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. 

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

Next Fremont Council PTA Meeting:  April 14th, 2014   7 pm  FUSD Staff Room
Executive Board Meeting

                                                         Due at this meeting:
                                                       2014-2015 Board Roster
                                                       Per caps not yet remitted
                                    Unit Annual Report and Volunteer Hours projected
                                        through June 30th, 2014 - by email to Ujjwala
                                     Fremont Council Founders Day Celebration
      Fremont Council PTA held our usual awesome Founders Day ceremony on Tuesday, March 18th at the Saddlerack. Honored were the VSP, HSA, CSA and Golden Oak Service Award recitpients from all units. Three award recipients from Fremont Council PTA were also honored. Thanks to Melinda Kufeld and her hard-working Founders Day committee for another successful and enjoyable evening!


What When Where
Awards and Installation May 12, 2014 TBA
State PTA Convention May 7-10, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
Peralta PTA Training June 7, 2014 Canyon Middle School  Castro Valley, CA

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