Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: 
Email Mrs. Bauer :
Email Ms. Freybler:

COVID 19 Update

Emotional Support Available for Students

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:


Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741  

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board 703.792.7800


PWCS Family Support: Resources During Distance Learning

Parents are encouraged to limit their children’s exposure to the media/news. 

A Helpful article from The Child Mind Institute 

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus 


Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

This website from Mental Health America (MHA) and Shine gives parents tips on how to deal with their own anxiety, feelings of isolation, and financial fears, as well as tips for talking to kids.

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers practical ways to deal with stress during an outbreak.

How to Handle Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything is Canceled

This article from the New York Times give tips on how parents can help children manage their disappointment and other emotions about isolation and social distancing.

Manage Anxiety & Stress

This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not only gives parents ways to support themselves and their families, but also gives parents some stress indicators to watch for in children and teens.

My Kids’ School is Closed; So Now What?

This article from Confident Parents Confident Kids gives parents ideas on how to set their children up for success at home, and on how to create a family coping kit.

The Parent Guide to Resilience

This online guide from the Why Try organization provides families with a comprehensive way to build supportive relationships and resilience in children.

Protecting Yourself Against the Coronavirus

This video from Vector Solutions helps families identify how coronavirus spreads, recognize its symptoms, explain how to prevent and treat the virus, and determine what to do if someone becomes sick with coronavirus.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to take care of your mental health in light of current events.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

This website from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and National Association of School Nurses has tips for talking to kids at age-appropriate levels, as well as establishing routines. PDF versions of this information is available here in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, and Vietnamese.



Meet the Counselors


 Mrs. Bauer

 Her bio is coming soon!

Ms. Freybler

Hi! I am Ms. Freybler, the counselor who works four days per week at Buckland Mills ES. I also work one day per week with the students from Antietam ES.  For the 2020-2021 school year, I will primarily be working with BMES students in grades 1, 3, and 5. I love that I already know many of you since I worked with grades K, 2, and 4 last school year. For any new Wildcats, I want to welcome you and let you know how I excited I am that you are part of the Buckland Mills family!!!
Here is a little bit about me. I am originally from Wisconsin (yes, I  am a huge Packer fan :), and I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carroll University in Waukesha. After working for a non-profit for a few years as the Child Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator,  my family and I moved to northern Virginia in 2001. Shortly thereafter I decided to pursue my master's degree, and in May of 2008 I graduated from Virginia Tech's National Capital Region campus with a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in School Counseling. I have a 25-year-old son who lives in Wisconsin, and I currently live with my new puppy, Baxter (yes, he is a COVID-19 puppy :). When I am not doing my job as a school counselor, I love to spend time visiting with my friends, watching my favorite sitcoms, going to see live theater, exploring small towns, and singing. 
I am looking forward to being together again in our physical building when it is safe, and in the meantime I look forward to working together to ensure all of our Wildcats have a successful year! Please reach out to me if you need assistance or support by clicking on the link with my name at the top of this page. 
Daily schedule:


 Professional Development and Planning Day

Catch up day for students (No virtual school)



9:00-9:30AM Zoom Office Hours

Remainder of day- TBA



On Wednesdays I work with students/families from Antietam Elementary School. However, if you need support or have a question, please feel free to email me. I will respond on Wednesday if I am able to, but otherwise I will respond on Thursday.  



9:00-9:30AM Zoom Office Hours

Remainder of day- TBA



9:00-9:30AM Zoom Office Hours

Remainder of day- TBA