Counselor Corner

Pine Crest's School Counselor: Christina Parent


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: (PDF) (Spanish)


Character Traits

This year we will focus on 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)


For the month of March, we will focus on internet safety and responsibility.  Students are ready to be trustworthy online!

Here are some resources that can be used at home to help promote safe and responsibly internet use.


Personal Body Safety Lessons will take place in November and December

Elementary School Parent Letter - English     Spanish     French     Vietnamese    Amharic

Lesson Objectives 

Attention Families of 5th Graders - click here for information about how to apply for Middle School Magnet Programs

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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