Temple Special Needs students were presented with a check for $385 dollars on Monday March 13, 2017 from the Cache Valley Masonic Lodge No. 530. This check is in addition to a $150 cash donation given earlier by lodge members. The money will be spent on purchasing wiggle cushions and weighted lap pads for children at Temple School.
Diane Jessie, Special Education Director, and Karen Richmond, High School Secretary and Special Education Advocate gave a presentation on the advantages of using wiggle cushions and weighted lap pads in the classroom. Temple Schools currently had one cushion and was in need of 15 more. Bella Richmond, Kindergarten Student, went along and demonstrated how to use a wiggle cushion and lap pad to encourage students to remain seated in the classrooom.
Temple Special Needs is a group that advocates for the special needs students in Temple. One hundred percent of donations goes directly to the students in Temple school. “I started a small fundraiser in the fall to purchase some necessary equipment for the students with Autism” said Karen Richmond, “It has grown since then.” “I am proud of our community and their willingness to help these kids.” If you would like to donate you can contact Diane Jessie or Karen Richmond at 580-342-6230.