From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
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Subject: April E-News from City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
APRIL 2009 E-REMINDERS

 

 

Contact Information

Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
C: 321-463-0675
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
 

NIGHTBIRD DANCES

 

Friday, April 17, 2009 - Country Western Hoe Down

Hoe DownThemed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm at Eastmonte Park. Refreshments are provided.

Cost has increased to $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest.

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).

 

STOP Trip (Saturday Time Out for Parents)

 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents) take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically, educationally, and psychologically beneficial field trips.  Space is limited.

To attend you must RSVP on the designated reservation day. Cost has increased to $3/person with lunch provided. Please let us know if you have any financial difficulties.
 
Next Trip:
Shriner's Circus at UCF

Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 9am-4pm
DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT EASTMONTE PARK

Please RSVP on Friday, April 17 by phone or email.
(We ask that RSVPs begin on February 27 to ensure an equal chance for all participants. Only one voicemail or emial is necessary to register. Reservations will be taken in the order they are received)
 
*Feel free to bring souvenir/snack money.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT

 

Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm
"Thursday Night Outs" are held on Thursday evenings, excluding the 1st 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 7-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments. Please Click Here for Schedule.

DATES:
April 9: Canceled for Holy Thursday and Passover
April 16: Karaoke Night - Karaoke with DJ Franckie
April 23: Cooking Class - Sandwiches with Ranger Mike

April 30: Movie Night

 

ALTAMONTE SPARKLERS

 

Special Needs Cheerleading

Thank you to everyone who supported the Sparklers at their carwash on March 21 and at the Boston Market Restaurant Nights. The Sparklers raised just enough money to attend the JamFest National Cheerleading Competition in Tampa. Good Luck Sparklers!  

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, April 3: Pre-Game Show @ Orlando Magic Game
  • Tuesday, April 7: Half-Time show @ Fundraising Basketball Game (Down Syndrome Dads vs. XL 106.7 Cheapshots)
  • Friday-Saturday, April 18-19: JamFest National Cheerleading Competition in Tampa
  • Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26: Cheerleading End of Season Banquet and Sleep Over Party

 

BOWLING

 

Every Monday excluding holidays

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, from 3-5pm at the Altamonte AMF Lanes. Cost is $1.75/game, which includes shoe rental.
 
Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet announcing each participant's high score.

 

This months dates: Monday, April 6, 13, 20, 27

 

SPECIAL NEEDS BELLY DANCING

 

Next Practice on Wednesday, April 15 & 22

TMOur Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 3rd & 4th Wednesday of each month to exercise & prepare for performances at Westmonte Park from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $1.00/person.

 

2009 SUMMER CAMP 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteer Counselors will help supervise a group of individuals with special needs ages 13 and up. Counselors need to be 16 years of age or older. Younger volunteers are welcome to volunteer with an adult present. Community service hours will be signed off for.


June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Volunteers do not have to attend everyday
Eastmonte Park from 9am-4pm

Please Click Here for more information 

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 4!

June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Eastmonte Park Civic Center, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Activities Include: Swimming, Crafts, Field Trips, Special Guests & More! Ages 13 and up. Cost is $50
Register between: May 4 - Jun 5

   

Please click here for a list of other local summer camps.

 

NO BOUNDARIES 5K

 

To benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled

Running Changes Everything 5K Run/Walk
Saturday May 2 at 7:30 am
Join us at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs for the Inaugural NO BOUNDARIES 5K. All proceeds to benefit The Advisory Board for the Disabled. This event is hosted by Altamonte Sports and Recreation.

 

For more information, please visit FleetFeetOrlando.com

To register online, please click here.

 

GRAND OPENING OF BOUNDLESS PLAYGROUND

 

 Thank You To All of Our Supporters!

On Friday, March 27, 2009 the newly constructed Boundless Playground was officially opened at Eastmonte Park's Playground, renamed, Optimist Park.

 

DonorsThis project was made possible by the support of many local individuals and organizations, including: Douglas G. Halliday's Foundation for Kids, Publix Charities, GameTime, Fleet Feet Sports, South Seminole Optimist Club, Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc., Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association and many more generous donors!

 

We invite you all to come out and view the new playground equipment, designed to unite individuals with and without disabilities in play!

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS SURVEY

 

Individuals with special needs, ages 13 and under Currently, we are looking into expanding our services to individuals under the age of 13. If you have a child with special needs under the age of 13 or know of one, please take a few moments to complete and return the survey below.

We look forward to your feedback and hope to become of service to your family in the future. Thank you!

Please Click Here for Survey

 

 

MEDICALS AND CALENDARS

 

2009 Medical Forms
Please make sure to turn in your 2009 Medical Form. These must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Thank you for your help with this. Click Here for 2009 Medical Form.

2009 Calendars
Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. Calendars will be handed out at the Holiday Gala. If you did not receive your calendar, please pick one up at any of our events or contact us to have one mailed to you. Click Here to view calendar online.

 

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEWS

 

Sports Starting Soon! Volunteers Needed!

 

GOLF SEASON STARTS IN APRIL ON SUNDAYS

Golf season is scheduled to begin on SUNDAY, APRIL 19 at Mayfair Country Club, 3536 Country Club Rd, Sanford Fl 32771. An important family meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at St. Mary Magdalen Church - in the Annex at 6:30pm.

SWIMMING SEASON
Due to limited space, swimming registration will be on Saturday May 9 and the practices will begin on Saturday May 30. See April newsletter for more information.

To volunteer, sign up as an athlete, or for more info, please contact Mindy Setzer at 321-276-6463 or MSetzer@SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org

Special Olympics Seminole County provides free year-round sports training and competition in over 12 different sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 and up.

For more information: 407-263-8043 or www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org  

To sign up for the SOSC E-News, please click here.

 

 

 

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