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    By Bertie

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    Our "millennium" (year 2000) capsules were Pringle containers too - they worked super for holding the items, easy to decorate, had room for some solid objects, and have a plastic lid. We had the kids decorate and fill them in first grade in 2000, and open at 6th grade graduation. Inside were samples of their work, photos, height, handprint, letter to themselves about goals, and a letter from their parents and teachers. The parents letters were beautiful, full of love and pride.

    We kept them at the school in a shelf in the art room where everyone sees them often, (so they could not be forgotten) and labeled the shelf "OPEN IN 2006". But lots of the children had moved over the six years. Though we could track down many of them, some did end up thrown out. I'm kinda thinking that it would be best to give them to the parents, sealed well, with a note to open at grad or whatever. That way, when some move they'll still have theirs. And since they're opened at home, it won't make the kids who didn't start school in your town feel badly.

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