Office Hours: 
Ms. Pennington will be available for office hours on Tuesdays from 10AM-11AM via email at and Mrs. Anderson will be available for office hours on Thursdays from 10AM-11AM via email at 

Encore Activity Board
Our amazing Glenkirk Encore team has created an Activity Board that students have the option to work on. We will have a new activity board each week. Please check out our board for the week of April 14th
Encore Board Week of April 14.pdf

Letter from the Encore Team

Dear Glenkirk Students and Parents,

We hope everyone is doing well at home. We miss seeing all of you in person but have enjoyed getting to see some of you during Zoom meetings with your class. We hope you are taking the time to read books, create art, make music and be active.  

Each week we will post a list of activities from each encore class. These are divided into K-2 and 3-5. We encourage you to give these a try and stay connected with us. Let us know what you are enjoying and what you would like to see more of. You can also visit our encore websites for other resources and activities.

We can’t wait to see everyone in person this fall!


Your Encore Team

(Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Dorn, Mr. K, Ms. Pennington, Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Vigil and Mr. Wild)

Fun School Counseling Activities You Can Do At Home!

During our guidance lessons we have practiced taking deep breaths as a way to cope when we are feeling nervous/worried, sad, mad or any other strong feelings. Take a look at this fun video featuring Mrs. Anderson and her daughter Claire! Send me an email and a video/picture (if you'd like) of you practicing cupcake breathing!

Below is a link to an activity page that incorporates lots of the things we have learned this school year so far. Feel free to try one of these each day. 

SE Learning Menu.pdf

You can follow Glenkirk School Counseling on Twitter @GkesCounselor or email Mrs. Anderson at . I'd love to hear from you and hear more about what you have been up to! 
Vision Statement: Glenkirk Elementary School Counseling Program
(revised February 2018)

Students of Glenkirk Elementary School are proactive, able to set and meet goals, and achieve high academic standards in an ever-changing career landscape.  Students are resilient, have a growth mindset, and demonstrate interpersonal skills that will enable them to be lifelong problem solvers both academically and socially. These 21st century skills enable students to build career skills that will prepare them to be citizens in a diverse, technologically expanding, and ever-changing world.  The school counselors collaborate with students, staff, parents and stakeholders to facilitate success for all students to ensure that when they are here, and in the future, they are their best.

Belief Statement: Glenkirk Elementary School Counseling Program

The Professional School Counselors at Glenkirk Elementary School, believe that:

  • Each student is a unique individual with diverse needs, talents, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Students need to develop cultural awareness and competencies to be effective in a diverse and global community.
  • All students should be given the tools and support to achieve academic success.
  • All students will have equal access and rights to participate in a school counseling program that is comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, and developmental in nature.
  • A comprehensive school counseling program plays an integral role in the development and well-being of all students.
  • The school counselors should incorporate technology to deliver a program that inspires and informs students and prepares them for careers of the future.
  • Data generated by the School Counseling Department will be reviewed collaboratively by the school counselors, administration and advisory council and will be used to inform and drive the school counseling program.
  • School Counselors should adhere to the ethical standards set forth by the American School Counselor Association.
  • The Glenkirk Elementary School counseling program should be delivered by full-time, state-certified, master’s-degree-level school counselors.

Mission Statement: Glenkirk Elementary School Counseling Program
(revised February 2018)

The Glenkirk Elementary School Counseling program promotes academic, career and social/emotional development of all students, providing a world-class education through a collaborative effort with students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members. Given the diverse population of Glenkirk Elementary School, the counseling program provides equitable access to all students regardless of sex, race, ethnic background, socioeconomic class or learning ability, preparing students for lifelong success as responsible members of the local, national and global communities.

Links to websites
Gainesville Middle School website
Explore the Gainesville Middle School to learn more about the programs and activities offered at Gainesville Middle for students in grades 6-8.
General Information on Specialty Programs
Link to the Prince William County Public Schools website information on Middle School Specialty Programs (be sure and scroll down once you reach the link to access the Middle School information).
Marsteller Middle School website
Explore this website to learn more about the Mathematics and Science program that is offered (admission by application only).
Parkside Middle School website
Explore this website to learn more about the Middle School World Languages program offered at Parkside MS (application required for admission)
Stonewall Middle School website
Explore this website to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme offered at Parkside MS (application required for admission).