From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 1:49 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: August E-News from City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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

FALL NEWSLETTER

 

COMING SOON BY MAIL & EMAIL

Keep your eye out for our Fall Newsletter, scheduled to be sent out in mid-August! Programs will be starting back up in September! Newsletter includes dates and activity details for Nightbird Dances, STOP Trips, Thursday Night Out and more!

 

 

FALL VOLUNTEER EVENTS

 

Volunteers are welcome for fall events! 

Click Here for more information on upcoming opportunities.

  

 

SPARKLERS CHEERLEADING - SEASON FIVE

 

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of more than 50 male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing for over four years. Volunteer Coaches are needed to help run our upcoming season.

 

No cheerleading experience necessary but is preferred. Volunteers help choreograph, teach, and perform dance routines with the athletes. Volunteering only requires about 2-3 hours a week. Volunteers need to be ages 16 and up and community service hours are happily granted. 

First Coaches Meeting

Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 3pm at Eastmonte Park, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701. 

 

We will continue to meet on some of the following Sundays to prepare. Athlete practices officially begin on Sunday, October 11, between 3-5:30pm, and last until early April 2010. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact: Altamonte Sparklers Head Coach - Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org

Feel free to spread the word. Click Here for Volunteer Flier.
 

To view the Sparklers in action, visit www.Sparklers.MyPhotoAlbum.com

 

 

SPARKLERS CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 - Space is limited

Season Five Registration will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2009. Exact time and location will be available soon, but it will most likely be in the afternoon around 3pm. It is important for parents and athletes to attend the registration day. Save the date and keep an eye out for details.

 

Practices will begin on Sunday, October 11, 2009 until April of 2010. Athletes range in ages, beginning at age 6 up to age 60. They are divided into 3 different performance squads and each group prepares for local competitions, performances, parades, and other community events.


Interested NEW members should contact Nin for more information: Altamonte Sparklers Head Coach - Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org

 

 

BALLROOM DANCING REGISTRATION

 

bdancing12 week workshop coming in September 2009! 

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.
 
Registration:

Tuesday, August 18- Monday August 31. Register by phone or email. Payment can be made by cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard. SPACE IS LIMITED   


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
 
What to wear:
Comfortable clothes
Smooth sole shoes

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS BELLY DANCING

 

Next Practice on Wednesday, August 19 & 26

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.

 

 

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, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

  

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOWLING COUNTY GAMES
County Games will be held on Monday, August 17, 2009. The competition will begin at 3pm SHARP at the AMF Lanes in Altamonte. This first competition of the season will include over 70 bowlers from both Altamonte Lanes and Casselberry Lanes.

 

Volunteers are needed from 2pm-5pm. To sign up, please contact Nin El-khoury, 407-571-8814, Bowling@SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org

 

 

2009 SUMMER CAMP CONCLUDES

 

Thank you to all the campers and volunteers! 

xmas in julyThis year's camp has reached an all time high with 50 campers and over 20 volunteers.


The final month of camp was full of fun and crazy activities including: an arts & crafts festival, lazer tag, ice cream parties and pancakes for lunch. We also enjoyed our special guests, including Altamonte Springs Park Ranger - Steve McCourt, The Sanford River Rats Baseball Team, and even SANTA, who came to join us for Christmas in July! 

 

A special thank you to all the enthusiastic volunteers who have been helped! Please click here to view photos of Summer Camp.

 

Registration Dates for Upcoming Camps:

2010 Winter Camp registration begins December 7, 2009
2010 Summer Camp registration begins May 3, 2010

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranwa Nin El-khoury   
Special Needs Activities Coordinator
City of Altamonte Springs
225 Newburyport Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
http://www.altamonte.org

- RREl-Khoury@Altamonte.org
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