Gratitude Page

Gratitude Page: Thank You!!!

A thankful heart leads its owner home. We like to acknowledge all the wonderful supporters of Little Schoolhouse in the Woods outdoor early education programs by thanking them by name when we are able. We can’t fulfill our mission without the support of our friends and community. We hope to continue to promote and increase access to the outdoors and nature for young people through your continued support. Thank you!Official Logo

Many Thanks for Spring Into Mt. Airy!

We could not put on such a fun and engaging event without the help of our Board members and community partners! Thank you all for helping and showing up. Here is a list of the folks who helped us (let me know if I left anyone out):

Thanks to Mary Dudley of Westwood Grows for being on our Board and doing so many supportive activities like pruning trees and planting native gardens on our grounds. She ran a craft booth at this event, and it was so much fun!

Thanks for leading yoga and a plant ID walk, Liz Virgo! Everyone had such a nice time!

Thanks for leading bird house painting with Team Thoms!

Thanks to Westwood Works for the micro grant that made this whole event possible!

We had over 25 volunteers running booths, helping with parking and keeping things running smoothly. I can’t name everyone of you, but we are so grateful! Thank you!

Thank you!

We are so grateful to Chris Leonard! His daughter no longer attends Little Schoolhouse, but he’s been working hard helping us out in a number of ways! Last summer, he helped excavate an area connecting the parking to the second driveway and filling it with gravel. This was a huge amount of work, and he was doing it in the hottest part of the summer! It looks great and has been a huge help with our traffic flow this year. He’s helped in so many other repairs and improvements around the yard and school over the past years that we can’t even count them all! If you see Chris around, buy that guy a beverage!

Thank you!!!

We want to recognize and thank the following people for supporting outdoor education!


Cate O’Hara
Carrie Esposito
Christopher Harrison
Keisha McGill
Katie Waits
Laura Grace-Cox
Colleen Stevenson
Maria Wellman
Erin Kirkpatrick
Casey Lang
Andy Williamson

We are so full of gratitude for the support of our community! As we prepared for the new school year, we ran into obstacles to our vision of the classroom. One such obstacle was a storage solution for our students this coming fall. We have outgrown our current cubby system and were brainstorming ideas. We found a system of wooden cubbies with plastic bins at Ikea that met our needs and our vision, but the cost was outside of the budget.

Our friend, (and a parent of an alumni and a current student) Casey Lang, took it upon herself to help us raise the funds. After she took the initiative and sent out the request, we were amazed to hear that our community pitched in and helped us out!

Thank you so much! It means the world to us that you are supportive of our endeavor to bring outdoor education to children in Cincinnati!

Here is a picture of the cubbies after I set them up:

The money to buy three sets was donated by the generous parents!

Thank you, SCORE!

We’d like to express gratitude for our Greater Cincinnati SCORE mentor, Jim Maltry, for meeting with us multiple times and helping us get our ByLaws written, a Board assembled, and offering advice and next steps for creating a non-profit corporation. Thank you, Jim!

Shout out for play equipment!

A special shout out to Chris Leonard for donating a vintage Montgomery Ward boat and plastic tunnels for our outdoor play space! Thank you!!

UPDATE!! Thanks again, Chris, for the 2 tons of gravel! Generously donated to the school, this gravel will be useful in many landscaping projects around the play space, as well as becoming a part of our sand, mud, and gravel play areas.

Gratitude for Trail Maintenance Help

We’d like to thank tree services Out On A Limb and The Canopy Crew for delivering wood chips for our trails. This is a huge help in maintaining high traffic areas that would otherwise be a muddy mess without the wood chips. We can never have too many wood chips because they wash away and decompose. Thanks, guys!

We’ve got an updated logo!!

We are grateful to Vera Soper for helping us update our logo. After many back and forth emails, she really delivered the goods, hooking us up with an attractive, easy to use logo. Thank you, Vera! If you are interested in Brand Identity and UX Design, Vera’s your go-to person! Email her at 

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Little Schoolhouse in the Woods admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.