The Fort Report

Empathy - Equity - Effectiveness - Excellence 03.24.23

Congratulations Honors Chorus Students & Our Amazing Music Teacher, Dr. Castillo!

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Spring Break

Spring Break is Monday, April 3- Friday, April 7. We hope our students and school staff have a safe and relaxing Spring Break! Students return to learning on Monday, April 10.

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Please Order Your Fort Daniel T-Shirt for the Stripers Game!

We are asking everyone to wear FDES t-shirts! Let's fill the stands with FDES attire! If you don't have a shirt, please consider ordering today!

Our chorus students will open the game with the National Anthem at 7:00 PM! The Gwinnett Stripers will take on the Memphis Redbirds! A portion of the ticket sales come back to support our school's Music Department! Amazing Things are Always Happening at The Fort! Please get your tickets! You don't want to miss this exciting opportunity! Order your t-shirt for the game today!!!
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FDES made the Top 5 Schools List in Georgia! Way to go Hawks!

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3rd Grade Gifted Students Need Help Installing Our Little Free Library!

Are You Handy (or Know Someone Who Is)?

This year, our 3rd grade gifted students completed a project focused on equity in education and ready access to books. The project resulted in our school purchasing a Little Free Library. This is a place where students, families, and people in our community can take a book / leave a book. We invited students to submit design ideas for the library, and Mr. Mitchell helped get the library painted, stained, and looking great. The students are so excited because the Little Free Library is here and ready to be installed

The installation is where we are looking for help. We will need to dig a hole, pour cement, and get the library level in the ground- very similar to how a mailbox would be installed. We will also need the tools necessary for the installation.

Please click the link below if you are able to help us with this (mini construction) project. Thank You! ~Ms. Bennett, Gifted Teacher

Thank You to the families of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who came out for our GMAS Parent Meeting! Please find the presentation in your Class Newsletter email from your child's teacher! Thanks again for partnering with us in your child's education!

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Our school goal was $10,000 & we raised 11,171.33! Winning classes were: Ms. Knox's Class for the most registered students and Ms. Straus' Class for the most money raised! Both classes will enjoy the PBIS Reward Room for 30 minutes. Thank you FDES Families for your support.

~ Coach G.

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Annual Parent Involvement Survey - Students Receiving Special Education Services

Who: Families of students who are receiving special education services

What: Each state is required to conduct a parent survey to measure parent/family perceptions of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools.

When: Available January 23, 2023 – May 31, 2023

Where: Please use the following link to access the survey:

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Attention all Runners and Walker and everyone who loves a free book! The Bookmobile 5K is on Saturday, May 6th. The Fort Daniel Running Club is participating in this event, and we would love to have a large Fort Daniel showing at this fun race. The money raised goes to a great cause; it supports the year-round operation of the GCPS Bookmobile program. Early bird registration runs through the end of March so you can register individuals for $25.00 or $18.00 for the shorter Fun Run. In April the prices go up slightly to $28.00. There is a Family Discount for 4 or more runners which is priced at $90.00. Everyone under 18 gets a free book! Come join us at the Bookmobile 5K to run or walk for a great cause!

5th Grade Students Will Visit Osbourne Middle School Thursday, March 30th!

Thursday, March 30th our Rising 6th Grade students will visit Osborne with their teachers during the day.

Thursday, March 30th 6:00 PM is Rising 6th Grade Parent Night at Osborne. Please arrive promptly to get important information.


Does your child need headphones? Please make sure they have these in preparation for upcoming assessments and activities.

Gwinett County Public Schools App

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Technology Recycling

On Earth Day, April 23, Gwinnett County is hosting an electronics recycling event at Coolray Field from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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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