
This quarterly publication has details on all of our winter and spring programs.  Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. Copies have handed out at the Holiday Gala or mailed to those who did not attend.   

 

Please click here to download our 2012 Winter/Spring Newsletter.
Please click here for a list of Volunteer Opportunities. 
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FORMS REQUIRED
Previously know as Medical Forms
Every calendar year, we update our participant forms, previously known as Medical Release Form. This form is now called the "Annual Membership Form". This form must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Forms do not need a doctors signature and can be completed by a parent or guardian.
 

After completed form is received, participant will be added to quarterly mailing list and monthly e-newsletter. Then participant can begin attending events of their choice. (Select programs require reservation or additional registrations). 

 

Please click here to download our 2012 Membership Form.
2012 CALENDAR
Take a look at what is coming up in 2012

2012 Calendars were handed out at the Holiday Gala. You can also pick one up at any of our events or contact us to have one mailed to you.

 

Please click here to download our 2012 Event Calendar.

S.T.O.P. TRIPS

"Saturday Time Out for Parents"

SP- Camp TBSTOP Trips take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips.
 
To Sign Up: 
You must RSVP on the designated day a week prior to the trip by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Only one message is required. Space is limited. Please send your reservation to only: 407-571-8814 or
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on the designated reservation day.   

 

Next Trip:
Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9am-4pm
"Day at Camp" at Camp Thunderbird, Apopka
RSVP on Tuesday January 3, 2012

BALLROOM DANCING
Registration Opens January 3

SP-Ballroom DancingOur next Ballroom workshop is scheduled to start on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. 

 

Please click here for more information and to download registration paperwork. 

 

Photos from the November showcase are available our Facebook page. Thank you to LoveinPhotos.com for capturing all the beauty of our dancers!  

NIGHTBIRD DANCES

Friday, January 13, 2012 - New Years Bash

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest. Dances are usually held at Eastmonte Park, excluding our June pool party which is held at Westmonte Park. Update: Only drinks and light snacks will be served.


Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).

 

*Please bring a canned good to support the Advisory Board's food pantry... Assisting over 80 people per month who are in need.  

 
 
NEW DANCES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN!
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.  
WINTER CAMP
Registration Full and Schedule Available
Winter Camp will be held on Wednesdays in January and February beginning on January 11. Registration is closed/full, but a waiting list is available.
 
If you are registered for Winter Camp, please look for an email during the first week of January with the detailed schedule of activities.
BOWLING PRACTICES
Every Monday Excluding Holidays 
SP-BowlingPractice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes  from 3-5pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.
  
This months dates:
Monday, January 9, 23, 30
No Bowling on January 2 and 16 (New Years and Martin Luther King Day)
 
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.50 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
 
NEW BOWLING LEAGUE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN!
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club now offer bowling on Saturday afternoons in Oviedo. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.
BELLY DANCE
Fun, Exercise, and Performance Opportunities

Our Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Eastmonte Park to exercise & prepare for performances from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost:$15/season. Financial Assistance Available. Family members/guests dance free.


 
First practice: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT 

Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments.  

*Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking class. 
 
Dates:
Thursday, January 19 - Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Thursday, January 26 - Cooking with Ranger Mike
WE ARE ON FACEBOOK

Keep up with news, photos and more!

We have created a Facebook page for our special needs recreation programs. Find us and "like" us to see pictures, announcements and more.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES' NEW OFFICE
Same Park.. New Location
The Special Community Services' office has been moved to a new building. It is still located at Eastmonte Park, but can be found in the building to the right of the park's entrance gate. The physical address is 837 Magnolia Drive.
Special Olympics Seminole County
Free Sports Training and Competition
Special Olympics Seminole County offers free sports training and competition in over 12 different sports. To learn more or sign up, visit www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org or CLICK HERE to sign up to receive their monthly newsletter.