April 12, 2018
Financial Assistance Deadline
You will receive an email tomorrow regarding tuition rates and fees for the 2018-19 school year. If you plan to apply for tuition assistance, please be sure to do so no later than this Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Please click on the following documents for information and/or completion:

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Spring Celebration
Don't Miss Out!   Kindly RSVP by tomorrow, April 13!

You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual Spring Celebration presented by The Stewart Companies, a festive evening of cocktails, dining, silent and live auctions, student presentations, music, and camaraderie on Saturday, April 28, from 6-10 PM at the Country Club of York. 
Please join us as we celebrate our YC pride and successes throughout the year.  All proceeds raised from this enchanting evening will benefit our York Catholic Fund, enabling us to invest in tuition assistance for those in need, a vibrant curriculum, technology upgrades, the arts and athletics, resources for our valued teachers, and the beautification and safety of our school.  
This year's YC Spring Celebration will feature some exciting live auction items such as a condo for a week in Hilton Head, SC, dining and cruising for two on the Chesapeake, an offshore deep sea fishing charter for up to 6 ppl from Ocean City, MD, a refrigerated draft trailer all-inclusive party package, and golfing at the Hershey Country Club.  All live auction items are valued from $500-$1500!
Our silent auction will include sports memorabilia, food and drink packages, family activities, one-of-a-kind artwork, home and gardening goods, pampering packages, and so much more!
If you can contribute a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business, or tickets to a sporting/cultural event, local attraction or getaway, it will truly help our efforts and make a difference in the lives of our students.  All donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes and grateful acknowledgement at the Spring Celebration.   
Click for auction item information  or  sponsorship opportunities .    Volunteer opportunities are also currently available.   

For tickets and more information, click here  or please contact Jennifer Sabo at  jsabo@yorkcatholic.org  or  717-846-8871 x222 by tomorrow, April 13.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, The Stewart Companies and Major Sponsor, Charles and Susan Burnside.
Class Baskets - Deadline Monday 

Parents are reminded of the need for donation assistance in filling the class baskets for the Spring Celebration Silent Auction by Monday, April 16. If you would like to contribute, please give a monetary gift (cash is preferred) to help offset the cost of purchased items for the following themes:
Theme Contact
Pool & Beach Lisa Blum at lwblum99@gmail.com
Coffee & Tea Anne Smith at anne7smith@aol.com
Luck o' the Irish Eileen McKeague at emckeague@comcast.net
Car Wash & Detailing Mondi Sterling at psterling6@yahoo.com
Basket of Cheer Beth Brennan at bsbrennan@comcast.net
Spa & Wellness Lisa Lindeman at lisac4@comcast.net
Donations can be dropped off at school. Please include your child's name and grade on the envelope.
*Grades 10 & 12: Please check previous emails for items to donate in lieu of cash.
If you have any questions, please contact the class basket coordinator for your child's grade at the email address listed above. Thank you for your help and t hank you to everyone who has so generously contributed already!
Senior High Coffee House

Don't miss a wonderful night of student music and creative performances. Senior High students are welcome to come out to the YC Coffee House on Friday, April 13, at 7 PM.  The price of admission to the Coffee House is one non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry.
Parents of Seniors
As we prepare to celebrate our seniors' successful completion of high school, we remind parents of the following:
  • If you have not done so, please send in a 4x6 or 5x7 photo of your child when he/she was younger than age 5. Please put it in an envelope with your child's name on the front and send it to the main office by Monday, April 16.
  • Please write a personal congratulations letter to your graduate and encourage siblings, grandparents, Godparents, teachers, and others to write as well. In the past, letters reminisced about the graduate's growth of life or hopes for the future. It can be a note card, a song, a poem, a card, or a 10 page letter - your choice. Place each card or letter in an envelope and label it with your child's name, and be sure each letter is signed by the author. We would like each child to have a letter from at least one parent and 2 additional people. Please place all envelopes and cards in a large envelope and send it to Roxanne Castellanos' attention at York Catholic by Monday, May 1. Please do not send gifts for students.
Seniors Earn Dress Down Day 

