March Bulletin - Special Needs

Activities
Ballroom Dance
March 6, 13 & 20
The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance teaches an eight-week workshop on Sundays in the fall and spring. Practice is located at Lake Brantley South Gym, located across from Lake Brantley High School by Forest City Elementary.  
  • Silver Team | 1 - 1:45 p.m. 
  • Gold Team | 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Cheerleading
March 6, 13 & 20
Athletes are preparing for their first competition at the JamBash  at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee on Saturday, April 2. Practices are at 2:45 p.m. for coaches, 3 p.m. for Team Diamond and 4 p.m. for Team Sapphire. 

Bowling
Practices are March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Practice is held every Monday, excluding City holidays, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Altamonte AMF Lanes. Scores are recorded throughout the year. Cost is $2 per game and includes shoes.

Belly Dance 
Practice on March 9 & 16
Our Special Needs Belly Dancers and family members meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastmonte Park to exercise and prepare for performances. 

Nightbird Dance
March 11 | Luck of the Irish 
Themed dances are held one Friday a month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eastmonte Park. Prizes are awarded for dance and costume contest winners and birthdays. Drinks and light snacks are provided. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per guest (parent, caregiver, etc).

Special Needs Clubhouse Program
STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents)
March 12   |  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  Strawberry Festival in Plant City
Registration opens March 4 at 9 a.m. 
Trips are held one Saturday a month. The day will include an entertaining or educational field trip and lunch. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. Cost is $3 per participant. Feel free to send souvenir money for trips. Please contact Ranwa Nin Iamaio to reserve your spot by leaving a voicemail or email. Reservations are taken in the order in which they are received. You will receive a confirmation email within two business days. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available. A program T-shirt is required. 

NEW: When registering, please clearly state whether you are a general participant or an assisted participant. General participants are supervised by program volunteers on a 1:5 ratio. Assisted participants provide their own 1:1 caretaker. The caretaker must be able to transport the participant and themselves. Exceptions are made for participants in wheelchairs.

Golf Tournament to Benefit Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. works together with Altamonte Recreation to provide social and recreational activities in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities. We are happy to announce that the Advisory Board for the Disabled is the beneficiary of the Altamonte Springs Police Department 16th Annual Golf Tournament at Wekiva Golf Club, 4100 Wekiva Club Ct, Longwood FL. 32779.
  • 7:30 a.m. Check in
  • 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
  • 4 person Best Ball Scramble
  • $75 per Person/$300 for a team of four
  • FEES INCLUDE: Green fee, Cart and Range Balls, Awards, Buffet Lunch, Hole-in-one Prize, Raffle Tickets for Door Prize Contest & Trophies
  • Registration Deadline: March 9, 2016. 
  • To register, call (407) 571-8291 or email CASmith@altamonte.org

Volunteers Needed
Storage Move
We  need volunteers to help move supplies from one storage area to another. Can you join us for the moving or organizing days? Email TVitale@altamonte.org to sign up.
  • Moving | Saturday, March 5 | 12 - 4 p.m. | Eastmonte Park.
  • Organizing | Thursday, March 17 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 2 - 5 p.m. | Eastmonte Park
STOP Trips
Our Saturday STOP Trips could use the help of more volunteers. Enjoy a fun day out while supervising participants through activities. Lunch is provided. Please sign up in advance for our March 12, April 16 and May 7 STOP Trips by emailing RRIamaio@altamonte.org.

Summer Clubhouse | Wednesdays in June and July
We are recruiting volunteers for this Summer's Clubhouse. Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays from 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Clubhouse dates are June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27. Two orientation options are available: a morning and evening session on Wednesday, June 1. Please email RRIamaio@altamonte.org if you are interested in helping this summer. To register to volunteer, click here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Thank you to the sponsors who make our events possible:
  • The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
  • South Seminole Optimist Club
  • UCF Pre-Professional Medical Society
  • Heartsy
  • USA Dance - Orlando Chapter

Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Ranwa Nin Iamaio | Activities Coordinator
Phone: (407) 571-8814 | Fax: (407) 571-8451
Email: RRIamaio@altamonte.org
Mailing Address: 225 Newburyport Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Emergency Cellphone: If you need to contact us while a program is in session, call
(321) 303-5255.

Activity Locations: 
Eastmonte Park | 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs FL 32701
Westmonte Park | 624 Bills Lane, Altamonte Springs FL 32714
Lake Brantley South Gym | 1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs FL 32714
Altamonte AMF Lanes | 280 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714