"I am extremely proud of the type of community support the school has from parents and former students," Petrossian said.
"I celebrate the fact the Lincoln community is a close-knit family."
Liz Church, executive director for the chamber of commerce, said the school's 80 years of community service is amazing.
"One of Lincoln's goals is to prepare students to become respectful community servants and citizens," Church said.
"The school's theme is 'Training Tomorrow's Leaders,' and this is for an elementary school — grades K through sixth. It's very impressive."
Card became the school's principal in July.
However, he has worked in the district since 1979, most recently as the district's spokesman. He chose the school's yearlong theme, "Training Tomorrow's Leaders," because he saw the ability in his students to be successful, he said.
"As I look over our school I see those that will take over and take care of us when we get old and tired," Card said.
When it opened in 1926, the elementary school was just a five-room campus with less than 100 students.
Today the school teaches more than 500 children from kindergarten to sixth grade, with active involvement in the community, Card said.
The school serves as a community center for various organization's meetings and gatherings, Card said.
But most important is the school's education, such as the "Meet the Masters" program, where parents volunteer their time to teach the students about arts and culture.
On Thursday, parents came in to teach the students a lesson on Michelangelo, Card said.
"Lincoln is an amazing school because the parents, teachers and students come together to make things right," he said.
"Parents augment what teachers teach to enrich the curriculum."