Jun 10

Please Help: United States Census 2020

Dear Parent(s) & Guardian(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 

https://my2020census.gov/

Yours in Education,

Mr. Vietinghoff

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Jun 08

Monday, June 8th DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity
Summer is a time for lots of outdoor activity, including camping! Unplug your wi-fi and get outdoors for a camping adventure this summer. No access to the woods? The good news is that you don’t have to head to nature for a great camping adventure – you can pitch a tent right in your own backyard or make a fort in your living room! Here are some great ways to add in some physical activity to your camping fun:
• Grab some pals or siblings and play flashlight tag or capture the flag
• Use chalk on your driveway or paper plates in your yard for a giant game of twister
• Go on a nature scavenger hunt
• If you have a partner, play human Rock, Paper, Scissors
• Try Geocaching or Letterboxing for a local treasure hunt
Is it rainy or you’re stuck inside? Give these indoor activities a try:
• Blow up a balloon or two and play indoor baseball or volleyball
• Use what you have to do some indoor bowling or make your own indoor golf course
• Dust off your acting skills with “bag-o-stuff improv skits
• And, if all else fails, play some classic camp card games

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Camping Treats: Banana S’mores
Camping (at a site or in the backyard) is a great way to soak in some vitamin D while appreciating nature- and today we’re sharing an easy way to keep campfire eating fun AND healthy! This summer as you pitch a tent, make sure to try our Campfire Banana S’mores!
Ingredients:
· medium ripe banana
· 1 small handful of mini marshmallows (10-15)
· 1 spoonful of dark chocolate chips
· 2 low-fat graham crackers
· Foil
Instructions:
· Ask an adult to cut through the peel on the inside curve of the banana, but leave the banana in the peel. Cut the banana in half lengthwise (not through bottom peel); then cut crosswise. Add marshmallows into the banana and top with chocolate chips.
· Place the prepared banana in the foil and crimp closed.
· Cook the S’more packet on the campfire until the s’more is warm and melty (about 5-8 minutes). Use graham crackers for scooping.

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Jun 03

Wednesday, June 3rd: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity

Today’s workout theme is “achieve” – which means successfully reaching a desired objective through effort, skill, or courage. What are you courageously trying to achieve? Being fit and healthy takes effort – but it’s worth it to keep working to achieve it!

Workout of the Day (WOD)!
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide (with video demonstrations)
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ACHIEVE”. To ‘excel’ means to do reach your goal! What will you achieve today? This week? This month?

Your ‘yellow’ challenge today is to extend the WOD:
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide:
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ACHIEVEMENT

Today’s “red” activity involves the ‘do 10, give 10’ challenge! Do 10 pushups on a social network and challenge 10 friends to do the same. Don’t forget to use the #HealthyKidsQuarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Snack Hack – Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Today we have the perfect snack idea when you are feeling like a sweet treat – this strawberry frozen yogurt is a healthier way to satisfy your dessert desires! Finding a frozen treat just got much easier with our quick, simple and in season recipe!

Ingredients:
· 4 cups frozen strawberries
· 2 Tablespoons honey
· 1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat)
· 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
To Make:
Add the frozen strawberries, honey, yogurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Jun 01

Monday, June 1st: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity

You know by now that you should aim to be active at least 60 minutes a day. The best way to start – and sustain – regular physical activity is to discover activities that you enjoy! When you do this, you are more likely to exercise on a regular basis and continue exercising into adulthood. We’ve given you lots of samples of activities – which do you enjoy most?!

Today’s dance tutorial is an Afro’Dance workout that will work your arms, upper body and core in this high-energy video.
• https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/NEO1ydknMVk (Time: 15:03)
This strength workout, from the Nike trainer series, is sure to make you work up a sweat. It uses no equipment, but your body weight will be enough!
• https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/HNnmwt1UKi4 (Time: 48:10)
• https://youtu.be/vI1Yf-MBczI (Time: 32:20)
For today’s ‘red’ challenge, combine the dance video and the strength exercises for a total body workout!

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
In general, humans eat a LOT of meat. Eliminating meat just one day a week can make a big difference for your health and the health of our planet. Replacing meat with plant-based choices has potential health benefits, like reducing risk for heart disease and diabetes, and helps take action against climate change by reducing your carbon footprint and helping you conserve precious environmental resources. Planning a “Meatless Monday” is a great place to start! Give it a try this week with a delicious meatless chili.

Meatless Chili


Ingredients:
• 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
• 1 (15 ounce) can no salt added pinto (or chili) beans, un-drained
• 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
• 1 cup of frozen chopped green peppers
• 1 cup of frozen chopped onions
• 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• salt and pepper, to taste
• Optional chili toppings: cheese, green onions, plain Greek yogurt
Instructions:
In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients. Heat oven medium heat until warm, and serve with your favorite toppings.

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May 28

Thursday, May 28th: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity
As the school year winds down, it can be hard to stay motivated to finish your schoolwork. Do you find yourself feeling sluggish? Know what can help? You guessed it – physical activity! Regular exercise can make you feel more energetic, allows you to be more active, and reduces the likelihood that you’ll tire during the day. It can also help with your motivation and concentration!

