October 31, 2019
YC Christmas Cash!
Tomorrow is the last day! 

YC Christmas Cash  raffle chances are being sold for $25 through tomorrow, Friday, November 1. Each calendar raffle purchased will have a four-digit number and will enter the buyer in a daily drawing for the month of December.  Each day of December has a different payout assigned.  When we pull a purchaser's calendar number on a specific date in December, they will win the amount noted on that date (we are not using PA Lottery numbers).  Every purchaser has 31 chances to win, coordinating with the 31 days of the month.  Winners will be posted on the YC website at  www.yorkcatholic.org , and will be notified by email.  The winner does not need to be present to win.  Winning raffle amounts will be mailed weekly.
Students should return order forms and money to their homeroom representative in a sealed envelope marked with student name(s) and homeroom(s).  Please make sure the order forms are legible and filled out completely. Numbered calendars labeled with the purchaser's name will be sent home for distribution via the oldest student in the selling family after November 4.  Parents will be notified via email when calendars are being sent home.

Quick Links

If you have misplaced the mailing that was sent to you, please click  here  for the information and order forms. 
Thank you in advance for making this a successful fall fundraiser!    

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.

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.

Click here to volunteer or provide supplies.

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Nicholas at 717-846-8871 x322 or  bnicholas@yorkcatholic.org.
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
Spirit Shirt Friday

Tomorrow, November 1, is Spirit Shirt Friday. Students may pay $1 in homeroom and wear their favorite YC spirit shirt in place of their uniform shirt. Students still must wear the standard uniform pants or skirt. All money collected from this fundraiser goes toward the YC Super Fan prizes.
Dress Code Change

As we end the first quarter of school, we transition our dress code to 2nd quarter regulations beginning Monday, November 4. Click here for the 2nd quarter regulations or go to pages 12-17 of the Student Handbook for specifics about the dress code.
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  ptconference@yorkcatholic.org  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 Saints Mass

All Saints Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 1, at 10:20 AM in the auditorium. All students will be attending and parents are welcome to join us as well. This will fulfill the Holy Day of Obligation.
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 allsouls@yorkcatholic.org and we will be sure to add them to those already in the chapel.
Bring a Friend to YC
YC is holding Bring a Friend to School Day on Monday, November 18. Current students can encourage an interested friend (from dance class, scouts, a sports team, your neighbor or cousin, etc.) to spend the day at YC as a shadow student. Instead of shadowing with one of our Ambassadors, they can shadow with their friend. Please have the friend's parent contact Ms. Heather Hoffman at hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org  or 717-846-8871 x220 by Friday, November 1, to set up a visit day and to receive a permission slip. Only students with a real interest in possibly attending YC will be scheduled for this date.
Retreat - Grade 12
The senior class will attend an overnight retreat November 4-5 at the Malvern Retreat Center. This is a great opportunity for students to bond with classmates, spend time in prayer, and truly "retreat" from school and the daily stresses of life. The retreat will begin Monday at 8:15 AM with students returning at approximately 3:00 PM Tuesday to YC. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Marie Krueger, Campus Minister, at 717-846-8871 x336 or mkrueger@yorkcatholic.org.
Guaranteed College Admission
Two more universities have extended guaranteed admission to York Catholic students:   Mount St. Mary's University and the University of Scranton!

They join Carlow University, Immaculata University, King's College, and Saint Vincent College in this exciting venture!
Each university has specific GPA and SAT expectations of senior applicants, but the premise of the Guaranteed Admission Plan is the same. Students will be admitted to the university based on minimum GPA and SAT levels set by the university. 

Details are posted on the College Connections page of the YC website at as they become available.

Please see Mrs. Phillips in the College and Career Office for more information or email her at ephillips@yorkcatholic.org.
College Financial Aid Night/FAFSA Completion
A College Financial Aid Night is planned for families on Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 PM at YC.  A representative from Pennsylvania's Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will speak about all aspects of financial aid including state and federal grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.  She will speak on financial aid for all students regardless of which college they plan to attend.  The evening will also include information about completing the FAFSA application for college financial aid. Parents and students who have not yet had the experience of completing the state and federal financial aid forms will find the information extremely valuable. While this presentation is geared toward parents, students are welcome to accompany their parents to get an understanding and appreciation of the financial obligation of a college education.  To register, contact Ms. Kelsey Kman at 717-846-8871 x354 or kkman@yorkcatholic.org
Artistic Talent on Display

Students in Art 3 and Art 4 classes are participating in a local art show Friday, November 1, from 6-10 PM, and Saturday, November 2, from 10 AM-10 PM. The event is hosted by Parliament Arts Organization (PAO) and will be held at  The Bond located at  134 E. King St. in York.  

The students have painted skateboards that will be in a silent auction where half of the proceeds go back to the PAO and the other half go to the Reid Menzer Skat epark. (Reid was a member of the YC class of '10 who passed away when he was in 8th grade.) 

I t is also First Friday so there will be plenty of other galleries open and events going on.
Winter Sports Set to Begin
Online Paperwork Due
Students wishing to participate in athletics must submit the following paperwork online at www.arbiterathlete.com 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 jcross@yorkcatholic.org  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.
Shooting Irish Lacrosse Club
Give Lacrosse a Try

Girls attending parochial partner schools in grades 1-8 are welcome to come try lacrosse on Saturday, November 2, from 11 AM-12 PM at Hopewell Area Rec Complex Lacrosse Field, 16555 Althouse School Road in Stewartstown (also known as Plank Rd Fields). Wear sneakers or cleats; equipment will be provided. Come try the fastest game on two feet with our Shooing Irish girls' coaches! Current players invite your friends! Click here for more information .
Vietnam Veterans Visit
In Case You Missed It

Students in 12th Grade College Prep English class are reading "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien and were proud to host veterans of the Vietnam War to hear first-hand accounts of their experiences. #YCMind #YCHeart  

This Isn't the Dress Code!
Our faculty/staff Halloween costumes included the Addams Family, Sesame Street, Angels, Shark Week, Periodic Table of Elements, Starbucks, World Cup, Super Heroes, and an Ode to our Summer Construction Workers!  We're already planning for next year's costumes! 

Irish Eye Archives

Previous issues of York Catholic's Irish Eye e-newsletter can be found on the home page of the YC website at www.yorkcatholic.org.

York Catholic High School 
601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403

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