October 3, 2019
York Catholic Fund
Did you know that donating to the York Catholic Fund is a great way to benefit all students? A gift to the YC Fund is an unrestricted gift that is critically important to the operation of the school. Your donation provides operating budget support, extracurricular support, and bridges the financial gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost per student. Every unrestricted gift, whatever the amount, is greatly valued by York Catholic. We know you are asked to give in many different ways; therefore, we appreciate your thoughtful consideration in giving to the YC Fund.

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October 4-6, 2019
Calendar of Events
Click  here   for a flyer

Theme Days*
Students are encouraged to show their YC spirit by dressing in Green and Gold tomorrow.  Rules for Dress Down as listed in the handbook apply for Spirit Week. 
Pep Rally/Parade/Football Game/Alumni Band
The annual Homecoming Pep Rally is Friday, October 4, at 2:20 PM with the Parade beginning at 5:30 PM. We will also have a n Alumni Tent located by the school main entrance bus circle where we will be giving tours of the school renovations from 5-6 PM. Join us for the football game versus Fairfield at 7 PM. Marching Band Alumni bring your instruments and sit with the Band during this year's Homecoming game! If you are planning on playing with the band, email  cmezza@yorkcatholic.org    and we will have music ready for you.  Calling all YC Cheerleader Alumni...Cheer, dance, and stunt during the 3rd and 4th quarters.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Heather Hoffman at  hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org .
Homecoming Dance*
The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 7-10 PM in the cafeteria.  Pre-purchased tickets are required for entry.   Any questions, please contact Melissa Emschweiler at   memschweiler@yorkcatholic.org .
Alumni Social
The Alumni Association will be hosting a Homecoming Alumni Social on Saturday, October 5, at Central Market, from 6-9 PM. Enjoy food from Mezzogiorno Chef, Tim Spangler '81; cash beer and wine bar from Mudhook owner, Jeff Lau '76; and DJ services from Chris Wagman '67. There is no cost to attend. At 8 PM, we will have a champagne toast in honor of the late Coach Jim Forjan.  Click here for a flyer.  Click here to RSVP.
Coach Jim Forjan Memorial Mass
A memorial Mass will be held in honor of Coach Jim Forjan, Sunday, October 6, at 10 AM in the school auditorium. Contact Lisa Pantano at lpantano@yorkcatholic.org to be a part of the Alumni Mass Choir.  

School Tours
Sunday, October 6, from 11 AM-12 noon, tours will be offered to show the new renovations to the classrooms.   
            *student-only event

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.
Fun sponsorship opportunities are available. You can buy a table, name a race, and name your horse(s).  Volunteer opportunities are also 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 sponsorship opportunities.
Click  here for a ticket order form.

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Nicholas at 717-846-8871 x322 or  bnicholas@yorkcatholic.org.
Tonight is YC Spirit Night at Handel's
York Catholic High School-Four Diamonds Spirit Night at Handel's Ice Cream is tonight, Thursday, October 3, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Handel's, 2310 S. Queen Street in Spry. Click here for the flyer to show on your phone or to  download and print. Present the flyer at the beginning of your order. Every flyer that is returned to Handel's tonight will be totaled and York Catholic will receive 20% of the total sales brought in from the flyers. Show your support along with your friends and family to make this a successful event for York Catholic High School-Four Diamonds!  
It's Time to Order a Yearbook 
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 www.balfour.com 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.
Parent Referral Program
If you know a friend, family member or anyone looking for a high-quality, Christ-centered education for their children who do not already attend a Catholic school, you could receive a $250 credit toward your child's tuition at York Catholic.
York Catholic's Parent Referral Program is a win-win for everyone involved. Referred students receive an outstanding education from York Catholic, while parents of the referred families get peace of mind knowing their child is gaining so much more than just a top-notch education.  Families who refer someone who registers at York Catholic receive a $250 credit towards their child's tuition.
You, as parents, are our best ambassadors.   In order for the Parent Referral Program to be a success, we need information about individuals who may be interested in joining the York Catholic family. All you need to do is click HERE to fill out the form. If the family you refer attends York Catholic through their first semester, your family's tuition will be credited $250, spread into 4 credits applied to the months of February, March, April, and May.
The Parent Referral Program is open to all parents of current York Catholic students. Tuition credit is not available for referring your own children. $250 credit is only good toward tuition on student's account, no cash given, non-transferrable. Referred student applies only to a new student from a non-partner school.
Please click on the link above and allow us the opportunity to do what we love -- help to develop, nurture and encourage children so they may grow in faith, mind, and heart. Mail or email the form to us and we will take it from there!
Thank you for all you do for our school!

Employment Opportunities
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

Boys Lacrosse Coach
York Catholic has a position available for Boys Lacrosse Head Coach. Previous high school age level experience required. Recent clearances are also a condition of hiring.  Interested candidates should submit a Non-Teaching application (available on the York Catholic website), resume, and cover letter to the following  no later than October 7:

Katie Seufert
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
Open House
York Catholic High School is hosting a Fall Open House on Sunday, October 20, from 12-2 PM. Prospective families considering educational options for their child for grades 7-12 will have a chance to take a tour of the school, talk with teachers who will be answering questions, and hear from York Catholic's current parents who will be mingling with guests and sharing YC experiences. For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x220. Click here to pre-register.
Early Dismissal / Teacher In-service

We will have an 11:30 AM dismissal on Friday, October 11, while our teachers attend an In-Service. Buses will adjust their schedules for the earlier pickup time and we ask parents to also pick-up by 11:30 AM.
Picture Day - Underclassmen Portraits
Lifetouch is the exclusive photography vendor for York Catholic. All students in grades 7-11 will have their yearbook pictures taken Friday, October 11, from 8:30-11:30 AM at YC. Students must be in uniform. Families are under no obligation to purchase a package, but all students will be photographed for the yearbook. For those families wishing to place a photo order, please know there are no paper order forms.  You can place orders online by going to  www.mylifetouch.com  PRIOR to Picture Day and using Picture Day ID# LT219798Q0 (the last digit is a zero and not the letter O). Orders must be placed by October 11 at 8 AM. Pictures will be distributed to students in approximately 4 weeks.
If there is ever an error with your photo order, please contact Lifetouch at 1-717-545-6833 or ltcustomerservice@lifetouch.com . Their Customer Service Department will be best equipped to correct your order or answer your questions.
Grandparents Mass

Grandparents of York Catholic students are invited to attend Mass and sit with your grands on Thursday, October 10, at 1:30 PM at YC. To register for the Grandparents Mass, contact Sheila Gick at sgick@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x317 by October 7.
College Information Night
A College Admission Information Night will be held for families on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 PM at YC. Mrs. Eva Phillips, York Catholic College & Career Counselor, and Ms. Sharon Mulligan of the York College Admissions Office, will review the college admission process, student transcripts, recommendation letters, and a Junior and Senior timeline. To register, contact Ms. Kelsey Kman at 717-846-8871 x354 or kkman@yorkcatholic.org.
Notre Dame Club
T he Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg is hosting Kenneth Dye for a lecture entitled "The Traditions and Developments of the American Marching Band" on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 PM at Bishop McDevitt High School. In addition to his roles as a Notre Dame Music Professor and the Director of the Notre Dame Marching Band, Professor Dye is an accomplished composer, arranger, and choreographer who is responsible for over 1,800 musical works and shows performed throughout the US and overseas.
The "Hesburgh Lecture Series" brings the Notre Dame campus to its alumni and friends throughout the country. Professor Dye's lecture is one of the most popular and well-reviewed of the several hundred lectures offered. The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.
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601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403

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