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The Blackburn Bunch!!!



Hi!!! My name is Mrs. Candice Blackburn! The students will call me Blackburn. This is my 13th year as an Education Student Education (ESE) Pre-K Teacher. It is my 10th year at Molino Park! I am so glad that the Lord has blessed me with a career that places these special little people in my life. I truly feel that every child I have had the pleasure of loving has a permanent in my heart and has an impact on the person I am today. I know we are going to have a great school year and I cannot wait to make some awesome memories and to see all the spectacular progress from these kiddos. Remember…ScHoOl Is CoOl and EVERYONE can learn. Go Eagles!!


I am happily married to my husband, Matt. We have been married for 10 years. We have three beautiful daughters. My twins are 7 (Addison & Alexis), and my youngest is 4 (Raeleigh). The Lord has truly blessed us with a house full of spunky, fun, adventurous, loving girls! We LOVE being parents more than words can describe. I get the pleasure of bringing all of my girls with me to school here at MPE.


Hobbies: Camping, Movies, Pedicures, Massages and playing with my girls

Color: Zebra J , Pink, Sparkles

Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Book Character: Cat in the Hat

& Pete the Cat

Drink: Sweet Tea

Season: Fall

Holiday: Christmas, Halloween, and BIRTHDAYS!!!

(My Birthday is June 7th)

Sport: Football (Go WFHS Jags & FSU Noles)

Music: Praise & Worship and Country

Candy: Reese’s, Peppermints, Now and Later

Dessert: Key Lime Pie & Banana Pudding & DONUTS

Restaurant: Cracker Barrel & Coach-N-Four


I was born in Cantonment and have lived here in Escambia County my entire life. I cannot remember a time that I didn’t want to be a teacher when I was growing up. I went to Tate High School, Pensacola State College, and then graduated from The University of West Florida with my Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education. I then graduated from The University of West Florida for both of my Master’s Degrees in Exceptional Student Education and Educational Leadership. I am a National Board-Certified Teacher in the field of Exceptional Student Education. I am certified in the state of Florida to teach Exceptional Student Education, Elementary Education, ESOL,

Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education, and Educational Leadership. I am also super blessed to have been given the honor of Teacher-Of-The-Year for the 2009-2010 school year at Sidney Nelson Learning Center.


Phone: 850-754-5000 ext. 521504





Mrs. Tessa

Me and My Family!

Hi!!! My name is Mrs. Tessa Castleberry! The students will call me Mrs. Tessa. This is my 5th year in Education and my very first year at Molino Park. I am so excited to join the MPE Family and spend my days with your

sweet kiddos. I was born and raised in Cantonment. I grew up hunting and doing all things outdoors. I’m an outdoors ‘kinda gal. My husband and I met at Jim Allen Elementary when we were little and have now been together for 9 years.  He is a Millwright at the saw mill. We built a beautiful home in Molino not long ago and welcomed our precious baby boy Bradley into the world this past May!!! Becoming a mother is by far the biggest blessing I’ve ever received!

My Favorites!

Hobbies: Hunting and Working Out

Color: Tiffany Blue

Book: School’s Cooler Mrs. Ruler

Book Character: Llama Llama

Drink: Water & Diet Coke

Season: Fall

Holiday: Christmas

Sport/Team: Hunting

Music Country

Candy: Anything Sour

Dessert: Cheesecake

Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse & Vallatas

My Birthday: February 19th

My Education!

AA in Early Childhood Education from PSC

Contact Me:

Phone: 850-754-5000 ext. 521504



Miss Brittanie

About Me and My Family!

Hi!!! My name is Miss Brittanie McLemore! The students will call me Miss Brittanie. This is my 2nd year as a Teacher’s Assistant and my very first year at Molino Park. I have volunteered here for many years. In 2007 I was given the great honor of being selected as Volunteer of the Year. And now, I am so excited to now officially be part of the MPE Family! I was born and raised here in Molino. I am the oldest child of 5. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. I am looking forward to the best year!!!

My Favorites:

Hobbies: Fishing, Playing with my dogs,

Being Outside

Color: Blue

Author: Dr. Seuss

Drink: Sweet Tea

Season: Fall

Holiday: Christmas

Sport: Volleyball & Softball

Music: Country

Candy: Almond Joy & Dark Chocolate

Dessert: Key Lime Pie and Cheese Cake with Chocolate and Nuts

Restaurant: Olive Garden

Food Type: Chinese

My Birthday: November 9th

My Education:

General Associates of Arts from PSC

Contact Me:

Phone: 850-754-5000 ext. 521504




Library Books are due on Tuesdays as well as the Homework Paper.


Please be sure that you are reading at least 10 minutes every day with your child. Also, be sure that you are writing down the books on your child’s reading log in his/her folder.

Rest Stuff:

Your child should have rest stuff at school daily.

Mrs. Blackburn's

2019-2020 Pre-K Class


Follow these simple steps to join:

Text this message:


To this number:


PrE-k RoCkS aT mOlInO pArK!!!

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Mrs. Blackburn's Class Rocks!!!


