From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 10:07 AM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: September 2010 - E-News from the City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services
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
Spaghetti Dinner
Fall Newsletter
Calendar Sponsors Needed
Thursday Night Out
Nightbird Dances
STOP Trips
Belly Dancing Practice
Belly Dancing Recital
Ballroom Dancing
Chest Freezer Donation Needed
Monthly Highlights 
Sept 9: Eddie Rose Night (Volunteer Banquet)
Sept 10: Nightbird Dance
Sept 10: RSVP for STOP
Sept 12: Cheer Coaches Training
Sept 13: Bowling
Sept 15: Belly Dancing
Sept 16: Karaoke Night
Sept 18: STOP Field Trip
Sept 19: Cheer Coaches Training
Sept 20: Bowling
Sept 23: Cooking Class
Sept 24: Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 26: Cheer Coaches Training
Sept 27: Bowling
Sept 29: Belly Dancing
Sept 6: NO Bowling
Sept 9: NO Thursday Night Out
Sept 30: NO Thursday Night Out
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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
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Friday, September 24, 2010 between 5pm-8pm 
Come out and support the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. while enjoying a great meal on Friday, September 24, 2010 between 5pm-8pm at Eastmonte Park. Cost: $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children

Proceeds from fundraiser help support the many programs the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. funds, including STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, and many many more. Please spread the word to help support our programs!

Sponsored by the Altamonte Springs Women's Club

Please click here to view our Fall newsletter. 
Sign up by Friday, October 15, 2010 
Want to promote your business? Make a dedication to a lost loved one? Send a special shout out? or Boast about your special angel?

Then sign up to sponsor our 2011 Calendar and E-newsletter. Price includes an ad in annual printed calendar (300 distributed) AND ad placement in monthly e-newsletter (over 400 electronically distributed).
Cost: $40 for 1 month or $100 for 3 months. Please click here for more information.
 Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm
"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. 
Sept 9: Crafts & Games - Canceled, Schedule Conflict
Sept 16: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Sept 23: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike
Sept 30: Movie Night - Canceled, Schedule Conflict 
 Friday, September 10 -  Red White & Blue 
Themed 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. Please
click here for more information.
 "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, September 18
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Orlando Fire Museum & Station 1
RSVP Date: Friday, September 10

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.
This months dates: Monday, September 13, 20, 27
Special Olympics Bowling:
Congratulations to all the bowlers who competed at County Games on August 21. Please click here to download information on Area Games on Saturday, September 25, 2010. (Bowlers must attend County Games to advance to Area Games)
Next Practice: Wednesday September 15 & 29 
SP- Belly Recital 09Our 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)
Save the date: Friday, October 15, 2010 
Our special needs belly dancers will be hosting their 3rd recital. Come out and watch our beautiful dancers, plus many other professional dancers.
Friday, October 15, 2010 from 7-9pm
Eastmonte Park, 830 Magnolia Drive
Cost: $2.00   Click here for flier
Register between September 13 - October 1 
The Central Florida 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, October 3           
Cost: $20.00 
Registration: September 13 - October 1
Space Limited, Financial Assistance Available 
Please click here for registration paperwork
Volunteer Coaches Still Needed.
Athlete Registration held on October 3, 2010.
 SP- Sparklers Logo
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of more than 60 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!
Athlete Registration
Current and new athletes are invited to our Season Six Registration Meeting on Sunday, October 3, 2010 between 3:30pm-5:30pm at Lake Brantely South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road. Please contact Nin for more information prior to attending.
(Gymnasium is located across the street from LBHS. Park at Forest City Elementary and follow the side walk passed the bus loop and towards the back portables, field and gym).  
Volunteer Coach Opportunities
Volunteer Coaches are needed to help run our upcoming season. Volunteers help choreograph, teach, and perform dance routines, skills and cheers for athletes with special needs. Coaches may choose which team to volunteer with, or assist with both. Sign up ASAP.
Spirit Team: October 2010 thru early December 2010
Competition Teams: February 2010 thru April 2011 
Volunteer Coach Requirements:
  • Attend practices on Sundays (Time commitment of 2-3 hours a week)
  • Ages 16 and up
  • No cheerleading experience necessary but is preferred
  • Required to complete an Affidavit of Good Moral Character; an Authorization for Criminal History Check; and a Level 2 nationally fingerprint-based records check
  • Community service hours are granted 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Purchasing uniforms and equipment for more than 60 athletes and traveling to competitions across the state of Florida is not easy. Without the financial help of many generous individuals and organizations, the Altamonte Sparklers would not be able to continue. 
For more information on registering, coaching or sponsoring, contact:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or

For the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. is in search for a chest freezer. The needed size is 25 cubic feet. If you have a chest freezer that you can donate, or know someone that can help, please contact Vinnie Coon at 407-571-8812 or 
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 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. 
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