The Mission of the Callfornia State PTA is to represent our members and empower and support them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication to positively impact the lives of all children and families.

The Mission of Fremont Council PTA is to advocate for all the children and youth of Fremont Unified School District. Fremont Council PTA will support each of our PTA/PTSA units through timely communication, training, leadership, and guidance. We will assist units through disseminating information, conducting meaningful meetings, providing PTA resources, and being a platform for sharing ideas and programs between units. Fremont Council PTA will serve our community through education, collaboration, resource services, and community wide programs.

Fremont Council of PTAs serves 30 PTA units in Fremont and is a member of Peralta District PTA, the California State PTA, and the National PTA. This website serves to facilitate communication between all the PTA units of Fremont and the Fremont council. 

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are held at the F.U.S.D. offices at 4210 Technology Drive in the staff room on the second floor at 7:00pm on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise noted on the CALENDAR.   Calendar takes into account holidays and vacations.

For more information on deadlines and events, see the Calendar page.

                                           Due to Fremont Council PTA:

                                                Year-end Audit - 2014
                                                Annual Financial Report - 2014
                                                2014-2015 Budget
                                                2014-2015 Updated Roster of Officers

                                              Insurance Rates:  2014-2015

                                                       All units: $ 209.00
                                                       Council:  $141.00
                                                       Late fee:  $  25.00         



What When Where
Fremont Reflections Training TBA TBA
Peralta District PTA Officer Training Oct 6th ACOE
Fremont Reflections Turn-in TBA TBA
Tax Returns/RRF-1- all units/council Nov 15th IRS, FTB, AG
Fremont Reflections Judging TBA TBA
Fremont Reflections Ceremony TBA TBA
Peralta Reflections turn-in Dec 9th  time TBA  ACOE  
Peralta Reflections Ceremony Jan 10th time TBA TBA
CAPTA Leg Conference TBA Sacramento
Fremont Council Founders Day TBA TBA
CAPTA Convention TBA Sacramento
Fremont Council Awards and Installation TBA TBA
Peralta District PTA Training June 30th time TBA TBA
National PTA Convention June TBA

For a full listing of events and deadlines, please consult the calendar.


2013-2015 Officers

For phone numbers, please consult the physical copy of the Council Directory.

Officer Name



President Ujjwala Gadgil

ug4pta [at] gmail [dot] com

Secretary Meryl Shatzman

merylshatzman [at] yahoo [dot] com

Treasurer Neha Sherikar

neha [dot] sherikar [at] gmail [dot] com

Financial Secretary Manju Sachdeva

manju4b [at] gmail [dot] com

1st VP Leadership Lisa Ogrey

logrey [at] pacbell [dot] net

2nd VP Programs

Melinda Kufeld

melinda [dot] kufeld [at] gmail [dot] com


Liz Fischer mzlizfischer [at] gmail [dot] com
Auditor Nighat Lotia

nighatwh [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Historian Meryl Shatzman

merylshatzman [at] yahoo [dot] com

Awards & Installation Open  
Diversity Open  
Founder's Day Open  
FUSD Superintendent Dr. James Morris

jmorris [at] fremont [dot] k12 [dot] ca [dot] us

Health and Safety Dianne Jones

robndianne [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Monique Manjarrez mo-mcjunkin [at] comcast [dot] net

Reshma Karipineni freshma [at] gmail [dot] com
Liasion to Robertson HS Aimee Hubacek

hubacek6 [at] comcast [dot] net

Membership Open  

Newsletter Editor
Tejas Harith fcpta [dot] matters [at] gmail [dot] com

Meena Srinivasan outreach [dot] fcpta [at] gmail [dot] com
Parent Ed Open  
Reflections Open

reflections [dot] fcpta [at] gmail [dot] com

School Board Liasion Paramita Bhattacharjee

paramitad [at] gmail [dot] com

Teen Driving Week Open  
Website Coordinators Nancy Mitchell
Jenny Mitchell

nancyrm [at] mac [dot] com
jenstechs [at] mac [dot] com