Lincoln Elementary's Centennial Celebration


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     Wauwatosa's Lincoln Elementary School, built in 1919, will celebrate its Centennial this fall and the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) invites former families and staff of the school to join in the celebration. 

    The PTO will host a special evening at the Harley-Davidson Museum on October 11. 

    “Our goal is to create an event that includes anyone who has ever walked through the halls of Lincoln Elementary, as a student, teacher, or family member,” says Michelle Prager, incoming PTO President of the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

    The Centennial party on October 11 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate a 100-year milestone while helping fundraise to:

     • Commission a local artist to create and install a “Wall of History” in the new Lincoln Elementary School, which will be under construction beginning this summer and completed for the 2020 school year.  The Wall of History will preserve historical components of Lincoln Elementary.

    • Generate funds to support the annual operating budget for Lincoln Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) programs, including the spring play and other educational events.

    Additionally, the PTO is seeking sponsorships from local businesses and individuals to help provide a memorable, yet affordable evening for current and past Lincoln alumni, families, and staff to attend. 

    All past and current Lincoln teachers, staff, alumni and families, as well as distinguished guests from Wauwatosa, will be invited to attend the adult-only Centennial party. Additional details are forthcoming, and early ticket sales will begin in June.

     Event organizers encourage community members to sign up to receive more details on Facebook @TosaLincoln100 or submit contact information at:

     In addition, businesses or individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities or donations can send an email to

     “You only get to celebrate the 100th anniversary once — it will be a can’t-miss party for everyone who loves Lincoln Elementary,” says Liz-Heimerl Rolland, current Lincoln PTO President.