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Celebrating Teachers
Teacher Appreciation Week 2021  | NOW ENDED

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we teamed up with our friends at Santikos Entertainment to celebrate our classroom heroes. To show our appreciation, Firstmark gave out 1,000 tickets to 1,000 teachers to enjoy a free movie on us! As with movie "release" days, Firstmark "released" 200 tickets each day beginning Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. While supplies lasted.

Teachers visited participating San Antonio Firstmark Financial Center to pick up a Firstmark swag bag that included one (1):

  • FREE Movie Voucher
  • Popcorn Voucher
  • Complimentary 30-Minute Game Card

While this activity has since ended, we encourage educators to view the gallery of photos and visit our Give Back tab where you can find educator exclusive loan discounts, special perks, and other resources. As a credit union founded by ten teachers in 1932, we know what it means to be a teacher, so our products and services are designed with YOU in mind!

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2021  | NOW ENDED

Teachers also had a chance to win one of five Santikos private screenings for a party of  up to 20. The online giveaway ran from May 3, 2021 - May 7, 2021, during Teacher Appreciation Week 2021. The five winners were:

  • Day 1 - Jamie Lira - Holmes High School, Northside ISD
  • Day 2 - Veronica Saenz - Gates Elementary, San Antonio ISD
  • Day 3 - Amber Pesqueda - Pre-K for SA
  • Day 4 - Laura Mancha - Frank Madla Elementary, South San ISD
  • Day 5 - Myriam Solalinde - Scobee Middle School, South West ISD

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FAQs
  • Who is eligible?

    Any active and certified teacher employed by an accredited Pre-K-12 public, private, charter, or parochial school in the state of Texas.

    A school ID/badge, pay stub from your employer/ISD, or another form of verification, will need to be presented at the time of pick up.

  • I’m a pre-school, day care, home-school teacher, or retired teacher. Am I eligible for this offer?

    If you have been certified by the state of Texas for Pre-K–12 grades and hold an active Department of Education number, you are eligible. Otherwise, you do not meet the requirements for this event.

    We appreciate all retired teachers, substitutes and home school teachers. While this event is only open to active teachers, we encourage you to visit your nearest Firstmark Credit Union financial center to get a FREE Academic Planner as a token of our appreciation for your service and dedication.

  • Do I have to be present to pick up my free movie voucher and swag items?

    Yes.

    All qualifying teachers are required to be present to pick up a free movie pass, popcorn voucher, complimentary game card and swag bag. A school ID/badge, pay stub from your employer/ISD, or another form of verification, will need to be presented at the time of pick up.

    May 3 - May 7, each day 200 tickets will be released among the participating ten San Antonio area locations. Limited supply of vouchers, and items; while supplies last.

  • Do I have to wear a mask at a Santikos theater?

    Yes.

    Teachers attending a movie screening at any Santikos Entertainment theater are encouraged to wear a mask. Santikos Entertainment encourages all guests to follow CDC health guidelines as stated in Governor Abbott's GA-34 executive order.  Santikos remain at 75% seating capacity, continues physical distancing, and retains weekly Covid-19 testing for all employees. For more information please visit https://dshs.texas.gov/ and https://www.cdc.gov/.

  • Do I need to provide anything at the time of pickup?

    Yes.

    Verification of your employment can be verified by many ways, not all are listed. At the time of pick up, a school ID/badge, pay stub from your employer/ISD, verification of your direct deposit via your Firstmark account, or external account, your active teaching certificate, or another form of verification, will need to be presented.

  • Can I pick up a movie pass and swag bag for my teacher friend(s) or family member?

    No.

    We have a limited number of tickets available across the ten participating San Antonio Financial Centers.