February 8, 2018
Re-Enrollment, Course Selection, & Tuition Assistance
At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community everyday with their talents.  Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding course selection, re-enrollment, and tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.
Course Selection
Junior High
Junior High students should have returned their course selection paperwork with the appropriate signatures last week.  Junior High students will register for courses online during computer class in the week ahead.

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Senior High
Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection for 2018-2019. Students in grades 9 through 11 now have access to the online course selection portal in MMS. This will remain open for three weeks. During this time, students should select their courses for next school year. After completing the process online, students are instructed to print the course selection sheet and have each of their teachers sign next to the desired subject courses. A parent signature is required as well. These forms will be due February 23, 2018.
Parents, please take the time to click here  to review our course catalog for next school year. We are excited to be offering two new courses to include Women in Science, and Biology 1.5. We are also looking forward to the return of Journalism as an English elective.
An additional change in the academic schedule next year for both Junior High and Senior High involves the move to a static schedule. Currently all courses rotate across an 8 day cycle. Next year, we will move to a 6 day static cycle and all major courses will be offered at the same time daily.
In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, we have aligned the re-enrollment process with our course selection once again. Tuition figures for next year will be published in early April after budget approval by the School Board. In order to budget appropriately, we are asking families to re-enroll now. The early re-enrollment fee is $150.00 per student.  After February 23, 2018, the re-enrolment fee will increase to $200.00, with an increase to $250.00 after April 6, 2018. As in the past, $150.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child's 2018-2019 tuition.

Tuition Assistance
Our Advancement Department continues to work hard with our donors to increase tuition assistance opportunities for our students. If you plan to apply for assistance, please be sure to do so no later than April 17, 2018. If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty, March 20 or March 21, at hdougherty@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x215.
Please click on the following documents for information and/or completion:
Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.
Cal Ripken, Jr. Coming to YC!

Cal Ripken, Jr. will appear at York Catholic High School on  Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM in the auditorium.  Cal will be interviewed on stage by Pat Principe, Sports Director at WGAL-TV8. Attendees can get a chance to be a part of the interview process by emailing potential questions for Cal to answer to  info@yorkcatholic.org .
Tickets to meet Cal are already sold out, but reserved seats to attend "A Conversation with Cal Ripken, Jr." are still available and include the following options:

  • Infield Seat 2nd Base (front center section of the auditorium)                                    $125
  • Infield Seat 1st/3rd Base (front side sections of the auditorium)                                 $100
  • Outfield Seat (rear sections of the auditorium)                                                                 $75
Tickets can be ordered online by clicking the Ticket icon below or by visiting www.yorkcatholic.org .  Proceeds benefit the York Catholic athletic programs.

Parent Referral Program
If you know a friend, family member or anyone looking for a high-quality, Christ-centered education for their children who do not already attend a Catholic school, you could receive a $50 credit toward your child's tuition at York Catholic, with a chance to win a $500 credit.
York Catholic's Parent Referral Program is a win-win for everyone involved. Referred students receive an outstanding education from York Catholic, while parents of the referred families get peace of mind knowing their child is gaining so much more than just a top-notch education.  Families who refer someone who registers at York Catholic receive a $50 credit towards their child's tuition.
You, as parents, are our best ambassadors.   In order for the Parent Referral Program to be a success, we need information about individuals who may be interested in joining the York Catholic family. All you need to do is click here to fill out the form. During the registration process, if you are listed as the referring individual for a friend or other enrolling individual, we will credit your child 's account with $50.  In May, one family who referred someone who enrolled at YC will be randomly selected to win a $500 tuition credit.
It really is that simple. So go ahead. Please click on the link above and allow us the opportunity to do what we love - help to develop, nurture and encourage children so they may grow in faith, mind, and heart. Mail or email the form to us and we will take it from there!
Thank you for all you do for our school! 
"Fiddler on the Roof" Tickets on Sale

Enjoy the musical talents of York Catholic students at the spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof." 

Show times are Friday, March 2, at 7 PM; Saturday, March 3, at 7 PM; and Sunday, March 4, at 2 PM. 

