November 16, 2017
Thank You!
The York Catholic Athletic Association would like to thank everyone who came to support "A Patriotic Night at the Races."  Our event raised approximately $20,000 thanks to our dedicated committee, volunteers, sponsors, attendees, and the countless donations received from our YC family.  We are not a success without YOU! 
Thank you!! GO IRISH!!
We Believe as our students learn about the world and who they want to be, the values they are taught to hold close to their hearts during their time at YC are as important as their textbooks. For example, our students helped sort clothing for LifePath Ministries that provides programs and services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities.

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Thank you for partnering with us as we promote the importance of values at YC for generations to come.  Please support the York Catholic Fund on #GivingTuesday, November 28, and please  share this message with friends and family!  We Believe!  

Click on the button to donate
Businesses Give Back
During this holiday season, there are two organization that are giving back to YC for every dollar you spend.
If you typically do any of your Christmas shopping online at, go to instead and the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to York Catholic's Student Aid and Endowment Fund.  Simply select York Catholic as the recipient of the donation when making your purchase. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know -- same products, same prices, same service -- with an added benefit for your favorite cause.
Giant's A+ School Rewards program offers schools like York Catholic a unique opportunity to receive a percentage of sales made by YC families, which supports our students' educational experiences directly by providing important funding. Participation in this program does not deduct personal bonus points from your individual Giant card. In fact, it allows you to leverage those hard earned (or spent) points to do good for YC!  Please consider registering your bonus card account and be sure to select York Catholic as your beneficiary. You can do so by visiting . This is a great way to support YC. Every time you shop at Giant with your bonus card, you will be supporting our students. If you wish to register and would like assistance, please submit your bonus card number to Jennifer at
These are two great ways for YC to earn thousands in free money.  Thank you for your support!
Emergency Notifications
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 WSBA 910-AM, WGAL TV-8, 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.
Text Option Requires Your Action
In preparation for the colder months ahead, we have updated our "One Call Now" Emergency Notification System.  In the event our school schedule is adjusted due to weather, a phone call and an email will be sent to the contact information we have on file. 
A text option is also available.  If you opted-in to receive text messages last school year, you do not need to do anything additional.  If you did not receive text messages last year and would like to, or you are new to our school, you must "opt-in" to receive text notification. 
To do so, text the word  ALERT to the number 22300.  
Do not include any words other than the word ALERT.  
After doing so, you will no longer receive a phone call at that number and will only receive a text message. 
If you do not want to receive text notification, you do not have to do anything.  Your phone number and email address from our MMS system have automatically been entered into the One Call Now system. 
Fall Play This Weekend          
York Catholic High School students will present "Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens" on Friday, November 17 at 7 PM; Saturday, November 18 at 7 PM; and Sunday, November 19 at 2 PM in the high school auditorium.  Dr. Evil is prepared to impress the Council of Evil with his latest invention, but when a basket of adorable kittens arrives on his doorstep, the Council may never believe he's evil enough to offer the financial backing needed to complete his dastardly project.  Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and $2 for children under 12.  There is a family maximum of $14.
Neon Night for Our Futures
York Catholic is hosting Neon Night for students in grades 4-5-6 on Tuesday, November 21, from 6-8 PM. Our Futures will enjoy a night of games, food, and glow stick fun!  Cost is $10. Click here to register or go to the Announcements section of the YC website at .   Can't wait to see our Futures glow!
Club Yearbook Pictures

Students involved in extra-curricular activities will have their group pictures taken for the yearbook tomorrow morning, Friday, November 17.  Students are to dress in school uniform.
Winter Sports Practices Begin

All winter sports teams (basketball, wrestling, indoor track) will begin practices Friday, November 17.  Check with the team coach or Mr. Bankos for exact times and locations.
Musical Auditions
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to audition for this year's spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," on 
Monday, November 20, and
Tuesday, November 21, from 3:15-6 PM in the auditorium. Students should prepare to sing a song from the show and do a cold read from the script. No previous experience needed!

Questions can be sent to Ms. Pantano at

Save the dates for the performances March 2-4.
Magazine Drive Item Pick-up Changed

Perishable items  and merchandise purchased via the paper form through the Magazine Drive must be picked up Wednesday, November 29, from 3-6:30 PM in the YC cafeteria.  The items will be pre-bundled under the student's name.  We cannot store any items not claimed during this time.  Online orders and magazines will be delivered directly to homes.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Gick at or 717-846-8871 x217.
Thanksgiving Break

School will be closed for Thanksgiving break November 22-27.  Faculty will attend an In-Service on the 22nd.  We thank YOU for choosing York Catholic!
A Month of Thanks

Keepers of the Command, the senior high Spiritual Life youth group, encourages a spirit of "Thanks" for the month of November by having students write what they are most grateful for on the paper chain displayed in the lobby.  In return, everyone is given an inspirational prayer card created by YC senior Cassidy Davis.
Host Parents Needed

Nacel Open Door and York Catholic will be welcoming international students for second semester. These F-1 visa students speak English, have their own travel health insurance, and bring their own pocket money for personal expenses.  Host families provide room and board and receive a generous monthly hosting stipend.  If you would like more information, please contact the local Nacel representative, Linda Ferrara, at  or 267-241-9512
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York PA  17403

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