The Fort Report Weekly News

April 2, 2021

Dr. Barbara Tucker, Principal

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April 5-9 Spring Break

April 14 Field Day 4th & 5th Grades*

April 15 Field Day 2nd & 3rd Grades *

April 16 Field Day K & 1st Grades *

April 20 Digital Learning Day

*See important Field Day Details below in this newsletter!

Please Review the Below GCPS Calendar for the Duration of the School Year!

You all made Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Amazing! ~ We Thank You!

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Honor Chorus: Congratulations to 5th Grader Paulina Yoon!

Congratulations to 5th Grader Paulina Yoon (Ms. Thorpe's Class) for representing Fort Daniel in the 2021 Elementary Honor Chorus. A big THANK YOU to Ms. Curry, our awesome music teacher for supporting Paulina!

Please click the following link to see Paulina perform as part of the digital chorus:

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Digital Art Showcase For All Students!

Do you have an artwork that you would like to share from this semester in the art room with Mr. Mitchell? We want to celebrate the amazing student artists of Fort Daniel Elementary! Submit your child's artwork via the Google Form and it will be included in a Digital Art Showcase that will be displayed throughout the building and online to share with your friends and family.

Be Sure to Check Out The Digital Art Showcase on the Fort Daniel Homepage at

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5th Grade Parents-Please click here to share questions!

Please click here if you have questions that you would like answered during our 5th Grade Virtual Parent Night!

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Middle School Summer Career Academy

Rising 6th-9th grade GCPS students are invited to spend a week at Grayson Tech for an exciting week of fun-filled career exploration!

Click for Camp Information


Thank you for sending your child to school with their needed items. We want to remind you of the following as they pack up to return to school:

2 water bottles

2 masks - Sometimes their masks break or are ruined.

Hand Sanitizer

Change of clothes (younger students)

Names in coats, etc.

2021-2022 In-Person Learning Opt-Out Survey

The 2021-22 In-Person Learning Opt-Out Survey will allow parents to opt-out of in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. If you intend for your child(ren) to attend in person next year no action is needed.

Please see below for important information related to this survey:

  • The 2021-22 In-Person Learning Opt-Out survey for parents will open March 22nd at 12:00 AM and will close on April 4th at 11:59 PM.
  • The survey should be completed by parents who are opting out of in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Parents decision is not final until 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 4.
  • Parents may access this survey via the Parent Portal to make a change at any time during the survey period.

If you intend for your children to attend in person next school year. You do not need to complete the survey.

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A Big THANK YOU to the following businesses for donating a few gift cards each to FDES! If you visit them, please give them a "thank you" for supporting our awesome school! We know our students and staff will enjoy receiving these as incentives as we close out the school year!

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Election: Tuesday, April 27th @ 3:15pm @ FDES


Are you interested in partnering with our school as a business partner? Please let us know your interest so that we can support your business as you partner with our school. Email us at or call the school at (770) 932-07400. Thank you!

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Our yearbook store is now open!

Yearbooks are $31 and can be purchased at The website will have a spot to enter Fort Daniel Elementary and all the info will pop up.

Sales are open until May 1st.

5th-grade ads are available to orders until April 5th. A 1/4 ad is $65 and a 1/8 page ad is $35.

Final Call: Emails were sent to parents of students who are missing pictures for the yearbook.

Please be sure to respond so that your student may be included.

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Our goal is to make this a fun and safe event for our in-person students. This year's event will be limited to students and staff only. We are unable to accommodate campus visitors for this event due to Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. Although we are under some restrictions, we still wanted to offer our students some much deserved fun facilitated by FDES staff. Thanks so much in advance for understanding!


Ø Wednesday, April 14th – 4th & 5th Grades

Ø Thursday, April 15th – 2nd & 3rd Grades

Ø Friday, April 16th – K & 1st Grades

Ø Monday, April 19th – Make-up Day #1

Ø Wednesday, April 21st – Make-up Day #2


Coach G has scheduled a Virtual Field Day for all of our digital learners. The link will be posted to his eClass page the week of April 12th! ~Enjoy!!

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