| Monthly Highlights |
Sept 3: No Bowling
Sept 4: Ballroom Registration Opens
Sept 6: Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
Sept 8: STOP Field Trip
Sept 10: Bowling
Sept 12: Belly Dance
Sept 14: Nightbird Dance
Sept 16: Cheer Coaches Meeting
Sept 17: Bowling
Sept 20: Karaoke Night
Sept 24: Bowling- Pizza Monday
Sept 26: Belly Dance
Sept 27: Cooking Class
Sept 28: RSVP for STOP
Sept 30: Ballroom Starts
Sept 30: Disney Drawing
Sept 30: Cheer Coaches Meeting
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Ranwa Nin El-khoury
225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
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!
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!
"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 email@example.com on the designated reservation day.
Trip Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9am-4pm
Location: Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center
RSVP Date: Friday, August 31, 2012
|Registration Opens September 4
We invite current and new dancers to sign up for our Fall Ballroom Dance workshop, scheduled to start on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 4 until the 14th (or filled).
Families are encouraged to register online as this will eventually become the only form of registration. Visit www.ASRecreation.org and click "Register Online"
Please click here for more information about the upcoming workshop.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - Crazy Hat Dance
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).
*The Advisory Board's food pantry has closed. Thank you to all that contributed in the past year. We no longer need any canned food donations.
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 2012-2013 schedule.
|Every Monday Excluding Holidays
Practice 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, September 10, 17, 24
NO BOWLING: September 3
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
|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.
September 20: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
September 27: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike (Fun with Veggies)
|SPAGHETTI DINNER CANCELED|
Donations to programs and new bus are still welcome
The Spaghetti Dinner scheduled for Friday, September 21 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience as we know this was a popular social event and fundraiser. Even though the event is canceled, the Advisory Board is still in need of donations to support the special needs programs, like STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances and more!
And GREAT NEWS... as many of you might know, our bus has been out of service for the past year, but we hope to have a new recreation bus in early-2013! Any donations received in lieu of the Spaghetti Dinner will also help with that expense.
Tax Deductable Donations can be mailed to:
Advisory Board for Disabled, Inc., 225 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
Thank you for your consideration and support!
|BELLY DANCE RECITAL - SAVE THE DATE |
Celebrating 5 Years of Belly Dance Fun!
Join us for a stunning show featuring: The City of Altamonte Springs Special Needs Belly Dancers- "Troupe Moumayaza". Special guests include: Orlando Belly Dance, Shimmy Knights of UCF, and many more!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Show time: 7-9pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Lucky Chance Drawing & Snacks/Drinks Available for Purchase
Cost: $2 at the door
Space is limited. Proceeds Benefit Special Needs Belly Dancers
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Cheer Camp - Athletes and Volunteer Welcome
Join us as we learn cheer skills from local guests & dancers. Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Open to new athletes and current Sparklers ages 6 and up. Lake Brantley South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road. Gym located across from Lake Brantley High by Forest City Elem.
Cost:$10, includes cheer camp T-Shirt and lunch. Space Limited, Financial Assistance Available. Volunteers Needed. Register between October 1-7. Click Here for more information.
Coaches Needed for Season 8
Volunteer coaches are crucial to running cheerleading practices for more than 50 special needs athletes. Volunteers help choreograph, teach, and perform dance routines for the athletes. The Sparkers Competition Season begins in October and ends in April. Volunteering only requires attending one practice a week and a few events/competitions throughout the year. The best part of all - while volunteering as a coach, you are also being a friend and role model to many! Volunteers must be ages 16 and up and community service hours are happily granted.
Please contact us to obtain volunteer paperwork BEFORE the Coaches Training on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Sparklers Head Coach: Ranwa Nin El-khoury, 407-571-8814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Then sign up to sponsor our 2013 Calendar and E-newsletter by October 12, 2012. Price includes an ad in annual printed calendar (300 distributed) AND ad placement in monthly e-newsletter (over 400 electronically distributed).
|MONTHLY CALENDAR SPONSOR|
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|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.
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.