From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:34 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: January E-News from the City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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


Monthly Highlights

Jan 4: Bowling
Jan 6: Winter Camp
Jan 8: Nightbird Dance
Jan 10: Cheerleading
Jan 11: Bowling
Jan 13: Winter Camp
Jan 14: Craft/Games
Jan 15: RSVP for STOP

Jan 17: Cheerleading
Jan 20: Winter Camp
Jan 21: Karaoke Night
Jan 23: STOP Trip
Jan 24: Cheerleading
Jan 25: Bowling
Jan 27: Winter Camp
Jan 27: Belly Dancing
Jan 28: Cooking Class
Jan 29: RSVP for STOP



NEW Photos Online! 

Holiday Gala- Click Here


Ballroom Dancing- Click Here 


Cheerleading December Events - Click Here 


And More!


Contact Information

Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
C: 321-463-0675
F: 407-571-8809


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



8 Weeks of Fun Begins...
Camp Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24
Space is Limited - Register between Dec 7-Jan 4
Located at Eastmonte Park from 9am-4pm Cost: $50.00
Includes crafts, field trips, games, special guests and more!

 Summer Camp Registration will begin May 4, 2010.





Friday, January 8, 2010 - NEW YEARS BASH

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

Cost is $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).




"Saturday Time Out for Parents"

STOP Trips take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips*
To Sign Up: 
You must RSVP on the designated day by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Only one message is required. Space is limited.


Next Trip:

Jungleland Adventures
January 23 from 9am-4pm
RSVP on January 15 by phone or email 
Drop off and Pick Up at Eastmonte Park
(We ask that RSVPs begin on that day to ensure an equal chance for all participants)




Every Monday Excluding Holidays

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

This months dates:
Monday, January 4, 11, 25
NO BOWLING ON MONDAY JANUARY 18 - Martin Luther King Day




Westmonte Park from 7:30pm-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 and time has changed to 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments.

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

Jan 14: Crafts & Games
Jan 21: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Jan 28: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike





Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to exercise & prepare for performances. Location has been changed to Eastmonte Park from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $1.00/person. (Practice held once a month during Jan/Feb and Jun/July)





Congratulations to our new STARS!

ballroom 2Our Special Needs Ballroom Dancers and Volunteers put on a stunning performance on Sunday, December 13, 2009. They will begin part two of training in February 2010.


Make sure to check out photos of the lovely dancers at: MYPHOTOALBUM or KODAK 



Ana Gasparini & Ed Romano
Aura Alfaro & Ravi Melaram
Brett Jones & Sylvia Cummings
Charbel El-khoury &  Yessenia Myers
Courtney Coil &  Allan Rentsch
Danielle Welkner &  Angelo Clanfrocco
Eden Fulmer &  Manley Clodfeller
Emily Funaro &  Al McNally
Jesse Greve &  Melodee Comenzo
John Spidel &  Barb Greve
Katie Byrnes & Dale Wenner
Lauren Carter & Winston Jones
Matthew Roszak & Gisela Smith
Megz Van Loon & Mike Mallamas
Mike Badders & Kristen Rintelmann
Richard Mendola & Mary Ladish



John Davis - Event Emcee & Initiator for Special Needs Ballroom Program
City of Altamonte Springs - Facility/Staff
Sommer Morel - Workshop Instructor
Sylvia Cummings - Volunteer Coordinator
Marion Van Loon - Costume Designer


Guest Performers & Volunteer Dance Partners
Dale Wenner and Judy

Bobby and Judi Chapman
Kristin Rintelmann and Ravi Melaram
Sylvia Cummings and Eddie Rivera
Sommer Morel and Angelo Clanfrocco
Yessenia Myers and Eddie Rivera




Ages 5 and up

PLAY YOUR WAY, developed by Physical Therapy students from UCF, provides FREE opportunities for children ages 5-12 with special needs to participate in fitness activities while interacting with others. For more information, visit 


BAMBINO BUDDY BALL This division encompasses players ages 5-20 who are either physically and/or mentally challenged. This division makes allowance for a "buddy" to help the player swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball, etc. Register today to take part in the March season. Contact Sarah Reece at 407-463-2504,,






Please make sure to turn in your 2010 Medical Form. These must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Forms do not need a doctors signature and can be completed by the parent or guardian. They can be mailed to you or can be downloaded by clicking here.


Please Click Here to download the 2010 Winter/Spring Newsletter. This document has been updated since the Holiday Gala and was mailed out to all families.

Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. Calendars were 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. Calendar can also be downloaded by clicking here







Ranwa Nin El-khoury   
Special Needs Activities Coordinator
City of Altamonte Springs
225 Newburyport Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

' 407-571-8814
6     407-571-8809

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