November 7, 2019
YC Christmas Cash!
YC Christmas Cash calendars will be sent home with the oldest student in the family tomorrow, Friday, November 8. Each calendar will be labeled on the back with the purchaser's name.  A winner will be randomly pulled each day in December.  The winner will receive the amount shown on the calendar for that particular day. We will notify the winners via email and will also post the winner's daily on the YC website at .  Winning amounts will be mailed weekly to the winners.  
Please be sure to distribute the correct calendar to those who purchased from you.  The drawing begins December 1
Thank you again for your outstanding participation in this important fundraiser!

Quick Links

A Night at the Races
The York Catholic Athletic Booster Club is hosting "A Night at the Races," on Saturday, November 9, at YC. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Post time is 6:15 PM.  Join us for 8 simulcast horse races, silent auction, raffles, rip tickets, and all you can eat food and beverages with catering by Mission BBQ for $25.

Here's a taste of some of the auction items up for bid:

Golf Package
Foursome at Bon Air Country Club, golf sleeve, golf balls, and tees.

Penn State Tailgate Package
PSU canopy, tailgate table, 2 folding chairs, 4 PSU tickets to PSU vs Rutgers 11/30/19, & 2 parking passes.

Learn to Ski/Board
2 passes to learn to ski/snowboard at Ski Roundtop.

Sea Isle City Get Away
3 day/4 night get away to a beach house in Sea Isle City, NJ.

Volunteer opportunities are available.   Dress is casual.  This event is for ages 21+. 

Please support one of our biggest fundraising events and come prepared to play and have fun while supporting YC Athletics.  

Click  here for the flyer.
Click  here  for a ticket order form.

Click here to volunteer or provide supplies.

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Nicholas at 717-846-8871 x322 or
York Catholic Fund
Values matter at York Catholic! Your unrestricted gift to the York Catholic Fund will provide financial support for student tuition, professional development for teachers, extracurricular activities, and our school. Please help to ensure a rich educational experience for our students by clicking on the Donate button below and giving to the York Catholic Fund today. Thank you for your support of YC and our students!

Mission Collection
The November mission collection will be our annual food contribution to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry.   Each homeroom is asked to donate a turkey and canned goods for a Thanksgiving dinner to the Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry is partnering with LifePath Ministries to provide 2,000 dinners to our community. Turkeys of all sizes are needed, as are gift cards to various grocery stores. A list of suggested food items for a Thanksgiving dinner is given below. Items should be stored in each homeroom until Friday, November 15. Please do not bring frozen turkeys until November 15.
Suggestions for donated items for a Thanksgiving dinner:      
  • Canned corn, 15 oz. size
  • Canned green beans, 15 oz. size
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Boxed desserts (brownies, lemon bars, etc.)
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned sweet potatoes - any size
  • Frozen turkey
Thank you for helping to make a family's Thanksgiving dinner a special one this year.
Reserve Your Yearbook Now
Even though the 2020 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 online sales management program offered through Balfour Publishing. Balfour handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.
Order NOW! Go to and click on GO under LOCATE YOUR SCHOOL and follow the instructions, or  call the Balfour ordering line at 1-800-944-5930. Please do not send any money to school with your student!
Special Note for Parents of Seniors:
There will be a special section of the 2020 yearbook reserved only for parents of seniors to send a message to their senior son or daughter. It is a great keepsake and a wonderful way to congratulate your child for all of their years of hard work. The rectangular space costs $20 and can be in full color with a total of 30 words and 1 picture. Photos should be in good condition and printed on photo paper. Please click here for the Senior Form and return it with your payment (checks made payable to York Catholic High School) to Mrs. Nagley no later than Tuesday, November 19.
Giant A+ School Rewards
Be sure to use your Giant A+ card when purchasing your Thanksgiving supplies!

