August 17, 2017
Welcome Back! 
Opening Days
August 23 - Grade 7
August 24 - Grades 8-12
August 25 - Grades 7-12
Chicken BBQ 
York Catholic's Athletic Association is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 19, from 11 AM-1 PM at the high school. Cost is $8 and includes ½ chicken, baked potato, applesauce, dinner roll/butter, and utensils. For your convenience, pre-orders are available by clicking here or by completing the form found on the York Catholic website.  Pre-ordering is encouraged if purchasing more than 5 meals. 

Quick Links


Mattress Sale


In the market for a new mattress? YC is the place for you on Saturday, August 19, from 10 AM-5 PM when the YC cafeteria transforms into a mattress showroom.  You can save up to 50% on retail brands like Beautyrest, Simmons and Therapedic. Layaway and delivery are available. All proceeds benefit YC Athletics.  Click here for complete details.
Fore YC! 
All skill levels are welcome at the York Catholic Golf Tournament on Monday, September 18, at the Out Door Country Club.  

Check-in starts at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8 AM.  

Click here to register by September 5. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here for complete details.  

For more information about the tournament, contact Maida Connor at 717-846-8871 x216 or 
mconnor@yorkcatholic.org.
MMS & Lunch Account Update
Thank you for your patience during our MMS system upgrade.  Schedules are now available for viewing, however, the Lunchtime Cafeteria Account system is not yet operational.  We will notify you when the Lunchtime Cafeteria Account system is available for you to deposit to your account.
Eagle Scouts Give Back to YC
Aaron Lesher in the new stadium ticket booth
Vincent Devlin (center) with his parents Anita and Joseph next to him accompanied by Richard Eline, YC Director of Building & Grounds, and Kathy Hand, Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs 


Two YC students chose York Catholic as the beneficiary of their Eagle Scout project. 



Junior, Aaron Lesher, constructed a ticket booth for the YC football stadium. 





Vincent Devlin '17, saw a need in the Grotto and built benches, modified the reflecting pond, and helped improve rain filtration by adding stones.  

Both gentlemen were responsible for the design, crew recruitment and supervision, and final construction. 

We are thankful to both Vinnie and Aaron for giving their hearts to YC! 
Great Show of Support for YC!


Thank you to the following YC family members for the tremendous amount of help you gave York Catholic with preparing our athletic fields and painting our cafeteria this past weekend. If your name was missed on the list, please know we value your time and your hard work.
 





Ashton Ackley, Adams Family, Laura Amalfitano, Bonner Family, S. Brennan Family, T. Brennan Family, Bullen Family, Bob Chadderdon, Chrismer Family, DeMarco Family, Grace Devlin, Jacob Dietrich, Ebel Family, Eckert Family, Grace Hatchard, Ethan Higgins, Lake Family, Langeheine Family, Mann Family, Pat Masterson, Tom Mayer, McGarvey Family, Joe McGreal, Moir Family, Jim Mullen, Neiman Family, O'Neill Family, Justice Pautz, Jose Portillo, Kevin Potter, Rovito Family, Bernie Schintz, Jabbar Sease, Milner Sosa, Sterling Family, Strayer Family, Walker Family.
Employment Opportunities at York Catholic
Spiritual Life Coordinator
York Catholic is seeking a part-time Spiritual Life Coordinator for grades 7 through 12. Requirements: Catechetical Certification and Theology degree.  State and federal clearances.  Please send resume, certification, Diocesan application (available at www.yorkcatholic.org), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to Katie Seufert, Principal, York Catholic High School, 601 East Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403, 717-846-8871 x212, kseufert@yorkcatholic.org.

Art Teacher
York Catholic is seeking a part-time Art teacher for grades 7-8. Requirements: Bachelor degree, state and federal clearances.  Please send resume, certification, Diocesan application (available at www.yorkcatholic.org), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to Katie Seufert, Principal, York Catholic High School, 601 East Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403, 717-846-8871 x212, kseufert@yorkcatholic.org.

Cafeteria Staff
York Catholic is now accepting applications for cafeteria staff for the 2017-2018 school year. Hours are Monday thru Friday 8 AM-1 PM. If interested, please submit an application for non-teaching employment to Jackie Stubbs, Cafeteria Manager, York Catholic High School, 601 East Springettsbury Ave. York, Pa. 17403,
jstubbs@yorkcatholic.org.
Fall Sports
All-Year Sports Pass
The York Catholic Athletic Association is selling the money-saving All-Year Sports Pass for admission to home Football, Basketball, and Volleyball games. This includes home Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High (9th Grade), 7th/8th Grade Football Games; Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High (9th Grade), 7th/8th Grade Boys' and Girls' Basketball Games; and Girls' Volleyball Games.   Click here for the order form.