Today’s KWIO yoga sequence is a “Move into Stillness Flow” which focuses on energizing and strengthening yoga poses, flows, and spinal stretches. It finishes with guided breathing focusing on tolerance – perfect for home quarantine!
• Video: https://youtu.be/AoWzmXG6Ss0 (Time: 12:48)
• Handout: Move Into Stillness Yoga Flow
Try this dance workout, called “Low Impact Dance Grooves” from PopSugar. This workout is a great reminder that low-impact doesn’t have to mean low-intensity!
https://youtu.be/tfdy5AahM4M (Time: 29:59)
For your ‘red’ challenge, combine the yoga flow and practice the dance video until you’ve got the moves down! Work up a sweat and keep your body strong and healthy!


Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Gardening How-To

If you want to plant a garden, you need a few things: soil, water, sunlight, and SEEDS! But what is a seed, and how do plants come out of something so small?!
First, let’s learn:

  1. To start, let’s learn a little bit about how tiny seeds grow into a full plant. Watch this video to learn more.
  2. This is also a great podcast where kids, like you, ask all kinds of questions about how seeds grow. As you listen, think about a question YOU have and try to find the answer online or in a book.
    Now, let’s try it:
  3. Once you’ve learned all about seeds it’s time to plant some! You’ll first need some seeds – you can buy vegetable seeds at the store, or you can find some in the foods you eat.
  4. Now, you’ll need to find a container, pot, or a small plot (get permission before you start digging up your yard!). This handout will show you how to find and plant seeds.
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May 26

Tuesday, May 26th: DSHINES Lesson

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful, long weekend and are ready to “get back at it” this morning.

Physical Activity

Did you know that research tells us that if you’re not active when you’re young, you are more likely to become an inactive adult? When you’re older, being inactive puts you at a higher risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and cancer. This is why it’s important to exercise and keep yourself fit and healthy starting at a young age!

Today’s yoga, the Sun A-B-C flow, from the Kids Work It Out program starts with breath as a foundation, then carries it through three separate yoga flows meant to strengthen and ignite body, spirit, and mind.

• Video: https://youtu.be/rAJtSL2MHZM (Time: 15:31)
• Handout: Sun A-B-C Yoga Flow

Today’s workout from The Body Project will get you moving! This high-intensity workout is low-impact and requires no equipment, so anyone can do it!
https://youtu.be/WjoBQsoekgk (Time: 29:21)
Today’s “red” activity involves combining the yoga activity with the Tabata workout. Are you up for the challenge?


Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Dine on a Dime: Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower is a powerhouse veggie – with each serving packing a punch of fiber and B vitamins, but did you also know it is a great substitute for rice? You can find frozen “rice cauliflower” in your grocery store’s freezer section and it’s a cheap and healthy way to swap out grains for veggies in many of your favorite dishes. Try it out with one of our recipes below.

Deconstructed Veggie Burrito Bowl
Ingredients:
· 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
· 1 cup canned black beans (drained)
· 2 tsp. Olive oil
· 1/2 tsp. Ground cumin
· 1/2 cup chunky salsa
Instructions:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in riced cauliflower and black beans. Season riced cauliflower and black beans with ground cumin. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in salsa and heat ingredients together for another 5 minutes.

Simple Veggie Stir Fry
Ingredients:
· 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
· 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed veggies (try: peas, carrots, peppers, edamame, and/or onions)
· 3 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
· 2 tsp olive oil
· Optional: green onions for garnish
Instructions:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in riced cauliflower and frozen veggies and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat- stir in soy sauce and green onions.

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May 25

Distribution of Student Materials

Attention Stout Families, 

    From Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th, from 10am to 3pm, students will be able to RECOVER any materials they have in the building (hall and gym locker) and RETURN any materials that are property of Stout (library or classroom books, textbooks such as social studies, etc) that they may have. Please read the following information carefully as it pertains to your child. This will be conducted the same way as our Chromebook Distribution, as a drive through. However, the drive-through will take place in the Staff Parking Lot, at the far right if you were facing our building, where buses depart at the end of the day. The day that you can come pick up your materials depends on where your locker is. Parents must accompany their child and bring ID. Parents will be asked to pull into the Staff Parking Lot and follow the drive-through lane to the appropriate door, where materials will be handed to them through the passenger window. YOU MUST HAVE A PAPER WITH YOUR NAME ON IT AND LOCKER # WRITTEN ON IT TO SHOW THROUGH THE WINDOW TO STAFF WHEN YOU ARRIVE. Parents and students, PLEASE NOTE, if your items are not picked up by the end of the day on Friday, June 5th 2020, they will be donated to a local charity or disposed of. 

