SSIMS PTSA 2022-2023

August 2022 
Dear SSIMS Parents, 
Welcome to Silver Spring International Middle School (SSIMS)! We are a diverse community of approximately 1150 students representing more than 40 countries. Our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and French and Spanish Immersion programs engage students in learning about the world and developing critical thinking skills. The PTSA is an important and energetic part of the SSIMS community. We’re committed to supporting every student, teacher and staff member at our school so that all students have what they need to thrive and succeed.   
It’s going to be a great year at SSIMS. We have a tremendous school and PTSA leadership team, committed and dynamic teachers, and amazing students and dedicated families. We look forward to seeing you in-person at the school as an active volunteer and member of the PTSA. We hope that you will embrace this wonderful community and share your skills and expertise with us. You play an important part in making SSIMS the best school in the county! 

Our signature event, the Jag Jog, is a community fun run for the whole school and is our major fundraising event. SSIMS students, faculty and staff will run, walk, jog and skip around our track to raise money for the school. Please be on the lookout for how you can help! 

Email us at if we can answer any questions about the PTSA or connect you with an exciting volunteer opportunity to support our school.   
We also welcome you to join the SSIMS community listserv at to stay up to date on what is happening at SSIMS.   
To become a PTSA member, go to 
In Jaguar Spirit,   
Allison Adcock-Melgosa and Celeste Raker Dillen 
2022-2023 SSIMS PTSA Co-Presidents 


About the PTSA

Visit the full PTSA website for the latest information from the PTSA team. 

Please reach out to our PTSA officers at if you have any questions or need any information. 


Go Jaguars! 

Join us! Please consider joining the PTSA community! 

Stay Connected 

Join the SSIMS PTSA listserv today so that we may share information, get immediate feedback, and stay in touch on important issues. You can sign up by sending an email to and include your affiliation with the school in the body of the email (for example, "I'm a guardian of a SSIMS 6th-grade student."). 

PTSA meetings are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Meeting details are circulated using the listserv and the weekly Jaguar newsletter. We hope to see you there. 

PTSA Slides 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) PTSA slides with links to parent resources 

Student SOS Resources 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Resources for Students 

SOS Parent Training 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Training in multiple languages 

2022-2023 Officers 

Co-Presidents: Allison Adcock-Melgosa and Celeste Raker Dillen 

Vice President: Jessica Barrett Simpson 
Treasurer: Ilisa Tawney 
Secretary: Patricia Carey 
8th Grade VP: Siah Annand 
7th Grade VP: Tammy Brown 
6th Grade VP: Michael Miehl