Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.
1) Spring Programming- Newsletters and Calendars are now Available!!!
Check out our new Newsletter and Calendars for all of our great spring programs and activities.
2) Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
Last week, everyone should have received a letter from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars. Many of you also received membership renewal forms. If you are expired or expiring soon, please sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.
3) Tues. March 1 – Game Tournament- NBA2K16- 4:00 pm
Most Tuesdays at 4:00p.m., Nick will set up tournaments for video games and table games like Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.
4) Wed. March 2 – “Girl Talk” continues from 4:00-5:00 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social and 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. Girl Talk meets every Wednesday from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. The group is facilitated by Nicole Espinoza, LCSW of Niles Family Services in collaboration with the Niles Teen Center.
5) Thursday, February 18- Man-Cave continues- 4:30- 5:30 pm
Man Cave is a group designed for the teenage boy to bring their concerns, experiences and challenges to the group and to give and receive feedback, relevant information, and guidance. This group will offer their members an opportunity to learn how to manage some of the difficulties of being a teenager. The group will be facilitated by Nick Pizzo and Ilona Jurczyk and will meet 2 times per month from 4:30p.m. to 5:30p.m
6) Fri. March 4- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm- $3 each
Come to the Teen Center for Teen Movie Nights. Stop by or call to recommend a teen movie. All movies will be PG or PG-13. Bring a pillow or blanket and make yourself at home. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Fee goes toward additional supervision. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.
Movie Choices will be …
Fantastic Four (PG-13- Action)- 100 min- In this updated sci-fi saga about the legendary Fantastic Four, a team of scientists who suddenly acquire superhuman abilities are soon obliged to put them to use when a powerful nemesis with malevolent plans threatens Earth.
Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation (Action- PG-13)- 130 min- Legendary superspy Ethan Hunt pushes his mental and physical capabilities to the limit once again as he accepts another ridiculously dangerous assignment in this explosive globe-trotting sequel.
The Visit (Suspense/Thriller- PG-13)- 94 min- When a single mom sends her two youngsters on a weeklong visit to their grandparents’ isolated Pennsylvania farm, the kids soon realize that their hosts are engaged in some dark doings—and the vacation turns into a nightmare.
7) March 15 Election- Ballot Referendum Question- important!!
Niles is a community that prides itself on outstanding service. We have four very unique departments at the Village: the Niles Senior Center, Niles Family Fitness Center, Niles Teen Center, and Niles Family Services Department.
On the ballot at the March election, voting residents will be asked whether or not these departments should continue to be funded by the Village. This vote is nonbinding, which means the vote will not result in a new law, but rather help elected officials decide the wants and needs of Niles residents.
If you are not familiar with these four village departments, I encourage you to read about them in the upcoming spring Village of Niles newsletter or visit them first hand to learn how their services provide Niles residents with a higher quality of life.
8) Niles Taste of Sister Cities- Saturday, March 19- 4:00- 9:00 pm
Come out and support the Niles Sister Cities for their annual festival of international food, entertainment, friends and neighbors.
See attached flyer for more information
9) Notice: Effective April 1st- definition and rate change for non-residents
and New Software to expand and improve service
Due to a change in the membership software used by the Teen center, effective April 1st, there will be a change in the definition of non-resident. A Non-Niles Resident is any student who does not have a Niles address and will pay $35 per year, regardless of where the child attends school. All Niles Residents will continue to pay the $20 per year fee. These fees are only collected when you renew your membership or someone begins a new membership. This change is necessary due the new software and to bring the Teen Center into better alignment with the policies of the Niles Senior Center and Niles Family Fitness Center.
As we implement the new software, called MaxGalaxy, you will notice changes in our procedures and improved services for you and your family. MaxGalaxy will allow for in-house and online credit card payments, online membership registration, and better email communication.
Mark and Halley are spending a significant amount of time and effort on data entry and training for the new software during the February and March. There will be a transition period to MaxGalaxy. Please be patient with us and as always, thanks for your support.
10) Niles Park District- Girls Softball Leagues- grade K-8
Niles has teamed up with surrounding communities to form the Cross-Town Girls Softball League. Your games will consist of games in Niles & surrounding communities. Season play is Weeknights, April through June. 12 games & playoffs! Registration deadline is March 28.|
Instructional Division- Grades 1 & 2|
Junior Varsity Division- Grades 3 & 4|
Varsity Division- Grades 5 & 6
Senior Division- Grades 7 ,8 & 9*
*if they do not play on high school team
Fee- Resident $88; Non-Resident $109
Questions, please contact Athletics at (847) 967-1529.
11) Stay Connected to Niles News
Residents can sign up to be notified via email when emergencies arise. This includes all types of emergencies such as storms, heat and cold alerts, and any other situation that may put residents at risk. Residents may also sign up to receive important Village event and news updates via the Niles e-newsletter. Sign up here or text VILLAGEOFNILES to 22828.
12) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!
13) We are on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT and GOOGLE+!!!
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- http://instagram.com/thenilesteencenter
WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT!!!- look us up @NilesTeenCenter
Ann and Halley will be working on snaps throughout our regular teen center programming.
14) 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.
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714