The Lion King Jr. Button Contest

Attention all artists! This year the Fremont Theatre Program is putting the artwork for the “Button-Gram” buttons into the Fremont students’ hands.

Each grade will have a button that is chosen to represent their grade level and will be sold at the play. The grand prize winner will be the cover of the playbill. Your child may want to make a button depicting the scene they are in or the animal they are in the show.

Kindergarten: Ants/Bugs – Hakuna Matata
Grade One: Meer Kat/Plants – Can You Feel The Love
Grade Two: Hyenas – Be Prepared
Grade Three: Ostriches/ Fantasy Animals – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King

Please use the template on this attached flyer.

Due: Friday, December 16

Winners will be revealed at the school play.

Jog-A-Thon 2016


Thank YOU to ALL!

Despite the threat of rain, Fremont’s 2016 Jog-A-Thon was a great success! Our Students and Teachers (and Principal!) ran 11,276 enthusiastic laps and over 100 volunteers came out to help tally, hand out water and cheer on our students. It is always an amazing day of support and school spirit. Thank you so much for your participation in this fun, healthy, and important fundraising event!

Time to turn in those DONATION ENVELOPES!
ANY amount is appreciated!
Envelopes due by Friday, December 2nd –
to qualify for prizes

Additional incentive prizes are earned based on total donations earned. (See below for prize levels.) In addition, those students who jog the most laps per grade, or sign up the most donors and/or raise the most money will be entered into a separate GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE. The Awards Assembly and Big Red Bus ride will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

$ 15 – A certificate for a FREE Popsicle.
$ 25 – All of the above, plus a FREE Hot Cocoa at Viento y Agua.
$ 50 – All of the above, plus a FREE pass to Golf N Stuff.
$ 75 – All of the above, plus a FREE JAT 2016 zippered pencil case.
$100 – All of the above, plus a FREE dress day
$150 – All of the above, plus a FREE homework pass and a cookie from Scratch Baked Goods.
$250 – All of the above, plus a ride on the BIG RED BUS!!!
$500 – All of the above, plus a group party at Inspyr Arts, AND ENTRY into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE!!!

1. TOP JOGGERS – Jogging the most laps (1 boy & 1 girl) per grade.
2. TOP FUNDRAISER – Raising the most money per grade.
3. TOP TOTAL NUMBER OF DONORS – Signing up the most donors.

1. The class that turns in ALL their permission slips first gets a Popcorn Party! – Congrats to Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Durrazzo’s classes for tying for the Popcorn party!
2. The class that JOGS the most laps gets an Ice Cream Party! – Congrats to Mrs. Durrazo’s class for funning 1,024 laps!
3. The class that RAISES the most money gets a Pizza Party!

We accept donations in 3 ways: Check, Pledgestar and Paypal:


Checks should be made out to the child’s parent or guardian, and they will, in turn, write one check to the “FREMONT PTA”. It’s that easy! We appreciate donations at any level and all donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts for donors are provided inside the JAT envelope (please photocopy as needed.

2. Pledgestar

For our Jog-A-Thon this year, we’re using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.


You can enter your donation amount after pushing the donate button. On the final checkout page, please put the name and teacher of the sponsored student to make sure they receive credit. You need to click on the place that reads “Sponsored Student(s) Name and Teacher”.


All Joggers receive a Jog-a-Thon T-shirt!

Sponsored Student(s) Name

Sponsored Student(s) Teacher


Why does Fremont have the Jog-A-Thon?

Funding for California’s schools continues to be low, and it is harder every year to keep the important programs we have at Fremont going. As a result, we need your support now more than ever. Families, teachers, staff, and the local community have historically donated money to support of our school. The PTA is able to fund the following programs due to your generosity and support:

  • Field Trips & on campus organic garden
  • Educational Assemblies and Author’s Days
  • Meet the Masters art enrichment program
  • Classroom Aides for Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms
  • Fremont Theater Program
  • Home Reading Club
  • Books and supplies for our school library
  • Classroom set-up budget for teachers
  • Fremont PTA is a large donor to the S.O.S. campaign which funds 100% of our Science and Technology (Computer) Labs instruction, supplies, software and printers