IB Bulldogs Blast

Greetings Tubman Families and Friends,


I hope you had an amazing week!  Please see our most recent Tubman news and updates below.  A friendly reminder -  students will be on Thanksgiving Break next week, and I look forward to their return, Monday, November 28, 2022.  Also, report card pick-up is Monday, November 21, 2022.  If you have not already scheduled your conference, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving Break!



Principal Carey

Upcoming Events


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

November - American Indian Heritage Month



2022-23 CPS Holidays and Non-attendance Days

Nov 8: Election day - schools closed

Nov 21: Teacher conferences - no classes

Nov 22-25: Thanksgiving holiday - schools closed

Dec 23: School improvement day - no classes

Dec 26-Jan 6: Winter break - schools closed

Jan 16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - schools closed

Feb 3: Professional development day - no classes

Feb 20: President's Day - schools closed

Mar 17: School improvement day - no classes

Mar 29: Teacher conferences - no classes

Apr 3-7: Spring break - schools closed

May 29: Memorial Day - schools closed

June 7: Last day of school  

Tubman News

NEW: Tubman Student Council Club - Our Student Council Club members have organized a food drive to give to our local community and families in need. We are encouraging Tubman students to donate an item to be placed in their classroom donation box throughout the next four weeks. We are accepting donations of canned foods, dry foods, and toiletries, which will be provided to local shelters and organizations in our community. Please send donations with your child between November 17 and December 16. Thank you for your support!

NEW: Lost & Found - Items in the lost and found will be available Monday, November 21st during report card pick-up. All unclaimed items will be donated on December 23rd.


NEW: Just a friendly reminder - students should wear athletic shoes on the days they have dance and PE - no crocs, slippers, sandals, high heels, or open toe shoes or sandals.  

NEW: Recess, & Inclement Weather - Students will have a daily outdoor recess, except when there is inclement weather. This is determined by administration and takes into account many factors, such as, but not limited to temperature and wind chill, active rain or snow, ice on the playground, etc. 

Criteria used as general guidelines are:

25 degrees and up - outside

16 - 25 degrees but must have feels like of 20 degrees or higher - outside

16 - 25 degrees but feels like lower than 20 degrees - inside

20 degrees or below - inside

All students are expected to go outside and stay outside for the entire recess period. Students must stay within the predetermined boundaries of the playground during recess period. There are to be no contact games or hard ball games. Any injuries or unsafe conditions should be reported to the supervisor on duty. When the whistle is blown, recess is over. Students should line up quietly and quickly by class. Upon entering the school, students must be quiet and return to their classrooms in an orderly manner, so as not to disturb classes already in session.

UPDATE: Report Card Pickup is Monday, November 21, 2022. 

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (In-person) & 11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Virtual)
  • Report cards will be sent home today in an envelope for all scheduled virtual conferences.

REMINDER: Excused Absence Requests Now in Aspen - Parents/Caregivers can now report student absences in Aspen's Parent Portal. This new method is easier as it reduces the need for parents to call, email, or send in paper notes. You can also report absences on multiple days and submit dates in advance for approval. 

REMINDER:  School Tours for Prospective Families

  • Please help grow our school community and encourage prospective families to attend our in-person monthly tours. More information is located here. At this time, our schools are limited to prospective families. Current families will have the opportunity to visit during report card pickup.

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Tubman Volunteer Handbook

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Tubman School Counselor Request Form SY 22-23

Tubman Family Handbook

COVID Testing Sign Up Directions

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Harriet Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 534-5725

Fax: (773) 534-5784


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