From: Altamonte Recreation
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 10:57 AM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: November 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.

November 2011 e-Reminders

In This Issue
Ballroom Dancing
Nightbird Dances
STOP Trips
Thursday Night Out
Belly Dance Recital
Cheer Camp
Holiday Lights Ride
Holiday Gala
2012 Medicals, Newsletters, Calendars
 Monthly Highlights 

Nov 6: Ballroom

Nov 6: Cheerleading

Nov 7: Bowling

Nov 11: RSVP for STOP

Nov 11: Nightbird Dance

Nov 13: Ballroom

Nov 13: Cheerleading

Nov 14: Bowling

Nov 17: Karaoke Night

Nov 19: STOP Field Trip

Nov 20: Ballroom Showcase

Nov 20: Cheerleading

Nov 21: Bowling

Nov 21: Holiday Gala RSVP Deadline

Nov 24: Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 28: Bowling


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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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Showcase on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Join us as more than 40 dancers with special needs and their partners showcase their new beautiful talents. After only 8 weeks of training, the dancers are ready to perform different dance styles with grace, poise, and energy! The day includes special guest performances and open dance following the show.  FREE with Donations Accepted


Sunday, November 20, 2011
Doors Open: 1pm     
Show Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

 Open Dance: 2:30pm-2:45pm


Lake Brantley South Gymnasium, 1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Gymnasium is located ACROSS the street from LBHS. Enter into Forest City Elementary (2nd Street Light) Park by the bus loop and follow sidewalk to the back gymnasium on the right of the school. or


Keep up with news, photos and more!

We have created a Facebook page for our special needs recreation programs. Find us and "like" us to see pictures, announcements and more.

Friday November 11- Decades Dance (50s 60s 70s 80s)

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:
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Augustine Adventure (Castillo de San Marcos) 
RSVP Date: Friday, November 11, 2011


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. 


November 17: Karaoke with DJ Franckie

November 24: Cooking with Ranger Mike- Canceled, Thanksgiving

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, November 7, 14, 21, 28
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.


A Beautiful Show

The City of Altamonte Springs Special Needs Belly Dancers- "Troupe Moumayaza", put on a beautiful production on Friday, October 14, 2011. 2011TM


Special Thank You To:
Guest Dancers: Orlando Bellydance
UCF Shimmy Knights, Belda, Bashira Dancers

Raffle Prizes: from Arabian Nights and Beachcoombers Bazaar

Photography: Brion Price Photography

Costuming: Belda Stack and Gussie Briggs

Production Staff:Emcee: Kevin Lajeunesse and Mike Wilson Stage Manager: Belda, Jose, Joey, Winston, Doreen, Barb, Charbel, Bea, Jean, Lois, and Fran
Volunteer Instructors:Marie Binney, Marie El-khoury, Mindy Solivan 

Great Job Campers!
Cheer CampThe Sparklers hosted their first cheer camp on Saturday October 22, 2011. It was a fun day of cheerleading which included:
  1. Parade and Cheer Training
  2. Hip Hop Dance to Thriller by Deanna, former Magic Dancer and current Predators Dance Team Coach
  3. Stunt and Jumps Training by UCF Cheerleaders
  4. Dance Moves and Combinations by UCF Knight Moves Dance Team
  5. Arts and Crafts
Special Thank you to the UCF Cheer/Dance Team, Deanna and Scott, Wekiva High School Cheer Squad, and the Sparklers Coaches. Check out photos of the fun online at
Sign up before December 2, 2011
Join 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.
Invitations are in the mail
Our Annual Holiday Gala is a special holiday celebration for our current and active participants. Please keep an eye out for your invitation in the mail and return your RSVP Card by Monday, November 21, 2011.
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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