Giant's A+ School Rewards program offers 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! 
If you have registered in previous years to support York Catholic, you DO NOT need to re-register your card.
For those new to the program, please follow these steps to register your bonus card account:
  • Visit and click on REGISTER. Follow the prompts to create your online account.
  • Once logged in, select "MY ACCOUNT," followed by "MANAGE MY ACCOUNT," then "REWARDS & SAVINGS" to select York Catholic High School as your beneficiary school.
  • You'll need your 11-digit BonusCard® number and the School ID number which is 21307. If you need assistance, call 1-888-814-4268 option 1.
To earn points, be sure to use your registered BonusCard® each time you shop at any Giant, and you will earn CASH for York Catholic. You can confirm your school selection by logging into your account. The program runs through March 14, 2020. Thank you for your support!
Employment Opportunity
Cafeteria Aide
York Catholic is seeking a Cafeteria Aide to help prepare lunches and assist with clean-up Monday through Friday from 8 AM-1 PM throughout the school year. Please send resume, Diocesan application, (available on the York Catholic website), and letter of interest to the following:
Jackie Stubbs
Cafeteria Manager
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 14, from 3:30-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM.  We encourage parents to take advantage of this opportunity to talk with teachers about their student's progress or course of study.  To schedule conferences, please click hereIf you have difficulty navigating the website, please contact Mrs. Deb Gingerich at  and she will be happy to assist you.  In the event a teacher's online conference schedule is full, please email the teacher directly to request a conference time. We recommend you schedule without delay as conference slots fill quickly.  
All Souls Day - Commemoration of the Dead 
In the heritage of the Roman Catholic Church, November 2 has been set aside as a day when we remind ourselves to pray for those who "have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith." The entire month of November is then dedicated to pray for them and for the healing of memories in their regard. Faculty and students are invited to submit the names of deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer throughout the month of November. Their names will be placed on the altar in the chapel and commemorated during Mass. If your family wishes to provide additional names to be included in our month-long remembrance and prayer, please email the names to us at and we will be sure to add them to those already in the chapel.
Student Activity Photos

Students involved in extra-curricular activities will have their group pictures taken for the yearbook the morning of Friday, November 15. Students are to dress in school uniform.
State Champions
York Catholic High School was named a Pennsylvania State Top 10 School and Pennsylvania State Champion for the month of October from Every month, thousands of schools across the US and Canada compete in the Vocabulary Bowl, a competition to see which schools can master the most words. During the 2018-19 school year, students at more than 39,000 schools around the U.S. and Canada participated, so winning these awards is quite an achievement. Congratulations YC students!
Futures Visit YC
6th grade students from our local partner schools will be visiting York Catholic the week of November 11 to take a tour of their future school and spend the day with a current 7th grader.
Monday, November 11              St. Joseph York
Tuesday, November 12             St. Rose of Lima
Wednesday, November 13       St. John the Baptist
Thursday, November 14           Holy Trinity
Welcome to our future students!
New Student Applications Due

New student applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due Friday, November 15.  Click here for an application.  Please contact Heather Hoffman at or  717-846-8871 x220 if you have any questions.  We're excited to see our Futures join us as YC students next year!
Junior High Musical
York Catholic Junior High students will present the musical, "Dear Edwina JR," on Saturday, November 16, at 7 PM; and Sunday, November 17, at 2 PM in the high school auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door at a cost of Adults $10, Students (age 5-18) $8, Family $40 (must be immediate family of at least 5 individuals). All seats are General Admission.   Fans of the Junie B. Jones book series will love this musical!
Senior High Musical Workshops
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to audition for this year's spring musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" on Monday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 26, from 3:15-6 PM in the auditorium. Possible call-backs will be Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, from 3:15-5 PM. Students should prepare to sing a song from the show and read from the script. No previous experience needed!
Two audition workshops will take place Monday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 19, from 3-5 PM in the auditorium. The workshops are not required, but will be helpful to those interested in auditioning.
Questions can be sent to Ms. Pantano at Save the dates for the performances February 28, 29, March 1.
Marching Band Championships
The parents of the student-musicians in Marching Band decorated the Band Hallway with good luck messages as the Marching Band closes out its competition season with a final performance at the Cavalcade Championships on Saturday, November 9, at West Chester University. The competition begins at 10 AM, and YC's performance is at 2 PM. Come out and support our talented musicians and performers!
Winter Sports Set to Begin
Online Paperwork Due
Students wishing to participate in athletics must submit the following paperwork online at no later than Friday, November 8, at 3 PM if they have not already done so for the year.
            • PIAA Physical Form
            • Athlete & Parent Agreement (last page of physical form)
            • ImPACT Test
If a student doesn't submit the online paperwork by the deadline, he or she will not be permitted to practice the first day of the season. For some sports, this could mean the student will not make the team. Visit the General Information section of Athletics page of the YC website for the procedure and link to Arbiter Athlete. Contact Mr. Cross at  to learn if a valid ImPACT test is on file.
Practices Begin
All winter sports teams will begin practices Monday, November 18. Check with the team coach or Mr. Cross for exact times and locations.
In Case You Missed It...
Sportsmanship Trophy

During halftime of the YAIAA Girls' Senior Soccer All-Star exhibition game this week, the York Catholic Girls' Soccer Team was awarded the Herb Schmidt Sportsmanship trophy. Angela and Maddy, who were playing in the game, accepted the award on behalf of the team.  Congratulations! 
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York PA  17403

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