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Legacy House
Posted 9/24/20

The Florida Department of Education’s 2019-2020 Family and Community Involvement Award winner is Legacy House.  This annual award highlights exemplary school programs and practices which meaningfully engage families and the community to enhance student success.  For Region I – Florida’s Panhandle and Big Bend area – Legacy House Church in Partnership with Montclair Elementary School, is recognized for being an outstanding family and community involvement program. 

 

Pastors Curtis and Bethany Curry reached out to Montclair Elementary School because they wanted to be their partner. When asked what he had in mind for supporting Montclair. Pastor Curry replied, “I don’t think you understand, I want you to tell me what you need, we are here to serve you.”

 

This is the third year that Legacy House has served Montclair. The church supports Montclair in many different ways. At Christmas each child is presented with their very own individually wrapped gift. They provide dinner for family nights, countless volunteers for Science Night, and members of the congregation volunteer for Field Day.  Legacy House church participates in National Literacy Month by reading to classes. Legacy House hosted a community back to school bash which included eye exams, haircuts, and provided backpacks with school supplies for each child. Members of the congregation have even been known to cater lunches for the faculty and staff on several different occasions.

 

Not only does Legacy House support Montclair Elementary School, they immerse themselves into the communities that surround them. They set up outdoor libraries so the community members can have books in their homes. During the pandemic they passed out over 300 lunches each day to the Montclair community. They have also supported food drives for the families at Montclair. Although volunteers are not permitted on campus as of yet, every student at Montclair received school supplies and teachers were given handwritten notes of encouragement.

 

Without the efforts of partners, volunteers, and mentors, and the resources to support our programs, Montclair would not be as successful as it is today. Montclair is honored to have Legacy House as part of our family.