The Fort Report Weekly News

October 16, 2020

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From the Principal's Desk

Greetings Fort Daniel Parents,


I hope you had an awesome Fall Break and were able to enjoy time with your amazing children! This week marked the start of our second quarter of school! I want to encourage families to check their child's grades on the parent portal. It is highly important that each student's parent(s) has a Parent Portal account. Please see the link below for Parent Portal information.


The link for Early Release conference sign-up closes today at 4:00pm. We do require our amazing teachers to meet with 100% of parents. Now more than ever, we are reminded of the vital partnership needed between school and home. Together we can give our students the very best start to their education!


As always 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. #bestschoolever #fdesstrong #millcreekstrong #futurehawks


Proud to Be Your Principal,

Dr. Tucker

Administrative Team:

Barbara Tucker, Ed.D., Principal

Jennifer Hicks, Ed.S., Assistant Principal (Pre-K/1st, 3rd and 5th Grades)

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

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A Message from Our Counselor, Ms. Hinesley

Students can bring these needed items to school during the week of October 19-22.


FDES is wonderful when it comes to helping those in need. We will be having a friendly competition. The grade level bringing in the most items will earn extra recess time!


Requested Items: Personal Care Items, Toothbrushes and/or Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Pods, Hand Sanitizer, and Disinfectant Wipes


Donations will go to families impacted by the coronavirus!

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Building Babies Brains

Did you know that only 48% of children in our community start school prepared to learn? Early brain development is a key factor in making sure children in Gwinnett County are ready to thrive in kindergarten and beyond!


Children exposed to positive early learning experiences—like reading, singing, and talking with caregivers—are less likely to have academic and behavioral problems in school. They are more likely to be strong readers by 3rd grade and graduate from high school.

This early learning initiative is vital to our community's success, Building Babies' Brains Gwinnett offers a toolkit with resources and opportunities to help enhance brain development in children under the age of 5 here: buildingbabiesbrains.com.

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A BIG "Thank You" to the K12 Team at 12Stone Hamilton Mill for providing a delicious breakfast for our staff! We appreciate your kindness!

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Important Book Fair Information From the Media Center

Dear Parents and Families:


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

· Fort Daniel’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points

· A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair

· Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

· Free shipping for books only orders over $25.00. All orders are shipped directly to your home address.

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:


Fair Dates:
Monday, October 19-October 28

Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fortdanielelementaryschool

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

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Fundraising Chair Needed!

PTA is currently in need of a fundraising chair! No experience necessary, just a willingness to serve our students and school is needed. This position will be fully supported by the PTA board so you will have a whole team working with you. Please email amandaspoto@windstream.net with any questions and interest. We would like to get started planning ASAP! Thank you!


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