From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 12:39 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: February 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

Feb 1: Bowling
Feb 3: Winter Camp
Feb 5: Sparklers Sponsorships Due
Feb 6: STOP Trip
Feb 7: Cheerleading
Feb 7: Ballroom Dancing
Feb 8: Bowling
Feb 10: Winter Camp
Feb 11: Crafts & Games
Feb 12: Nightbird Dance
Feb 14: Cheerleading
Feb 15: Bowling
Feb 17: Winter Camp
Feb 18: Karaoke Night
Feb 20: Cheerleading Carwash
Feb 21: Cheerleading
Feb 21: Ballroom Dancing
Feb 22: Bowling
Feb 24: Winter Camp
Feb 24: Belly Dancing
Feb 25: Cooking Class
Feb 26: Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 26: RSVP for STOP
Feb 28: Cheerleading
Feb 28: Ballroom Dancing



NEW Photos Online! 

Karaoke Night- Click Here 


STOP Trip- Click Here  

Winter Camp- 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



Friday, February 12, 2010 - Sweethearts Dance

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:

Blue Springs/DeLeon Springs & Old Spanish Sugar Mill 
Saturday, February 6 from 8am-4pm
RSVP on January 29 by phone or email to only: 407-571-8814 or 
Drop off and Pick Up at Eastmonte Park

 We ask that RSVPs begin on one specific day to ensure an equal chance for all participants




Sponsors Needed & Donation Carwash 

The Sparklers are working hard to prepare for competitions in Kissimmee and Jacksonville.


Want to be an official team sponsor?

Please click here for more information. Sign up before February 5, 2010. 


Donation Carwash

Saturday, February 20, 2010 between 10am-4pm. Located at the 7/11 on the corner of 436 and 17/92 in Casselberry.




Part Two Open to ALL!

City of Altamonte Springs - Special Community Services & USA Dance proudly present, Special Needs Ballroom Dance Part 2, taught by instructor Dale Wenner.


Please Click Here to Download Registration Paperwork. Register by February 7, 2010.


Class Time/Locations:
Sundays from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Lake Brantley South, 1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714  (
Gymnasium is located ACROSS the street from LBHS. Enter into Forest City Elementary (2nd Street Light) Park by the bus loop and follow side walk to the back gymnasium on the right of the school. )


Program Cost:
$20 for special needs participants only. FREE for volunteer dance partners. Non refundable. Space Limited. *Financial Assistance Available if Needed.

Practice Dates:
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010 - Optional (Palm Sunday) 

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010 - Dress Rehearsal (1-3pm)

Special Needs Ballroom Showcase:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 1:30-2:30pm


Make sure to check out photos of the lovely dancers from the 2009 Showcase: MYPHOTOALBUM or KODAK 





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, February 1, 8, 15, 22




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. 

Feb 11: Crafts & Games
Feb 18: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Feb 25: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike  




Wednesday, February 24, 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)





Friday, February 26, 2010

Join us at Eastmonte Park Civic Center on Friday, February 26 between 5pm-8pm for a great meal! Cost is $7.50 for Adults and $5.50 for Children under 12.


Menu: Salad, Spaghetti, Breadsticks, Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Orange Drink, Iced Tea and Coffee.


All Proceeds Benefit The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.  




AnawithOfficeTony1 month of FUN down,

1 more month to go...

Campers have been enjoying themselves during the first month of Winter Camp. They went cosmic bowling, visited the Orlando Fire Museum, took a tour of the new Orlando Fire Station and visited the Altamonte Springs Police Jail.


Click Here for pictures of all the fun!

Summer Camp Registration will begin May 4, 2010.





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
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