IB Bulldogs Blast

Greetings Tubman Community,

We have so many exciting things going on at Tubman.  We would like to send a huge

thank you to our 7th and 8th grade students who spoke at the Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, during the Honoring Excellence portion of the meeting.  Thank you to our wonderful educators, families, and community members for helping and encouraging student voice at Tubman.  The Tubman Debate team will wrap up their season at the CMSDL City Championships this weekend.  Since September, debaters have been debating this year's resolution: water resources.  In two-person teams, debaters have learned about policies relating to fracking, agricultural runoff, and water infrastructure.  Good luck to all debaters, and congratulations on a successful season!  Congratulations to our boys basketball team for making it to the playoffs.  We are also hosting school tours again.  Please check out our school website for upcoming tours or reach out to our IB coordinator Mrs. Freeda Pirillis at fpirillis@cps.edu if you have any questions. We truly believe “It takes a village to raise a child.” We appreciate your continued support!

Warm regards,

Principal Gibson and Assistant Principal Moore

Morning Dropoff

Families please remember that school starts at 7:45 a.m. and the earliest drop off time is 7:30 a.m. As the weather is beginning to warm up this week students will remain on the playground with staff supervision until 7:45 a.m.

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March Learner Profile Attribute is Risk-Taker

The Learner Profile attribute for the month of March is Risk-Taker. The IBO defines Risk-Taker as an individual who approaches uncertainty with forethought and determination; they work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. They are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Free On-Site Dental Exams


In partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), CPS will offer on-site, preventative dental services at no cost to ALL Pre-K-12th-grade students. 


As a reminder, all Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade, and 9th grade students must have a dental exam completed by a licensed dentist before May 15th of the school year.


We will receive a date for this event once we have at least 50 signed consent forms. If you are interested please sign and return this dental consent form. There are also additional copies to sign and drop off in the main office. We will also be sending out forms in the Tuesday folder. The dentist will see all students with a signed consent form.  


In addition, the dental team will provide students with:

*Dental Exams 

*Dental Cleanings

*Fluoride treatments

*Dental sealants


The average dental exam is only 15 minutes per student. During these COVID 19 times, the school dental programs will follow the CDC's current guidelines established, Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Department of Public Health. Classrooms/students will not comingle during dental services.

Happy Irish American Heritage &

Women’s History Month!!


Here is some information to learn more about Irish American Heritage and Women in History for you and your family to explore.

Irish American Heritage contributions to American culture

Women’s History Month ideas

Upcoming Events


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

  • March 1-31 Women's History Month & Irish American Heritage Month
  • March 2: Ash Wednesday
  • March 2: 8th Grade Picture Retake Day
  • March 2: Girls Basketball
  • March 2: LSC Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • March 3: Girls Basketball: Tubman vs Mayer - @Mayer (JV - 4:30 p.m. & Varsity - 5:30 p.m.)
  • March 4: Quarter 3 Progress Reports sent home
  • March 4: Principal's Conversation (Click here to register)
  • March 10: Girls Basketball: Tubman vs Audubon - @Audubon (JV - 4:30 p.m. & Varsity - 5:30 p.m.)
  • March 13: Daylight Saving Time start
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day - Feel free to wear green
  • March 31: Friends of Tubman (FOT) Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
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Last Week to Apply for Our Local School Council

One way to become involved and make an impact at Tubman is by running for the Local School Council. Please click here for the documents necessary when applying. The application deadline is Friday, March 4th to submit these documents by bringing them to the main office.  The application is open to staff, parents, and community members.


I hope to engage with you at various community meetings in the month ahead. Please find below information on our upcoming Principals Conversation, Local School Council meeting, and our Friends of Tubman meeting.

Harriet Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 534-5725

Fax: (773) 534-5784