Counselor Corner

Pine Crest's School Counselor: Christina Parent  

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The Pine Crest Elementary School counseling program is dedicated to supporting families, students, and staff in building student achievement through social, emotional, academic, and career education.  The school counseling program advocates for all students to have the resources and support necessary to build academic and social success.  Students are taught skills and strategies that allow students to become self-sufficient leaders and productive citizens.
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 Counseling Program   

Click here for more information about our counseling program: Counselor Information // Counselor Information (spn)

Character Traits 

Teaching our 3 - Rs- Respect, Responsibility, and Ready

Students can practice skills that they learn in all areas of their lives.  Please refer to the attached brochure for each month's focus. 

The student of the month will student nominated and teacher approved based on the focus for the month.  Students of the month will receive a lunch bunch and their picture in the front hallway.  More information about PBIS and our school's positive behavior systems can be found here (PDF) (Spanish) (French) (Vietnamese)


Personal Body Safety Lessons: Lesson Objectives (eng-spn)

Elementary School Parent Letter - English     Spanish     French     Vietnamese    Amharic

For the months of December, January, and February, we will have our anti-bullying units.

Our character trait for December is Responsible.  The focus is on making good decisions, accepting consequences, being dependable especially in a bullying or teasing situation.  Every student is learning about bullying and teasing this month.   Vocabulary includes: Bystander (standing by, laughing, joining in), Ally (helping in a teasing or bullying situation), rights (you have the right to feel safe). The expectation is that students act as an ally and not as a bystander.  Bystanders should be reported.  3rd grade students learned about WITS (Walk away, ignore, tell an adult, seek help).  5th grade students learned about THINK (Stop and think before speaking), 4th grade will learn about “I feel” messages in January. 

During the month of February and in the month of May, we will discuss internet safety and cyberbullying.  Here are some resources to use at home to support your child in this area:


Common Sense Media:

Additional Resources

Boost for Parents and Caregivers: Keeping Kids Safe

PEP Parenting Education

Raising Compassionate Kids


Maryland Coalition of Families: Tips for seeking help at school



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