From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:59 AM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: July E-News from City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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

SUMMER NEWSLETTER

 

2009 Summer Newsletter

Please click here to view our newsletter.

 

Keep an eye out for our Fall Newsletter in mid-August.

 

SUMMER CAMP FUN

 

Camp 2009 is larger than ever!

campThis year's camp has reached an all time high with 50 campers and over 15 volunteers. The first month of camp has proven to be very exciting as the campers went swimming, bowling, made crafts, played crazy games and visited the Seminole County Sherriff's Hangar. With one more month left, we are sure the campers will enjoy all the fun in store, including a trip to WonderWorks and DeLeon Springs.  

 

A special thank you to all the enthusiastic volunteers who have been helping or who have signed up to help on future camp dates. 


Please click here to view photos of Summer Camp.

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

 

BOWLING BANQUET

 

Night of Celebration was a Huge Success!

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On Monday, June 15, 2009, 175 bowlers, family members, and volunteers gathered together at Eastmonte Park for an evening filled with great food, awards, and long lasting friendships! 
 

 

Thank you to everyone who made this event and bowling season a huge success:

-The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.

-AMF Altamonte Lanes

-Mark & Bea

-VFW Post 10147
-Vinnie Coon and Fran Carrozza
-Banquet Volunteers
 

Photos from the 2009 Bowling Banquet have been posted online at: www.AltamonteSpecials.MyPhotoAlbum.com or click here to view them.


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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 in June announcing each participant's high score.

 

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

 

CHANGES DURING SUMMER MONTHS

  • During the summer months, we have less lanes available and more bowlers coming out.
  • Please be patient and flexible as we try our hardest to accommodate the large number of bowlers. This means that:
    • Some bowlers might have to wait a little longer than normal to be assigned a lane.
    • Or that more bowlers will be placed on each lane.
    • Or not as many single person lane accommodations can be made.

·                                 Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these busy summer months. 
 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRAINING

  • Beginning on June 22, we will start keeping track of bowler's training scores to be eligible for Special Olympics competitions.  
  • We will also continue keeping track of your High Scores for next year's Bowling Banquet.
  • COMPETITION DATES: Make note of these dates. Details will be provided at a later time.
    • County Games: Mon., August 17 (3pm-5pm)
    • Area Games: Sat., September 19 (9am-6pm)

·                                 To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics competitions, athletes need to:

o                                Have an active Special Olympics Physical on file before County Games. This form is different from the City of Altamonte Springs's Medical Form.

o                                Bowl 10 games before County Games on August 17... That gives you 8 weeks to bowl 10 games... piece of cake! 

o                                Attend County Games on August 17 (starts at 3pm - SHARP).

o                                Attend Area Games on Saturday September 19 (transportation provided).

o                                Let us know that you want to compete by signing up with Nin no later than Monday, July 27, 2009.

·                                 Remember: Regular Altamonte Bowling will still be held on the day of Special Olympics County Games.

TO SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRAINING & COMPETITIONS, ATHLETES MUST SIGN UP WITH NIN NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009.
Sign Up Sheet will be available at bowling practices, or call/email to place athletes' name on the list.

Contact: Nin El-khoury, 407-571-8814, Bowling@SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org

 

NEW! SPECIAL NEEDS BALLROOM DANCING

 

12 week workshop coming in September 2009! 

USA Dance is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States. (www.USADANCE.org). The Central Florida Chapter is very enthusiastic about reaching out to our special needs community to teach ballroom dancing.
 
This 12-week workshop will be taught by a USA Dance instructor. Students from USA Dance will be volunteering their time as dance partners for our participants. The goal is to introduce participants to 5 different dances and end the workshop with a Family Showcase.
 
Interested participants should contact us before August 2009 to be added to the Interest List. Official Registration will begin in mid/late August.   
 
Class Time/Locations:
Sundays from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Lake Brantley South
Gymnasium ACROSS the street from LBHS and BEHIND Forest City Elementary
1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714
 
Class Dates:
Sunday, September 13, 20 27
Sunday, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Sunday, November 1, 8, 15, 22
Sunday, December 6
 
Family Show Case:
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Invite the family and friends to watch
 
Program Cost:
$20 Registration for full workshop. Non refundable.
Limited to 20 participants
Registration will begin in mid/late August; however contact us soon to be added to the interest list.
 
What to wear:
Comfortable clothes
Smooth sole shoes

 

SPECIAL NEEDS BELLY DANCING

 

Next Practice on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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.

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

 

Coming Soon in Fall 2009

Keep your eye out in our next newsletter for information about a new program for individuals with special needs ages 5-12 years old.  

 

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

 

Please click here for a list of summer events.

 

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.