My name is
Stacy Dobres, and I am so happy to be the counselor at Woodlin Elementary
School. I look forward to collaborating
with Woodlin staff, and families, to ensure that all Woodlin students thrive
academically, socially, and emotionally.
I am a proud graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools. I earned my B.A, in Psychology, and
Elementary Education, from Western Maryland College, and I taught fourth and
second grades in MCPS for seven years.
After earning an M.S, in Counseling, from Johns Hopkins University, I
counseled at the middle school level in MCPS for eight years.
In my free time, I play on multiple volleyball and softball
teams, and I try to run at least one 5K race a month. Additionally, I love going to the theatre and
attending Ravens football games with my family.
I am looking forward to another great year at Woodlin Elementary School! If any questions arise, please feel free to contact me at 240-740-2820, or email me at: Stacy_K_Dobres@mcpsmd.org.
Red Ribbon Month is celebrated in schools across the country to emphasize the importance of maintaining a drug-free and health lifestyle. This month, I will present classroom guidance lessons. In K-2 classes, I will promote development of healthy personal habits. In grades 3-5 classes, I will help students by teaching internet safety. During Spirit Week, Oct. 23-27, students can show their strength and spirit for healthy lifestyles. See the school calendar for a daily spirit wear guide.
Monday October 23,
Students and staff
are encouraged to wear red to school in recognition of red ribbon week.
Tuesday October 24,
Students and staff
are encouraged to wear their craziest socks to school as we sock it to an
encouraged to wear their brightest and craziest outfits as they demonstrate
that Woodlin students are too bright to make unhealthy choices.
Students and staff
are encouraged to don their favorite team’s apparel as we team up against
making bad choices.
Friday October 27,
Students can wear
jeans and proudly display Woodlin’s school colors (blue and white) as they
demonstrate that Woodlin students are “jean-iuses” and will commit to making
healthy choices throughout their lives.
November Guidance Lessons
In November, I will provide personal body safety lessons in all classrooms.
Reminder to those families receiving free or reduced
Students who receive free and reduced lunch are also entitled to
receive breakfast, either free or at the reduced price. Children are
able to get breakfast from 8:30-8:45 in the lunch room. They can
just go to the lunch room when they get off the bus.
is the counselor’s role to support students so they can be their best at
school, academically, socially and emotionally. In order to do this the
Woodlin Counseling Program has several components.
Monthly Classroom Counseling Lessons – Topics
include respect, friendship, and bullying.
Individual Counseling –
Students are identified through parent, teacher and self-referral.
Counseling Groups –
Groups could meet at lunch or throughout the day. Themes are determined by need at each grade
level. Popular topics are social skills, study skills, self-esteem, anger
management and family changes.
Level Lunch Bunches - Students
have an opportunity to have lunch bunch in my office just for fun. It helps me
get to know individual students better, and also provides students, who are not
comfortable talking in a large group setting, a chance to express themselves in
a smaller group.
Consultations: I am available to meet with parents and staff (sometimes together) to discuss student and family concerns.
Below are some links to websites on bullying. There are many resources for parents. Communicating with your children about these topics can help to build resiliency and promote positive interactions with others.
Other Student Support Programs at Woodlin
Books and Breakfast
Reading with Relatives
Lunch with a Loved One