 Weekly Letter Focus:

Show & Tell this week should begin with the letter:


 ~ Clothes, Clothes, Clothes ~

This Week:

       This week we will learn about clothes as well as the 50th day of school and have our Pre-K Fashion Show.  Using the topic, “Clothes…Clothes…Clothes…,” we will read stories about clothes, when to wear what kind of clothes, how they are made, and the patterns on them. You can help your child learn more by talking with him/her about the things he/she is doing at school and the new letters and words that he/she is learning. Here are some ways that you can work with your child at home: What kind of clothes do you wear when it’s cold? What kind of clothes do you wear when it’s hot? What is your favorite color clothes? Do you wear clothes with pockets or buttons? Can you find some clothes with patterns on them?


At Home Activities:
Cc- Collect Cc’s from magazines and newspapers with your child. Write Cc on the top of the poster. Glue the items under the Cc to make a Cc poster.


Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your kids about drugs. Let them know that alcohol and drug use will not be tolerated. 6 Red Ribbon Week Points! Respect our body and brains, Be kind to our friends, Make good choices, Show others we over them, Do not hurt others feelings. Respect our parents and teachers.


Inspirations Quote

“Fly a kite, jump in puddles, imagine, climb trees, lie in the grass, build a fort, catch fireflies, run barefoot, play in the rain, pretend, make mud pies, and DREAM BIG!”

Weekly Focus




Letter Focus: Cc


Theme Vocabulary:

Fall, season, spring, summer, winter, rain, snow, sun, weather, moon, cloudy, windy

Math Vocabulary:


Story Vocabulary:

Buttons, wash, dry, soft, hard, rough, jacket, cape, red


Learning Goals and Standards:


            Beings to discriminate rhyming from non-rhyming words

Focuses on letter names and shapes: Cc

Focuses on letter sounds: Cc

Identifies a growing number of letters

Begins to contribute to a shared writing

Begins to retells sequence of a story, personal narratives

Begins to match letters

Focuses on letter names

Listens to beginning sounds

Begins to identify objects through receptive language

Begins to compare and contrast

Follows simple one step directions


Begins to recognize colors.

Begins to matches colors correctly.

Begins to recognize and complete simple patterns.

Begins to reproduce patterns.  


Social Studies:

Begins to recognizes that clothing, activities vary depending upon environment

Social/Emotional Development:

Shares, cooperate, takes turns

Follows classroom rules and routines

Physical Development:

Integrates movement coordinates arms and legs


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Our Mission

School Mission Statement:

“To promote joy in learning in a positive, safe and child-centered environment.”

School Mission:

“Molino Park Elementary endeavors to prepare each student to be a lifelong learners and a productive citizen. We utilize current research-based educational principles and practices to facilitate maximum student performance.”

Escambia County School District’s Mission:

“To provide an environment that creates opportunities for all students to achieve their highest potential while building a foundation for continuous learning.”

Escambia County School District’s Vision:

“To create a district where parents want to send their children, students want to learn, teachers want to teach,

and employees want to work.”


Upcoming Events:


22- 50th Day

23- Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

24- Wear Brown

25- Fashion Show *More Info Coming Home Soon

29- Donuts with Mom, 7:00 AM

31- Pumpkin Party, 11:00 AM


cookies.jpgWe have snack time every day after we rest. Please try and send snacks as regularly as possible.

kids toys.jpgPlease be sure that your child is not bringing toys from home to school, this is a learning environment and toys from home do seem to cause a huge distraction for your child and his/her friends.

clock happy.gifPlease be courteous of our school start time, students are allowed to start entering the rooms at 7:20 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m.

kids clothes.jpgPlease be sure your child has a change of clothes at school. If a set of clothes comes home, please send a replacement set the very next day.

red school house.jpgRemember to wear your school shirts on Friday for School Spirit Day!!!

Sneakers1.jpg Please be sure that your child id in appropriate/safe shoes (tennis shoes are recommended) daily so he/she can fully access area like recess, Motor Room, PE, and the playground. 

box tops.jpg Remember to be collecting Box Tops, Soup Labels, and Pop Tabs and to send them to school for our collection dates!

pull-up-diaper-clipart-1.jpg.pngIf your child is in pull-ups, it is your responsibility to provide pull-ups and wipes daily. 

school black white.jpgRemember to have your ID or school visitor tag on at all times while on campus. 

images.jpegJust a note, Escambia County School District campuses are now TOBACCO FREE. The Tobacco Free School Policy prohibits all tobacco use at any time, by anyone on campus, or during school-sponsored events including events after regular school hours.

If contact phone numbers change, PLEASE be sure to provide new phone numbers immediately! 

Click HERE for Mrs. Blackburn's Contact Info

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Here are a few links that I felt you and/or your child may find useful. Enjoy!


Escambia County
Here is the link to Escambia County's District Website.

Molino Park
This is our school's website.

School Menu  
Here is the link to the food services site for Escambia County. The menu is correct, most of the time.

Escambia County Transportation
Here is the link to the transportation site for Escambia County.

Turtle Diary Learning Games
This is an interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on. (We use this in circle and centers regularly)

This is another interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on.

Fun Brain
This is another interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on.

Primary Games
This is another interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on.

PBS Kids
This is another interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on.

Dr. Seuss
This is another interactive website that you and your child can play and learn on.

National Geographic
This is the National Geographic website for kids.

This is the Time magazine website for kids.

This is the Nick Jr website for kids.

This is the Disney Jr website for kids.

The Florida Early Learning Standards

This site provides developmental standards for our ESE Pre-K students.