From: Altamonte Recreation
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:01 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: December 2011- E-News from Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation

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SP- Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation

 The City of Altamonte Springs - Special Community Services and the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. provide social and recreational activities at a minimal cost to the mentally and physically challenged population, ages 13 and up in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities.

December 2011 e-Reminders

In This Issue
Winter/Spring Newsletter
Holiday Lights Ride
Winter Camp
Ballroom Dancing
Holiday Gala
Programs to Resume in January
 Monthly Highlights 

Dec 2: Holiday Gala

Dec 2: Holiday Lights Ride RSVP deadline

Dec 3: Cheerleading Performance

Dec 4: Cheerleading

Dec 5: Bowling

Dec 5: Winter Camp Registration Opens

Dec 11: Cheerleading Holiday Party

Dec 12: Bowling 

Dec 13: Holiday Lights Ride 1

Dec 15: Holiday Lights Ride 2

Dec 21: Cheerleading Performance


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Contact Information
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
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
Lake Brantley South
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714
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We have created a Facebook page for our special needs recreation programs. Find us and "like" us to see pictures, announcements and more.
Coming Soon
Keep an eye out for our 2012 Winter/Spring Newsletter. It should be emailed and mailed out by mid-December. The newsletter will include information on many programs through the spring of 2012.  
Sign up before December 2, 2011
sp-lightsrideJoin us for a fun ride on Tuesday, December 13 or Thursday, December 15 at Eastmonte Park from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with Cookies & Hot Cocoa provided. We will take the bus/van & visit local houses with beautiful light displays & Cranes Roost Park. Space is limited. RSVP your seat for one of the trip dates, no later than December 2nd.
Registration Opens Monday, December 5, 2011
Crafts, field trips, games, special guests & more!
Held on Wednesdays: Jan 11, 18, 25 and Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
SP-2011 Winter CampLocated at Eastmonte Park from 9am-4pm  
Cost:$50.00, Financial Assistance Available. Space is Limited.
Register between Dec 5-16 or until filled.
Click here for more information 


How to register:  

  1. Reserve your spot beginning on Dec 5, 2011 via phone or email: 407-571-8814 or 
  2. Submit Registration Form & Payment within a week of reservation via email, fax or mail (click here)
  3. Skip steps 1 & 2 and register online at: (click 'Register Online')
  4. Submit 2012 Participant Membership Form  within a week of reservation via email, fax or mail (previously called Medical Release). (click here)
Every Monday Excluding Holidays 
Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes  from 3-5pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.
This months dates:
Monday, December 5, 12
Off until January 9, 2012
Pizza will be sold for $1.50 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club now offer bowling on Saturday afternoons in Oviedo. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.
Congratulations Showcase Dancers!

SP-Ballroom Showcase Fall 2011

On Sunday, November 20, the 40 Ballroom Stars and their partners celebrated with a beautiful Showcase for their family and friends. After only 8 weeks of training, the dancers performed many numbers, including Waltz, Foxy, and the challenging Tango!


Photos will be available soon on our Facebook page. Special thank you to: John Davis, Dale Wenner, Rick Lombard, Bobby & Judi Chapman, Altamonte Florist, Oscar Rosa- Positive Vibe Productions, Joey Badders, Anna Jannotti with Love in Photos, Guest Performers & Volunteer Dance Partners! Congratulations to ALL!


Our next Ballroom workshop is scheduled for February 2012 with registration beginning on January 3, 2012. Keep an eye in out for details in our future newsletters.

Friday, December 2, 2012
Our Annual Holiday Gala is a special holiday celebration for our current and active participants. Invitations were mailed last month and RSVPs were due on November 21. We look forward to sharing a special evening with 200 of our close and special friends!

Dances will resume in January 2012

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest. Dances are usually held at Eastmonte Park, excluding our June pool party which is held at Westmonte Park. Update: Only drinks and light snacks will be served.

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).


*Please bring a canned good to support the Advisory Board's food pantry... Assisting over 80 people per month who are in need.  

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.  

"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. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. *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 on the designated reservation day.   


Next Trip:
January 2012


Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments.  

*Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking class. 
Resumes in January 2012
2012 Forms Coming Soon
Medical Forms

We update our forms every calendar year. New forms will be available in December and are good for the whole year of 2012. 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. 


Our 2012 Winter & Spring Newsletter will be published in December. Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. 

2012 Calendars will be handed out at the Holiday Gala. You can also pick one up at any of our events or contact us to have one mailed to you.

Same Park.. New Location
The Special Community Services' office has been moved to a new building. It is still located at Eastmonte Park, but can be found in the building to the right of the park's entrance gate. The physical address is 837 Magnolia Drive.
Special Olympics Seminole County
Free Sports Training and Competition
Special Olympics Seminole County offers free sports training and competition in over 12 different sports. To learn more or sign up, visit or CLICK HERE to sign up to receive their monthly newsletter.
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