Congratulations to the Senior class for winning this year's Mini-THON class challenge. As a reward, the seniors will be enjoying a dress-down day tomorrow, Friday, April 13.
Cards for Mrs. Neal

Thank you for your inquiries about cards and well wishes for Mrs. Neal. Please feel free to send your cards to the York Catholic main office. We will be sure she receives them.
Sports Physicals Paperwork
to be Completed Online 
Students wishing to participate in athletics during the 2018-2019 school year must submit the following paperwork online:
  • PIAA Physical Form
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement
  • ImPACT Test
Students wishing to play any sport during the 2018-2019 school year MUST verify the paperwork is on file with Mr. Hayek no later than Wednesday, August 1 , at 3 PM; no exceptions.
The York Catholic Athletic Department now hosts their Athletic Forms online with Arbiter Athlete, powered by PlanetHS, a software company committed to keeping student(s) safe. This digital platform will allow parents and athletes to complete and access most athletic forms (physicals, agreements, etc.) via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. It is HIPPA, COPPA, and FERPA compliant.
York Catholic will continue to host Sports Physicals at OSS Health in June. Instead of printing 9 pages of information to take to the doctor as was needed previously, you will instead complete the information online and only print 2 pages for the doctor to review and complete.
Before forms can be completed by parent and student, ArbiterAthlete accounts must be set-up by each athlete and his or her parent. Click here for instructions on how to set-up an account. Forms will be valid for the entire 2018-2019 school year. 
Failure to complete the online paperwork by the deadline will mean the student will not be permitted to practice the first day of the season. For some sports, this could mean the student will not make the team. Contact Mr. Hayek at  bhayek@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x244 if you have any questions and to be sure you have a valid ImPACT Test on file. If you need technical assistance with Arbiter Athlete/PlanetHS, email schoolsupport@planeths.com.

A brief instructional meeting regarding these changes will be held for parents and athletes Wednesday, May 16, at 7 PM in the YC auditorium. 
Field Hockey Coming to YC!
York Catholic is offering girls field hockey in the fall as a co-op program with York County School of Technology and York Country Day School.  Any female student entering grades 9-12 in the fall who is interested in playing field hockey should see Mr. Bankos for more information by April 20 .  Click here for a brochure with more information.
Football Meeting

A meeting for parents of all students wishing to play senior high football in the fall will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10:30 AM-12 noon in the cafeteria. Questions can be sent to Head Coach Eric Depew at edepew@yorkcatholic.org.
Futures Games
Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to Futures Games at York Catholic! Come out and be part of the team as you cheer for your future school! Partner students can spend time with the varsity players and coaches , listen to coach's pregame instruction, participate in team prayer, sit together to cheer on the team, and pose with the team for a picture at the end of the game.
Boys Tennis - April 16 at 4:00 PM. Arrive by 3:45 PM (at Springettsbury Township tennis courts)
Girls Lacrosse - April 19 at 5:45 PM. Arrive by 5:15 PM.
Boys Lacrosse - April 24 at 4:15 PM. Arrive by 3:45 PM.
Baseball - April 25 at 4:15 PM. Arrive by 3:45 PM.
Softball - April 25 at 4:00 PM. Arrive by 3:30 PM.
Partner School News
St. Patrick Catholic School in York will be hosting their Spring Concert on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 PM. "American Pride" will feature a play with Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. Patriotic songs will be sung by all students in grades PK through 6, Chime Choir and Band will perform, and the Show Choir will honor our Armed Forces. The public is invited to attend.
In Case You Missed It...

We were honored to have Bishop Gainer as the guest instructor in Latin class yesterday! 

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Irish Eye Archives

Previous issues of York Catholic's Irish Eye e-newsletter can be found on the home page of the YC website at www.yorkcatholic.org.

York Catholic High School 
601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403

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