November 8, 2018
Mission Collection: Thanksgiving Dinner
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 9.  
The following are items CHFP has identified as needing the most:
  • turkey gravy - jar or canned preferred
  • boxed stuffing
  • boxed desserts (brownies, lemon bars, etc.)
  • canned sweet potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned fruit - 15 oz size (peaches, pears, mixed fruit; no applesauce)
Thank you for helping to make a family's Thanksgiving dinner a special one this year.  

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Yearbook Sale
Even though the 2019 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.

Special Note for Parents of Seniors:
Deadline for Senior Section is coming up!
There will be a special section of the 2019 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 20. 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 3:30-5:00 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, click here.  If you have difficulty navigating the website, please contact Mrs. Deb Gingerich at and she will be happy to assist.  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 will fill quickly.  
Student Picture Re-take Day
Students who were absent on Picture Day or those who wish to have their picture re-taken, should report to the auditorium lobby Tuesday, November 13, at 8:30 AM. Students requesting a re-take should bring their original photo package. There is no charge to have pictures taken or re-taken for your yearbook portrait. If you wish to purchase additional photos, place orders online by going to  PRIOR to November 13 and using Picture Day ID# LT318798Q1.
In addition to the portrait photos, Lifetouch also takes candid action shots at sporting events, music events, and school events throughout the school year that are available for purchase. The Lifetouch Photo Gallery has been updated to include photos from the beginning of this school year. These photos are posted on the YC website under Current Students-Resources-Photos. Please note the new navigation process when you visit the site.

If there is ever an error with your photo order, please contact Lifetouch at 1-800-244-4373. Their Customer Service Department will be best equipped to correct your order or answer your questions.
Senior High Fall Play

York Catholic High School students will present "You Can't Take It With You" on Friday, November 16, at 7 PM; Saturday, November 17, at 7 PM; and Sunday, November 18, at 2 PM in the high school auditorium. 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.
Musical Workshop & Auditions 
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to audition for this year's spring musical, Cinderella, on Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20, from 3:15-6 PM in the auditorium. Students should prepare to sing a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein's show and do a cold read from the script. No previous experience needed! 

Two audition workshops will take place in the auditorium on Monday, November 12, from 3-5 PM and Wednesday, November 14, from 4:00-5:30 PM. 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 March 1-3.
Winter Sports Begin
Online Paperwork Due
Students wishing to participate in athletics must submit the following paperwork online at no later than Friday, November 9, 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 bottom of the General Information section of Athletics page of the YC website for the procedure and link to Arbiter Athlete. Contact Mr. Hayek at to learn if a valid ImPACT test is on file.
Practices Begin
All winter sports teams will begin practices Friday, November 16. Check with the team coach or Mr. Bankos for exact times and locations.
Welcome 6th Grade Students!
6th grade students from our local partner schools will be visiting York Catholic next week to take a tour of their future school and spend the day with a current 7th grader.
Monday, November 12              St. Joseph York
Tuesday, November 13              St. Rose of Lima &
      St. John the Baptist
Wednesday, November 14        St. Joseph Dallastown
Thursday, November 15             St. Patrick
New Student Application Deadline

New student applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due Friday, November 16.  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!
Neon Night
York Catholic is hosting Neon Night for students in grades 4-5-6 on Tuesday, November 20, from 6-8 PM. Our Futures will enjoy a night of games, snacks, and glow stick fun!  Cost is $5 and is payable at the doorPlease click here  to register by November 16 (one registration form per child).   Any questions, contact Heather H offman, Director of Admission & Enrollment at  or 717-846-8871 x220.  We can't wait to see our Futures glow!  
Chick-fil-A Leader Academy

York Catholic is proud to announce our partnership with the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A in East York. Selected students from grades 10-11- 12 meet monthly to fine tune their leadership skills while giving back to our local community in the year-long Leader Academy. In preparation for Veterans Day, our Academy students put together care packages for our troops!
Art Show Winners
Congratulations to York Catholic students for sweeping the prizes for Grades 9-12 at the CANVAS YORK Art Event held at the Warehaus last Friday.
1st Prize
Sarah Reed
"A Proud City"

2nd Prize
Claire Laux
"Illuminate the Colors of York"


3rd Prize
Julia Mathias
"Welcome to York"

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