The Fort Report

January 20, 2023

Empathy - Equity - Effectiveness - Excellence

From the Principal's Desk

Fort Daniel Families,


Thank you to the parents who attended "Coffee Chat with the Principal" this week! I enjoyed our time together. It was a great opportunity to get to know you better. Your feedback and ideas are valued!


I also want to thank our School Council Members who attended this week's meeting. Taking you on Classroom Tours, monitoring our LSPI and sharing all the wonderful things we are doing to support students was one of the highlights of my week. Your dedication to our sweet school, students and staff is inspiring!


All FDES parents, thank you for all you do to help us create a school we can all LOVE!


Your Grateful Principal,

Dr. Barbara Tucker

100th Day of School Celebraton

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Georgia Milestones Assessment Dates

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment after Spring Break. Gwinnett County has approved the dates shown below for administration. Please contact Mrs. Candace Williams ( Candace.Williams@gcpsk12.org ) if you have any questions. More information will be provided as we approach testing.
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Gwinnett County District Literacy Plan:

In pursuit of equitable outcomes for all students, the Language Arts office is committed to expanding opportunities for each and every student to engage in and access high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant curriculum, focusing on early literacy and the science of reading. Please see the attached document for more information.

News from our Media Center

Get ready! The Literati Book Fair is coming our way! Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school. We will have two Book Fairs this Spring, so there are even more chances to build your child’s home library!


The Literati Fair takes place from Jan. 27th – Feb. 2nd, and the Scholastic Fair will be here March 16-24.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from January 27th- February 2nd:

· Families are welcome to shop during their child’s class shopping time

· We accept cash from students, all forms of payments from adults

· We suggest putting the cash in an envelope with any requests (my child may purchase one book, two books, etc)

Families may also donate gift cards to the teacher for the classroom teacher. When you or your child are checking out at the register, simply mention that you would like to donate to your teacher, and we will make sure they shop before the Fair ends.

PTA Yearbook Committee Information

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Class Ice Cream Birthday Celebrations at The Fort! Click the link below!

Display Your Child's Name in Lights!

Please see the information below to find out how you can display your child's name in lights on our marquee for his or her birthday.

Thank You to Our Friends of the Fort!

Fort Daniel Elementary would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous business partners that support the students and teachers at our school. Our business partners support our school in various ways such as providing teacher appreciation gifts, donating supplies, and mentoring students. Please check out our wonderful business partners below:
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