Picture Day
Coaches distributed the picture order forms this week. On those order forms, you will be able to purchase team photos, along with several different individual packages.  The forms must be returned to the photographer with payment on picture day, August 18. If the forms are misplaced, please go to https://order.lifetouchsports.com/index.cfm?event=OrderHome&contractID=133847  to place your order.  Print the receipt and have your child present it to the photographer on picture day. When the completed photo packages are delivered by Lifetouch, they will be given to the coaches to distribute to those who placed orders. Athletes must be clean shaven and have regulation haircuts. All undershirts must be the same color and be PIAA-legal. Pictures will be taken on Friday, August 18, using the following schedule:

8:00 AM - Volleyball
8:30 AM - JH Cross Country
9:15 AM - Golf
9:45 AM - JH Cheerleaders
10:10 AM - Cross Country
10:40 AM - Tennis
11:10 AM - Cheerleaders
4:00 PM - Girls Soccer
4:45 PM - Football
5:30 PM - JH Football
6:15 PM - Boys Soccer

Meet the Teams
Parents and fans are invited to raise the Irish spirit and meet the athletes who will be representing York Catholic on the court, on the course, and on the playing field this fall.  Meet the Teams Night will be held Monday, August 28, at 7 PM at the football stadium.  Come out and cheer on our teams!                   
Back to School Paperwork
On the first day of school, students will receive a packet of information to deliver to their parents.  The packet will contain mandatory forms that will need to be completed and returned to school no later than Thursday, August 31.  
Construction Detour

Students and parents using the school entrance from Boundary Avenue should plan on extra time in their travels. Boundary Avenue is still under construction and traffic is being detoured to the alley by the football stadium and soccer field.
Senior Pictures
Any senior who did not get their yearbook picture taken in June should have received a postcard from Prestige by Lifetouch with your rescheduled time on Tuesday, August 22.  If you did not receive this postcard, or if you need to have your previous picture re-taken, please call Lifetouch at 1-800-445-1189.  
Dress Drive
The Senior High Student Council is sponsoring a YC Dress Drive.  YC students and alumni are encouraged to donate new or gently used school appropriate formal/semi-formal dresses August 21-25 from 8 AM-3:15 PM in the main office. All donated dresses will be displayed for York Catholic students only on August 31 from 6-8 PM in the gymnasium. Senior High students in need of a Homecoming dress or Prom dress are welcome to come and select a dress at this time. All dresses will be $25 and the proceeds will go towards York Catholic's Mini-THON and the Four Diamonds fight against pediatric cancer.  For more information, contact Mrs. Megan Wertz, Student Council Moderator, at mwertz@yorkcatholic.org.
Color Run
The Senior High Student Council is sponsoring a 3K Color Run on Saturday, September 9, at 9 AM. The registration form and $15 fee are due August 30. On-site registration is available at 8 AM the day of the event, but a race t-shirt will not be included. All proceeds from this event will benefit York Catholic's Mini-THON and the Four Diamonds fight against pediatric cancer. Click here for a registration form to complete and return by August 30.  For more information, contact Mrs. Megan Wertz, Student Council Moderator, at mwertz@yorkcatholic.org.  
Summer Assignments


Students are reminded that their math and reading summer assignments based on the classes they will be taking during the 2017-18 school year are posted on the York Catholic website at www.yorkcatholic.org .
Student Supplies


The Student Supply List is available for the upcoming school year.  It is posted on the website and can also be accessed by clicking here .  Some teachers will announce the supplies needed for their classes on the first day the class meets.
Changes to PA Immunization Law for All Students
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in PA are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.
 
Children in grades 7-12 need the following immunizations for attendance:
  • 4 doses of tetanus * (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
    • 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age; a 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.
    • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
*   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
 
All students must submit a Certificate of Immunization form by August 25.  
Click here for the required Certificate of Immunization form (green and white) to complete and submit to the York Catholic nurse detailing the dates your child's immunizations were administered.  If the form is incomplete based on the state requirements above, a 2nd form (PLAN - red and white) must be completed detailing the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.  Click here for the PLAN form.  The completed Certificate of Immunization (and the PLAN card, if applicable) must be returned to the school nurse by
August 25, 2017 .
 
Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the Certificate of Immunization form or the PLAN form on file, cannot be admitted school.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Lupinetti, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or dlupinetti@yorkcatholic.org or consult the PA Department of Health website at www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov. 
Incoming 11th Grade Physicals
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that all children must have a medical examination upon entry into grade 11.  A medical examination is also required for those children who have transferred to York into any grade from other states or from other Pennsylvania areas and who have not sent records of previous examinations.  Please click here for the School Physical Form to be completed by a private physician.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician.  
Incoming 7th Grade Dental Exams
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon entry into grade 7.   Please click here for the School Dental Form to be completed by a private dentist.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist .
Diocese Asbestos Management Plan
Please click here for the Diocese of Harrisburg's Asbestos Management Plan.
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.

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601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403
717-846-8871 

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