Upper School students did not hesitate to enter a raffle to throw a pie at their head of school on Pi Day (March 14, 2016). A $1 raffle ticket granted Upper School students the opportunity to launch a pie (not really a pie, whipped cream, rather) into the face of Mr. Dave Monaco, Parish’s Allen Meyer Family Head of School. Mu Alpha Theta math honor society members were the facilitators of Pi Day and promoted the raffle fundraiser for the pie-throwing event to raise money to support the North Texas Food Bank, the Tri- 3 ParishServes initiative. Needless to say, it was a hit; who wouldn’t want to throw a pie at their principal?
Raffle winners - Margot Siegel (‘17) and Maxwell Zucker (‘16) – were announced in chapel.
All that Mr. Monaco could say to Margot and Maxwell was “don’t break my nose!”
Upper School students were also able to purchase Pi Day t-shirts in support of ParishServes. Despite the fact that the “Pi Day of the century” was last year in 2015, t-shirt sales increased in comparison to last year’s sales.
Pi Day would not function as well as it does without the help from Mu Alpha Theta. Members within the society volunteer during lunch to promote Pi Day to maximize t-shirt sales. Other members of the society get the opportunity to teach 5th and 6th graders about certain facets of Pi, including proportions and the simple basics of what Pi really is. Middle School students seem to be very excited for every Pi Day and enjoy learning a lesson from Upper School. Every year, Pi Day gets better and better, and unites both the Middle and Upper School in the most mathematical way.