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Posted on: August 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 3

Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.

1) Oasis Water Park Trip- Deadline Wed. August 5- $3 each
Come join the Niles Teen Center as we travel (via the Niles Free Bus) to the Niles Park District’s Oasis Fun Center for a day of swimming and water slides. You must be at the Teen Center by 1:15 p.m. Make sure to bring appropriate swimwear (boys must have inside liner in trunks), beach towel and dry clothes for the bus ride back to the Teen Center. Bring extra money for the concession stand and quarters for the lockers. We will swim from about 2:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $3.00
Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 5

2) New Video Game Equipment- Playstation 4’s
- Over the last 3 months, the Teen Center staff have been working to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the new Playstation 4. We have installed 4 new Playstations, each with 3-4 controllers and it’s own charging dock.
- New PS4 games include FIFA15, NBA2K15, Madden15, Minecraft, NHL15, Just Dance 2015, Lego Batman 3, Plants vs. Zombies, Need for Speed Rivals, The Crew racing, Injustice- Gods Among Us. We will continue to purchase E or T rated games as they become available and of interest to teens.
- Each Playstation has a subscription to the Playstation Network which will allow for downloaded content and online game play.
- We will no longer be storing the controllers in the staff office. They are now to be stored under the television with the controller’s assigned color. These controllers cost $55 each. If they are stolen, we review the video and consequences assigned to the thief.
- All games will continue to be stored in the staff office. Always ask the staff to help you get games. When you are finished with a game, put it back in the case and return to the staff office.

3) New Air Hockey Table
The Teen Center just purchased a brand new, commercial grade air hockey table. This high quality, arcade version should provide years of enjoyment for the teens.

4) National Night Out Against Crime
The Niles Police Department will hold the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs. This is a community-building event to develop and improve relationships with neighbors, community
members and local businesses to prevent and stop crime. Other communities will be simultaneously holding their events. This will include a “flashlight walk,” “dunk a cop,” donut eating contest, DUI simulation driving and much, much more. Come enjoy the fun and build the community spirit at this great event.
Date: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Oak Park - corner of Lee and Ottawa (southeast of Dempster & Milwaukee)

5) Teen Center support at EMSD 63 Registration Day- Tuesday, August 4
Halley will be at Gemini Jr. High on Tuesday from 12:30- 7:30 pm to support student registration day and to help market the Teen Center to new families. If you see Halley, please stop by to say hello. She might even have a special treat for you.

6) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, August 5- 4:30-5:30 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social emotional needs of teen girls. This group focuses on improving self-esteem, self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other issues teen girls face

7) Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, August 7- 6:00- 9:00 pm- $8 each
Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? Would you like to meet other teens from around the area? Please join us for a movie at AMC Theaters. Bring extra money for snacks during the movie.
Movie choice will be announced by Wed. August 5

8) Niles Night of Roses Nominations- accepted through Friday, August 14
Please consider nominating someone who has made a difference in your life!!
The Niles Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the seven awards listed below. Consider a business or individual who best exemplifies each of these awards. Nominations must be submitted to the Niles Chamber of Commerce office by Friday, August 14, 2015. All nominees must either reside in the Village of Niles or work at a Niles business or in a Niles district.
Award Categories include …
- Living Legend
- Business of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Public Safety Excellence
- Dedication to Youth Excellence
- Outstanding Public Service
The Nomination Form is Attached!!

9) New Phone Number for Niles Teen Center- 847-588-6900
The Village of Niles has upgraded the phone system for all village buildings and employees. The Teen Center has now been incorporated into that system.
- The Teen Center will now have a new general phone number of 847-588-6900.
- There is a new voicemail system. There are voicemail boxes for general teen center messages and a separate voicemail box for Mark. All voicemail messages will also be delivered to staff via email, which may allow for a more prompt response. If you have a question or concern, always leave a message, we will call you back.
- If there is an emergency, there will be an option on the main line voicemail to be directly connected to Mark or another on-duty staff member.
- The current emergency cell phone of 847-408-0585 will only be used for trips. Please do not call or text this number any longer.
- We now have a phone mounted in the kitchen specifically for teens to receive and make calls to their parents. If a parent calls to talk to their child, the call will be transferred to the kitchen and the child asked to go pick it up.
- The current phone number of 847-375-8949 will be forwarded to the new system for approximately the next 3 months.

10) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!

Please “like” the Niles Teen Center on Facebook to get program updates and see photos and video.

Also, you can follow us on Instagram @TheNilesTeenCenter-

WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT!!!- look us up @NilesTeenCenter
Ann and Halley will be working on snaps throughout our regular teen center programming.

12) Removal- If you want to be removed from this distribution list, please reply with the word “remove”, the teen center member’s name, and the email address to be removed.
Mark Williams
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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