Polarian Award

October 2016 Award Recipients

Kaladi Brothers COO and CFO holding a big Kaladi coffee cup award

Kaladi Brothers Cafe
Michele Parkhurst, COO
Dale Tran, CFO

School Business Parter


​Kaladi Brothers Coffee has been a strong business partner of the school for many years. They have provided prizes for our Kaladi Cup winners and made many other generous contributions through the years. On behalf of Kaladi Brothers, Michele and Dale demonstrate true community spirit and involvement.

Studetn Sophie Verbrugge standing in Polaris hallway

Sophie Verbrugge


​Sophie is an instrumental member of Polaris Operational Group. She has helped to promote positive change that is respectful and inviting of all student voices and perspectives. Sophie genuinely listens to each participant of Op Group and responds in a way that contributes immensely to the group. Although Sophie is involved in many activities at Polaris, including Op Group and Drama, she maintains a calm, respectful and inviting presence. She has a positive attitude and a commitment to the Polaris philosophy.‌

Debbie Gundran, Polaris Cafeteria Manager

Debbie Gundran

Polaris Cafeteria Manager

​Debbie is kind, generous and patient with staff and students. She quietly makes sure everyone in the building gets something to eat every day. Debbie practices patience while making sure all students get through the line while supervising her 5th grade helpers. Even though it is a hardship to her planning, she is very patient when teachers forget to tell her about field trips or need a last minute sack lunch. Debbie even knows what the favorite foods of the staff are and lets them know when she’s serving those items. She feeds hundreds of people every day!