From: Altamonte Recreation
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 5:40 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: Corrections to January 2011- E-News from the City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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Corrections to January E-Newsletter
Please see below for a corrected version of the 2011 January E-newsletter. Corrections include:
  • Nightbird Dance is on Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Ballroom Dance Registration, corrected link: click here
  • 2011 Calendar of Events, corrected link: click here
City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for Disabled, Inc.
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.
In This Issue
STOP Trips
Nightbird Dances
Ballroom Dance
Thursday Night Out
Winter Camp
Belly Dancing Practice
Sparklers Sponsors
New Office Space
Monthly Highlights 

Jan 3: Bowling

Jan 3: RSVP for STOP Trip

Jan 3: Ballroom Dance Registration Opens

Jan 5: Winter Camp

Jan 8: STOP Trip

Jan 9: Cheerleading Tumbling Workshop

Jan 10: Bowling

Jan 12: Winter Camp

Jan 14: Nightbird Dance


Jan 19: Winter Camp

Jan 20: Karaoke Night

Jan 24: Bowling

Jan 26: Winter Camp

Jan 26: Belly Dancing

Jan 27: Cooking Night

Jan 28: RSVP for STOP

Jan 30: Cheer Coaches Training

Jan 31: Bowling

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Photos Online 

For activity photos, visit:

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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 "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 on the designated reservation day.   

Next Trip:

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: "Day At Camp" at Camp Thunderbird
RSVP Date: *Monday, January 3, 2011

Friday, January 14- New Years Bash
SP-dance50sThemed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm. 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).
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dancers on alternate evenings.
Next dance is January 28- Winter Wonderland at Riverside Park in Oviedo. Please click herefor more information.


Register between January 3-January 31

The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance will be teaching an 8-week workshop on Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm at Lake Brantley South (Gymnasium across the street from LBHS). Open to previous and new members.  
Start Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011           
Cost: $20.00 
Registration: January 3- January 31
Space Limited, Financial Assistance Available 
Please click here for registration paperwork
Ranwa Nin Elkhoury, 407-571-8814,
John Davis, USA Dance, 407-644-6286,


 Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm
SP- Crafts"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. 
Jan 20: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Jan 27: Cooking with Ranger Mike- "Lets Go Bananas"
Registration Ends January 3, 2011

Held on Wednesdays: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Located at Eastmonte Park from 9am-4pm
Cost: $50.00 - Financial Assistance Available. Space is Limited.

Register between Dec 6-Jan 3.
Click here for registration paperwork. 
Click here for 2011 Camp Schedule.
Contact Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or

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, January 3, 10, 24, 31
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
SP-BellydancersOur 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)
Team Sponsors Needed
  The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of more than 80 male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. Together the group has attended numerous community events and cheerleading competitions. They are run by the support of the City of Altamonte Springs, volunteer coaches, and generous donors. The Altamonte Sparklers are more than just a cheerleading squad; they are a group of inspirational athletes who have proven that anything is possible- if given the chance!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Without the financial help of many generous individuals and organizations, the Altamonte Sparklers would not be able to continue. Please click here for package options. 
For more information, contact:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or
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.

Medical Forms
Please make sure to turn in your 2011 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 our 2011 Winter/Spring Newsletter.

Copies have been mailed out to families that did not attend the Holiday Gala. Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. For a list of 2011 Volunteer Opportunities, please click here.

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. Calendars can also be downloaded by clicking here.

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