2013-12-20 / Community

Military Mom, PS 42 Surprise Sons

By Miriam Rosenberg


The boys with Santa and they still have no idea who it is. The boys with Santa and they still have no idea who it is. Yes, Darren and Jayson, there is a Santa Claus and, in this case, she is your mom. On Wednesday the Evans boys – Jayson,7, and Darren who turned six that day were surprised when the Santa Claus visiting PS 42 turned out to be their mom, who had been deployed in Japan for two years and is now home on leave.

Principal Patricia Finn and her staff put together a mission that any military person would be proud of. First a Skype from Marine Sgt. Quanisha Evans supposedly from Japan, but who was in Finn’s office, interrupted a showing of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas in the auditorium. Next Santa arrived. Then the birthday boy Darren and his brother were called up to see Santa and then the unveiling. Joining them was Evans’ mother, Bernadette.



It’s not Santa, it’s mom! Photos by Miriam Rosenberg It’s not Santa, it’s mom! Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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