The Fort Report

August 5, 2022

Hello Fort Daniel Families,

We've had an amazing start to the 2022-2023 school year! It was great seeing everyone at Open House. Having all of our students in the building Thursday and Friday was AWESOME!

We have the BEST teachers at Fort Daniel and I am honored to be a part of such an amazing and talented staff. Everyone supported all students this week, taking great care to ensure they ate, learned, played and were sent safely home to you!

In closing, I am continually reminded that our greatest resource in our schools and communities is each other. Together we create a school we all love. Please feel free to reach out to us! We look forward to continued feedback and collaboration.

Proud to Be Your Principal,

Dr. Tucker

Administrative Team:

Barbara Tucker, Ed.D., Principal

Jennifer Hicks, Ed.S., Assistant Principal (PK, 1st, 3rd and 5th Grades)

Candace Williams, Ed.S., Assistant Principal (Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th Grades)

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Welcome Back to School Playground Fun at The Fort!

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Thank you to our Amazing PTA Executive Board and Volunteers for all you do for FDES Staff, Students and Families! They need your support! Be sure to click the link below to join PTA!

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Thank You to Trinity Life Church for donating 85 bookbags (filled with supplies) for students in need! They also provided sweet treats for our teachers & staff! We appreciate your partnership!!

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Thank you to the Gwinnett County PD and to the GCPS SROs for being on campus this week! We appreciate you!

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Thank you to Mr. Jolly (Owner of Tradewind Coffee) for providing coffee for "Coffee & Comfort" on the first day of school! We appreciate you for always supporting FDES!

Breakfast & Lunch Program

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Gwinnett County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.25 for elementary students. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. The below links includes an application for free or reduced-price meal benefits and a set of detailed instructions. Click the link below for more information and the Online Application!

School Nutrition Positions Available at Fort Daniel!

Make a difference by supplying our high achieving students with nutritious meals daily.

Gwinnett County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, team players to become a part of our cafeteria staff.

  • Prepare and serve school breakfast and lunch
  • Paid training
  • Uniforms provided to permanent employees
  • Most jobs are 4-5 hour, fast-paced positions
  • Eligible to qualify for benefits

Be home with your children before and after school, holidays, weekends and summer!

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Fort Daniel is excited to offer an opportunity for parents with children ages birth to five! We are so blessed to have one of our amazing teachers, Ms. Stacy Crisler, be our Play2Learn instructor during the 22-23 SY. Therefore, please help us spread the good news to all of your family and friends, who may have children in this age range to call the school for additional information.

Want to learn more about how to be your child's best teacher through PLAY? Fort Daniel Elementary is now offering the GCPS from Birth-To-FIVE Program for you and your child!

  • Learn how to find teachable moments in everyday life activities
  • Learn how to engage your child in play
  • Learn how to continue play activities at home and on the or anywhere
  • Learn about your child's educational milestones
  • Learn how to get your child ready for school

Call the main office today for details at 770-932-7400.

Right At School After School Care Starts August 8th 2:45-6:00 PM

Calling All Parents to Join Fort Daniel PTA

Fort Daniel Elementary is an outstanding school that has benefited from the support of our parents and community. Our PTA co-Presidents Katy Hulse and Fernando Telleria, along with our Executive Board and Committee Volunteers, as well as every parent, enable us to focus on quality instruction for each child at Fort Daniel. We truly cannot do this without the support of our PTA. Please join me in supporting the initiatives of our PTA and the whole school by becoming an active member. PTA Membership is $5.00. Our goal for this year is 100% participation from our families. We want each and every student represented!

PTA Email:

Please click below to join Fort Daniel PTA TODAY!