The mission of Fremont Council PTA is to promote the welfare of all children and youth in the Fremont Unified School District by supporting our members in developing skills in advocacy, leadership and communication. Fremont Council PTA supports each of our PTA/PTSA units through timely communication, training, leadership, and guidance. We assist units by disseminating information, conducting district-wide meetings, providing PTA resources and being a platform for sharing ideas and programs between units. Fremont Council PTA serves 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, vacations, and the end of the school year.

For the full calendar, see the Calendar page.          

Upcoming events

What When Where

Council Executive Board meeting

Nov 7

Please email the following to fcpta.documents [at]

  • Copy of filed tax returns, both state and federal taxes (we recommend filings be completed before the 15th)
  • Copy of RFF-1 filing

The following are due at this meeting:

  • Per caps received since last council meeting
  • $221 Insurance premium
 Reflections entry selections due  Nov 11

 Spreadsheet of Reflections entries going forward due to reflections.fcpta [at]

 Reflections artwork entries due  Nov 15

 Irvington High School room #2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (entries will not be accepted at Fremont Council meeting)

 Tax and RRF filings due  Nov 15  Due to the IRS: paper informational tax returns 990/990EZ and Schedule A or e-postcard return 990-N.
Due to the Franchise Tax Board of CA: 199 or 199N
(See CAPTA’s Tax Filing Support Center or the Finances section for details.)
Due to CA State Attorney’s Office: RFF-1 filing
 Insurance due  Nov 17  Last day to submit $221 Insurance checks to Fremont Council financial secretary before Thanksgiving break
 Niles Festival of Lights Parade  Nov 25


 Insurance overdue  Nov 28

 Insurance payment now overdue – include $25 late fee with insurance payments after this date ($246 total)


 Special Education Parent Support Group  Nov 28  [6:30 - 8:30 pm] MVROP, 5019 Stevenson Blvd.

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


2015-2017 Officers

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

Officer Name Email
President Liz Fischer president [at]
Secretary Open secretary [at]
Treasurer Leslie Gupta treasurer [at]
Financial Secretary Cezanne Ma financials [at]
Executive VP Ujjwala Gadgil execvp [at]
1st VP Leadership Purvi Shah firstvp [at]
Parliamentarian Chitra Arunachalam  
Auditor Maria Ching auditor [at]
Historian Kim Mathis historian [at]
Awards & Installation   Open  
Communications Patti Young communications [at] 
Founder's Day  Open  
Health and Safety Dianne Jones healthandsafety [at]
Hospitality Meera Prahlad hospitality [at]
Legislation/Advocacy Paramita Bhattacharjee advocacy [at]
Liasion to Robertson HS Lori Freidrich robertsonliaison [at]
Membership Frances Herup membership [at]
Reflections Leslie Gupta reflections [at]
Special Education Gomathi Ramesh specialeducation [at]
Website Coordinators Nancy Mitchell
Jenny Mitchell
webmaster [at]