August 31, 2017
School Closed for Labor Day
York Catholic will be closed on Friday, September 1, for a Faculty In-Service Day, and Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Enjoy your weekend! 
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All skill levels are welcome at the York Catholic Golf Tournament on Monday, September 18, at our new location 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

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Mission Collection:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
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In conjunction with the special collection that will be held in all parishes of the Diocese of Harrisburg this weekend for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the first mission collection of the school year was held today and will continue until September 13. This is a part of the U.S. Catholic Bishops emergency collection to assist the millions of persons affected by this unprecedented catastrophic weather event.  This includes the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. 
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of the Diocese of Harrisburg is urging all Catholics to offer prayers for those affected including the first responders and also to give generously. He cited the plea of Bishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and Vice President of the USCCB, "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy. We also stand with our brother bishops in the region who have the difficult task of providing pastoral care in these most trying times while managing their own losses. Our prayerful and financial support is urgently needed."
Staffing Update
We have a few staffing changes we wish to share with you at this time. 
Ms. Jackie Sudol has accepted a full time position in her home town of Syracuse, NY. Beginning September 5, her science classes will be taught by Mr. Sam Spiese and Mrs. Nancy Spiese, who both formally taught science at York Catholic for many years.
Our part-time art teacher, Ms. Alicia Heist, has accepted a full time position at another school.  Her art classes are being taught by former York Catholic art teacher Ms. Janet Bajor.
These staffing updates leave a few openings for us moving forward.  Please pass this information on to any qualified candidates you may know.
Science Teacher
York Catholic is seeking a 
full time long-term substitute Science teacher  for grades 7 through 12. Requirements: c ertification, Bachelor degree in appropriate major, s tate and federal clearances. 
Art Teacher
York Catholic is seeking a part-time Art teacher for grades 7-8. Requirements: certification, Bachelor degree, state and federal clearances. 
Send resume, certification, Diocesan application (found on the YC website at ), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to:
Katie Seufert
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
We are also in need of assistance in our cafeteria.
Cafeteria Aides
York Catholic is now accepting applications for cafeteria aides 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 (found on the YC website at ) to Jackie Stubbs, Cafeteria Manager, York Catholic High School, 601 East Springettsbury Ave. York, Pa. 17403, . 
Lunch Accounts
Our Lunchtime Point of Sale purchasing system for student lunches is connected directly to the MMS online parent portal accessible through the York Catholic website.  Parents simply log in to the MMS parent portal, choose "View Cafeteria Account," click "Students," and follow the options to deposit money into their students' accounts.  As parents, you will be able to view what your student is purchasing in the cafeteria.  To ensure we are using this system to its potential, everyone is required to use their Lunchtime account log in to pay for his or her lunch meals.  The following policies are in place regarding Lunchtime Accounts and Balances.  We encourage parents to sign up for email notification when their Lunchtime account balances are getting low.
  • Checks and/or cash are not accepted in the cafeteria for food purchases during lunch periods. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a check (not cash) in a sealed envelope (clearly labeled with his/her name, grade, and student ID number) and place it in the Lunchtime box located in the cafeteria for the student's account to be credited. The minimum check amount is $10. Funds may not be available for 24 hours.
  • It is the student and parent's responsibility to monitor the Lunchtime account online for balance information and retain a positive balance at all times.
  • If a student has a lunchtime balance at $0.00 or below, they will only have the option to purchase a lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, and drink (1% white milk, iced tea, or orange drink) for $3.00.
  • No refunds will be given during the school year. Seniors will be issued a refund on accounts with a balance of $5 or more after graduation unless they have a sibling enrolled at YC in which case the balance will be transferred to the sibling for the next school year. All underclassmen accounts will roll-over to the next school year.

  • Report cards and MMS access will be held at the end of each quarter if Lunchtime balances are not current.
On Time Arrivals 
A reminder about Tardiness from the Student Handbook, page 27:

Tardiness is lateness due to negligence. Students cannot be admitted late to homeroom without a pass. Verbal warnings may be given the first and second times a student is tardy.  The third tardy and all subsequent negligence of this nature for the year will result in the student being assigned to detention.  If a student is tardy more than ten times during the school year, tardiness becomes a major infraction and will result in four days detention for each subsequent day of lateness. 
Please understand that tardiness could affect a student's participation in extracurricular activities, athletics, and music.
Two tailgates are scheduled for Friday, September 8 , from 5:30-7 PM on the front lawn prior to the football game.  

The 7th & 8th Grade students and their families are invited to the Junior High Tailgate.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and paper goods will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.  Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend.  There is no charge for the Tailgate.  Please sign-up your family by September 1 at or by contacting Rachel Shanko at or 717-846-8871 x344 -OR- Brian Gilbert at   or  717-846-8871 x316 .  

International students and their host families are invited to the International Tailgate. Please bring a tailgate snack to share.  For more information, contact Nicole Ivovich at or 717-846-8871 x299.

After the tailgates, families can cheer the Irish football team onto victory vs. Susquehannock. Kickoff is 7 PM. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Senior T-shirts
Class of 2018 t-shirts will be on sale September 5-8 and can be purchased by clicking here or accessing the online store on the YC website. T-shirts are $12 plus a $3 shipping charge and all ordering must be completed by September 8
Girl Scout Awards

Congratulations to junior  Clare Brennan for receiving her Girl Scouts Gold Award for building shoe display shelves for the St. Mary's Thrift Shop. Clare spent almost a year gathering donations and supplies and coordinating a team to help with the project that included selecting wood, cutting, planing, sanding, staining,  polyurethaning, and using power tools. Numerous classmates and troop members assisted and attended her Gold Award ceremony.
Congratulations to 8th grader Emily Danczyk who earned her Girl Scouts Silver Award by helping to re-configure the non-fiction section of the St. Joseph York school library. She helped to inventory and pack away books before school ended last year, and once the bookcases were repositioned, she unpacked and re-shelved the books. She also created labels for each bookcase, bookmarks for each student, and a bulletin board and worksheets to use in library class.  She put in more than 60 hours of service to this project. 
Both young ladies are excellent examples of service to our community.  Congratulations!
Service Hours Opportuntiy
The St. Joseph York Yard Sale is in need of students looking for service hours this Saturday, September 2, between 7 AM and 3 PM.  Two students are needed to help inside the building.  Please contact Mike Moul at 717-755-0883 or email .  Three to four students are needed to help in the yard sale area outside for set-up, as runners, and for breakdown. Contact Marie at 717-755-7503 or .
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York PA  17403

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