Welcome to the Silver Spring International Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (SSIMS PTSA)! We have a community of approximately 1150 students and are lucky to be one of the most diverse school communities in the county. 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.


Monetary donations are accepted by the SSIMS PTSA at any time. Please use this donation page



Thank You SSIMS Supporters!


Your generosity for our annual Jag Jog fundraiser helped us raise over $15,000!!


We also thank these neighborhood businesses for their generous donations supporting this year’s Jag Jog fundraiser:


Burger Fi donated $500 as well as hosted a PTSA fundraiser this fall! Please show your support of Burger Fi’s generosity and thank them in person at their location on Fenton Street. https://burgerfi.com


Hoop Education donated a week of "Learn, Grow & Lead" Teen Summer Camp! You can learn more about Hoop Ed summer camps here: https://hoopeducation.com/


Todd Harris Homes donated $150! Thank you Todd! http://toddharrishomes.com/


These businesses donated gift cards that were offered in drawings for students and teachers who supported the PTSA during our fundraiser:


Lebanese Taverna in downtown Silver Spring (Ellsworth Place)



Snider’s Super Foods, off Georgia Avenue near Dale Avenue



McGinty's Restaurant and Pub in downtown Silver Spring (Ellsworth Place)



Mi Rancho Restaurant in downtown Silver Spring (off Georgia Ave)



CAVA Restaurant in downtown Silver Spring (Fenton Street)



Jenny’s Cakes and Pastries in Kensington



With the funds raised from previous Jag Jogs, the PTSA has provided crucial support for students, including Kindle tablets and audiobooks for use with ESOL students, new musical instruments and replacement parts for our music program, a printer for our photography classes, and the founding of our first-ever National Junior Honor Society Chapter. Through last year’s flag project, the “hub” of our school - the Media Center - now prominently displays a flag from each country for each of our students. SSIMS is proud to be a truly international school!



Below are some additional ways to stay connected to SSIMS and get involved in the PTSA. We look forward to seeing you this school year!

(1) Join the SSIMS Listserv
 -- stay up-to-date on happenings at SSIMS!

Subscribe: ssimsptsa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


(2) Join the SSIMS PTSA Facebook Group -- Search for "SSIMS PTSA" in the search bar on Facebook. This is a closed group and membership must be approved by the moderator. Please indicate your relationship to SSIMS and the name/grade of your student to be approved. 

(3) Create an account for this website here -- That way you can pay for your PTSA membership online!  If you already have an account, please log in to update your contact information and your child's grade. 



(4) Once logged in, join the PTSA here -- Please remember you should renew your membership every year. The cost is only $10 per adult member. Membership dues go directly towards supporting the teachers, staff and students at SSIMS. You are welcome to also make an additional monetary donation at any time by visiting the donation page.



(5) Support SSIMS PTSA while shopping on Amazon -- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop on Smile.Amazon.com and select "Silver Spring International Middle School PTSA" as your charity. 

(6) Support SSIMS while shopping at Giant -- Go to Giant's A+ Page to either sign in or create an account.  When completing the form, be sure to enter the SSIMS A+ number: 03788.  



(7) Support SSIMS while shopping at eScrip merchants -- All you have to do is register your various grocery loyalty cards and your credit & debit cards on eScrip.  Then when you use those cards at thousands of participating merchants, grocers, and drug stores, they automatically make a contribution to SSIMS.  It's free and secure.  Go to eScrip to create an account & register your cards.  Please be sure to enter the SSIMS eScrip number: 6564289.


(8) Reach out anytime to the PTSA co-presidents with any questions or concerns. -- You can reach Courtney Peterson and Maryse Mills-Apenteng (both mothers of 6th graders at SSIMS) at SSIMSpresidents@gmail.com



The PTSA is a group of volunteer parents and guardians like you, who advocate for the education and well-being of students. We plan enrichment activities for students, guest speakers and educational events for parents, provide support to teachers through mini-grants, donations and celebratory / appreciation events, and we seek to create a welcoming community for ALL families.  

In Jaguar Spirit,
Silver Spring International Middle School 2018-2019 PTSA Leadership

Maryse Mills-Apenteng

Courtney Peterson​​

Kelley Craig​


Liz Dart Caron 


8th grade VPs
Donna Case
Kristen Noyes


7th grade VPs
Kirsten Murray​ ​

Danielle Brabazon​


6th grade VPs
Stacey Ricci​

Larrissa Strout


Fundraising & Events Chairperson

NAACP Parent Representatives 
Katie Stauss

Ernest Wyatt 


Latino Outreach
Pia Chirinos 


P​urple Line/CIP Liaisons
Chris Richardson

​Katie Stauss

Staff Appreciation
Mindy Kassaraba


Listserv​​ & Facebook Group Moderator
Myra Rivera-Blanco

Kirsten Murray


Membership Chairperson
Wendy Cevallos

Mini-grant Coordinator 
Laura Nichols

MCCPTA Delegate
Michele Moller