November 29, 2018
Students Organize
Giving Projects
Giving Tree
The senior high Student Council is collecting NEW hats, scarves, and mittens for those in need in our community. Items can be placed on the Giving Tree in the lobby at York Catholic until  December 19.
Coat Drive
The National Honor Society is collecting gently used coats for their Coat Drive. A collection box will be in the lobby until  December 19. The coats will be donated to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. 

Toy Drive
Students are currently collecting Christmas presents for the children who are patients at Hershey Medical Center, in remembrance of Jacob Gurrerri. Parents of the children at Hershey will be able to choose some gifts and have them "delivered" on Christmas Eve. 

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Chris Gurreri, a YC graduate, is coordinating this toy drive in memory of his brother Jacob, who was five-years-old when he died. This is the 13th year anniversary of his death.  The Gurreri family was fortunate enough to stay in the Ronald McDonald House during the three weeks that Jacob was being treated at Hershey Medical Center.    
The Ronald McDonald House offers the following gift ideas (MUST be new, unwrapped items in original box):                                                                                  
              • Stuffed animals
              • Coloring books and crayons/markers
              • Books
              • Board games
              • Children's movies
              • Action figures
              • Dolls
              • Legos
              • Christmas stockings with stocking stuffer items
              • Blankets
Students are asked to have all toys to their homerooms by the morning of Tuesday, December 18, at 8:15 AM. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season in helping to make Christmas a little brighter for the children who are in the hospital.
Tom Lichty Arrangements
Memorial arrangements have been announced for Mr. Tom Lichty.  The viewing is scheduled for  Sunday, December 2 , from 5-7 PM at St. Mary's.  The funeral is scheduled for  Monday, December 3 , at 11 AM at St. Mary's.
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 WGAL TV-8, WPMT 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.
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 Vision system have automatically been entered into the One Call Now system.
Service Hours Due
Students are reminded that verification of service hours for the first semester is to be completed and submitted to your Religion teacher by Friday, December 7.
Junior High Students:
  • One signed verification paper per service site (available on YC website & in Religion classes)
  • Verification of at least 6 hours of service
  • See page 7 of the Service Booklet for your Service Hours Written Project
Senior High Students:
  • One signed verification paper per service site (available on YC website & in Religion classes)
  • Verification of at least 8 hours of service
  • Assignment per Religion teacher
Senior High Coffee House
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to enjoy an evening of music, food, and fellowship at the Senior High Fall Coffee House Friday, November 30, at 7 PM.  Student musicians will perform in a relaxed atmosphere. The price of admission is one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. 
Junior High Glow Dance

The Junior High Glow Dance will be held Friday, December 7, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria. Students are encouraged to " get their glow on" by wearing glow bracelets, necklaces, etc. Tickets will go on sale in homeroom December 3-7. Cost is $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal

Students participating in the Christmas Concerts will have a dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 6, from 3:15-5:30 PM in the auditorium.
Music Students Entertain Community

In addition to the annual YC Christmas Concerts, our music and choral students will be sharing their talents with the community this Christmas season. On December 2, the Brass Choir will be performing at the Hospice Tree Lighting at 5 PM at the Country Club of York. The Choirs will be caroling December 14 at 2:45 PM at Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and on December 16 from 10:45 AM-2:15 PM at the Country Club of York Christmas Brunch.
Winter Sports Team Pictures
Winter sports teams will have their pictures taken on Friday, December 7.  Coaches will distribute the order forms prior to picture day. 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.   If the forms are misplaced, please go to       
to place your order or visit and use YC's Winter ID# MJ068536X0 (zeroes, not the letter O) 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, December 7, using the following schedule:
3:05 PM - 8th Grade Girls Team
3:20 PM - Freshmen Girls Team
3:35 PM - JH Cheerleaders
3:50 PM - Varsity Cheerleaders
4:15 PM - Varsity Girls Team
4:40 PM - JV Girls Team
5:00 PM - 8th Grade Boys Team
5:20 PM - Freshmen Boys Team
5:40 PM - Varsity Boys Team
6:05 PM - JV Boys Team 
Welcome Wednesday
York Catholic will be open from 10 AM-2 PM on Wednesday, December 5, for families to drop by for a tour with one of our YC Student Ambassadors and to meet with our Admissions Director to get questions answered.  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at or 717-846-8871 x220.
Elf Night
Students in grades K-3 are invited to attend Elf Night on Friday, December 14, from 6-9 PM at York Catholic. Crafts, games, and a snack will be offered by the YC Student Ambassadors. This a great time for parents to finish their last minute preparations for Christmas while their children are having fun in a supervised atmosphere!  All children must be registered with a permission form prior to the event and space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis by clicking here.  Confirmation will be sent once the registration form has been received. To assure we have adequate supervision, walk-ins will not be accepted the night of the event. 
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