We were planning our Pi Day Celebrations, including our staff Pie-ing and contest winner announcements, to happen outside on Friday, March 11th. Sadly, the forecast calls for cold and rain. We have therefore moved some Pi Week events to after Spring Break. Please see below for a day-to-day schedule of activities.
The good news is we can now keep selling Pi Decals all week! These can be purchased at the reception desk or online until Friday March 11th. Make sure you cast your vote for your favorite teacher to get Pied in the face on Pi Day (Observed), Wednesday, March 23rd! As a reminder, all proceeds from Pi Week go to support the development of a Hydroponic Garden for our Science Department. This will allow our students to grow plants indoors vertically and conduct botany experiments.
You can donate to the Einstein Foundation to support our goals for school equipment by clicking here.
We will send Pi T-shirts home this week with students that ordered them. If you still need to place an order for one you can do so here. Please wear these shirts (or your favorite Einstein spirit wear) on Pi Day (Observed), the Wednesday after Break.
Revised Pi Week Schedule
Friday, March 11th:
We will have our Pie and eat some too! We will still have our Pie Tasting Contest and our Pie Eating Celebration!
Pie Tasting Contest:
Students and staff may bring in a homemade pie for a tasting contest. A select few teachers from Einstein will be allowed to taste each pie, selecting a few winners for each category. This tasting will still take place on Friday, March 11th, at lunch. Categories include Best Overall, Best Crust, Best Filling, and Most Creative.
Pie Eating Celebration:
We will still have our Pie and eat it too! If you have not already done so, please sign up to bring a pie to school on Friday, March 11th, so all Einstein Staff and Students can eat some pie!
Tuesday, March 22, is the new day for all remaining contests!
Bring in your Pi Art, your Pi Poetry, and be ready to recite some Pi!
When is a Pie NOT a Pie?
Students and staff are going to create the best piece of pie that isn’t pie at all! Participants can use any type of material that isn’t edible to make the most realistic looking piece of pie. A panel of judges will decide which one is the most realistic after they are all turned in. Pie submissions will now be due Tuesday, March 22, with winners being announced at the Pi Day Celebration on March 23!
For those of us who prefer to write things down instead, we have Pi Poetry! Participants must stick to the classic Pi formula for each line or word (3.14159…). For example, three words for the first line, one word for the second, four words for the third line, one word for the fourth, five words for the fifth line, and so on and so forth! Another way would be three letters for the first word, one letter for the second word, etc. Poems will now be due Tuesday, March 22, with winners being announced at the Pi Day Celebration on March 23! See Aprill for more information.
Who knows the most Pi?
To raise the stakes, students and staff will be able to compete to see who knows the most digits of Pi. All eligible contestants will be given 60 seconds to write down as many digits of Pi as possible in order! Several students and at least one teacher are hard at work memorizing, so even if you’re not entering the contest yourself, you don’t want to miss the competition on Tuesday, March 22 at lunch!
Wednesday, March 23rd is now Pi Day (Observed)!
We will announce our contest winners and Pie winning staff members. The craziness will start during lunch!
We are so excited for Pi Day and are looking forward to tasting your pies, hearing your Pi recitals, reading your Pi Poems, and taking in your Pie 3D Art. And, we are very excited to find out who among us will get Pi’ed!