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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:


~ Building A Country Life ~

This Week:

This week we will be using the topic, “Building A Country Life,” we will read stories about building things and working together in the country, rural areas, and farms and what it is like to live there. 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 did you read today? What was the problem in the story?

At Home Activities:

Kk Collage- Write Kk at the top of the large piece of paper. Help your child find pictures of objects whose names begin with Kk in newspapers, catalogs, and magazines. Make a collage with the pictures.

Country Books- Your child will listen to a story titled The Billy Goat in the Garden. Ask him/her to tell you about the naughty goat. Read other stories about farm animals with your child.


Interesting Parent Fact:

For years we’ve focused on trying to ‘fix’ our children’s weaknesses. But the key to helping them thrive, and to building better worlds, may lie in doing just the opposite: promoting their strengths.

Parental Involvement Packs come home weekly!

Please enjoy playing each of the games with your child throughout the week. Be sure to return them on Thursdays, with all pieces included for the next family to enjoy! 

Weekly Focus:

Building In the City, In the Country                   Week: 3                 Theme: The Busy, Busy City


Letter Focus: Kk


Theme Vocabulary:

            Busy, city, country, noisy, quiet, buses, cars, subway

Math Vocabulary:

            Dollar, buy, sell

Science Vocabulary:

            Ball, balloon, city, country

Social Studies Vocabulary:

            Bus, bus driver, car, city, ride, street

Poetry Vocabulary:

            Back, front, sidewalk, taxi

Story Vocabulary:

Car, door, subway, tickets, apartment, city, country, cousins, today, transportation


Learning Goals and Standards:


            Begins to match words with the same beginning sound

Begins to isolate beginning sounds

            Identifies a growing number of printed letters

            Focuses on letter names and shapes: Kk

            Is introduced to letter sounds: Kk

            Begins to identify the cover and title of a book

Beings to discriminate rhyming from non-rhyming words

Begins to contribute to a shared writing

Begins to follows simple one step directions

Begins to dictates pictures he/she draws.

Begins to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction

            Begins to observe, describes, similarities and differences (more and fewer)

Begins to turn pages one at a time

Begins to use location and position words


Begins to make comparisons among groups (most and fewer)       

Begins to count by ones to ten and higher.

Begins to recognize numbers 0-10

Begins to explore the use and meaning of currency

Begins to sort objects

Social Studies:

Identifies forms of transportation


Begins to observe the weight and motion of objects

Social/Emotional Development:

Cooperates with, respects others

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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.”

PreK Fashion Show 2019
Pre-K Fashion Show Finale


Upcoming Events:


17- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Plan Day

26- Class Picture Day *Be sure to send payment envelopes in folders.

28- Arts Day! *Kids will enjoy many forms of art this day, it is like an on campus field trip!


2-6- Dr. Seuss Week *More Info Coming

13- Yearbook Order Due



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.