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.

March 2012 e-Reminders

In This Issue
Nightbird Dance
Bowling
Ballroom Dancing
Thursday Night Out
Belly Dance
STOP Trips
Spring Sprint 5K
Spaghetti Dinner
Winter Camp
Thank you to our Sponsors
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2012 Medicals, Newsletters, Calendars
 Monthly Highlights 

Mar 3: STOP Trip

Mar 4: Ballroom

Mar 4: Cheerleading

Mar 5: Bowling

Mar 9: Nightbird Dance

Mar 11: Ballroom

Mar 11: Cheerleading

Mar 12: Bowling

Mar 14: Belly Dance

Mar 15: Karaoke Night

Mar 18: Ballroom

Mar 18: Cheerleading

Mar 19: Bowling

Mar 22: Cooking Class

Mar 24: Cheerleading Competition

Mar 25: Ballroom Dance

Mar 25: Cheerleading

Mar 28: Bowling

Mar 28: Belly Dancing

 

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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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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FORMS REQUIRED
Turn your form in TODAY! 
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. Every participant must update this form annually.  
 

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.
NIGHTBIRD DANCES

Friday, March 9, 2012 - Luck of the Irish

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.  
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, March 5, 12, 19, 26
 
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 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.
BALLROOM DANCING SHOWCASE
A show you dont want to miss!

 

 

Join us for a beautiful showcase on Sunday, March 25, 2012 as our special needs dancers perform, along with special guest performers. The event is FREE with donations accepted.   

 

Doors Open: 1pm, Show Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Lake Brantley South Gymnasium

1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Gymnasium is located ACROSS the street from LBHS. Enter into Forest City Elementary (2nd Street Light) Park by the bus loop and follow sidewalk to the back gymnasium on the right of the school.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.AdvisoryBoardForDisabled.org or www.Orlando-USADance.com
Ranwa Nin El-khoury, City of Altamonte Springs, 407-571-8814, Rrel-khoury@altamonte.org
John Davis, USA Dance, 407-614-3472, TwelveDancer@aol.com

 

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, March 15 - Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Thursday, March 22 - Cooking with Ranger Mike
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.


 
Next Practice: Wednesday, March 14 and 28

First time dancers- dance free!

S.T.O.P. TRIPS

"Saturday Time Out for Parents"

STOP 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, March 3, 2012 from 8am-4pm
Strawberry Festival in Plant City
RSVP on Friday, February 24, 2012  - TRIP FULL

SPRING SPRINT 5K @ CRANES ROOST PARK 

Help Support our Programs

The Advisory Board for The Disabled and the Altamonte Christian School will be joining together to host the SPRING SPRINT 5K RUN/WALK at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs on April 28, 2012. Funds raised will helps support our many programs, including STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances and more! 
 
RUNNERS/WALKERS WELCOME
Considering running in this race... along side Fran, or Nin or many others! Click here for details. 
 
CHEER THEM ON
If you have a special needs participant that would like to cheer on the runners as they cross the finish line, please contact Nin.    
SPAGHETTI DINNER

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday, February 24, 2012 for our Spaghetti Dinner at Eastmonte Park. Money raised will help support the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. who financially sponsors many of recreation programs, including STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances and more!

 

If you would still like to contribute, please feel free to send your donation to: The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc., 225 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701.

WINTER CAMP
Great memories made!

This session of Winter Camp was a fun and exciting time for both campers and volunteers. During the month of February, campers enjoyed a field trip to Circle H Horse Ranch, Aloma Cinema Grill, and Wonderworks. They had a talent show, launched bottle rockets, took a martial arts lesson, ballroom danced with USA Dance. 

 

Thank you to all of our volunteer counselors for your time!

 

Visit our facebook page for photos of all the fun! 

MONTHLY CALENDAR SPONSOR

Thank you for your support

 
MARCH
 
FEBRUARY
 
JANUARY  
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.
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 were 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. 
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.

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.