From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:16 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: June 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

June 1: Cheerleading

June 2: Summer Camp Volunteer Training

June 4: Nightbird Dance

June 7: Bowling

June 9: Summer Camp

June 14: Bowling Banquet  

June 16: Summer Camp

June 21: Bowling

June 23: Summer Camp, Belly Dancing 

June 28: Bowling

June 30: Summer Camp  



NEW Photos Online! 




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



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Click Here to View the 2010 Summer Newsletter.




Friday, June 4, 2010 - Hawaiian Pool Party  

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


The Pool Party is held at WESMONTE PARK, 624 Bills Lane, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714. RAIN OR SHINE. Please bring a towel and swim suit if you plan on swimming.

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).




2010 Showcase a HUGE success!

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, 17 dancers with special needs and their volunteer partners performed 6 beautiful routines during the 2010 Showcase. They were joined by many local professionals and an audience of over 150 people!


Photos from the showcase are available online at:


Thank you to everyone who made this event possible:

John Davis - Event Emcee, USA Dance Central Florida President & Special Needs Ballroom Initiator
City of Altamonte Springs - Facility/Staff
Dale Wenner - Workshop Instructor
Larry Rindner - Spotlight Choreographer
Mary Ladish - Spotlight Choreographer
Marion Van Loon - Costume Designer
Vanessa Serra - Costume Designer
Sylvia Cummings - Volunteer Coordinator
Jane Patton & Ava Feronti - Event Assistance
Bobby and Judi Chapman - Music DJ & Sound System
Oscar Rosa - Videographer
Riku Anna - Photography
Guest Performers & Volunteer Dance Partners
SPECIAL NEEDS DANCERS - You are Inspirational!


 USA Dance - Central Florida will be offering another Ballroom Dancing workshop in October 2010. Details TBA. Volunteers needed and welcome.





Every Monday Excluding Holidays

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes from 3-5pm. Cost will increase to $2 per game beginning on June 21, 2010.Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.

Special Olympics Bowling:
Training scores will be collected for Special Olympics eligibility starting on Monday, June 21



Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6-8pm at Eastmonte Park Civic Center. Cost: $5.00 per bowler & $5.00 per guest. This event will be catered. Each paid bowler will receive a trophy engraved with his or her high score! (Trophies are donated and may vary in size and style) Reservations can no longer be accepted.


This months dates: Monday, June 7, 21, 28





Wednesday June 23

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)





"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 a week prior to the trip by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Only one message is required. Space is limited. Please send your reservation to only: 407-571-8814 or  


Trips Resume in September 2010.





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. 


Program will resume in September 2010.  




General Registration Closed

Individuals Ages 13 and up with Special Needs... 


The "General Camper Registration" has reached its maximum capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience, but any future registrations received will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as an opening is made available, we will contact you.

There are still 3 spots available for the "Assisted Camper Registration". Please see click here for more information. Please Click Here of a list of other local summer camps.

Camp Dates:

Wednesday June 9, 16, 23, 30, Wednesday July 7, 14, 21, 28

**Schedules will be mailed to registered participants before June 9



Eastmonte Park Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701



Wednesdays from 9am-4pm, Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be NO early drop off or late pick up.






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

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