Pick-Up Schedule:

Monday, June 1st, 2020         C-hall lockers/G-hall lockers only

10am-3pm

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020        D-hall lockers only

10am-3pm

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020        F-hall lockers only

10am-3pm

Thursday, June 4th, 2020        H-hall lockers only

10am-3pm

Friday, June 5th, 2020        Extra Pick-up Day

10am-3pm

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May 20

Wednesday, May 20th: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity
Today’s workout theme is “excel” – which means that you do something really, really well. What are you really good at doing? What can you continue to work at until you become excellent at it? Grab a family member to do the WOD with you today – burpees love company!

Workout of the Day (WOD)!
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide (with video demonstrations)
• Using the associated exercises, spell “EXCEL”. To ‘excel’ means to do something even better than normal! What will you excel at today?

Your ‘yellow’ challenge today is to extend the WOD:
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide:
• Using the associated exercises, spell “EXCELLENT

Today’s “red” activity involves a wall sit challenge! See how long you can hold a wall sit and challenge your friends to try to beat your time online. Don’t forget to use the #HealthyKidsQuarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Snack Hack – Apple Pie Bites
Sometimes you need a little sweet treat – these apple pie bites are a healthier way to satisfy your dessert desires! “Baking” an apple pie just got much easier when you make these delicious graham cracker apple pie stacks.
Ingredients:
• Graham crackers
• Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
• Apples, chopped (try tart Granny Smith apples!)
• Honey
• Cinnamon
To Make:
Smear plain or vanilla Greek yogurt on top of a graham cracker square, then add chopped apples, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

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May 18

Monday, May 18th: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity

By now, you know the importance of being physically active and the role it plays in keeping you physically and mentally healthy. Today, let’s try to share that knowledge and get your family active with you! Designating time for quick, fun family workouts is a great way to spend some quality time together. Who will you share your activity with this week?

Today’s dance tutorial is from “Set it Off” from Disney’s Descendants. It’s a quick tutorial that will take some practice – you’ll need to do it a couple of times to learn the moves!
https://youtu.be/H8xivX7kqRo (Time: 2:00)
Today’s workout, from Train by lululemon, utilizes your own body weight for low- and high-intensity exercises that are great for all fitness levels.
https://youtu.be/0AVAQdln2LU (Time: 46:29)
https://youtu.be/vI1Yf-MBczI (Time: 32:20)

In Descendants, friends become like family for the characters. Share your workout with your friends who are like family! Post your dance to Tik Tok or Instagram and use the #healthykidsquarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Fat is an important part of a healthy diet but the word often gets a bad rap. Fat comes in many forms so it can be tricky to know which ones are healthy. The easiest way to understand the differences is to use our Go, Slow and Whoa categories. When we think about colors of a stop light, the green represents go, yellow tells us to slow down, and red signals us to stop. Just like a stop light we can think about the different types as Go, Slow, and Whoa fats.

• Go for unsaturated fats found in plants and fish that are good for our heart health and helps your child’s body grow by giving it fuel and helping to absorb vitamins.

• Slow with saturated fats found in meat, butter and cheese. Eating too much saturated fat can raise cholesterol levels and increase the chance of getting heart disease.

• Whoa with trans fats (or hydrogenated oils) found in snack foods, cookies, cakes and fried foods. Trans fats come from a chemical process, are not healthy and should be avoided when possible.

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May 15

Friday, May 15th, 2020: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity

Physical activity is important for your mental health and so is staying connected with important people in your life! Today, try to arrange to do some physical activity with friends or family – connect remotely on Zoom or Facetime, or do it together from a safe distance. Try these fun, exercises that are easy to do together:

Do an exercise workout together – like this one called “Recess” from Double Time

Practice some remote yoga – like this fun Fairy Floss from Cosmic Kids Yoga

• Try learning a dance – like the Best Time Ever from Kidz Bop Kids

• Take a walk (while maintaining a safe social distance!)

Go for a bike ride
The Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) is a local nonprofit who has recently launched the 6° of Separation campaign to check-in on family and friends while many are socially isolated. All you have to do is commit to check-in on 6 people in your life on the 6th, 16th, and 26th throughout May and June. The idea might be simple – but your impact might be simply amazing!

• Take the 6° of Separation Pledge from Detroit PAL

Let us know that you’re in for connecting with others! Post your support on social media and tag #CheckingInSavesLives and #HealthyKidsQuarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Smoothie Bowls
It’s Friday and we’re treating ourselves to a smoothie bowl. Eating a smoothie bowl makes you feel like you are indulging in ice cream when in fact you are eating something good for you! Smoothie bowls are full of nutritious ingredients like fruit and vegetables Grab a spoon and give it a try! Share your creation online using #healthykidsquarantined
Ingredients:

· 1 banana frozen
· 1½ cups frozen berries
· ½ cup milk (almond or coconut work too)
· Optional toppings- low fat granola/whole grain cereal, seeds, nuts, fruit

Instructions:
• Combine frozen fruit and milk in a blender. Puree until completely smooth – the mixture should be thick. Add a touch more liquid if necessary to get it to blend completely smooth.
• Transfer to a bowl and add toppings as desired. Enjoy!

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