IB Bulldogs Blast

Greetings Tubman Families and Friends,

At Tubman, we closed out Quarter 1 last week, celebrated Unity Day, and had a wonderful victory from our Bulldogs Volleyball team who have advanced to the playoffs.  Thanks to FOT for sponsoring our Fall Festival.  (Click here for photos)

Parents/Caregivers will have an opportunity to discuss Quarter 1 grades and progress at Parent Teacher Conference Day on November 21, 2022, where teachers will have in-person or virtual conferences.

In partnership,


Principal Gibson, Principal Carey, and Assistant Principal Moore

Upcoming Events


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

October - Principal Appreciation Month & Bully Prevention Month


  • 10/26: CPS High School Assessment - 8th Grade ONLY
  • 10/26: LSC Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • 10/27: Friends of Tubman Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • 10/28: Fun Friday Theme - Halloween & Fall Festival
  • 10/31: Halloween & Fall Festival Celebrations
  • 11/04: Junior Achievement Day
  • 11/04: Fun Friday Theme - Hockey Day
  • 11/06: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • 11/08: Election Day - No School
  • 11/11: Veterans Day
  • 11/11: Fun Friday Theme - Pajama Day
  • 11/14: School Tour at 9:00 a.m.
  • 11/14: Kindness Day with Bulldog Buddies
  • 11/16: Picture Day (PreK-7th)
  • 11/18: Fall Assembly (Kdg, 5th & 6th)
  • 11/18: Fun Friday Theme - Super Hero Day
  • 11/21: Parent Teacher Conference Day
  • 11/21 - 11/25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School 
  • 11/28: School Tour at 9:00 a.m.
  • Click here for Tubman Calendar
  • SY22/23 CPS Calendar
  • Fun Friday Themes


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:  Middle School Families:  We will be adjusting the intervention/enrichment block in the Specials rotation to ensure students receive targeted intervention outside of the Specials schedule.  Please read this letter for more information.

NEW:  Picture day is Wednesday, November 16, 2022 (PreK-7th) & January 26, 2023 (8th Grade).  (Click here for more information)

NEW: 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)
  • Teachers will send out sign up request out this week in with weekly newsletters.

NEW:  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.

REMINDER: Parents/Caregivers will need Level II Volunteer status to help with classroom parties and activities. Please review Tubman Volunteer Handbook to familiarize yourself with our policy and protocols.

REMINDER:  CPS Nutrition Support Services is excited to offer MealViewer starting school year 2022-23! This online menu service provides a quick and easy way to view our school’s daily menus. Also, here's the October breakfast and lunch menu.

MealViewer provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone.
  • Safety – Create profiles for your students and select their allergens. Get alerts each time that allergen is on the menu! 
  • Fun Feedback – Let students favorite and rate certain meals so that we ensure we are serving meals they enjoy!

Signing Up is easy!

  1. Go to https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/Chicago%20Public%20Schools or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Create a profile for you and your students by first selecting their school. 
  3. Set up your student’s profile by selecting the appropriate allergens and let them favorite their most loved meals. Now you will receive notifications every time any of these are served

For guidance on using Mealviewer and the Mealviewer App, see the links below:

If you have any questions, contact Nutrition Support Services at Food@cps.edu.

REMINDER: Tubman Performance Flyer and Media Consent Release

Media Consent and Release Form:

If you have not yet done so, please sign and return the CPS media consent and release form (English or Spanish) to your child’s homeroom teacher. Student media will be used to highlight Tubman's special events with the community on our school website, community blast, and our social media page.

REMINDER: Fall Festival Celebrations - October 31, 2022

Tubman is a community where we are creating an inclusive environment. In keeping with this vision and goal in mind, ALL classes will have Fall Festival Celebrations. Students may put on costumes after arrival to school (or wear under their clothes), and can pass out wrapped items (candy, popcorn, etc.) if they wish. All costumes are expected to align with stipulations in the code of conduct and/or dress code. If students do not celebrate Halloween, they are welcome to participate in all the celebrations because they are fall themed and they can dress as their favorite book character or in their favorite color if they wish. Students will engage in fall theme related activities during the celebration including art, games, and STEM activities.


Please be mindful of the fact that there are students with severe nut allergies in some classrooms. Please encourage students not to bring any treats containing nuts to ensure the health and safety of all. 

UPDATE:  MathematiGals 22-23

What: High school students will lead fun, challenging, and collaborative lessons for 3rd and 4th grade girls to inspire and empower them in mathematics. 

Where/When: Online sessions on Google Meet Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm. 10 weeks total (November 10th*, 15th, 29th, December 6th, 13th, January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and February 7th. 

*Thursday for first week, because of Election Day on 11/8

Who: Run entirely by Walter Payton College Prep students. Email us at mathematigals34@gmail.com or visit our website, https://www.mathematigals.org/, if you have any questions!

How to sign up: Fill out our sign-up form from our website: https://forms.gle/YTRVfA4LgGpBE6F28

In case you missed an edition of the IB Bulldogs Blast

Common Links

NEW: Tubman Volunteer Handbook

Meet Our Educators

Student Fee

Tubman School Counselor Request Form SY 22-23

Tubman Family Handbook

COVID Testing Sign Up Directions

Friends of Tubman (FOT)

Friends of Tubman (FOT)

Harriet Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 534-5725

Fax: (773) 534-5784


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