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.

August 2012 e-Reminders

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In This Issue
Fall Newsletter & More
Swim Lessons
Bowling Practices
Belly Dance
Summer Camp
Out of Office
STOP Trip
Programs to Resume in Fall
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2012 Medicals, Newsletters, Calendars
 Monthly Highlights 

Aug 1: Summer Camp

Aug 6: Bowling

Aug 8: Belly Dance

Aug 13: Bowling

Aug 20: Bowling

Aug 22: Belly Dance 

Aug 27: Bowling

Aug 31: RSVP for STOP

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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
FALL NEWSLETTER & MORE
Everything you need to plan .. just a click away! 
Fall Newsletter
Please click here to download a copy of our Fall Newsletter. This includes information about our Fall activities, registration dates, and more! This document was mailed out to active registered participants.
 
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
We rely on our fabulous volunteers to staff our numerous programs and events. Please click here for a list of Fall volunteer opportunities and consider getting involved!  
SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM LESSONS

Session 5 Canceled

Session 5 special needs swim lessons (August 13 - August 23) have been canceled due to staffing limitations. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

 

This summer we were able to offer 4 sessions of swim lessons geared toward individuals with special needs ages 3 and up. Sessions were designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering (8) 15-minute classes with 1:1 instruction (1 swimmer to 1 instructor).

 

We are looking forward to providing swim lessons again next summer. 

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, August 6, 13, 20, 27
  
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.  
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.

 

Practice: Wednesday, August 8 and 22 

 

SUMMER CAMP

Thanks for a great summer!

 We had a wonderful summer camp program this year. We are very grateful to the many volunteer chaperones and special guests who made it all possible!

  

In July, the campers put on a Talent Show and enjoyed a visit from Summer Time Santa, River Rats Baseball Team, and USA Dance. They also had a Public Service Information Showcase where they learned about many local departments in the City of Altamonte, including: Police, Fire, Library, Park Rangers, Public Works, Plants, and Waste Water Management.  

  

Visit our Facebook page to check out photos of all the fun!

  

2013 Registration Dates:

Winter Camp Registration: December 3-7, 2012 (or until filled)
Winter Camp begins: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 

Summer Camp Registration: May 6-10, 2013 (or until filled)
Summer Camp begins: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NIN WILL BE OUT OF OFFICE

August 9 - August 20, 2012

Nin will be out of the office on a mission trip to the Ukraine from Thursday, August 9 thru Monday, August 20, 2012. 

 

For immediate assistance while gone, please contact:

Altamonte Recreation Programs
 
Fran Carrozza, FCarrozza@altamonte.org or 407-571-8813

 

Swim Lessons/Registration

Debbie Hines, DHines@altamonte.org or 407-571-8761 

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: 

Trip Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9am-4pm
Location: Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center

RSVP Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 

MONTHLY CALENDAR SPONSOR

Thank you for your support

 
NIGHTBIRD DANCES

Dances Resume in Fall 2012

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.  
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:
Resumes in Fall 2012 
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.
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.
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.