All seats are General Admission.  Ticket prices are as follows:  Adults $10; Students $8 (age 5-18), Family $40 (must be immediate family of at least 5 individuals). Click here for the ticket order form or purchase tickets at the door the night of the show.
School Rings for Juniors
Information about school rings will be distributed to the Junior class next week. Juniors wishing to purchase class rings can place their orders online or with a Balfour representative at YC. A rep will be here Tuesday, February 27, from 4-6 PM in the lobby to assist with sizing, customizing, and orders; they will have full display cases for students to view as they try to select just the right ring. Questions may be directed to Kathy Hand at khand@yorkcatholic.org.
Calendar at-a-Glance for 2018-19 School Year

Click here for the calendar overview for the
2018-2019 school year.
Retreat - Grade 7
The 7th grade class will be enjoying a Retreat Day on Thursday, February 15, from 8:30 AM-3 PM at Holy Infant Parish in Manchester, PA.  Our day will be led by the NET Ministries Team #2 and our theme will be "Fully Alive (True Happiness)."
We will need host families to house and feed same-gender pairs of the NET Team for two nights on Wednesday, February 14, and Thursday, February 15. It is a wonderful chance to get to know some faithful young Catholics on their year of service to the Church and it's Youth! For more information on hosting, please contact Stacey White at swhite@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x236. 
Junior High Dance:  Summer in February 

The 7th & 8th Grade students are invited to the Junior High Summer in February Dance on Friday, February 9, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The last chance to purchase advance tickets is tomorrow, Friday, February 9, in homeroom.   Shorts with leggings underneath may be worn. Shirts must have sleeves. Please refer to the dress down day guidelines on page 15 in the Student Handbook/Agenda. 
Junior High One-Act Play Auditions  
Auditions for the Junior High One-Act Play will be held February 14 and 15 from 3-4 PM in room 210. Interested students in grades 7 and 8 should sign-up on the sheet outside of room 210. Students will be assigned a piece of work to read and perform. Students will be given time to practice the piece and then time to perform it. 
This year's Junior High One Act Play is entitled, The Twilight Cone. It is Marcus's first day working at the Twilight Cone, an ice cream shop owned by his great aunt. When his aunt must run an errand, Marcus forgets his promise to serve only vanilla while he is alone in the store. Strange things begin to occur (time is rewound or slowed down, just to name two) when unusual flavors of ice cream are ordered and eaten. What will happen to Marcus and those who order ice cream from the Twilight Cone?  The play is being performed Friday, March 23, from 7-7:30 PM in the auditorium. 
A spaghetti dinner will be prepared and served by Junior High Student Council members to families of 6th grade students at 6 PM prior to the start of the performance. All 6th graders will eat for free. A fee of $6 per person over the age of 5 will be charged to help cover the cost of food. Please RSVP to Rachel Shanko at rshanko@yorkcatholic.org with the 6th grader's name, the family's name, and the total number of people attending by March 15.

Early Dismissal / Teacher In-Service  

We will be dismissing students at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 16, so that teachers may attend an important In-service. School districts will run their pick-up earlier to accommodate our students. There will be no supervision available in the building after 11:30 AM. Any students remaining after dismissal will need to call a parent or guardian for pick-up.
Snow Make-up Day - Feb. 19

When the school calendar was created, we built in 4 snow days.  We have now used 5 so at this point we need to make up 1 day.  In light of this, we will now be in session on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 19.  
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 14, at 10:20 AM in the auditorium.  Visitors are welcome to join us as we begin our Lenten journey with Christ.
Badminton Tournament
The Student Council will be hosting a badminton tournament at York Catholic on Saturday, February 17, from 10 AM-12 PM. Students interested in participating in the tournament must submit their permission slip and registration fee to Mrs. Wertz in room 103 by Tuesday, February 13.
Aluminum Crutches Needed

The Athletic Department is in need of aluminum crutches.  They can be dropped off in the YC main office Monday through Friday 9 AM-3 PM.
Photo Gallery

on't forget to check out the Lifetouch Photo Gallery of student activities at www.yorkcatholic.org in the Current Students Resources section and use password MJYTZ. Photos may be purchased in a variety of formats. Click here to access the Gallery.
Inclement Weather
During inclement weather that would cause a school closing or delay of schedule, York Catholic will call/text/email you through our One Call Now Emergency Notification system.  Other modes of notification include WGAL TV-8, Fox43, and the YC website.  Students from individual school districts are automatically excused if their district closes and does not provide transportation to YCHS.  The exceptions to this are Southern and Southeastern.  These students follow York Catholic's delay and closing schedule.
Music Association Meeting
Parents of music and choral students are welcome to attend the York Catholic Music Association meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 PM. The meetings usually last approximately one hour and everyone's input and feedback are welcomed and appreciated. Your help in planning and implementing the efforts of the YCMA are critical.
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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