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Summer Reading!


Students of all grades will have 2 books assigned  to read over the summer. One will be a Required reading book title and then the second will be a choice book title. In the first few weeks of school all students will be assessed on both books through the Language Arts classes. They will also be responsible for completing a project based on one book, so it is imperative that they read completely and diligently. Happy Reading!

8th Grade Summer Reading:

Required: The Giver by Lois Lowry (Dystopian)

and Select One: Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Realistic Fiction)

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Realistic Fiction)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Dystopian)

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Historical Fiction)

Schooled by Gordon Korman (Realistic Fiction)

The Outsiders by SE Hinton (Realistic Fiction)

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Historical Fiction)

Smile by Raina Telemeier (Autobiography/Graphic Novel)

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (Memoir/Autobiography)

The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake (Realistic Fiction)

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Jordan: or Mrs. Williams:

7th Grade Summer Reading:
Required Title: The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
and Choose one:

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Save Me a Seat by by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks

I Live on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín

Look Both Ways in Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Caminar by Skila Brown

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Questions? Contact Abby Somers:


6th Grade Summer Reading:

Your summer reading requirement includes TWO books.

The first book, Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli, will be required reading for all upcoming 6th grade students.  During the 3rd week of school, students will be taking a test on this novel.  Maniac Magee will be used throughout the year as a springboard for discussion on a variety of ELA topics.

The second book can be selected from the list of suggestions.  Please choose a book that is a good fit for you and your family:

Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling

Percy Jackson Series, by Rick Riordan

Hunger Games Series, by Suzanne Collins

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

Hatchet Series, by Gary Paulsen

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

Wonder, by R. J. Palachio

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Holes, Louis Sachar

Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

My Brother Sam Is Dead, by Christopher Collier

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis

The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt

Knucklehead, by John Scieszka

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai


Oh, Don't forget!


Loftis PTA is sponsoring a clothing resale at school.  Do you have an 8th grader who won’t be wearing their dress code clothes anymore?  How about a student who has outgrown their school dress code clothes?  We are asking for donations of used school dress code clothes in good condition.  Polos, twill pants, and twill shorts in any color along with belts, and hoodies will all be accepted.  On registration day, the PTA will be hosting a resale for parents to come in and shop for items at incredible prices!  The resale of your donations will go to benefit programs put on by the PTA.  In addition, clothing not sold at the end of the event will go towards filling the Loftis clothing closet for students in need.   On registration day, parents will be able to pay a single entrance fee to come in and shop for clothes.  Parents who donate clothes they can no longer use will be given early access to shop, too!  


Donations will be accepted any time during report card pickup on the 25th (from 7-9 am) or with the PTA from 10am-12noon on June 4th or 11th.  Please be sure to give your name and email when you make your donation if you want to be on the list for early access.  Please email the PTA at if you have any questions about drop off.  


Full details with shopping times, entrance fees, etc will be posted on the Loftis website, the Loftis PTA Facebook page, and sent out to parents via email before registration day.  You can also contact us to be placed on a mailing list for this event.  


Be sure to send in your no longer needed dress code clothing to help benefit our community and our school!











Turn in 40 Box Tops for an opportunity to dress down. We have a dress down day for Box Tops each month.




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Dress Code!

Supply & Reading Lists (6th, 7th, & 8th)


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Check out our newest opportunity to get $ for our school!

 $Food City School Bucks$

Print the barcode and run to Food City to link your card. Everytime you buy groceries, we earn cash! Thanks Food City and parents for the support.




Remember, 40 BOXTOPS = 1 Dressdown day!

(They also help our school!)

Please remember this when buying supplies and groceries.