President’s Message 2013-2014

Dear MAKO Foundation Members and Friends,

The MAKO Educational Foundation is busy getting ready for the start of the 2013-2014 school year! We are honored to continue our support to benefit every student, teacher, and staff members at both the elementary and middle schools through grants. Additionally, the foundation will provide the following:

Vista del Mar Elementary School:

  • Expanded Playground
  • Computer Lab Instructor
  • Computer Lab Payments
  • Subscriptions for Computer Lab
  • 6 Grade Level Instructional Aides
  • Elmo Document Cameras in Every Class

Vista del Mar Middle School:

  • 8 New Computers in the Library
  • Common Core Through History Day
  • Homework Club
  • STAR Test Incentives & Quarterly Awards
  • Fastt Math & Fraction Nation, SRLA, & PBIS
  • Orchestra Textbooks & PE Zumba

In addition to these programs, we will continue to enhance and support the critically important areas of academics, art, music, physical education programs, and student scholarship awards.

The foundation is able to provide these enrichment programs and educational opportunities to both the Elementary & Middle School thru our membership drive, benefactors, events, and sponsors. During the 2012-2013 school year, over $100 per student was invested with the support of only 409 members! By supporting the foundation you are helping us reach our goal of continuing to fund over $100 per pupil.

In addition to supporting the MAKO foundation thru membership you can attend our events, donate to our auctions, or become a benefactor. Mark your calendars now to attend the following events:

  • MAKO Monster Mash – Friday, October 25th. This family event will be again held on campus and will be bigger and better than last year!
  • Gala Event – Saturday, February 8th. This gala event will be held at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course will be a night to remember!
  • MAKO Challenge – Friday, March 21st. Back by popular demand this VdM style fun run will be back on campus!

If you would like to volunteer to help the foundation at an event, have questions about becoming a member or a benefactor, or know someone who would like to become a sponsor please don’t hesitate to contact me at . Your continued support will further the foundations mission statement of Maximizing Academics, Knowledge, and Opportunity for all the Makos at Vista del Mar.


Kristen Torkelson
President, MAKO Educational Foundation