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Welcome to our Family-Community Resource Center!

  • Family Community Resource Çenter at Hough Elementary School


Learning can be difficult when students’ basic needs aren’t met. The goal of Family-Community Resource Centers is to help all children succeed, and we do that by removing barriers and connecting families with available community resources.

Help can come in many forms: anything from student homework help and school supplies to health services and dental care, clothing, food, emergency housing, job assistance, early childhood education, assistance with GED preparation and more.

Call us today at 360-313-2107 or stop by our center. We are here to help.

FCRC news:

Tuesday, November 21st: 1, 2, 3 Grow & Learn (9:00-10:30AM)

Tuesday, November 21st: Share Food Bag Distribution

Wed. November 22nd – Fri. November 24th: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Volunteer Opportunities:

Hough has many amazing volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to help out in our community. To view and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Hough please click the button below.

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What’s next in bond projects

Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.

Tell us your thoughts!

Please take a few minutes to answer a short four-question survey about the one-to-one program, which provides students in third through 12th grades with an iPad or laptop computer.

Cardboard Arcade

What: The fifth grade students are making cardboard arcade games to help raise money for the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Coin Drive.  All are welcome to pay admission and play our games! Why: Money [...]


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What’s happening in the FCRC

Share food bags

Share graciously supplies Hough Elementary with food bags to help families with food over the weekend.  These bags are filled with easy-to-prepare food.  Packs may include: a protein, a grain, canned beans or soup, a boxed meal, a vegetable or a fruit and a snack.  Food bags are distributed to students each Thursday.   

If you would like to receive a weekly food bag from Share or would like more information about this program, please contact Ashley in the Family Resource Center at 313-2107.

Lunch buddy program

In just 45 minutes per week, you can change a child’s life! Become a Lunch Buddy and you’ll have weekly lunches with one or more elementary students who may be experiencing changes at home, having difficulty in school or needing a positive role model in their life.

Hough’s Lunch Buddy Program runs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11:04AM to 12:40PM.

1, 2, 3 Grow & Learn

Any family with a child up to 5 years old can join us for our 1,2,3 Grow & Learn group. This free, drop-in program meets at Hough on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us and meet new friends, play together as a group, complete school-readiness activities, have a snack and so much more.


Morning check-in

Our Morning Check-in program is open to students who need a little extra help getting to school on time everyday. Attendance is very important, severely chronic and chronic students are statistically less likely to graduate from high school. Every minute of every day counts!


Classroom attendance competition

Classrooms compete for the highest attendance scores every month! Attendance stars are awarded everyday to classrooms who have 90% or better attendance, whoever has the most stars at the end of the month wins.

This initiative gets our Hawks working as a team to combat chronic absenteeism.