From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:24 AM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: January E-News from City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
JANUARY 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
 

2008 HOLIDAY GALA CELEBRATION A HUGE SUCCESS

 

Photos Posted Online

Photos taken with Santa have been mailed out and all event photos have been posted online. To view the photos, please click here.

WINTER/SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

Please Click Here to view our 2009 Winter/Spring Newsletter full of information on all of our activities from January-June.

 

NIN WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE

 

Sunday, January 4 thru Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nin will be attending a Nonprofit Management Conference in Indianapolis and will be out of the office from January 4-7. She will have access to her emails at all times, but you can contact the following for immediate assistance:
    Vinnie Coon, 407-571-8812, vinniec@altamonte.org
    Fran Carrozza, 407-571-8813, FCarrozza@altamonte.org

*STOP Trip Registration should still be made through Nin

 

STOP Trip (Saturday Time Out for Parents)

 

Saturday, January 10, 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:
Boggy Creek Airboat and Safari Rides
Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 8am-4pm
     Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park.
     (Bus pulls out at 8:15 SHARP)

Please RSVP on Friday, January 2 by phone or email to Nin.
(We ask that RSVPs begin on January 2 to ensure an equal chance for all participants)
 
*Feel free to bring souvenir money.

2009 WINTER CAMP

 

Begins on Wednesday, January 7 - Register TODAY!

The cost is $50.00 and the program lasts for 8 Wednesdays in January/February. The camp includes: crafts, field trips, guest speakers, bingo, and much more! Bring your own lunch and we provide the rest!

DATES:
January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 25
Eastmonte Park, 9am-4pm
Register between: Dec 8 - Jan 5
Late Registrations Accepted if Space is Available. 

 

BOWLING

 

Begins on Monday, January 5, 2009

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, from 3-5pm at the Altamonte AMF Lanes. Cost has increased to $1.75/game as of Sept. 8, 2008, which includes shoe rental.
 
Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet announcing each participant's high score.

NIGHTBIRD DANCES

 

Friday, January 16, 2009 - New Years Bash
Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm at Eastmonte Park. Refreshments are provided.

Cost has increased:
$2 per special needs participant
$1 per companion/family member/other 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).

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!

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.

DATES:
Jan 8: Crafts & Games - Calendars & Snowman Thermometers
Jan 15: Karaoke Night - Karaoke with DJ Franckie
Jan 22: Cooking Class - Fun with Soups
Jan 29: Movie Night - Your choice of comical movie

 *Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking class

 

SPECIAL NEEDS BELLY DANCING- Troupe Moumayaza

 

Next Practice on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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

CHEERLEADING - "SPARKLERS"

 

Check out event photos online!

The Altamonte Sparklers did a wonderful job performing at many local events in December 2008. Please visit their online gallery to see photos from the events: www.Sparklers.MyPhotoAlbum.com

The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of more than 50 male and female cheerleaders. Together the group attends numerous community events and 2 major cheerleading competitions. Please Click Here to Learn More about Sponsoring the Sparklers.

 

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.

 

 

NEW WEBSITE

 

Please check out the Advisory Boards NEW Website

www.AdvisoryBoardforDisabled.org
There you will find information on all of our special programs, our upcoming fundraisers, and how to receive assistance from the board.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEWS

 

"Summer Sports" Begin in January

Sports include: track, cycling, bocce, tennis, volleyball, and soccer. For more information: 407-263-8043 or www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org

Free year-round sports training and competition in over 12 different sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 and up.

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