3.14: St. James School Celebrates Pi Day with Pie
With the help of a little pie, St. James took part today in Pi Day during lunchtime at all grade levels.
Wednesday, March 14, is better known as Pi Day and celebrated by math lovers around the world. So what better way to celebrate than with pie?
St. James School, along with the generous donations of pies from local bakers, once again celebrated "Pi day" at school today by giving each student a piece of pie following their lunch.
The school received 30 donated pies from 11 different bakeries worth more than $300. Flavors included Oreo, peach, blueberry, mixed berry and lemon meringue. Students then voted on their favorite pie. It appears the Oreo pie was the winner hands down.
Bakeries who donated to St. James included the following: the Ultimate Pastry Shop, Safran's, Giant Eagle in Leetsdale and Camp Horne Road, Eat 'n Park in Sewickley, as well as Eat 'n Park restaurants in Moon Township, Robinson, Bellevue, Wexford and both McKnight Road locations.
What is Pi Day?
Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14th, signifying 3.14 (roughly equivalent to 3.14159265) or the circumference of a circle to its diameter. There is even a Pi Day website, http://www.piday.org/.
"Eating pies as part of Pi Day made the learning experience from the classroom memorable and fun," school officials said in a news release.