January 18, 2018
Open House This Sunday
York Catholic's Annual Open House will be held this Sunday, January 21, from 12-2 PM. Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, talk with faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy learning more about York Catholic's exemplary academic programs for students in grades 7-12 where technology is blended with tradition.  The Snow Date is January 28 from 12-2 PM. 

Click here for a coupon as a thank you for sharing this information with your friends and encourage them to pre-register for Open House at www.yorkcatholic.org.  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at 
hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x220. 

Quick Links

Cal Ripken, Jr.

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.

Buy Your Yearbook Now!
Time is running out!  Even though the 2018 color yearbooks are not distributed until May, NOW is the time to place your order for a book.  Extra yearbooks are not available in May.  Only what is ordered is delivered to YC for distribution.  To make yearbook ordering easier, York Catholic is participating in the Smart Pay sales management program offered through Taylor Publishing. Smart Pay handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.
Order NOW!  Simply click here or call the Smart Pay ordering line at 1-800-853-1337. 

Orders must be placed by January 31.
Senior Graduation Packets
Attention Seniors:  If you forgot to turn in your Josten's order for graduation announcements, you still have a chance to order online until January 24 at  http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1043313/York-Catholic-High-School/ .

A few notes on the items Josten's provides:
  • You are free to purchase anything you like as a family, but you do not need to purchase a tassel, cap, or gown.  Those come through a different company and that order has already been placed.
  • All prices are in the Josten's catalogs that were distributed to the students.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Gick at sgick@yorkcatholic.org or 
717-846-8871 x217.  
Class Rings for Juniors
It is time for current juniors to order a York Catholic keepsake, their class ring.  A Balfour representative will be here Thursday, January 25, to distribute ordering information.  Parents can look for paperwork to come home with students that afternoon.  Balfour accepts orders online, but representatives will be here in the main lobby from 4-6 PM on February 15 to answer questions and accept orders.  Representatives will be able 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.   
Staff Update

Mrs. Burns, Junior High English teacher, continues to be out on medical leave.  Mr. Alex Coffroth, PA state certified English teacher, will continue to cover her classes as a long-term substitute.
Science & Engineering Fair

Students who participated in the York Catholic Science and Engineering Fair will be displaying their projects for the public on Sunday, January 21 , from 12-2 PM in the lecture hall.  Come see our talented students' work and see who will advance and represent York Catholic at the County Science Fair in March.  Students should pick-up their displays between 2:15-2:30 PM on Sunday.  Please do not remove displays prior to 2 PM.
Futures Nights for Basketball
Girls' basketball players competing in youth leagues throughout York County are invited to Futures Night at YC when the York Catholic girls take on Fairfield, Friday, January 19 Youth league players will participate in the pre-game prayer and huddle, sit behind the bench for the game, and become part of the welcome tunnel before the game and at halftime. Futures should wear their uniform shirt for free admittance to the games.  Please note there is no JV game.  Futures should arrive by 6:30 PM to participate in the pre-game activities prior to the 7 PM start of the varsity game.
Catholic Schools Week
Deanery Mass & Battle of the Buildings
To kick off Catholic Schools Week, Father Jon Sawicki will preside at our York Deanery Catholic Schools Week Celebration Mass on Saturday, January 27, at 4 PM in the YC auditorium.  Attendance at this Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.  Following Mass, we will move to the gym for the 4th Annual Battle of the Buildings at 6 PM.  This is a friendly inter-partner school competition of "minute-to-win-it" type games in the gym. The teachers are the competitors and the families are the fans.
The price of admission is a donated item for the Pregnancy & Family Resource Center. Every school will have a special table to collect these donations.  The top three schools with the most donations will earn points for their team!  Click here for a flyer that lists items that are needed.
The York Catholic Music Association will have food and beverages available for purchase.
Grandparents' Mass
On Thursday, February 1, at 1:30 PM, YC students and their grandparents are invited to sit together at our Catholic Schools Week Mass.  Please let us know if you're coming so we can prepare seating by contacting Jennifer Sabo at jsabo@yorkcatholic.org  or 717-846-8871 x222 by January 29.  
Snowcoming Ticket Sale
Student Council is hosting a casual Snowcoming Dance Saturday, February 3, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria for students in grades 9-12.  Students from other schools are not permitted to attend.  All students must adhere to the casual dress code found on page 15 of the student handbook/agenda. Tickets are on sale January 22-26 during lunch periods at $6 per person.
SADD Shatter the Myth Campaign
As part of the Students Against Destructive Decisions Shatter the Myth Campaign, Jerry Mitchell from the Attorney General's Office will present "Truth and Choices" to senior high students Wednesday, January 24, during lunch periods in Room 104. His presentation, geared for middle and high school students, will include an open dialogue about the realities of substance abuse.
Blood Drive

York Catholic's Blood Drive is being held on Wednesday, January 24, from 11 AM-4 PM.  

Please contact Diane Lupinetti to schedule your time at dlupinetti@yorkcatholic.org .
Musical Ads
This year's Musical production of Fiddler on the Roof will involve over 100 York Catholic students as members of the cast, pit orchestra, costume crew, and stage crew.  We work very hard to provide the students with an educational and fun experience within a limited budget.  While many local schools are spending well over $50,000 to produce a spring musical, we try to produce our musical for $15,000 a year. Our ticket sales only pay for a portion of our overall expense.  Additional funds come from  the advertisements in the playbill program and concessions sales. 

If you are interested in purchasing an ad of support for the playbill program, please c lick here for the Ad form or go to the Forms and Documents section of the YC website.

Thank you for your support!
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.

Congratulations to 8th grader, 
Moseley Driscoll, for winning the Junior High Geography Bee last week. Moseley will move on to represent York Catholic at the Diocesan Bee March 7.
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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